Then I read about this little trick:
(Um...please ignore the mess in the kitchen, this is generally what it looks like pre-dinner party!)
Brilliant right? You might lose a little fabric from your oven mitt but you'll keep all of your fingers and your palm! I can't remember where I read this but Oven-Mitt-as-Hand-Guard Inventor if you're out there - thank you!
Here's a closer look:
Now just toss those carrots with a bit of honey, butter, salt and pepper and saute until they're just tender and starting to get golden then add a handful of chopped parsley - so good and really pretty.
Did everyone know about this trick already and I'm the only idiot left without fingerprints? Hope not.