I know I said I wouldn’t post today, but I can’t seem to help it.
I made Mulberry Vinaigrette with the fresh mulberries from Bamboo John.
Here’s the recipe I came up with:
Fresh Mulberry Vinaigrette
- Balsamic Vinegar: 1/2 Cup
- Apple Cider Vinegar: 1/2 Cup
- Olive Oil: 3/4 Cup
- Canola Oil 1/4 Cup
- Fresh Mulberries: 2 Cups
- Maple Syrup: One glug (to taste)
- Powdered Mustard: 1Tbsp.
- Sea Salt: 1 good grind.
- Fresh Garden Herbs: 1 Sprig each of Basil, Sage, Oregano, Thyme and Dill
Combine all ingredients in blender and mix. Viola’, Mulberry Vinaigrette!
Ingredients in. Ready to blend.
Finished Product. It turned out excellent!
AJ’s Redneck Smoked Chicken
Rub a whole roasting chicken with seasoning. AJ uses Lawry’s® Perfect Blend Seasoned Rub for Pork (I know…pork. But trust me, it’s good). Sounds normal, right? So why is it called “Redneck Smoked Chicken”? Notice the cans of Natural Light…
Whoa! What is he doing to that chicken?! That’s not natural!
Stuffed with open cans of beer the chickens are sitting upright ready for the smoker. Slightly unsettling, if you ask me.
In it goes.
Charcoal in the bottom of the smoker provides the heat and wood chips soaked in beer create the smoke. The more beer the better when you’re cooking redneck style. It goes without saying that the cook should also be primed. Close the smoker door and wait for the internal temperature to get to 165° and rising.
Finished product. Tender and juicy. Yum!
It was cool and gorgeous outside. Our neighbor, Capt’n Kim Ferrell joined us for dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful meal of smoked chicken, black beans and rice and salad supplemented with fresh garden greens. Can’t wait until the entire salad comes from the garden.
Warm and personable, Capt’n Kim is always a welcome guest. He is a treasure hunter with leases on the local shipwrecks, as well as a talented jeweler who mounts shipwreck coins in beautiful gold settings. Kim deserves a post of his own and has promised to send me some information and photos about his adventures so that I may do this. I will also share a photograph of the gorgeous pendant he gave us for Christmas.
Captain Kim Ferrell
Well, that’s it for now. The soil for Oasis2 is now slated for Tuesday. See you then.