Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Channeling Ina

I'm not sure when I first "met" Ina
It was her The Barefoot Contessa cookbook, however,
soon to be followed by
Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Barefoot Contessa Parties

And then one by one, every even year, I bought another one of her cookbooks
as they came out

They're on a special shelf in the kitchen
A very handy shelf!

And last week, her much awaited 2014 offering

Make It Ahead
A barefoot contessa cookbook

And I went on a cooking spree
"Channeling Ina"!

First Up --

Herbed Pork Tenderloin With Apple Chutney

Fresh Apple Spice Cake

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Ina's recipes are always good
Always simple to put together
And full of flavor

The tenderloin, chutney and fresh apple spice cake
were for a luncheon last week.

The sweet potatoes were for us --
Served with a second tenderloin

I've not cooked much this week, but more of Ina's recipes from this book
will be on the table at Linderhof during November

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Cass @ That Old House said...

Well dang that all looks delicious! I did pork tenderloin for a gathering of friends when Alida was home from CA a couple of weeks ago -- they are always so good, and reliable.

This recipe looks fabulous.
Email it to me please! I doubt I'll get Ina's book. I'm about 5 books behind.

Heading off to bed ... stopping for some advil along the way. My darned knee... but it is getting better.
G'night... Cass

Beth said...

Martha, Those pork loins are amazing. The sweet potatoes look great too. You are such a great cook and it's obvious you enjoy it. I think you are a great hostess as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm always happy to put the new Ina book on my Christmas list. Your choices to make and photograph look delicious!!