From: The Good Stuff - Cooking with The Good Food Box on Cable 14's "Hamilton Life" - DECEMBER 2013

Carrots and Rutabagas with Lemon and Honey

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Lemon juice adds refreshing flavor to earthy root vegetables.

  • 1 1/4 pounds rutabagas, peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives

Cook rutabagas in large pot of boiling salted water 2 minutes. Add carrots and cook until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.

Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice, honey, and peel. Bring to boil. Add vegetables; cook until glazed, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Mix in fresh chives.

You can try all kinds of variations on this recipe by making changes like: orange juice instead of lemon juice (reduce the honey since orange juice can be pretty sweet), try maple syrup instead of honey and grated fresh ginger can make a zippy change from using citrus zests.


Putting GOOD FOOD in motion... in pictures


Recently the Good Food Box volunteers and staff were visited by a talented young photographer Jennifer Hoesen, who took a number of great pictures of our Good Food Box pack site on a pack day in November.

The great range of actions shots really impressed me, in the way that they convey the atmosphere of a Good Food Box pack day.

There's a great range of people: different ages, different national origins, all walks of life -- and together they create an energy that makes our project come together in a way that seems like magic some days.

On Wednesday December 18th we'll be doing our last pack for the year 2013.  We're poised to enter our next year finishing up a special pilot project and embarking on our fourth year of operations -- yes, we've been putting good food in motion for three years come February.

We will celebrate with our volunteers and look forward to all the challenges and achievements to come in 2014.

Thank you for your support in 2013: volunteer packers, drivers, Site Coordinators, funders, Good Food Box Buyers and all of those working with us to keep all that good food flowing!
Environment Hamilton is  hosting their third annual Local Food and Frills Festival!  THIS Friday Dec. 13th as part of December's Art Crawl from 6:30-9:30pm. 
We have local farmers, bakers and makers coming to sell their locally made products!
At Environment Hamilton's office - 22 Wilson St in the Sonic Unyon Records building.
Entry is free.
Support Local for the Holidays!