Tender & Juicy Pork Shoulder Roast

Dec 4, 2016

Melt-in-the-Mouth Pork Shoulder Roast

I always start by expecting to have willpower.  Then I get realistic.  Which is (partly) why I join CSAs and buy local meat off the farm.  Do one signup and you are committed to eating healthier.  To varying your diet.  And making Melt-in-the-Mouth Pork Shoulder Roast.  

Sep 11, 2016

Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

Are you looking for a nice tailgate recipe?  Perhaps something to share at a CSA party?  Then consider this Iowa BBQ Soup.  With corn, ground pork and a taste of BBQ, it will keep the summer alive–even if the temperature dips! I didn’t set out to create a BBQ soup when I pulled out the big kettle.  It wasn’t even … Continue reading

Cababge Roll Soup

Feb 25, 2016

Cabbage Roll Soup

With winter moving on and my carrot supplies shrinking, it is time to focus on another neglected CSA vegetable—cabbage.  Although red cabbage is clearly my “favorite child,” green is delicious too and today I am using it in Cabbage Roll Soup.  Almost in time for World Cabbage Day! Did you eat cabbage rolls growing up?  I remember my mother rolling … Continue reading

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots, plated

Jan 14, 2016

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots

Aren’t the holidays wonderful?  Delicious food, festive gatherings, beautiful décor, the inevitable weight gain…  Okay not that last one.  And yes, I gained 4 pounds over the holidays—ouch!  While I firmly believe that decadence has Its place, I think I took it too far! So to celebrate my upcoming turnaround I am making Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots and … Continue reading

Nov 8, 2015

Thyme Marinated Tender Pork Chops

I am big on local food.  Including local meat.  Which means that every fall I head out to various farms and bring home  boxes of assorted cuts for my freezer.  Today I am turning some of these into Thyme Marinated Tender Pork Chops.  I love knowing where my food has been.  I feel more secure buying local than with corporate … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2015

Homemade Moo Shoo Pork (Simplified)

I blame my oldest daughter for this—or perhaps I should thank her. Lately she has been waxing nostalgic about her childhood excursions to a (now closed) Chinese Restaurant. For a do-it-yourselfer like me, this can only be construed as a challenge. So after a recent success making homemade Egg Foo Young, I decided to try my hand at Moo Shoo … Continue reading

Sep 30, 2014

A German Style Pork Hock Bake-Off

It may seem surprising to have a German Style Pork Hock recipe in a blog focused on healthy living.  But as you may have heard, fat is becoming less worrisome–if it comes from a healthier source, of course.  This whole adventure started out of my mission to eat local.  Last fall when I ordered local pastured pork for my freezer, … Continue reading

Bite of Peach Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Jul 25, 2014

Peach Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

You gotta love it when a single recipe meets three different requirements.  Quick and easy.  Liked by picky kids.  Finishes food on hand. Check, check, check again.  My kids, never known for their tolerance of “ordinary” food, have been getting seriously tired of me cleaning out last winter’s pork via grilled pork chops or chops with sauerkraut.  So this week … Continue reading

Kale with Prosciutto

Oct 20, 2013

Kale (or Other Greens) with Prosciutto

Remember me, the original kale hater?  The one who composted her CSA kale for years before discovering kale chips? But while I liked kale chips, it wasn’t like I was tearing apart my CSA boxes hoping for extra greens.  Well no more!  I am now making my kale with prosciutto.  And I like it so much I’ll add prosciutto to … Continue reading

Savory Pork & Mushroom Galette

Nov 30, 2012

Savory Meat and Mushroom Galette

I didn’t have this savory Meat and Mushroom Galette planned at all.  But the dinner I was thinking about wasn’t feeling right… even before I read one of my regular blogs. This week, Yummy Chunklet made a vegetable galette and commented that it wasn’t as much work as it seemed.  This started me thinking that if you made it with … Continue reading