Smoked, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin; Smoking 101

Summer cooking, men and barbecues. Somewhere, deep in the bowels of history, there must be a buried document that stipulates that women slave over the hot stove and all other areas of domesticity that take place back in the steamy kitchen. In order to do their fair share, men must stand outside on a pleasant … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes, Apples and Carrots; The Furnace, part deux

Everything that happens, chez nous, seems to happen in installments. Nothing can ever be straightforward and simple. After my proud, and somewhat smug, announcement of getting our boiler / furnace working, it promptly stopped. I noticed right off that something was wrong. 90 seconds into my shower, roughly 30 seconds after getting my hair and … Continue reading…

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin; Enlightening travel

Years ago, before we lived here, we were in London, window-shopping with another couple.  The wife spotted a figurine she wanted to add to her collection.  They discussed it a bit, as it was rather expensive, then decided to buy it. She asked if the husband had a check.  He did. He opened his wallet … Continue reading…

Pork with Peppers and Olives; the importance of the “C” drive

Pork with Peppers and Olives When we were very young our parents knew everything. When we were teenagers our parents knew nothing but 'experts' knew  everything. As we get older we realize that the experts don't know much either. Doctors 'practice' medicine and lawyers 'practice' law.  All we can do is hope that, when our … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin with Brussels Sprouts; the Weekly Menu

Pork Tenderloin with Brussels Sprouts I had the most astonishing thing happen yesterday morning…. The phone rang, which, in itself, is a rare occurrence. I answered and was told to wait on the line for someone. At least, I think that's what I was told.  One can hardly ask a recorded message to repeat itself.  … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Cabbage; Avignon, Bridge at Millau

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Cabbage We played hooky. No Monday house-update photos. We’re too embarrassed at the lack of accomplishment last week. If I posted photos our shame would be broadcast for all to see. Instead I’ll show you Avignon. If anyone ever tells you that Avignon is windy….. Believe them. I’m told … Continue reading…

Pork Tenderloin in White Wine Mustard Sauce; Five Sordid Facts

Pork Tenderloin in White Wine Mustard Sauce I have been tagged and honored whilst busy shopping and visiting in the U.S. I've decided to acknowledge and respond slowly (and in reverse alphabetical order). First, Zoomie, of Zoomie Station, would like to know 'Five Sordid Facts' about me. Would you really, now…. I don't recall any … Continue reading…