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Friday, June 24, 2011
Charcutepalooza Throughout The Year
Moroccan smoked pork loin with beluga lentil vinaigrette
We were not able to eat all the smoked pork loin at once so I cut the rest into two-person portions so that just the two of us could have a quick and easy dinner some summer night. Although summer has barely arrived here in the northwest, I did need that quick and easy dinner so I took some of the Moroccan smoked pork loin out of the freezer, defrosted it, and later gently warmed it in the oven, covered with foil and a few drops of water to kind of steam warm it. I served it with beluga lentils with a bit of mirepoix in a Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was delicious! The sweet tanginess of the vinaigrette married well with the smokey spiciness of the meat. Yummy! Charcutepalooza all year long! And to think that I made it myself...well...with the inspiration of many other Charcutepalooza fans.
In "Song of Myself," Walt Whitman says, "I am large, I contain multitudes." I am currently a bookseller. I have been an anthropologist, linguist, and poet. Also a waitress, a cook, and a teacher. All of these occupations, along with my hobbies, are part of me. As well as mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Oh yeah, and political activist and environmentalist.