There is no denying. This time of the year when the temperatures plummet considerably, our palates call for something rather comforting. Guys, it happened to yours truly and I had to heed to the calling. Okay, I promised myself that I wouldn’t indulge in meat until Christmas. But who I’m I kidding?

On my recent visit to the store, I saw that special package of pork adjacent to the pork chops. So, I decided to break my promise. Eh, some would call me a flip flopper….I guess I am. Sometimes, one has to eat their words. Well, I ate more than my words. I had a succulent serving of braised pork infused in root ginger and a few cloves of garlic.

I still had a few potatoes (Irish) from a few weeks ago. Those spuds were just at the brink of sprouting. I caught them just in time. I added them to sweet potatoes along with a clove of garlic. They were boiled in salted water until they were fork tender. Then, I smashed and added a little sour cream along with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

I served my braised pork with a serving of sauteed kale. The final dish was just as I had imaged. I was over the moon.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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