Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's my Blogiversary

It’s late, but I simply had to post today as it is Range Warfare’s first birthday. Can you believe it? Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? As a big thank you to all you folks who take the time and trouble to visit my humble abode I’m giving away a hardback copy of Ina Garten’s book, barefoot contessa at home.

I wish I could give everyone a gift, but when you’re a poor and struggling writer like moi that’s just not financially viable. One day I’ll write that best seller and we'll all have some fun. :-)

Anyone who leaves a comment on my blog between now and midnight on Monday (Oklahoma time), will be eligible to enter. All names will go into a hat, and Mick, (or one of the cats) will select a winner. I’ll post the name of the winner on Tuesday. Bonne chance mes amis.

And without further ado:

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Feta Cheese, Leeks, and Garlic. (And don't forget the bacon).


1 pork tenderloin – sorry, I’m not sure how much this weighed, I’m guessing about 1½ lbs. prior to cooking
½ a leek, cleaned and thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 tablespoons feta cheese
3-4 bacon slices
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 450F
  • Slit the pork down the center, but don’t cut right through. Spread leeks, garlic, and feta evenly over the meat, but not right up to the edges. Fold the meat up and tie into a parcel using kitchen twine. Season generously with black pepper, then wrap the bacon slices around the pork.
  • Brush a baking dish with vegetable oil, put meat in dish and roast for about 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 375F and cook for a further 20-30 minutes, possibly longer depending on size of pork loin. Don't worry if you think you've overdone it - the bacon keeps it nice and moist.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes or so before carving.

That’s the meat I’m talking about there. And while it rests, what the hell, pour yourself a glass of wine or whatever else floats your boat, and put your feet up for a few mins. You all deserve it. And, Cheers, Bottoms up! but make mine a large one. ;-)


Jason said...

Yeah, congratulations on your anniversary! I will be celebrating my 2nd this summer, so amazing how quickly time goes by!
And now for the recipe...pork wrapped in pork, how can it get any better? Cheers.

Jan said...

Jason, I wish I had thought of that - pork wrapped in pork, LOL - it says it all. :-)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love this recipe, it has a number of my favorite ingredients like leek, garlic and feta.

and when you do write that masterpiece, we'll all be rushing to read it!

Raquel said...

happy blogaversary jan!! I so agree, pork wrapped in more pork, with leeks and feta - can I have yours? And mine too, of course! Much love, Raquel Xo

Lakeland Jo said...

well done on your anniversary and I am looking forward to your fabulous best selling cook book very soon X

Paula said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary! Oooh, this pork is drool-a-licious! That stuffing is dynamite, and you know I love all things bacon related! I think I'd like to both sip a glass of wine and put my feet up during the wait time! :-) Have a great weekend!

Lynda said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I wish you many more, as I really enjoy reading your blog!
The pork loin is to die for!Easy, but what great flavor with the bacon wrapping.
Stay warm this weekend!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....Jan!! This stuffed pork tenderloin looks so delicious!! I love pork tenderloins!!! Yum yum yum,......!!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What a generous giveaway! This recipe sounds aweome!! I adore tenderloin, but have never stuffed one, Ill have to try this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sara said...

Happy blogiversary! That pork looks so delicious, I love that you stuffed it.

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

The Pork Tenderloin looks deliciuos.

pamokc said...

Congrats on the anniversary. THe pork tenderloin looks delish. Another recipe I need to get to the hubby ... he's the cook around these parts!!!

Jan said...

Jan I'm so sorry I missed you blogiversary! Heres to the next year and more!
I love reading blogs but sadly I've just been so busy lately I'm struggling to even post on mine.
Ps: I'ts 5am here now and this seems to be the only time I get to do anything!
I love the stuffing you've made for the posrk - yummy yum yum!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! My first anniversary is coming in a few weeks, and it is amazing not only how fast time has gone, but how much I've learned in that amount of time as well as "meeting" so many wonderful bloggers out there, which includes you!

Have a great Sunday!

Cheryl said...

Happy Blogiversary, now I know how to spell it! Mine is coming up soon as well. That pork looks tender and delcious! YUUM

Pam said...

Happy blogiversary Jan. The pork looks amazing - I love anything with feta.

Maria said...

Congrats to you! Love your blog!!

Emily said...

Oh no! I'm too late! I want that book, too.

Congrats on your blogiversary! I can't believe it has been a year!

And the pork tenderloin looks fantastic.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy blog anniversary! What a fabulous meal!

Kevin said...

Congrats on one year of tasty posts!

The Food Hunter said...

Happy anniversary. This looks delicious.