Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grey Day

It was a chilly damp, mild day today, but the wind was very cold down at the Lake. There is ice building up on the shore, it seems to change every day. I love to hear the tinkling sound of the ice as it undulates with the wave action underneath. Beauties!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Version of my Gram's Pork, Barley and Sauerkraut Stew

I made this delicious stew for dinner last night. My Gram L. used to make it years ago when I lived with them while I was in college. My Grandpa used to make their sauerkraut, yum! It is an old Polish recipe, but I had to wing it from memory and taste. It is pretty close to what I remember.

Pork, Barley and Sauerkraut Stew

1 tbsp. olive oil
2 large onion, chopped
1 bulb of garlic, chopped
2 pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat, and cubed
3 litres of chicken broth
1 cup uncooked barley
4 cups sauerkraut
salt and pepper to taste

In a very large pot heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic until softened. Add the cubed pork and continue cooking on medium heat until all the meat has been browned. Add the broth, and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for an hour or so. Add the barley and cook with the pot covered until the barley is tender, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the sauerkraut with the liquid, and cook for half an hour more, season with salt and black pepper to taste.
It is ready to serve!
It makes a lot, but we (three of us) had it for two meals with a little leftover for tomorrows lunch.