back to biznitch: shredded pork tacos

It may be hard to believe that I actually cooked and baked whilst on vacation, but I am not kidding when I say that is the truth. The first few days back at my parent’s house, I just sat back was quite contented to let myself be served. Sure, I helped out doing the dishes and tidying up, but it was kind of nice to not worry about planning what to eat or even lifting a finger to make it happen. Dinner was going to be on the table without my help. But a few days of relaxation and I figured it was time to do a bit more than sing for my supper. My mom had set out a recipe she wanted done and while she was out giving French lessons, I hopped into the familiar kitchen and got down to work. With help from both my dad and Cornelius (shocking, I know!), we put together a delicious grapefruit pork loin dinner with scallopped potatoes and some greens. Dinner was a true success and it was the best meal of my stay in the forest city.

We left London after nearly a week and spent our last remaining days in Toronto visiting my dear friends Craig & Aaron in their newly purchased and very lovely home. I’m trying to not be such a bum house guest, so it was decided that I’d made up a batch of homemade cookies, substituting dried sour cherries and pecans for the raisins & walnuts in the original recipe. While we waited for the cookies to bake, we drank Aaron’s signature drink, “The Flaming Aaron” which consisted of very fine champagne and chambord, a black raspberry liqueur. Yum! The picture is of Aaron and Cornelius playing Brutefitta, while Cornelius stuffs the cookies into his mouth. Yes, good times were had!

Even though we just got back from vacation we decided to treat ourselves to a night away at the Sylvia Hotel (a wedding present we finally decided to use) and acted like tourists in our town by drinking fancy drinks at the high in the sky rotating restaurant and eating Malaysian at the very reasonable (cheap) Banana Leaf. However, tonight I decided to jump back into reality and Cornelius and I went grocery shopping and decided to make shredded pork tacos for dinner. Since I was pretty experienced with pork loin (having just made it at my mother’s house), I expected nothing less than perfection.

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8 comments to “back to biznitch: shredded pork tacos”

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    crystal   January 20, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Wow! You’re so creative…I love that you just came up with all that on your own.

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    nosheteria   January 20, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Mmmm, getting industrious with the pork…very nice.

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    Rorie   January 20, 2006 at 10:59 am

    Yum, those tacos sound great. But “The Flaming Aaron” sounds divine!
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    tania   January 20, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    sounds like a great holiday!
    i had no idea houses were so expensive in vancouver!
    :(
    yuck!

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    Tania   January 20, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    I’m with Rorie. Tacos – yes! “The Flaming Aaron” – yes PLEASE!

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    Amy   January 21, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my God–the pork tacos sound amazing! Though I’m trying to cook more vegetarian these days (made a chickpea curry stew last night that was excellent if I say so myself), your recipe is now on my list of “must makes.”

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    kickpleat   January 22, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Crystal! It’s pretty easy coming up with something for dinner. I don’t have that knack when baking!

    Yes, Nosheteria, I don’t often cook with pork so it was a nice experiment.

    Thanks Rorie! Mmmmm, a flaming Aaron!!

    Tania, houses are just too out of reach for us. Even ugly condos are too expensive. I do love Toronto but I can’t convince Cornelius to make a move there…even with cheaper housing prices!

    Amy, we usually try to eat fairly vegetarian (I was one for 10 yrs), but pork was a nice diversion! Yum!!

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    Randi   February 3, 2006 at 6:46 am

    Yes, the best meals from the forest city are ones you cook yourself. Im not that impressed with the restaurants there.

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