The Basics of Cooking with Beans

My new cooking goal is to master the craft of cooking dried beans. This should be simple but my past experience resulted in soft, mushy or mealy beans but then I stumbled upon the website, Rancho Gordo. It inspired me to start cooking dried beans and to stop opening a can. Rancho Gordo beans are beautiful,…

Ham Bone Broth and Bean Soup

With a leftover ham bone (from a ham my husband made on his famous Big Green Egg), I made a delicious broth with carrots, onion, and celery.  Added bay leaves, garlic and thyme.  Bone broth is all the rage but our moms and grandmothers have been making bone broth for soup for decades.  You can…