Add this sweet apricot-glaze to tonights pork tenderloin dinner.
Add this sweet apricot-glaze to tonights pork tenderloin dinner.
Give your usual pork tenderloin dinner an update by adding a sweet and savoury apricot-glaze.
1 In a small saucepan, stir together the jam, mustard and maple syrup.
2 Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
3 Remove 3 tablespoons of the glaze to a small bowl and set aside.
4 Sprinkle the pork with the salt and pepper; brush all over with the glaze.
5 Place the pork on a greased grill over medium-high heat; cook, turning occasionally and brushing with some of the reserved glaze during the last minute of cooking time, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 160 ̊F, about 18 minutes.
6 Meanwhile, add the apricots to the grill, cut side down; cook, turning frequently and brushing with the remaining reserved glaze, until the fruit is softened and caramelized, about 5 minutes.
7 Remove the pork and apricots from the grill; let the pork stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
8 Sprinkle with the basil and sage and serve.
Rainbow slaw recipe
A refreshing raw salad that's as visually appealing as it is deliciously satisfying.
Apple cider vinaigrette
1 Set out all the slaw ingredients except the parsley and fennel fronds on a platter in separate little piles or place in a large bowl and toss together to combine.
2 To make the apple cider vinaigrette, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the slaw and top with the parsley and fennel fronds. Serve immediately.
Recipe: Arancini with mozzarella
Ingredients for arancini
Directions for arancini
1 In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, bring vegetable stock to a simmer.
2 In another saucepan over medium heat, combine oil, onion, and 11/2 Tbsp salt. Saute onions until translucent, stirring continuously to prevent colouring. Add rice and saute until edges are translucent (you will hear grains snap, crackle, and pop). Add wine and, stirring continuously, cook until rice has absorbed wine. Add just enough hot stock to cover rice and, stirring continuously, allow rice to absorb all of the liquid before next addition of stock. Repeat, adding 1 to 2 cups of stock each time, until all of the stock has been added and rice is tender to the bite and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in butter and Parmesan until incorporated and creamy. Remove from saucepan and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate risotto until completely cool, at least 2 hours.
3 In a large bowl, using your hands, combine chilled risotto with fior di latte, ensuring evenly incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
5 Using a standard ice-cream scoop, portion out the arancini, rolling each mound of rice in your hands to form a ball. Set balls on prepared baking sheet.
6 In a deep-fryer or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat vegetable oil until temperature reaches 375°F on an instant-read thermometer.
7 Roll arancini in breadcrumbs until well coated. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt to taste.
To serve: Spoon ¼ to ½ cup of tomato sauce (recipe below) onto a plate and arrange 3 arancini on top. Garnish with fried sage leaves, if desired.
Variation: Add 1 cup pureed squash and 2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage to risotto mixture along with the butter and Parmesan, and substitute 1 cup grated scamorza (similar to mozzarella) for the fior di latte.
Ingredients for tomato sauce
Directions for tomato sauce
1 In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat.
2 Add onion and saute until translucent. Add chopped garlic and saute for 1 minute.
3 Add tomatoes, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Add basil, bomba, and salt and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.
A photo canvas of New York City paired with Eames-style dining chairs lend this dining area a stylish look.
In her light-filled Toronto apartment, Style at Home associate design editor Morgan Lindsay cleverly combines old and new with her own crafty creations.
While most people in their 20s are cobbling together their first apartment from leftover student furnishings and dubious hand-me-downs, Style at Home's associate design editor, Morgan Lindsay, has managed to assemble a sweet and stylish look that would make most 40-somethings envious. And she's done it all on a small decorating budget, with a clever mix of new, thrifted and heirloom pieces, plus a good dose of DIY decor.
The 850-square-foot, two-bedroom Toronto apartment has an enviable uptown location with a distant view of the CN Tower from big south-facing windows. Morgan's brother already lived in the building, so she rented this top-floor unit as soon as it became available. The next step was to successfully woo her friend Lauren Hanna into being her roommate - an easy feat, as they've been tight since meeting in their first year of university. Once the pair moved in, Morgan set to workmaking the basic space into a reflection of their youthful style. "Lauren is not that into decorating, but thankfully she trusts my taste," says Morgan. "She's always happy to help, too!"
The girls' family members pitched in as well. "Lauren's dad is our handyman. He hung all the drapery rods, the heavy vintage mirror above the desk and the shelf in the kitchen," says Morgan. "And my mom sewed most of the toss cushions." This being a rental, major modifications obviously weren't feasible, but clever Morgan found ways around the no-permanent-changes rule. A feature wall just inside the entryway was treated with graphic wallpaper - hung with double-sided tape so it's easy to take down when the time comes. The same paper creates a low-commitment yet dynamic kitchen backsplash. Luckily, the white walls were in line with Morgan's clean and simple aesthetic, so her bedroom was the only room she painted - pale grey, her favourite shade.
In her spare time, Morgan can also be found getting crafty with paint, glue and glitter, making art pieces to frame and add to the galleries above her bed and the sofa. Happily, her friends eschewed the typical bottles of wine for a housewarming gift. After spotting a certain bar cart on Morgan's Pinterest board, her closest pals chipped in and bought it. Now it sits in one corner of the dining area, ready for entertaining her generous friends and family. We're guessing she'll still have it when she's 40-something.
Bold Marimekko wallpaper provides a graphic punch to the entryway wall. The pink bench gets pressed into service as extra seating when friends and family drop in.
Morgan added colour (in a scheme of course) to her entrance using stacked books, a flower arrangement and a fitting stock card that says "hello".
The so-out-it’s-in room divider is original to the ’70s-era apartment. The white slipcovered sofa is one of the few brand new items Morgan bought to furnish her first place. Her love of white, grey and pink is evident throughout the space.
Inspired by a favourite blogger, Morgan crafted this genius gallery wall with a label maker and cardboard.
Homeowner and Style at Home associate design editor Morgan Lindsay enlisted her mom to sew most of the toss cushions in the space.
The open-concept living area included a small office nook, where Morgan gets creative with her DIY projects. She scored the hanging mirror for $20 and transformed its beat-up frame with grey paint.
Morgan's DIY decor tools are always at an arms-length (and looking pretty!) just in case she's inspired to get crafty.
Morgan’s parents bought her the giant photo canvas of New York City. In it you can see Parsons the New School for Design, where Morgan attended a summer program. In this cozy space, Morgan loves her Earnes-style dining chairs.
It was a happy accident that the kitchen had basic white cabinetry and grey countertops and flooring. Morgan updated things by changing the hardware and using leftover wallpaper from the entryway as a makeshift backsplash.
Morgan added charm to her bedroom with vintage and heirloom pieces. There's an antique toile-covered sidechair and pine dresser (both passed down from her grandparents) commingle with the clean-lined bed and modern linens. The giant “M” came from the Christie Antique Show, which Morgan attends every year.