With all the rain we've been having the internet has been so slow I couldn't even post James' slow cooking dinner last night. While it rained outside our Christmas hambone helped cook up a savory pot of beans flavored with apple cider. I brought soaked beans, water, apple cider, the hambone, 1 quartered yellow onion, fresh thyme, fresh sage leaves, carrots (because I had them and because I though the sweetness would play well off the cider), bay leaves, chili flakes, and plenty of cracked black pepper to a boil and then allowed the pot to simmer and bubble until the beans were tender -- tasting and adding salt along the way. A great way to stay warm and toasty while it storms outside.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.