Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Lemons and Capers; tulip tree

This is a re-post…. I, once again, had blog problems and had to restore from the back-up. Unfortunately, the back-cup didn’t include my last post. 

I think I have it all working again. 

At least it was a rainy day (sometimes, that can be a good thing)

We really liked the Lemon Chicken with Leeks that I made a few weeks ago.

I decided to try the same idea with pork chops.

With a few modifications, of course.

We really like the pork chops, too…. But, then, mon mari is happy with almost anything that has lemon and capers added.

And I’m happy with anything easy from the slow cooker.

I did this in my smaller, 2.5 litre, slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Lemons and Capers

Total time: 6 Hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 pork chops, boneless, cut in half (12oz total, 360gr)
  • 1 lemon, seeded, sliced
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 1 tbs tapioca
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp za’atar
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock

Instructions:

  • Combine everything but lemon and pork; put into slow cooker.
  • Put pork on onion mixture, top with lemon slices.
  • Cover and cook, low, for 6 hours.
  • Optional: uncover half way through and turn pork, tucking into the onions.
  • Serve when ready

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I still go on a walk every week with my neighbor. We’re not as adventurous as we were in the beginning when we, occasionally, would slightly miscalculate our route and be out for 4 or 5 hours rather than the anticipated 2 hours.

Now we just walk in a circle every week. Sometimes we mix it up a bit and walk counter-clockwise rather than clockwise….. Just to have a different view of things.

The circle is about 8 miles so we’re not totally slacking off, and we do it in under 2 1/2 hours. It’s actually rather nice to get to know the countryside a bit better and to take more notice of the houses and the seasons.

One of the houses we pass is owned by an older couple. In typical country fashion the house and outbuildings are on one side of the lane and the potager and orchard on the other side.

They have chickens and rabbits and pigeons year round. In late spring they get baby turkeys that are raised for Christmas.

Most weeks they are out working and, of course, we have to stop and discuss the garden and the weather.

This week their tulip tree was blooming.

Standing under it and looking up at the brilliant blue sky was one of the better moments of my week.

I need a tulip tree.

Last update on March 1, 2017

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