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Leftover pork with fennel and new potatoes, April Cottage Cooking Club

pork, fennel, potatoes

It’s time for the April meet-up of The Cottage Cooking Club preparing dishes from the cookbook River Cottage Every Day by Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall.

Our reunion came about through the goodness of our leader, Andrea Mohr of The Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a Very Small German Kitchen. It is a nice opportunity to gather together as we are able, and try out whatever dishes in the cookbook that might catch our fancy within the pages of the book.

My first dish for the month is a delicious combination of Leftover pork with fennel and new potatoes. This dish is simple and easy to prepare. I used leftover slow cooker pork but of course, the combination of ingredients works so well together that you needn’t only prepare it with leftovers. 

white bean salad on greens

Another nice dish for enjoying as a healthy and quick weeknight meal was the Warm leek and white bean salad with mustard dressing. You can prepare it using any combination of fresh greens. I simply tossed the greens with the dressing, portioned them into individual bowls then topped each salad with a generous mound of the leek and seasoned white bean mixture. Both dishes were well received all around.

Hoping all is well among our members and I’m sending happy thoughts and hugs out your way.

You can read what other members of the Cottage Cooking Club prepared this month here.

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9 Comments

  1. Posted April 28, 2017 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    These dishes are so pretty, Peggy. The second one looks like something that can go into a regular rotation. Thanks for sharing these.
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    • Posted May 2, 2017 at 8:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Kelly, thanks so much! The white bean and leek could definitely go into a weeknight rotation as a quick and healthy dish so easy to put together. In a pinch, you could even use shallot or onion as a substitute for the leek leaving then the only need being keeping cans of cannellini beans in as the pantry staple. Talk to you soon. Big Hugs your way!

  2. Posted April 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful presentation of both recipes! I must get to making that white bean and leek salad which looks amazing!

    • Posted May 2, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      Hi Emily! Thanks so much. I thought the dishes were quite lovely. The white bean and leek salad is so easy to assemble you could put it together in a matter of minutes for a quick lunch, dinner, or as a side! See you soon.

  3. Posted April 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Peggy, fennel is such a wonderful ingredient, love how you paired it with the pork and potatoes. Hope you are having a wonderful week-end. Take care, Cheri
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    • Posted May 2, 2017 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Cheri, thanks so much. I do think you would quite enjoy this dish and it is quite simple to put together. See you soon out at my savory spoon.

  4. TheKitchenLioness
    Posted May 2, 2017 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Dear Peggy, I love both the dishes you prepared for the April post and I am very grateful to count you amongst our dedicated contributors to the CCC!
    The pork dish looks sooo good, love pork, love fennel – I`m getting hungry just looking at that pic!
    Then the salad with the beans – it`s truly a favorite of mine. And I love preparing it too!
    Thank you, again, for your kindness and your contunued support!
    Until very soon,
    Andrea

    • Posted May 2, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Andrea, Hope all is well with you. Thanks so much, and for all of your leadership and hard working in bringing forth this 6-month reunion among the Cottage Cooking Club members. See you soon. Hugs, Peggy

  5. Posted May 4, 2017 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Your dish looks stunning and yummy! I definitely try this recipe at the weekend for my family in order to change the usual menu a little bit 🙂 Thanks for your recipe!
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