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Roast Carrots with butter, cumin, and orange, The Cottage Cooking Club

Roast Carrots with butter, cumin, orange

Welcome to the May edition of the Cottage Cooking Club.

A reunion of sorts, our international online cooking club has renewed gathering on a casual basis under the direction of our talented leader, Andrea Mohr out of Bonn Germany, aka, The Kitchen Lioness

Featuring other cookbooks of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the group prepares whichever dishes they choose from the pages of River Cottage Every Day, and or Love Your Leftovers.

This month I prepared two vegetable selections which suited well to the climate of the east coast for although the holiday weekend ushered in the summer season, continuous rain and cooler temperatures lent comfortably to warm vegetable sides.

The first dish was Roast carrots with butter, cumin, and orange. Roasted until tender, the carrots were tossed with some salt, pepper and cumin seeds and cooked in a dish warmed with butter and olive oil. Once done, the foil was removed and the carrots continued their roasting process until caramelized.  The finishing touch before serving included some grated orange zest and a sprinkling of the fresh juice. The carrots looked lovely and tasted delicious and with none leftover, the dish was clearly enjoyed by all.

Cauliflower Cheese

The second dish, Cauliflower cheese was another tasty preparation cooking the cauliflower florets before tossing into a prepared roux with a strained, warm seasoned milk along with a mixture of white cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Transferred to a baking dish, the creamy Cauliflower was then topped with remaining cheese and baked in the oven until hot throughout and the top fully melted. Another delightful dish, not the tiniest of florets remained.

Thank you to Andrea, The Kitchen Lioness for another opportunity of sharing our cooking experiences together through the Cottage Cooking Club. To see what other members prepared over the month click here.

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  1. Posted May 30, 2017 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Two delicious sides from you! I have not roast carrots for quite a while, and that cauliflower dish is also tempting! Looking forward to your offerings in June!
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    • Posted May 31, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Emily, I think you might well enjoy both of these vegetable side dishes and they are certainly easy enough to prepare. I was delighted to see that all of the carrots had been eaten, a good sign on the flavor combination. Happy Cooking and see you soon!

  2. Karen Gallagher
    Posted May 31, 2017 at 7:43 am | Permalink


  3. Posted May 31, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Both veggies dishes look amazing Peggy , each looks perfectly tended too and I love all the flavors you added. Hope everything is going well…..take care!
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  4. Posted June 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Those carrots look amazing, Peggy. The flavor from the spices must be incredible.

    • Posted June 5, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much Kelly. The carrots were delicious and looked beautiful in the serving dish. Given they were eaten up in one serving I shall definitely use this recipe again! Hope you are doing well!

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