Personalised Tea (Kitchen) Towel

I love this tea (kitchen) towel that we made many years ago, and wondered why I hadn’t shared it here before now!

We made these to give to family for Christmas. They do take a bit of time and planning, but are definitely a one-of-a-kind item! And it can get a bit messy ­čśë

I used good quality vintage pillowcases. They were old family linen, but were sitting unused in my cupboard. I didn’t want to throw them out, so I up-cycled them!

(Please pardon these rather un-edited photos – I have a new computer and haven’t quite got the new photo editing system down pat yet.)

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Chilli Jam

There is really only one chilli eater in our house, and it’s not me! But I always have dried chilli flakes in the cupboard, and when I get fresh chillies they go straight into the freezer whole. It’s easy to cut a bit off a frozen chilli when required.

Recently I got a bag of chillies. When I┬ásuggested to┬áthe chilli eater┬áthat I might try┬ámaking them into some sort of jam or relish, he said just dry them because he wouldn’t eat it. Well, as if that’s going to stop me!! Continue reading

Baked Chicken Legs for School Lunches

Last week our young man came home from school, and told me that the canteen had delicious chicken legs on the menu. Apparently his friend had ordered them, and shared one (thanks, Master K!). Would he like some in his lunch? Oh, yes, he most certainly would!

So I checked out the school canteen menu, and discovered that they offer 3 BBQ chicken drummettes for $3. Pretty reasonable price, considering they are prepared fresh at the canteen. And canteens offer a great service, so I am certainly not going to tell you not to use them! But if I can make something at home, and I have the time and the ingredients, then I’ll give it a go. Continue reading