Zesty ginger and sweet maple syrup are a beautiful combination. This side dish became a favorite in my kitchen last winter and was one I had almost forgotten about until this week. I was in a pinch for a vegetable side last night, and the big bag of carrots in my fridge quickly reminded me that the seasons were changing, and it was time to whip this recipe up. It’s quick and simple to pull together but still feels like a special treat for a weeknight.
I actually planted carrots in my garden back in April, and we slowly harvested them throughout the summer. When we welcomed little J into our family at the end of July, caring for my garden was knocked down quite a few notches on the priority list. Weeding completely ceased (can you say jungle boogie?). Watering happened occasionally. And an open area of my garden became home to bulldozers, dump trucks, and a little boy with a yellow shovel (or “shubble” as J adorably calls it)….