I hate boring vegetables. I know, I can hear you telling me that eating greens that have been barely frightened by a hot pot of water for 1/10th of a second are good for me – but really, it’s healthy but it’s not orgasmic. Not for me anyway. I like color and excitement on my plate – right down to a side dish of veggies.
I received a fruit basket from a friend and it had some lovely almost black grapes in it. Really sweet and juicy. I thought.. “I’ll make Halloween grapes in March!”
I scraped and sliced the carrots into coins and cooked them in boiling salted water until just tender. For those of you who don’t eat butter, look away now, because I added a tablespoon of butter, some nice sea salt crystals, some freshly grated colored peppercorns, a big handful of grapes sliced in half and a handful of freshly chopped parsley.
If you’re looking for a nice vegetable side dish, try it. It was really good alongside crusty roasted potatoes and rare roast beef. I stirred it up and placed it in a bowl and it looked like this!