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Honey Roast Carrots

Tis the season for roast dinners and these honey roast carrots are delicious and a great side for any roast meal. They would go great with this Lamb Shoulder recipe and these Crunchy Roast Potatoes. The carrots have a little bite to them and then they just melt in the mouth. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

Honey Roast Carrots

I was just thinking the other day that in gatherings, there are different types of people. I am referring to women here. In every gathering, there are two people that are slightly annoying. One – the person who is really dramatic and acting like they are doing so much more then they are by announcing every job they are doing. “I AM JUST WALKING TO THE BIN AND I WILL THROW THIS RUBBISH AWAY AND THEN I WILL COME AND HELP YOU OVER THERE BUT I ALSO NEED TO HOOVER THE STAIRS. OH YOU WILL DO THAT? THANKS. SHE SAID THAT SHE WILL DO THAT SO I CAN BE FREE TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.” So annoying. This person is generally really out of breath and just running around like a headless chicken. They end up getting all the credit for the work everyone else did alongside them. The other people just did it quietly, that’s all. 

Then there is the know it all. OMG I can just about cope with the first one but this one.. this is the person that will advise people on how to do very simple jobs as they are doing them. They are generally very patronising. ‘THE PHONE IS RINGING, ANSWER THE PHONE.’ (Well duh). ‘STIR IT.’ (I am). PUT THAT DOWN. (Can’t you see that is what I am doing?). LOOK. (I am). 

Oh there is another one. The ‘i will just put everyone down to make myself look better.’ You know the ones.. ‘Felicia is in there washing the dishes, really slowly. Yes…hahaha.’ (Checks to make sure the whole room heard – repeats if necessary).

All these people need to feel important. Seriously I think that is where it comes from. So to feel important, they need to make others feel unimportant or thick. My magic trick is playing dumb because they treat you that way anyway, so you might as well. 

I still remember once when an aunt came round whilst my mum was making her delicious chicken pasties. The aunt proceeded to take over and patronise the life out of my mum and everyone around by announcing that the pasties needed to be JUICY and therefore a whole bottle of ketchup was required to be squeezed in. (Seriously..no, it flipping stinks). She didn’t even give my mum a chance to speak. She just squeezed the whole bottle in and talked about how juicy the pasties would be. That Ramadan was the first one where no one ate pastries. You could smell them from Australia. Please understand, that people run their own houses and make their own food for decades on their own and know how to do both very well. So if you must advise anyone, pop yourself in front of a mirror and have a chat to yourself.  Thank you.

Oh another one that always makes me laugh is when my sister described how she was asked to put my mums clothes in a relatives cupboard once. (It was a wedding house). She went upstairs and as she opened the door to put my mums clothes in, a relative was going yeah, yeah, yeaaaaaaah just there. Like she wasn’t aware how to hang clothes in a cupboard. It still makes me laugh so much. 


Anyway enjoy these carrots innit. 

Honey Roast Carrots


  • 1 pound baby carrots peeled
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tso balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Line a tray with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients and add to the carrots.
  4. Toss until evenly coated.
  5. Line carrots in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes depending on carrot thickness, until fork tender,
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