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Smothered Pork Chops with mashed potatoes.

Photo by Colter Peterson, [email protected]




1½ teaspoons onion powder

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme, or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

¾ cup buttermilk or heavy cream

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

1. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels to remove any moisture. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, seasoning salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.

2. Dredge each chop in the flour; shake off the excess and keep the remaining flour.

3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet or pan over medium heat. When hot, fry the pork chops in a

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The orchard traditionally stages the wassail event amid its oldest apple trees each winter, with dancing, music and cider-soaked bits of bread to thank the trees for the last harvest and bless them for the next one. Based on an ancient British custom that is designed to help keep them safe from evil spirits, it’s a bright spot during the cold winter months.

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