Well well well, look who went MIA last night
After a long day at work, a crucial workout with Marco Reed and a delicious farmer’s market dinner… homegirl was just flat out exhausted and in need of some downtime.
But I’m back, and what better way to start a Thursday then share with you our farmer’s market dinner from last night?!
Well, perhaps if I was sharing it with you poolside with a margarita or something…. but I digress.
Last weekend I picked up a wonderful boneless pork loin from one of my favorite farmer’s, his products are really superb and this one did not disappoint.
As inspiration for a marinade/sauce I turned to one of my favorite websites and found this fabulous blend.
My version contained:
- 1/2 tblsp Hungarian paprika
- 1 tblsp honey
- 1 tblsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tblsp herb dijon mustard w/ chardonnay
- 1.5 tblsp brown sugar
I let the pork hang out in this mixture for about an hour while I got my workout on
Then to prepare, I simply roasted it at 350F for about 30 minutes until done, so easy and so good!
To go alongside I had planned on using both these guys
But the potato plan (smashed w/ onions and herbs) did not end up happenin’ – dont’ ask but these recently purchased taters just didn’t seem right and some of them were squishy.
Lesson learned, do not store potatoes in a plastic bag (doh!) or near onions (double doh!)…
So I improvised with a standby sweet tater instead and all was well
Topped with salsa and feta, obviously.
The radishes did make it through to dinner however, in the form of Chardonnay-Braised Radishes!
I have never cooked a radish before, so was curious at how this would turn out…
Didn’t follow the recipe to a T, but when does that ever happen anyway But close enough!
All I have to say is butter + salt + radishes are a fabulous combo. This was such an interesting dish but I really liked it for a change!
Now I guess it’s time to get to work, I can’t believe it’s Thursday already?! Also, the sun has decided to make an appearance for the first time this week so I’m pretty much ecstatic about that
Don’t forget it’s the last day to enter the Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Lotion giveaway too friends!
Have a great day everyone