Roasted Pork Loin Roast

Roasted roast. It’s a roast that was roasted. I shouldn’t be writing at-all-ever.

pork loin roast

I’m also giving you a recipe that you won’t be able to exactly recreate because you can’t buy this spice. Unless you live in or near Richmond, VA and go to the South of the James farmer’s market at Forest Hill Park…in THAT case, yes.

It’s a mix of locally grown, dried herbs and salts. Lavender, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, lemongrass and sage! The last ingredient is LOVE…awwww! ***sticks finger down throat but then smiles***

spice mix

When the roasted roast was done and sufficiently rested, I sliced it and topped it with the onions and pan drippings.

pork loin roast

Roasted Pork Loin Roast

  • a 1.75-2 lb. pork loin roast
  • 2 teaspoons of a dried herbs mix (lavender, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, lemongrass, Himalayan pink salt and sea salt)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 medium to large onion, halved and sliced

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree. Salt and pepper the roast on all sides. Heat a large oven proof saute pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add EVOO and pork roast. Once it’s seared to a nice golden brown on one side flip it over and add the onions and wine. Sprinkle the dried herbs all over the pork and the onions. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the internal temp reaches about 145 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
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Rassawek Wine and Heritage Festival

Travis, Devin and I met my mom and brother Isaac today to check out a wine festival in the country today at Rassawek Vineyard. It was a beautiful day…78 degrees, sunny, cool in the shade…it just couldn’t have been any nicer. The event was a on simply gorgeous property off of Route 6 in Goochland County. There were horses, old cars and farm equipment on display, local handmade goods for sale, live music, good food and of course wine tastings! Not just wine tastings from the vineyard that sponsored the event but also from 9 local wineries! Travis got to drive an old antique (like 1920’s old) Ford truck that was was for sale. He showed a little interest and the owner let him take a spin. We had yummy smoked barbecue, fresh churned ice cream and sangria to wash it all down. It was fun to meet the vendors and others who have so many interests and talents!

I don’t have any pictures because my phone has no service out there (thanks Sprint!!) and I haven’t been able to locate the battery charger for my digital camera but I did grab a couple of cool items I wanted to share here. I do wish that I had a group shot of us to share! Next time!

The first are some herb mixes from Forrest Green Farm. I tasted the ranch dressing and was hooked! All you do to make it is mix 1 tablespoon of herbs from the packet with some buttermilk and a little sour cream. Give it a shaky-shake and it’s done! All of the contents of the packets are grown on their farm and they are all organic.

I also got a bag of buckwheat flour. The vendor had 100 year old equipment that was milling it right there for us to watch. How cool is that??!!

Lastly, I got a planter made of handmade pottery for $15! The lady that made the pottery had tons of different pieces out and was also working on new stuff and doing demonstrations. I was so excited about it that I forgot to get her card! I hope that I run into her again so I can give her proper credit for such beautiful work. When I got home this evening I planted some Greek Basil that had been stuck in an ugly temporary pot. It’s too pretty to put outside!! 🙂