yummy. chicken vegetable pasta for supper. that's some good supper eats right there.
you start with left-over grilled locally-sourced chicken. grilled on the barbie because that is the best way to eat chicken.
you chop it into bite-sized bits.
and add some bow-tie pasta as they soak up the home-made ranch dressing the best. and they are pretty! cook the pasta according to package instructions - we always cook our pasta al dente and as soon as it is cooked we run cold water over it to stop the cooking process. plus, this is a cold chicken-pasta salad so you want the pasta cold when it is ready to be mixed in.
next up - chop up your fresh, locally-sourced asparagus into bite-sized pieces.
steam your asparagus (NO BOILING EVER!) for approximately 3 minutes - you want it to maintain a crisp texture and bite. once steamed - run the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking process. see below.
and do you see all of that beautiful, delicious asparagus water? use it to water your house plants - they will love you for it! and you re-use your water and not waste it. waste not, want not.
next up is getting the locally-sourced celery ready. you can't have a proper pasta salad without celery!!!
and your own home-grown radishes - so spicey!
our home-grown carrots, julienned and then chopped.
wild garlic that a friend of jambaloney's gave us. i love wild garlic!
some home-grown green onions - yummeh!
locally-sourced red cabbage.
here's all the veggies getting ready to go into the pasta.
here's the pasta and chicken being mixed with our home-made ranch dressing. recipe to follow.
and here is all of the veggies being added. more ranch dressing will be recquired. i like the salad to be pretty goopy with the dressing.
and here it all is mixed together. sorry i didn't take pics of the salad on the plate. we love this kind of salad. full of cooked, steamed, raw and fermented food. we eat this as a supper meal with home-made bread, slathered with butter on the side.
that's some good supper eats right there. oh and tastes even better the next day for lunch!
my queer-*ssed recipe for homemade ranch dressing:
1 cup of mayonnaise (i like to make my own but sometimes have to use store-bought)
1/2 cup of sour cream
a handfull of chopped up, fresh-from-the-garden chives
a handfull of fresh parsley
a small handfull of fresh dill weed or flowers
1 tblspoon of fresh garlic
1 tblspoon of fresh ginger
1 tblspoon of cider vinegar WITH the mother
a dollop of honey
a dollop of dijon mustard
half a teaspoon of onion powder
a few drips of worcestershire sauce
a ton of sea salt and fresh-cracked pepper
1. mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover and chill for at least an hour. it is deelish!
and because this isn't a recipe blog, and because we have some cranky preppers, survivalists, homesteaders and gunlovers here who don't want a recipe every third post - i have decided to start a new blog for recipes and Good Eats. you can find it under the pic of the Manor on the right, or you can go here. it's called *Framboise Manor* Good Eats. and it will be a place for me to record our eating habits and our recipes.
please don't feel compelled to follow it and add it to your bloglist. i mean, i follow all of your blogs and have added you to my bloglist...but that's just because i am a nice person - bahahahahah! no honestly - if reading recipes and crap is not your thing - then don't worry about checking it out. i just didn't want to clog this blog up with recipes and such. this blog is for our daily doings, fixer-uppings and how and what we are doing. but i realized that i needed a separate place for our recipes.
you are all welcome to come and enjoy the new blog. but if it isn't your thing - i completely understand!