Dark Days Update & Winter Cobbler

ddaybug08-09Lately, our cooking process takes shape as follows: J. will say something like, “we have a lot of pomegranite juice to get through before it expires on Friday” — and I’ll go look up recipes online for inspiration.  If we have ingredients at home, fabu.  If we can time it to work with what we can pick up the next farmer’s market, just as great.  Otherwise, we pick things up at our local grocery store.  So, tonight we tackled the excess pomegranite juice with this recipe as inspiration.  We kept the pork chops but instead of cabbage and apple, our side dishes were wilted chard and herbed mashed potatoes — I made extra mashed potatoes to be included in a croquette recipe tomorrow.


Here’s the run down on the ingredients:

Pork chops from Old Creek Ranch which sells at our farmer’s market.  Other goods from the farmer’s market include: potatoes, green onions, thyme, parsley, chard. 

Cream from Strauss Dairy, Butter from Clover in Petaluma, Pomegranite Juice from Odwalla in Half Moon Bay.

Bacon – quesitionable origin/Mollie Stone’s Mill Valley.

So, I also have to flash this local cobler I made last night with apples, raspberries & cranberries — inspired by the raspberries we needed to use up.  Not part of this pork chop meal, but still worth a photo op. 🙂




  1. Gretchen said,

    December 2, 2008 at 4:05 am

    Everything looks so delish! I’m definitely jealous of all your local sources of foods – I love seeing what you can buy from local farms.

  2. December 8, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    […] some local ingredient she and J. have on hand. This week, a bottle of pomegranate juice inspired pomegranate-glazed pork chops. Herbed potatoes and wilted chard rounded out the meal. The apple-raspberry-cranberry cobbler (from […]

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