~ Chelone obliqua
Common name : Pink Turtlehead
~ Lovely combo
PORK TENDERLOIN with GINGERED JEZEBEL SAUCE
~ Great easy recipe (adapted from old Southern Living clipping) for the holiday weekend. Combine with any treat from the great August harvest ... sauteed summer squash & mushrooms, crisp salad, sliced tomatoes ... the world is our oyster this time of year.
3 lbs. well trimmed pork tenderloins
1/2 cup Tarmari or soy sauce
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 chopped green onions
2 cloves crushed fresh garlic
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
4 Tbsp. sherry (or bourbon for bolder taste)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chopped rosemary
freshly ground cracked pepper to taste
- Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, green onions, garlic, ginger, sherry, rosemary and pepper. Pour over pork and marinate several hours or overnight.
- Remove pork from marinade and grill until thickest portion registers 155-degrees, turning once and basting with Gingered Jezebel Sauce the last 5- 10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining Gingered Jezebel Sauce.
Gingered Jezebel Sauce
1 cup pineapple preserves
1/2 cup red pepper jelly
2 Tbsp. horseradish
1-2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer gently 3 minutes; remove from heat until ready to use (or microwave preserves and jelly in glass bowl at HIGH 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in remaining ingredients).
~ Garden friends
(Coleus and Turtlehead)
Garden Note: Turtleheads (native wildflowers arranged in spikes like snapdragons resembling a turtle's head with lower lip protruding) are a gift in the waning August garden (preferring moist or lightly shaded conditions) ... attract butterflies, showy, long lived, excellent for cutting, and easily divided in spring.