Apples are traditional with pork, and the flavors, obviously, work well.
Calvados is apple brandy but regular brandy or white wine will work.
You have two choices with this dish….
Cook the pork just until done and still slightly pink in the middle or cook it an hour or two or three longer, until it starts to fall apart.
This has been a wretched spring.
It’s almost the end of May and we are, once again, lighting fires every night.
Two weeks ago I wore shorts while I mowed the lawn and did the initial planting in the potager.
I’m back to long pants and sweatshirts.
For obvious reasons, we have not been doing a lot of outdoor cooking.…
It's been a strange spring, very wet and cool.
My herb garden has reflected the weather: strange.
The thyme is still dormant (or dead) but the sage is thriving.
And that's why, in May I made braised pork – because it's cold.
It's flavored with sage – because the sage has never looked nor tasted so wonderful.
Add some white …
Three weeks ago it was -6C (22F) and snowing.
Two weeks ago it was -11C (12F) and the ground was covered in snow.
Two nights ago we had our last night below freezing and the forecast is continued warming.
The high today was 12C (54C)…. The snow is gone, the grass is growing, the daffodils are blooming.
I have …
Things start going fast when there's no waiting for drying time for plaster… Or floor boards.
We (I got to help) finished papering the second wall, Then
mon mari spent the rest of the week finishing ceiling trim (to small to photo) and staining floor boards…..
Which then had to rest for 72 hours. (Thus the ceiling trim)
Saturday he …
Last week I wrote about counting calories.
Very good idea.
But unless you're buying prepared food that lists the calories (and contains enough salt to float a ship) how do you know how many calories are in stuff?
Well, you can look everything up in a book or online…. And this is a good site for that. (I used it …
Braised Pork with Leeks
Well, at least, for us.
Our stove (as in wood-burning, heat-providing, cast iron stove) is coming soon!
We're ready for it! It will sit on the unfinished terre cotta tiles.
Mon mari did a concrete base, then laid the tiles. The original fireplace was just cut out of the wall stones. That wall is … Continue reading.....
Swiss-Style Pork Chops
Who was the brains of this duo?
Or Pavlov's dog?
Did Pavlov train his dog to do meaningless tasks in exchange for treats?
Or did Pavlov's dog train his master to give treats in exchange for a few minutes effort?
Sometime, between 2 and 5 every morning, there comes a 'thwack' next to my head.