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  • pork-cherry-wine-sauceThis week on Gordon Ramsay’s The “F” Word, a recipe for duck was prepared fairly quickly and with some simple ingredients. Last night I set off to reproduce this recipe but fell short when I could not find any duck breasts. This weekend I will travel a bit further and obtain the duck breasts that I seek.

    Nevertheless, the sauce in this receipt sounding interesting and he uses Madeira, and I looked in my cellar and well I guess I was all out. So I was batting 0 for 2.

    But have no fear. I had fresh cherries (Bing) from my neighbor [Eric Moore], who ran up to Hood River last weekend to a customer (Hood River Cherry Company) who buys custom made boxes from his company (Alliance Packaging). I really needed to finish up the cherries because they were getting a week old.

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    So, with some pork in hand, cherries, and some Willamette Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007, I started to make an alternate to this recipe, still using the same techniques for the sauce and displaying the meat by slicing and fanning.

    This is truly amazing!

     

     

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  • Pepper and Red Wine Braised Pork Chops

    By Jeffrey Cameron

    I came across a really bold red wine a couple of weekends ago that had interesting pepper properties and I felt it would go with a steak or a double-cut pork chop. And I was right; last night I whipped up some double-cut pork chops using this red wine to braise.

     

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  • Pork and Black Bean Chili

    Simply easy and simply delicious. This is something that you’ll want to start early in the day as it’s cooked long and slow. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Grilled Pork With Orange SauceYou are going to love this recipe because the pork center cuts are marinated in orange juice for three hours or more. I recommend overnight. The citrus penetrates the pork and provides a wonderful flavor. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • RibsOk it is almost Spring and it is time to break out the BBQ. Well this weekend it was snowing and hailing during my BBQ; That just shows you to what lengths I go to for a delicious meal.

    First, take your BBQ sauce and throw it in the garbage. Don’t cringe, just do it.  Today we are going to use four simple ingredients to get a wonderful flavor in the ribs.

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  • Pork Chops in Balsamic Cherry Sauce

    This dish is easy to prepare and can be prepared on a weeknight, even when time is limited. The recipe calls for shallots, which you will find in your grocer next to the onions, usually in a small area.

    The balsamic vinaigrette and the cherries penetrate the pork and fill it with flavor. Try this one tonight. Read the rest of this entry »

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