A plate of baked tomatoes, garnished with julienned fresh basil, juicy and warm… tasted just like Summer.
Rain has been pouring outside, saturated colors of plants in our vegetable garden and backyard.
Dongpo Pork is named after a well known Chinese writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty – Su Dongpo.
“It is said that once during his free time, Su Dongpo decided to make stewed pork out of boredom. Then an old friend visited him in the middle of the cooking and challenged him to a game of Chinese chess. Su had totally forgotten of the stew during the game until a very fragrant smell came out from his kitchen and he was reminded of it. Thus Dongpo’s Pork (東坡肉), a famous dish in Chinese cuisine, was created by accident.” – from wikipedia.org
This was the first time I made this famous dish, step by step, it took me total 2 hours to complete. The spoon tender meat was velvety but oily, and the flavor was incredible. The best braised pork we ever had.
Hundreds of VWs gathered at St.Pete’s Pier, came with all kinds of colors and shapes. It was quite an interesting event. I am glad I happened to be there to capture some unique pictures.
Those wild birds have been trained to be fed by visitors at the St.Pete’s Pier.