Lavender Honey Glazed Carrots

The Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market over the weekend, hosted by the Mitchell Park Domes, had a really impressive number of vendors and quality products. In addition to the ground elk meat which became Swedish meatballs, and Bison summer sausage from Lakeview Buffalo Farm, there was also a good selection of sprouts, root vegetables, apples, and prepared products such as breads, cookies, and jellies. One of the most beautiful vegetables were these organic carrots, a varietal known as Purple Haze, from the folks at JenEhr Farms:

Purple carrots1

 

Peeled then sliced into half inch coins.

Purple carrots2Then cooked in a skillet over medium-high heat in a cup of chicken broth until beginning to soften, which should occur just as the last of the broth evaporates. Then add 1 tablespoon of Wisconsin honey and a teaspoon of finely chopped lavender leaves. Allow to caramelize just slightly then add a tablespoon of salted butter off the heat. Serve warm.

Purple carrots3

 

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