Category Archives: Pork

PORK RIBS ASIAN STYLE

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More than forty  years ago ROXY’S BISTRO served French cuisine with a decided Asian flavour.  Today they call it fusion.  We called it “Andy’ style”.   WHERE TO EAT IN CANADA listed ROXY’S BISTRO in the one hundred best restaurant … Continue reading

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CASSOULET . . . GLORIOUS FRENCH PORK AND BEANS

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  CASSOULET is a hearty combination of beans baked with meats.  The list of ingredients is long but it is not hard to cook.  You need to start preparations at least two to three days in advance of serving and … Continue reading

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POLENTA WITH SOUTHERN ITALIAN PORK RAGU

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I have a favorite cooking pan.  It is the one I reach for when I am sauteing or braising meat.   It is a very large pan –  13 inches across.  You can brown a lot of meat at a … Continue reading

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HERBED PORK RILLETTES

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  Rillettes of Pork.   The name sound like something you would like to take on a picnic?   You know – one of those picnics where you spread heavy blankets and soft cushions over fragrant grass.   Throw a … Continue reading

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SWEET POTATO AND RED PEPPER AFRICAN PORK STEW

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  There is nothing more wonderful than the heavenly aroma of a one-dish meal simmering away in the oven while you curl up in a chair with a good book.  This dish has a deliciously exotic flavour created by the … Continue reading

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HOW TO RENDER LEAF LARD

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LEAF LARD  . . .  the crème de la crème  of lard. This summer my neighbor and I  decided to raise our own pork.  We loved the idea that we would know exactly what we were eating.  We were taking … Continue reading

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MEDALLIONS OF BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH RED AND YELLOW PEPPERS

This super quick  recipe has dinner on the table in twenty minutes.  The recipe is easily adjusted for a single serving or doubled for six to eight people.  Best of all if you keep a well-stocked pantry you will have … Continue reading

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SPICY PORK AND BLACK KALE SOUP

The morning fog was heavy and thick. It rolled through the gardens creating ghostly images of shrubs and trees.  It inveigled its chilly  little fingers into your bones. Time for warming soup – not just any soup but something a … Continue reading

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PORK LOIN in the STYLE of PORCHETTA (Arista alla Porchetta)

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  It’s late afternoon in a kitchen in a rambling stone farm house in Tuscany.   You’ve been  in the garden gathering fennel, garlic, onions, rosemary.  Someone has poured you a glass of crisp, cold sparkling Prosecco.   You’re preparing … Continue reading

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SAUSAGES WITH TOMATO-OLIVE RAGOUT AND POLENTA

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  “And men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper.”  (William Shakespeare) When it is a rainy January night and you live half way up a mountain one craves warming, simple comfort food.  Our nephew Brett and his … Continue reading

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