Great little appetizer or side dish.. an adopted recipe that I inherited from Mean Chef who not longer frequents this site. Don't gasp but I'm certain that I have manged to *improve* a Mean Chef recipe ! DO try this *without the sherry wine vinegar* and DO substitute medium Sherry in it's place and up the rosemary and thyme considerably (I also added the rosemary and thyme to the sherry mix and cooked everything together) DH eats carrots if he has to but avoids them if possible, ...until I changed this to Sherry and more herbs and he LOVES this now... I have also added sweet potatoes to the carrots and parsnip and it's a marriage made in heaven. DH was actually pleased to see more carrots on the shopping list for the first time in his life! Try it, this is a delight ! Enjoy!!! ZWT REGION: New Zealand.