Ok, so that took a little while. Sorry about that. I have been really busy with work and stuff. It was the month of vacations, so that meant that everyone was working hard and being over-worked. soooo, the good news is that Software was loaded on the pute and now I can upload lots of sweet new pics. The dutch oven there is my birthday present from wife. 8 quarts of exquisite bliss! I also treated myself to a global cleaver. I am going to cleave the crap out of food. Lock up your chickens and butternut squashes! So, back to the dutch oven, I think that I prefer this brand to the more popular "LeCreuset." It's made by a company called "staub." They're located in Alsace, France. Seems a lot more heavy duty than the other. I have a Lecreuset, and they are really nice, you can't go wrong with them, I'm just saying I think that these win out, they're built like a tank, or more like Keith Richards in a tank! I like the inside of these because they are just plain, seasoned cast iron, instead of the enameled cast iron.
To the food...I made some delicious pork the other night. Made a gastrique out of apple cider vinegar and oj and white wine. Reduced it a lot and then basted it on the pork roast that I was grilling (over indirect heat, of course!). So, anyway, I chopped the leftovies and simmered them in some bbq. Sandwiched them up and served with roasted root veg (parsnips, carrotsnips.) Exquisite!