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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boneless Pork Loin Roast

I cooked a pork roast for dinner last night.  This recipe came from my mother.  She was a wonderful cook and she loved when others enjoyed what she had made.  Everyone was welcome at her table.

Boneless Pork Loin Roast

1 boneless pork loin roast
1 - 2 tablespoons of oil

Salt and pepper the roast all over.
Put enough oil in the pan to lightly cover the bottom.
Heat pan on high and put roast in it.
Brown roast on all sides.
 ( I used a roast that was a little under 5 lbs.  I had to cut it in half so it would fit in my pan.)
Add 1-2 cups of water to the pan. (I add the water until it is about 1/2  way up the roast.)
When the water comes to a boil,  turn the stove down to medium and put a lid on the pan.
Simmer the roast for about 2 hours until it is fork .tender.
When the roast is tender, remove the lid and let the water boil until the liquid is reduced.
Flip the roast over so that both sides get coated in this reduced liquid. It will make it a beautiful caramel color.
Remove from pan,slice, and put on platter.
(It will slice better if you let it cool a little.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ginger Sauce

Boiled shrimp for dinner!  

This weekend my friend made a run to the coast to pick up shrimp fresh from the boat.  They were delicious.

We always make ginger sauce when we have shrimp.  We've been using this recipe for over 20 years.

Ginger Sauce

1 jumbo sweet onion, peeled
2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled
1 lemon with the ends cut off
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup soy sauce

Blend onion, ginger, and lemon in a blender.
Add sugar to water and heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour into blender and mix until it is liquefied.
Add soy sauce to blender and mix.
( With my blender, I have to add the sugar water at the same time as the ginger, onion, and lemon)

Pour into jars and refrigerate. This makes 2 pint jars.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - Carnal Curiosity

Stone Barrington is back in "Carnal Curiosity" by Stuart Woods.   From the book jacket - "When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe."
This is an easy and entertaining book.

                                                   Carnal Curiosity (Stone Barrington)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - NYPD RED 2

I am half way through reading "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. From the book jacket - When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes.
I am loving this book. It has an interesting story and characters.

                                                                      NYPD Red 2

Monday, April 21, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - The Survivors Club

"The Survivors Club" by Lisa Gardner is the tale of three women who survived brutal attacks by serial rapist Eddie Cuomo and form a support group, The Survivors Club.  When Eddie is murdered right before his court appearance, they become the prime suspects. Lots of twists and turns follow.

                                                    The Survivors Club: A Thriller

Friday, April 18, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - Damned If You do

"Damned If You Do" by Michael Brandman is a novel about Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone. This story continues the series of books created by Robert B. Parker.  It was an easy read and I liked it.

                               Robert B. Parker's Damned if You Do (A Jesse Stone Novel)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - Dust

"Dust" by Patricia Cornwall is another Kay Scarpetta novel.  The chief medical examiner of Massachusetts, her husband FBI profiler Benton Wesley, her computer genius niece Lucy, and Detective Pete Marino are again entwined in a serial killer case to solve.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - Cut To The Bone

I just finished  "Cut To The Bone" by Jefferson Bass. From the book jacket - "Jefferson Bass’s Cut to the Bone, the long-awaited prequel to his New York Times bestselling mystery series, turns the clock back to reveal the Body Farm's creation—and Dr. Bill Brockton's deadly duel with a serial killer."
This is the first book I've read in this series.  I can't wait to read the others.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - What Are You Hungry For?

"What Are You Hungry For?   The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well- Being, and Lightness of Soul" by Deepak Chopra promotes a mind - body approach as the key to lifelong well-being.  The book jacket description - Deepak Chopra creates a vision of weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat - because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for real fulfillment.
I am enjoying reading this book.  It is easy to read but gives you lots to think about.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - Cell

I'm reading "Cell" by Robin Cook.  I'm a big fan of  his books. In this medical thriller, there is a phone app called iDoc that is poised to take the place of your primary care doctor.  It's always available, never on vacation, and tailors the care to you.  What could be wrong with that?  Lots of things. I can't wait to finish reading this book.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Union

I'm reading "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. The book jacket description - "The one and only Fannie Flagg is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are." I'm loving it. If you liked "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café". you'll like this.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading with Aunt B - "10 Secrets for Sucess and Inner Peace"

"10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace" by motivational speaker Wayne Dyer is a simple guide to living happily.  It is very inspirational.

10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace (Puffy Books)