Monday, 30 July 2018

Chilli Garlic Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

Whoa!!  This'll knock your socks off!  It could be watered down it make it less spicy but we like spice in our house.

Tomato Puree
Red Wine Vinegar

Finely chop the garlic.

And the chillies.

And the ginger root.

Fry them in a little oil.

Add a tube of tomato puree.

And half a bottle of red wine vinegar.

Let it simmer and reduce for a bit giving it a good stir.

Then pour the mixture into a sauce bottle and store it in the fridge.

Here it is served with chicken and frozen stir fry veg.

The chicken was marinaded in the sauce for a couple of hours but you can use it straight out of the bottle if you don't have time to marinade.

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Quilt Binding Tutorial

Quick and easy custom quilt binding sewn entirely by machine.

Here's what you'll need:
The fabric I'm using is an old pillowcase.

Cut strips of fabric 2.5 inches wide.

Join the lengths at right angles and pin.

Sew diagonally across to join.

Trim the excess and press flat.

Fold in half, wrong sides together and press.

Line up raw edges of binding with raw edges of project.

Fold the end of the binding over slightly.

And sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

At each corner fold the binding to the right.

Then back on itself.

Before sewing along the next side.

Cut the binding a little after the start of stitching.

Fold the binding over to the back and pin in place.  It should just cover the line of stitching on the back of the project.

Stitch along the original line of stitching (stitch in the ditch).

And done!

Here's a close up, you can see the stitching has caught the binding on the back of the project.

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Monday, 23 July 2018

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Recipe

This is a dish we have quite often.  It's simple, tasty and a bit of fun.

Diced chicken
Red Onions
Curry Powder
Chilli Powder

Sling the chicken in the slow cooker.

Chop the onions.

And dice the garlic.

Fry them until just soft then add to the slow cooker.

Chop the peppers and throw them in.

Add the spices.

Give it a good stir.

And cook for about 3 hours.

Make your wraps at the table with cheese and salad.

Toddler approved.

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