In fact, the Metservice had suggested we would get a very wet Monday, but by the evening it was calming down. That didn't stop me planning another comfort food favourite: Eye fillet of pork.
Usually I'd sear then roast the pork whole with Chinese spices, and then slice it to serve, probably with rice. But I'd vaguely remembered a Greek recipe called "Afelia" in which cubes of pork are cooked with coriander, lemon juice, cider and oil. Rather than head for the recipe books, I improvised. (I rarely follow recipes). So it wasn't true to the Greek original.
I sweated onion & garlic in olive oil, added about 2tsp of crushed coriander seeds, and softened the whole lot before removing them from the pan. I then hot-fried the cubed pork fillet and deglazed with cider. I then added the onions etc and cooked & reduced the panful until sticky, before adding creme fraiche and apple slices, and cooked until the apple was soft.
Served with broccoli and mash. Aaah!
Now we're in the comfort zone.