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I was browsing (timewasting my day away) through pinterest the other day when I came across an impressive dinner idea.  Now can I just say that whilst I do agree with almost every line in the image above, the recipes on pinterest are the one area where I am actually productive [i.e. I will see a foodie pic and often try to recreate it, usually adapting depending on what I have in the pantry].

The following recipe was inspired by one I found (via pinterest) on the lovely butterflyfood blog - beautiful food and recipes so do check it out!  It was so easy and the flavours worked so well - so delicious to try roasted pear with pork, rather than the usual pork and apple (or applesauce) combination!  A must for your next dinner with friends or family!

Roast Pork with Pear and Rosemary


Pantry Must Haves 
1 large (3 lb) pork loin with bone in 
olive oil
1 lemon
Handful of rosemary sprigs
Handful of thyme sprigs
2 Tblsns wholegrain mustard
3 firm pears (not too ripe) cut in half 
1 head of garlic
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 

Preheat oven to 350F.
Chop herbs roughly, leaving a few whole sprigs.
Zest lemon and squeeze juice.
Place pork roast in oven tray and place garlic and pears (don't worry about coring) in the tray.
Mix together chopped herbs,lemon zest, lemon juice,  mustard, salt and pepper and rub over pork.
Place in oven and roast for approximately 1 hour.
Remove from oven and pour over balsamic.  Baste with pan juices and place back in oven for a further 20 mins or until cooked through.
Serve with roast potatoes and salad leaves (eg arugula).