The Red Wren

Food & Recipes

D is for Dinner ~ Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Tonight we had lemon and garlic chicken with a side of cous cous. It was quite tasty! Recipe: Chicken thighs Flour olive oil fresh oregano garlic (I used jar stuff) chicken stock lemon x2 Coat chicken with flour and brown in a pan with olive oil, transfer to a oven dish. Make up 125ml of chicken stock, add juice of on lemon. Quarter remaining lemon. Arrange lemon quarters, oregano and garlic around the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Pour stock over. Bake for 30 minutes covered at  ...

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Sewing and Craft

A challenge

I’ve set myself a goal this week; ‘A project a day’. Every day I’m aiming to create something. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, just a something thing. Stay tuned!

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Craft day!

The craft day was a big success and will definitely be happening again shortly. I began my embroidery (I managed to transfer the design to calico by holding it up to the window, thanks for the suggestion!) but discovered rather rapidly that I need practise and lots of it! I abandoned the  ...

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Craft Day

I’m having a craft day at my place on Sunday which I’m quite excited about. I’ve never hosted a craft day before! I’ve thought about what to make and have decided I’ll start my embroidery project. What is my embroidery project? I’ll tell you! I bought a  ...

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Fabric!

The fabric I ordered from Etsy last Thursday arrived yesterday. From America. They posted it on ‘their’ Thursday and it was here by Monday! Wow! I’m so excited as it’s the Jessica Jones fabric that I’m re-upholstering my daggy old fluffy pink dresser chair with.  ...

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Bag making on a Sunday afternoon…

I’ve had some lovely Sandi Henderson “Ginger Blossom” fabric sitting around for a month or so now dying to be made into something. Today it became a bag. It took a few hours to make this as I don’t believe in using patterns most of the time, so I adjust as I go.  ...

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Calico Shopping Bag

One thing Colin and I are quite big on at present is remembering to take the green bags when we do the supermarket shopping. On Friday I started thinking that I could whip up some calico bags and embellish them so they’re not only practical and environmental, but pretty. I went out and  ...

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