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…

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…

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms; the new bike

Grilled Pork with Mushrooms

We went for 2 entire months without mushrooms during lock-down last spring. To be honest, it wasn’t a problem (as far as I know) in the stores….. It was me being fussy about produce. I was doing all the shopping online and picking it up at the drive-through. I didn’t trust the store shoppers with … Continue reading…

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

We eat a lot of pork tenderloin. It’s only a bit more expensive than chops and it’s always good. For summer cooking on the grill, mon mari is careful not to overcook it (pink is best) so it stays moist and tender. Here are more summer Pork Recipes. For winter cooking in the kitchen I … 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…

Marinated Pork Tenderloin; new stuff

Marinated pork Tenderloin

I hate new stuff. Actually, I love new stuff if I initiate it I very much hate new stuff that is thrust upon me. More about that later…. First – the pork. I have become so accustomed to pork tenderloins weighing around 14oz (420gr) that it never occurred to me that the pork from our … Continue reading…

Pork Medallions with Mustard Pan Sauce; too many pics

Pork Medallions

We had the first artichokes of the season last weekend. In celebration I wanted something simple to make that required a minimum of my attention. Thus a recipe is born. I used both butter and oil in browning the shallots. Oil keeps the butter from burning and butter adds a nice flavor. I wanted them … Continue reading…