Simple Pork Roast

Recipes posted a year ago: Grilled Pork Steaks Provençal We recently took delivery of a heritage hog from April Joy Farm, and I wanted to cook one of the roasts using a recipe that would let the character of the meat shine, without a bunch of other flavors competing for center stage.  Here's what I ended … Continue reading Simple Pork Roast

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Recipes from a year ago: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Fennel Pork Chops with Apple Cabbage Slaw If you're looking for a simple recipe for a weeknight, this is a good one.  You can pair it with roasted spaghetti squash for "spaghetti and meatballs," or you can simply enjoy it as a thick hearty soup like we … Continue reading Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

With summer in full swing, backyard cookouts and parties are often based on beach and tropical themes.  In that spirit, here is a pork chop recipe for grilling that is infused with the tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, and lime.  Add some freshly ground ancho chile powder for just a touch of heat, and some assorted other … Continue reading Tropical Lime Chile Brined Pork Chops

Tapenade Pork Chops

During the week, we often use leftover sauces and dressings from one meal as the basis for a new variation.  Today is an example - a quick recipe  based on the ideas at the end of our sun-dried tomato tapenade recipe.  Unfortunately, it was also prepared during our recent "camera malfunction" period, so I've only got a … Continue reading Tapenade Pork Chops

Apricot Pork Roast

This recipe came to us from the newsletter of a retreat center Karen has attended in the past, only originally written for chicken breasts and with a much sweeter sauce.  So I set to work making some adjustments to suit our own less-sweet-loving palates, and to convert it over to work with a boneless butt pork … Continue reading Apricot Pork Roast

Chipotle Glazed Pork Steaks

This recipe is quick, easy, and grilled...the perfect combination for a weeknight when the sun is finally starting to make more than a once-per-week appearance and you feel like enjoying a little time on the porch or patio cooking.  And despite the reputation that chopped chipotles have for being a bit spicy, the other ingredients in … Continue reading Chipotle Glazed Pork Steaks

Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Say the words "spare ribs" to nearly any red blooded American male, and his saliva glands will kick into high gear.  There is something about digging in with your fingers and eating meat right off the bone that satisfies our "id" and reconnects us with our primal ancestors.  It's no wonder that parts of the … Continue reading Smoked Pork Spare Ribs