Cider, Hams & Le Tour de France
Thank goodness for Saturday’s! Woke up after my dozey slumber and was pleasantly surprised by a few things.
No.1 gorgeous sunny day outside, (yes) I can do the washing,
No.2 lovely cured ham hock in the fridge and better yet an assortment of yummy things to accompany it.
No. 3 Tonight begins the Tour de France and my sweetheart is somewhat addicted to the race, (being an outdoorsy, fishing type guy who also does Mountain biking)
I on the other hand am a bit clumsy when it comes to fishing, I’m terribly frightened of snakes, spiders and even worse…Goanna’s (near my least favourite picnic spot. If you’ve never seen one, let’s just say you’re lucky!)
Anyhow, I digress.
I can’t ride to save myself so basically, can’t fish, scared of reptiles and won’t be taking up mountain biking anytime soon.
Nonetheless, road races come reptile free. That and Gabriel Gatê’s taste de le tour and the European countryside will keep us up late for the next 21 days.
So to kick things off, I’ve cooked a little wintertime Braised Ham Hock with Cider, which seems appropriate as we begin in Belgium on Le Tour tonight…see you at the end…