Pork tenderloins are great for stuffing. They’re easy to slice open and cook in 30 minutes or less.
They don’t take a lot of stuffing, just enough to add flavor..
I stuffed this with mushrooms.
They kind of oozed out the top, which was fine – it all caramelized nicely.
Cook the pork, stuffing side up, without turning, in a … Continue reading.....
We both love barbecued ribs but I don’t make them often.
They’re a bit like sweet corn here: rarely seen and when they are seen, rarely look like something I want to buy.
In the last year or two that has been changing, slowly.
Well, at least for the ribs. Corn is still pig food. Although I saw a few … Continue reading.....
In case you were thinking that all I served for dinner the other night was Carrot Cake and Lemon Bars….
For the main course I served Brined Pork with Oven Roasted New Potatoes.
Brining keeps meat moist and tender during cooking and is particularly well-suited to pork.
The tenderloin cooks quickly on the barbecue, and the rub adds even … Continue reading.....
Everyone has a favorite barbecue sauce.
This is mine.
Even when I lived in the US, with all of the bottled sauces available, I made my own.
The recipe has changed over the years, based on taste and availability of ingredients.
And it varies depending on what I’m basting with it.
At first glance it seems like a lot of … Continue reading.....
Okay, here's a photo of mon mari's clean and tidy barn.
It's been like this all of one day and it won't last. but we have a photo record of it.
The toilet is not an integral part – it will be installed in the upstairs bathroom (soon, I hope).
Now on to the important news: our Titre de … Continue reading.....
Touring Italy, eating pasta…. Old story; new recipe
I was installing a computerized ordering system in the old Nankin, downtown Minneapolis. (It's no longer there, so I can name names….)
This was a classic Chinese restaurant: high vaulted ceilings; the walls a vivid red with gold trim; pagodas, gold lions, and dragons lurking everywhere. There was a balcony … Continue reading.....
Why would anyone want to make lasagna in their dishwasher?
Why would anyone want to see how many people can be packed into a Volkswagen?
Or crammed into a phone booth?
Are there still phone booths?
There are still public phones in France, both pay-phones and free-phones for emergencies, but they're not in booths.
If there are no phone booths, … Continue reading.....
Once again I am without part of my kitchen.
I am not pleased.
It would appear that I have seriously offended the kitchen gods.
First the fan on my oven burst into flames.
We replaced it.
Then it started smoking.
We hauled the thing back to the store where we bought it. They kept it for 3 weeks – while … Continue reading.....