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Rosemary and Honey Roast Parsnips

Rosemary and Honey Roast Parsnips – the perfect earthy, sweet and delicious side to any roast. Perfect for this season!

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Rosemary and Honey Roast ParsnipsOk so I have to admit I was a latecomer on the parsnip train. I think I tried them for the first time about 3 years ago. Ludricous I know. Addicted? I am.

Please skip to the end if you want the recipe and no waffling from me. BTW I know some people love to read my blog and others prefer to go straight to the recipe.  Thats cool. I rarely ever read blogs. I have added an option to skip to the recipe at the top of this page. The reason we (food bloggers) have so many words in our posts is because it is an actual requirement to have a certain number of words..long story. Maybe I will go into it another time.

So guys, I am a bit distracted today. There are so many things going on at the moment and a whole lot of selective outrage about various things – e.g. the impact of social media on a young mind, racism in the blogging world and modest fashion world, Donald Trump….eww don’t get me started.

For many years, I used social media to escape. I desperately missed my family and my freedom. I was caged by fear/anxiety and depression. I had gone from a life of having it all and being able to ‘escape’ regularly to feeling lost. My family lived a 2 – 3 hour drive away..depending on who was driving. I had no friends in my new city. I had no job. I worked but from home. My husband worked realllllly long hours including weekends. I didn’t have the means to go out. In short, we were skint. That meant I had no wriggle room to do anything even when my husband was at work. I didn’t feel safe in my new neighbourhood largely because I had reallllly rowdy neighbours (I don’t really want to talk bout them because it is none of my business) but I was scared. There were other things going on too that I can’t really go into and then I guess it was like a rolling ball going faster and faster down a hill. I was pregnant, anxious and tired. All these things eventually took their toll. Social media gave me a place to escape. It gave me a voice. I could let out my fear and anger and get support from strangers. Btw people did mock me about how open I was and that only made it worse. I know they meant no harm because they didn’t really know what was going on!

I just want to say something..if ever you see signs via ANYONES social media shares or updates that make you think there may be an issue with their mental health, reach out and lend a helping hand or an ear. Yes I know its difficult to get involved and sometimes we are not  able to or well enough ourselves to take on the burdens of others but if you can, please please help people. People don’t ‘moan’ without reason on social media. It usually means they have nowhere else to turn or don’t know who and where to ask for help. At the very least, don’t mock them. Send a little prayer their way instead.

Anyway, before I knew it I was in the depths of panic/anxiety and depression and it only got worse. I couldn’t use my voice. I wasn’t able to stand up for myself when needed. In every sense of the word, i was caged.

I don’t know how I got to this topic to be honest. It is just something I have wanted to address for so long. I also want to address those topics I mentioned above. I am very real about how I feel but I have found myself holding back my opinions on social media for such a long long time.  Maybe its time I started talking again? I can cover happy topics too. Not just controversy. Maybe I should just stick to the food. It makes me so much happier! 🙂

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5


  • 500 grams Parsnips Topped, Tailed, Scrubbed and halved lengthways
  • 1 tbsp Flour I used GF Plain
  • 1.5 tbsp Honey
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1 tsp Rosemary Leaved minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  1. Add the parsnips to a pan of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, then drain in a colander.

    Preheat Oven to Gas Mark 5, 190 C.

  2. Meanwhile gather the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the parsnips and mix throughly to combine.

  3. Roast for 35 - 40 minutes and Enjoy as a side to as roast!

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