Preheat the broiler. Using a paring knife, cut between the membranes of the grapefruit.
Cut a small piece off the bottom of each grapefruit half so that it sits flat.
Drizzle 2 teaspoons syrup on each half, then sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
Broil 2 inches from the heat source for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot. Serves 2.
Maple Glazed Carrots with Cumin and Mint
In a large heavy skillet set over medium high heat, saute the carrots in oil, turning until softened and slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the lime juice to taste, cover, lower the heat and continue cooking until the carrots are just tender, another 5 minutes.
Remoe the lid, drizzle in the pure maple syrup, stir to coat the carrots, and toss in the cumin, red pepper, and the salt and pepper to taste.
Cook another minute or two until the carrots are nicely glazed.Serve with mint sprinkled on top.