Wednesday 9 September 2015
Day In 'The Countryside' and a warming Rustic Pork Casserole
Why not start your day with some ham and eggs before venturing out into the Countryside.
Deep into the wood where the Bluebells grow
Next to them the wild garlic will show
An old oak creeks with a century of age
With brand new shoots and the sun they crave
A crystal clear brook where the Sticklebacks nest
Flows into a stream where the bull rushes rest
The Swifts swoop down like dive bombing planes
In a field of mown hay set in country lanes
In the distance a Wood Pigeon coos
And the rest of the birds also voice their views
Beneath this sun filled clear blue sky
Hear the distinctive sound of a Pheasant cry
As dusk sets in with moon rising higher
far away glows a farmers pyre
Soon to come the majestic Bat
Skillfully collecting Moth and Gnat
These are the delights that the countryside brings
Peaceful bliss as the Nightjar sings
Then at the end of a lovely day, sit down and enjoy a cuppa and a poem.
Followed by a wonderful pork casserole cooked rustic style
This meal is an absolute lowcarb stunner, and one of our favourites.
Ingredients: Serves two
2/3 pork chops (optional remove fat) and cut into small pieces
2 large leeks chopped
1 hand full of button mushrooms
1 large sliced carrot
1 table spoon of dried mixed herbs
Approx 1 pint of gravy stock
Salt and pepper to taste.
Clean, cut and place all ingredients in a casserole dish or earthenware oven proof pot with lid.
Pour over the stock and cook at 190c in an electric oven 90 mins. Gas mark 5.
What could be easier, very lowcarb, real food and tastes great.
Perfect for a cooler Autumn evening.
All the best Jan