Pork Shoulder Ragu

March 28, 2013

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Oh welcome the rain, the biting gusts, soggy soil and misty mornings. I’m so pleased you’re here.

As much as I adore the February sun, I find myself a fickle friend of the weather. Soon enough I crave woollen knits, baked rhubarb and pork shoulder ragu. The cycle will start again, oh yes, but for now it’s a beautiful feeling to be so giddy at the thought of new season delights, as we find ourselves on the cusp of change.

This ragu, so dear and tender, was slow-cooked for my love  last month. That was a magical week, with sandy toes and fresh mussels, slow-dancing and tiramisu…

Though far from comfort-food season at the time, I insisted on serving this dish, influenced by his inclination for rich pasta dishes and my desire to please his sensibilities. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, after all.

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Now if only I could make Ben a wild boar ragu, I’m fairly certain he would propose all over again.

Pork Shoulder Ragu (recipe link), by Katie Quinn Davies. Best served with a good wine, a little salad and some Frank Sinatra.

Heidi xo

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply Ashley March 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I too am a fan of the cool mornings and blustery afternoons, nothing like weather that induces curling up in a blanket witha cup of tea 🙂

    Ben really is a very lucky man, the ragu looks just perfect!

    • Reply Heidi March 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Blankets & tea – perfection 🙂 xo

  • Reply Hannah March 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    My shining one, you and Ben will soon be able to make bison ragu. xoxox

    • Reply Heidi March 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Well that’s darn exciting!! xo

  • Reply KittyCate April 1, 2013 at 5:44 am

    What a gorgeous post! I am a huge fan of the cooler months, and have been longing for autumn to kick into gear – I have some quince begging to be poached, and some crabapples dying to be made into jelly! xx

    • Reply Heidi April 2, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Oh, how divine. x

  • Reply Iron Chef Shellie April 2, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Frank Sinatra is a serving suggestion.. LOVE it! As much as I dislike Winter and the cold, I do enjoy the change of food it brings. LOVE the look of this xx

    • Reply Heidi April 2, 2013 at 3:43 am

      Just be sure to listen to Frank whilst enjoying it 😉 x

  • Reply Lisa @ BlitheMoments April 2, 2013 at 5:50 am

    After years of not eating pork I’m starting to enjoy it again. This looks delicious and perfect for the Autumn weather.

    • Reply Heidi April 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Completely weather appropriate now! x

  • Reply My Favourite Tabbouleh - Apples Under My Bed - A food diary. April 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

    […] highly recommend serving this salad with a hearty baguette, ideally filled with leftover pork shoulder ragu, mixed leaves, sliced cucumber and grated parmesan. This is the type of baguette you can really […]

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