Long day. Remembered on the way home that my town’s farmers market was running until 7pm so I decided to stop by since I hadn’t yet been this year. Picked up some Swiss chard, green leaf lettuce, arugula, green onions, a couple of small zucchini, and some local Tewksbury Autumn Honey from 2021 that has a deeper flavor than their lighter Spring Honey. With a full shopping bag, I’m leaving.
:::Screech!::: I saw the Cupcake City food truck on my way out and saw their sign say they have “Key Lime Pie” and “Salted Caramel”. Oh yeah, baby. Dessert.
Poured a glass when I got home and relaxed, trying to think about how to make dinner tonight: a thick-cut boneless pork chop from my local butcher.
It ended up being pan-seared a couple of minutes each side after seasoning with oil, s/p, and minced fresh rosemary and thyme.
After removing it from the pan to a baking pan, I added chopped onions, the rest of the rosemary and thyme, and then some white wine and ginger liqueur I bought from Putney Mountain Winery in Vermont several years ago, along with a peeled and sliced Lori Anne peach I got at Wegmans last weekend. OMG, if you have a Wegmans near you, GET THESE PEACHES! The produce guy convinced me they’re the best that Wegmans carries, and they’re amazing!
Poured the “sauce” over top of the chop and into the convection toaster oven on my counter to finish cooking. Israeli couscous and steamed broccoli alongside.
BF made chicken birria tacos with all the fixings. Unfortunately, his birria came out a little too clove-y - same problem i had when i made birria last time. We’ll get it right one of these times! Crisped up chicken skins as garnish on mine.
But of course! Both are tucked into the farmer’s market picture. The key lime wasn’t very key limey last night. I was kind of hoping the cake part would have some hint of lime, but I think it was just the frosting, and it still wasn’t enough lime for me. But it was good, and supports a local business.