Polish Spiced Plum Butter (Powidła)

The natural sweetness of ripe Italian plums (in Poland known as węgierki, literally Hungarians) blends perfectly with the earthy, pungent aroma and spicy flavor of fresh ginger and the sweet, woody fragrance of cinnamon. Since ginger has a very strong flavor, I suggest that you add it gradually, spoon by spoon, to match your taste….

French Apple Tart (Tarte aux Pommes)

Few things say “autumn” more than apples. Well, maybe pumpkins—but they’re not as much fun to pick or as easy to eat. A few weeks ago we went to Grim’s Orchard and Family Farms in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. It was wonderful to see my daughters having so much fun picking apples and walking the hills of the…

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Figs and Mushrooms

Early and mid-autumn are high season for figs. I suggest you get a good handful of those aromatic fruits, a bottle of your favorite white wine and start cooking 🙂     Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin (ca. 500g / 1.1lb), cut in 4cm (1.6inch) thick medallions 5 fresh, ripe figs 113g / 4oz of mixed…