Lemon Parsnips and Carrots

Autumn Harvest

Cleaning, clearing and planting your fall/winter garden might be what you are up to! Possibly changing your borders or greasing your fruit tree trunks for fall.  You could be admiring your canning or dehydrating projects that are lined in rows in your pantry. Ideas are swirling about, thinking about which jars might be for friends and family holiday gifts! More important, what are we creating for our holiday meals that are from your garden? I’d love to hear “what’s growing on” in your part of the world.

Katie Namet

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Lemon Parsnips and Carrots

 1 lb. Fresh Garden Carrots, chopped in 1” pieces

 1 lb. Fresh Parsnips, chopped in 1” pieces

 ¾ C Pitted Dates, coarsely chopped

 2T Fresh Oregano, chopped

 2T Lemon Juice (approximately 1 lemon)

 2 T Olive Oil

 6 Cloves of Fresh Garlic

 1 C Water

  3 tsp Chicken Base

  2T Herb Butter *See Recipe below

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Preheat large pan

Add oil over medium heat

Add carrots, parsnips, and garlic

Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly brown and beginning to soften (approx. 20 minutes)

Add water, chicken base, oregano, dates, and herb butter

Cook until liquid is reduced (approx. 10 minutes)

Add lemon juice and serve

Seasoned Herb Butter

½ C Unsalted Butter

1 tsp Lemon Juice

2-3 T Fresh Herbs


Soften butter, add remaining ingredients

Cream together well

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