Quantities are variable, so feel free to make adjustments according to your personal taste. Adding a sprig of fresh rosemary (not dried) when cooking carrots adds another layer of flavor, but there is so much going on already I had to stop somewhere. I also love to add 2 or 3 chopped slices of cooked bacon, either as a garnish or in the sauce. A few walnuts or pecans add a nice crunch to this dish. Enjoy!