Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Supper

Tonight's supper: Sunday Pork Roast with Maple Horseradish & Caramelized Onion Sauce. 

This is an super easy supper to make. It takes a while to roast the pork but the work involved is minimal. 

First, I started off with a pork shoulder with a nice layer of fat on top. I took a sharp knife and scored the fat and then salted both the top and bottom of the roast. 

It went into a roasting pan and into a 425 degree oven until the fat started to get crispy.  








 While the roast was in the oven, I caramelized some red and sweet white onions. 

Slice the onions thinly and saute with about a tablespoon of butter. Cook on a low heat until the onions are opaque and start to caramelize. 

Once the top of the roast was crispy, I turned the oven down to 325 degrees and placed the onions in the roasting pan to finish cooking. 

The time of roasting will vary depending on the size of the roast. This was a very small roast so it only took about an hour but a large roast can take as long as four hours. 

I also quartered a potato and put in the pan to have along with the roast. 

When the roast was finished, I let it rest while I placed the onion into a saute pan over medium heat. I added just a bit of half and half, a teaspoon of horseradish and a drizzle of Maple Syrup. Salt and pepper to taste. It makes a lovely sweet and tangy sauce for the meat and potato. 

There is is: an easy home cooked meal that you can reheat throughout the week and the oven did most of the work. 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kitch Tag Sale Sunday



Join us this Sunday, October 26th from 10-4 for our Kitsch Tag Sale. We have lots of cool vintage stuff including pottery, jewelry, purses, clothes, Halloween stuff, original art and more. 

Also lots of books for the literary minded.

Located at 203 Saxton Rd. Mansfield, OH.

Yes, it's a garage sale but not the usual garage sale stuff. It's the perfect place to find a one of a kind treasure. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Local Roots Ashland

 While out running some errands for work, I stopped by Local Roots Ashland to see what they had available. 

Beautiful Eggplant, summer squash, corn, apples and so much more were in stock...ready for me to buy. 

It's great to support local growers and this amazing co-op even though I can't shop there as often as I would like. 

We picked up white corn, onions, apples and an eggplant to use in our meals this week. 

Can't wait to get into the kitchen!
Visit Local Roots Ashland Here








Monday, September 8, 2014

Morning Light


I love the light coming in my kitchen window in the mornings. The house is so peaceful. I can collect my thoughts before beginning the day.



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Beautiful Ohio



























Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain 
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky. 
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;
Mighty factoreis seem to hum in tune, so grand.
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view, 
Land where my dreams all come true!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Harvest

We've got tomatoes!

This was the first year that I have not tended the garden and Mike has had to figure it out - all by himself. 

Work has been incredibly busy so I knew that I would not be around to help out. 

Since it was his first attempt, he decided to only grow tomatoes and peppers but I think he has caught garden fever. 

He is already planning all of the things that he is going to plant next year. ( It only took him 10 years to figure out how cool the vegetable garden is).


Yesterday, I taught him how to get the skins off and to cook down tomatoes to freeze them for later.  Although I would love to can, we have a porcelain top stove and you cannot can veggies on it.

Every year, I think about canning because it's the way that our family always "put up" produce for the winter but in reality, it is a romanticized idea. It doesn't make sense with my busy work schedule but I can still enjoy the fruits of our labor even when it is ten below outside by freezing. 

Well it's time to start my day in the "real world" so Happy Wednesday to all!

-Jen





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pyrex Love

There is nothing like vintage Pyrex to make me feel a bit of nostalgia.

My great-grandmother had this pattern called "Butterprint". I have some of her original dishes butI can't help buying more whenever I see it in a thrift shop or yard sale.

Incorporating touches of your history into your home is a great way to feel rooted - even if you are thousands of miles from where you came.

Have a great day!

- Jen