Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Parsley & Ham

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Parsley

Parsley used to be treated as a ‘throw-away’ herb. A sprig was tossed on a plate in a restaurant to add color and sophistication to a dish. At least that was the case in the small town restaurant I worked in a few decades ago. We threw away a lot of parsley. In more recent … Continue reading…

Pork Chops with Cabbage, Slow Cooker; rats, II

Slow Cooker Thai Pork

Thai inspired Pork Chops with Cabbage done in the slow cooker is a lazy cooks stir-fry. I love the flavors and I love dumping it all in the slow cooker and ignoring it for hours. Plus I had peanut butter left from the Christmas baking. Our house, or rather, someone who shall remain nameless, tends … Continue reading…

Pork Medallions with Sliced Mushrooms; sunrise

Pork with Mushrooms

I’m planning my weekly menus more carefully now. Since the start of the pandemic I have switched to doing the shopping every 2 weeks rather than weekly. I do a monthly drive-through pick-up for the bulky things like wine, beer, milk, household cleaning supplies and any canned things I might need and I’ve always had … Continue reading…

Braised Pork with Almonds & Prunes; almost a tagine

Braised Pork & Almonds

This started out as a French dish then took a detour around the Mediterranean with stops in North Africa. That happens sometimes when I have an idea that is not fully formed when I get into the kitchen. I start pulling herbs and spices out of the cabinet and go from there. Prunes are a … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Parsley; brambles

Parsley Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Our climate is changing. Well, everyone’s climate is changing but our own is the only one I have personal knowledge of. Two years ago we had a stink bug invasion for the first time. They had been around in the past – an occasional nuisance, nothing more, but the last 2 years we’ve been inundated … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin, Skillet Braised; one more thing

Pork Tenderloin Red Wine

Pork tenderloin is one of our favorite main courses. It’s incredibly versatile and, provided it’s not overcooked, moist and tender. When I see it I buy it but, this being the middle of nowhere, France, not everything is available every week. Living here has encouraged me to be flexible…. And to plan ahead. If I’m … Continue reading…

Pork Chops with Spanish Rice; eating around the world

Pork & Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice is another of those dishes that has been around forever and may or may not have any relationship at all to anything ever actually made in Spain. Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, if we were told something was Spanish or Italian or French we just accepted that as fact … Continue reading…