Circle of Flowers



Mums on Parade

October is my favorite month of the year. The weather is perfect. Apples are abundant.
Mums are blooming like they are on top of the world. The mums in my garden
come back every year and have the prettiest color you can imagine.

To celebrate the fall season, I have made a fabulous dish using apples. I could not resist
buying them since they are just absolutely gorgeous, at half the regular price.

Apple-Onion Pork Chops

2  boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick
Salt, black pepper, grill seasoning
1  tablespoon olive oil
1  small onion, thinly sliced
1  tablespoon sliced ginger strips
1  Fuji apple, slice into wedges
1/2  cup apple juice
1/2  tablespoon brown sugar

Season pork chops with salt and pepper, grill seasoning, and chili powder, optional.
Pan fry until golden brown. Dish out and put aside. In the same pan, saute onion,
apple and ginger, season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook until combined.

Stir in brown sugar and apple juice. Cook until thicken a little. Return pork chops
and juice to the pan, mix with apples. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 3-5 minutes
until apple sauce thicken and pork chops are fully cooked.