Farmhouse Ribs

Summer is full on now, no dew in the mornings, and warm breezes through the night, with lots of eating out of doors, watering of gardens, and chatting in the shade. The cows hunker down in the copses in the valley for the afternoon, flicking their tails, and chewing their cuds. The three horses all…

Glazed Harissa Spiced Pork Ribs with Roasted Oranges

Our community is often on the look out for great fund-raising ideas for our little island for different social assistance programs, the school, and maintaining & improving our community hall. The essentials are that it be interesting enough to attract at least 30% of our population, be something that we can pull off with the expertise…

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Cream Sauce

Last weekend we were catering for a large group, with multiple meals.  Menus were gone over carefully making sure we weren’t duplicating anything, and that each meal would be memorable on its own. Dish selection for buffets can be quite difficult, when you’ve got the same group of people back again the next night. The…

Herb Crusted Pork Roast

When my parents would visit my younger sister and I in our apartment in the late 70’s (returning to the city from their back-to-the-land adventures on Thetis Island) I would try to make a really sumptuous feast at least once during their visit.  I can remember buying a huge pork roast (in reality it was…

Pulled Pork

We used to raise pigs.  We started with two, Murdoch and Ogilvie.  Each year they would arrive in the spring, and be butchered in the late fall.  The next spring we’d go pick up that year’s version. And so on.  Until we decided three would be better.  The third became McIntyre, named for our dear…