Category Archives: Pork

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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THAI STYLE GROUND PORK WITH CHILES AND BASIL IN LETTUCE CUPS

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    When I crave something exotic with intense flavour my thoughts turn to Thai food.    This dish fulfills my craving.  It is at once sweet and sour, hot and spicy.  It is a simple recipe with just a few … Continue reading

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SMOKING CHILI WITH TWO MEATS AND CORNMEAL MUFFINS

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  The calendar says March.  We are two days away from the “ides of March”.  However, the weather is anything but spring like.  The winds yesterday were so fierce the ferries were not operating for most of the day.  A … Continue reading

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SPICY CORNBREAD MUFFINS

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    I love anything made with cornmeal.   Polenta in any shape or form –  fried, grilled, topped with Bolognese sauce,  smothered in parmesan cheese,  smothered in butter.  Polenta is a lovely, lovely comfort food.     Then there’s … Continue reading

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BRAISED PORK BELLY WITH CARAMELIZED APPLES … Brasato di Pancia di Maiale con Mele Caramelizzate

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  The first time I was introduced to braised pork belly  it was made by our good friend and exceptional chef Andy Chan.  The dish was pork belly in taro root.  The meat was so luscious, so tender it literally … Continue reading

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BOSTON BAKED BEANS … FOR GROWN-UPS

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We all grew up on baked beans, but this is baked beans with a difference.  It’s baked beans for grown-ups.  Bring it to the table in an old-fashioned bean pot.  It becomes pure theatre.  Serve with crusty bread and salad. … Continue reading

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SPICY KOREAN PORK TENDERLOIN WITH ASIAN COLESLAW REDUCE THE SALT!!! A CHANGE IN THE RECIPE

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This is exotic and delicious recipe.    When I want to make something with an Asian flavour it’s my very favorite.    However, I feel the dressing for the Asian Coleslaw  has too much salt.      I suggest you … Continue reading

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ROSEMARY AND GARLIC ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

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This is a terrific recipe.  You can have a gorgeous dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes.    The red wine sauce is spectacular.  You’ll make it often and serve it over lamb, beef and even salmon. My dear … Continue reading

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PORK WITH SAGE AND CAPERS

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This could be an alternative to roast turkey perhaps on New Year’s Day.  The sage infused dressing gives you that familiar aroma of sage.   You can do much of the initial preparation ahead of time This is a recipe that … Continue reading

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SESAME-GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN

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These dog-days of summer create a feeling of ennui.  We loll in the hammock; discarded books scattered around,   ice cubes melting in the lemonade glass,  heavy eyes dream us away.  We don’t feel like cooking.  Reason enough to fire … Continue reading

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