Veggie of the Month: Carrots!

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Veggie of the Month:  Carrots!

Fun Facts about carrots:

  • Contains 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A which is good for vision, bones, skin, and teeth.
  • Even the green tops of carrots are edible, but the part of the carrot most generally eaten is the taproot.
  • Carrots only became a staple vegetable in American diets post World War I, after soldiers returned from Europe having eaten them during the war.

 

 

Recipe: Maple Dill Carrots

Make use of the maple in the North Country with this sweet side dish, perfect for any summer meal.

INGREDIENTS
3 cups peeled and sliced carrots 

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated maple sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Place carrots in a skillet and pour in just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until water has evaporated and the carrots are tender. Stir in butter, maple sugar, dill, salt, and pepper.

SOURCE: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/87694/maple-dill-carrots/