Riverhill farm maple syrup

Maple syrup, a popular Canadian treat, is produced close to our cottage at Riverhill farm.  I have seen the lines running between the numerous maple trees in the area, but just discovered that Riverhill farm in the Ompah, Ontario region produces and markets this delicious maple syrup.

Did you know that maple syrup is a healthy alternative to sweeteners in your diet?  Stick to the pure, 100% maple syrup (sorry Aunt Jemima) though for the health benefits including antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese.  Although it is better for you than refined sugar, maple syrup is full of sucrose (sugar) which should be consumed sparingly for optimum health.

Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

pork tenderloin in the slow cooker

This recipe (if you can call three simple steps and three common ingredients a recipe) for pork tenderloin in the slow cooker is the easiest ever…

I thought I was heading out of town this morning, so decided to make my family’s favourite pork tenderloin in my slow cooker, to be ready when I returned at dinner time. The weather changed my travel plans, but I still have the same dinner plans.

3 Ingredients

All you need is a pork tenderloin, one-half cup (approximately) of maple syrup, and one cup (again, approximately, I never measure) of frozen blueberries.


Put the tenderloin in the slow cooker, pour the maple syrup over it, and then the blueberries over the syrup. Set the slow cooker to low and let the pork cook for 8 hours. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and let it cool (10 minutes) before slicing. Pour the juice, as is, over top after slicing.

If you prefer a thicker, gravy-like sauce, stir one tablespoon of flour into a bit of cold water, then add to the juice in the pot. Turn the setting up to high and cook until the sauce thickens.

Serve with potatoes or rice and another vegetable (broccoli is our favourite) for a healthy family dinner…

Succulent!! How much easier could a recipe be?

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