Pork Shoulder Ragu

March 28, 2013


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.


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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  • 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!

    • Heidi March 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Blankets & tea – perfection 🙂 xo

  • Hannah March 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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

    • Heidi March 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Well that’s darn exciting!! xo

  • 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

    • Heidi April 2, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Oh, how divine. x

  • 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

    • Heidi April 2, 2013 at 3:43 am

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

  • 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.

    • Heidi April 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Completely weather appropriate now! x

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