One of my spring rituals is to refresh my vinegars.
Years ago I bought pretty glass bottles from Williams-Sonoma. In the summer, when we eat lots of salads, I keep them on the counter – in a corner, away from sunlight.
When winter comes I put the vinegars in the cabinet and get out the slow-cooker.
It’s time to get them out of storage.
The vinegars are still good, of course, but, in some there is sediment – plus I like to wash the bottles. I pour each vinegar through a strainer into a bowl, toss the sediment and wash the bottle.
I usually have sherry, white wine tarragon, red wine, cider, Balsamic and white Balsamic vinegars.
As long as I’m fussing with them….
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Pork Medallions, Balsamic Glazed
Sliced pork tenderloin cooks quickly and stays tender for an easy main course.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Skillet
- 1 pork tenderloin (14oz, 420gr), cut into 1″ (2.5cm) thick slices
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 4 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- Heat oil in a large skillet until sizzling.
- Add pork fry, 2 – 3 minutes per side.
- Remove to a plate.
- Add vinegar, maple syrup, and stir / scrape up the browned bits.
- When hot return pork to skillet and heat through, turning once to coat.
- Remove to the plate again, pour pan sauce over and serve.
Use cider or red wine vinegar instead of Balsamic. Brown sugar could be substituted for the maple syrup.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 330
- Sugar: 10.8 g
- Sodium: 113.7 mg
- Fat: 11.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 12.2 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 41.7 g
- Cholesterol: 128.9 mg
Keywords: pork medallions, pork tenderloin, balsamic pork, maple syrup
Our last house had a lovely terrace with a big mulberry tree shading it from the afternoon sun.
I miss that. I saw this one on our bike ride. When the vines grow back, over the trellis, it will be a lovely, cool spot in the summer.
For now, it’s a warm sunny spot in the spring.
I took this just because it was one of the better beds of tulips I’ve seen this year.
The owner always has pretty flowers….