Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our Windows, Hair Salon,

Tuesday, having returned from shopping and Matt getting a haircut at long last, we were sitting in our living room, would have been a beautiful day to sit on the balcony!!! and the workman was power washing the balconies above and below and doing the brickwork too. He kind of washed some of the windows but not seriously, so we were somewhat disappointed. I am sure it would have made a big difference had they really concentrated on it. So, the windows are still not that clean and still have concrete splashes on them. He was yelling down to someone below and saying this was his last job for the day because they turned the f***ing water off on him at 5:55. Nice I thought. He didn't know who was listening.

The comment about Matt's haircut; our regular salon changed hands, I have been there once, Matt once or twice, can't remember, then they closed down for renovations etc. and said they would reopen on Sept. 30. Trouble was they didn't and Matt's hair was looking dreadful so finally I booked him an appointment at another salon near the grocery store. Used to go there years ago. So now he is happy and looks much better LOL.

Yet another pork tenderloin recipe. Pork and apples really pair well. As you will see this is full of brand named items, most of which can be obtained anywhere.

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Apples

Brush pork with brown sugar and a robust blend of McCormick® Rosemary, Paprika and Garlic Powder, for a meal that’s equal parts sweet and savory. Bake on a single sheet pan with sliced apples
and onions, and enjoy

2 Tbs packed brown sugar
1 tsp McCormick® Paprika
1 tsp McCormick® Rosemary Leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp McCormick® Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
2 Tbs olive oil, divided
2 medium apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix brown sugar and seasonings in large bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon. Brush pork tenderloin with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Place in center of large foil-lined shallow baking pan.

2. Toss apples, onions and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in medium bowl. Add reserved seasoning mixture; toss to coat well. Spread around pork in pan.

3. Roast 25 to 30 minutes or until pork is desired doneness. Slice pork and serve with apples and onions.

Servings: 6


Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - hope the windows get sorted out ... and thanks for the reminder I need to get my hair cut! I love pork in any dishes and with apple it's ideal ... cheers Hilary

    1. I hope so too Hilary but I have been told, by others who's balconies are finished, that their windows didn't get cleaned. I love pork and apple too.

  2. I'd stick my head out the balcony door and let him know what I thought of his power washing skills and language.

    1. I would, but the door is jammed Alex. Until we have a railing we don't get out there.

  3. Some people have no manners when it comes to language.

    1. I know, for all he knew he could have offended someone really badly Diane.

  4. This reminds me when I was washing my hair when I was a teenager and suddenly no water! The water pipe was severed when there was an addition placed on the house. I had to walk to the neighbours to finish my hair. I hope your windows and balcony doors get the proper cleaning so you don't have to fight for your rights

    1. Now that, Birgit, reminds me of a friend, staying with his sister, having a shower and the water went off. He was soaped up and had shampoo in his hair.

      I hope so too, no idea what is going to happen.