Monday, August 29, 2011

Pork tenderloin with apple/onion/red wine sauce

Two Fridays ago, Karthik, Brandon, Hua and I had a group-study-session-turned-dinner-party.  After inundating our brains with embryology vocabulary (I don't think I'll ever forget that "the syncytiotrophoblast invades the endometrium"), Karthik and I started dinner prep, which continued while Hua and Brandon pushed us all through the milestones of fetal development and some signal transduction pathways.

"Salad bar" of red leaf lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette, avocado, orange segments, and ricotta salata:

The main course was pork tenderloin with apple/onion/wine sauce, which Karthik took charge of following this recipe.  We used red wine (La Granja) instead of white, and I rather liked the resulting purple color.  Right before consumption:

For dessert, there was mochi ice cream.

Also, as of four days ago, my blog is one year old; my first post was on August 25, 2010.  Hooray!  Thanks to everyone who has visited - and yes, I know that there aren't that many of you - and a special thanks to those who have been reading since the very beginning.  It's been a delicious and life-changing year.