To all my American friends, wherever you live, have a wonderful 4th of July. I miss being part of the celebrations, we used to have such fun when we lived in North Carolina.
I have been endeavouring to encourage Tina at Life is Good, she now has a CPAP machine but isn’t doing very well with it. Her mask is a nose only version, but it appears she is suffering from claustrophobia so I suggested she tries out what they call a nasal pillow. When I went for my last sleep over, there was a woman there with a nasal pillow which appeared to be made of foam, I didn’t get a proper look at it but she assured us that it was so very comfortable and she had never had any problems using it. Poor Tina is subjected to dreams of drowning and other such problems and is sure not sleeping well. Mind you I guess if she is dreaming it means she is asleep. Myself I migrated to a nose and mouth mask which I have little or no trouble with at all and I can open my mouth or not with no problems. I also sleep well and am becoming less tired during the day.
Hey, I actually bowled pretty well yesterday, at long last I got some reasonable scores, I actually threw a few strikes so I was patting myself on the back. However, I have found that it isn’t any good as practice for dwarf tossing. If you follow Al Diaz’s blog Father Dragon Writes you will know what I am talking about. The champion dwarf tosser is apparently Jeff Hargett, known as Sir Jeff, but I am challenging him during Father Dragon’s birthday celebrations in August. These are two I am borrowing from Narnia. You don’t have to be nuts, but it helps.
Weird, a man in Vancouver discovered a naked man in his kitchen frying up eggs. Seems he had already had a shower and was making himself a bite to eat!! The home owner apparently frightened the intruder and he ran off. The police apprehended him shortly after and say they think drugs were involved. Bit of a shock, surprises me the home owner didn’t hear him having a shower.
Usually I find it difficult to get pork tenderloin recipes, suddenly they are everywhere and we have none. We have to go to Costco any day now and do some re-stocking. Apart from anything else, they do great pork tenderloins.
Pork Tenderloin With Grilled Peach-Ginger ChutneyWebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com
Fruit on the grill is a wonderful pleasure - the natural sugars caramelize as the juices are seared inside. Combined in a ginger sauce, grilled peaches are a fantastic condiment for pork.
2 medium peaches
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1-1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- Preheat grill to high.
- Peel peaches (see Tip). Cut in half and remove the pits. Brush the cut sides with 2 teaspoons oil.
- Brush pork with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F, 14 to 18 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the peaches, cut-side down, on the grill rack. Grill, turning occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the pork and peaches to a cutting board. Let the peaches cool slightly while the pork rests.
- Whisk ginger, brown sugar, vinegar and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Chop the peaches and add them to the ginger sauce; stir to combine. Slice the pork on the diagonal into 8 pieces. Serve topped with the peach chutney.
Tip: To peel peaches: Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Immerse peaches in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool slightly. Transfer to a cutting board. Remove the skins with a paring knife.
Have a great day