Pork chops with cranberry, Port and rosemary sauce

In light of it being Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada!), a recipe for pork chops with cranberry sauce caught my eye. David is a rather huge fan of cranberry sauce, and Thanksgiving in general, so I thought this would make for a tasty trial of a new Bon Appétit cookbook. The recipe also points out this…

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Herb-roasted pork with fig jam

Continuing with our theme of fruit + meat, we come to our combination of the day: fig and pork. My knowledge of the fig was relatively limited–I’d heard their leaves provided a sartorial solution for some Biblical figures, and I’d heard that their tree fruited year-round (thank you BBC Planet Earth). I’d never had figs…

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Blue cheese-stuffed pork chops

Our continued ride on the all-things-pork express led to my discovering a recipe which seemed very practical, in my eyes. Simply stuff a pork chop full of one’s favourite things; here, cheese, mushrooms, onions and bread. What could be better?

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Roasted pork loin with poached plums

After discovering a host of pork product in the freezer from David divvying up a giant pork loin, we decided we needed to start making our way through it. And as summer starts to wind down, we thought it a good time to capitalize on all the fabulous fruit still available. We’ve done pork and…

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Glazed pork and veal apple meatloaf

We have been horribly remiss in our updates these past few weeks, though this is likely most painful to us, as I’ve been subsisting on packaged pasta and David on ramen with hot dogs. Evidently, our will to cook is diminished when separated. But after a long month, we were at last re-united! And I,…

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Pseudo-bachelordom Blues

With Angie away in Vancouver, I’ve been working hard and living on not much more than macaroni and cheese. But despite my energies being focused elsewhere, even I can only take so much bland pseudo-bachelordom. Thankfully, I remembered that not too long ago, Angie and I threw together some fresh tomato sauce-the perfect recipe to…

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Pork tenderloin with apple

We discovered this fabulous recipe some time ago, thrilled to be able to use the Calvados that we brought back from Normandy. Calvados is an apple brandy produced in the region of Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy). This recipe from the Country Cooking of France is a Norman classic, utilizing a combination of apples and cream. To…

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Pork chops with blueberries

Well perhaps in honour of the Vancouver Canucks advancing to the next NHL playoff round (retroactive honour, I suppose, as they were still playing when we made this), we had a little pork draped in the home team colour: blue. Now, pork chops and blueberries doesn’t necessarily sound like a combination you’d normally think of,…

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