Pieday Friday – Ultimate KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

Today’s recipe is an extract from the fantastic new cookbook Korean Food Made Simple by Judy Joo. The traditional recipe for Yangnyum Chicken is the Korean version of good ol’ KFC so I thought it would be fun to share this recipe with you today while I’m away on my half-term holidays. What a fun ‘takeaway’ recipe to […]

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Pieday Friday – Minted pea pasta with chargrilled chicken

We’re all hoping for a sunny bank holiday weekend right? And what better way to spend the long lazy weekend than with a spot of al fresco dining, eh? I’ve got the ideal recipe for you to try out this weekend; it’s really fast, super-easy and uses just a handful of ingredients that you’ve probably […]

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Pieday Friday – Baked Spanish chicken & chorizo risotto

This week I’ve tried out a recipe that I’ve never attempted before. I love risotto yet I’m not really patient enough to spend ages stirring it until it’s ready, so we rarely eat it at home. Seeing as it’s one of my favourite dishes I really hoped that there was a less time-consuming option out […]

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Winter care for chickens & treats for my cats

When I shared tips for taking care of cats during the autumn and winter earlier this week I had a great response and my attention turned to other pets in the family. I thought about the animals we care for who are ‘outside’ pets; in our family we have chickens and guinea pigs, and other […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Chicken & garden vegetable pasta

Earlier this month I mentioned how quickly the courgettes in our new veggie patch were growing and that we’ve been eating them continually for a couple of weeks now. Last week’s recipe was for roasted courgettes and this week I’ve decided to include them in a chicken pasta dish. So put your favourite pasta on […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Chicken brick

If you cast your mind back to a couple of weeks ago, you may remember I mentioned that my husband brought home a chicken brick. He’d wanted one for a few years but due to the price we’ve never really been able to justify the cost of one however, he finally found one in a […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Bake a cheese loaf for the weekend

One of my favourite treats is cheese bread. I’m not someone who gets particularly excited about sweet things (except for this red velvet cake, yum!) but I can’t resist something cheesy. If it’s melted cheese, even better! I still have a lot of cheese left over after Christmas – why do we all buy those cheese-board […]

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Pieday Friday ~ the tastiest chicken recipe ever

I had a few chicken thighs, drumsticks and wings in the freezer and I had no idea what to do with them to turn them into a tasty dinner. Other than roasting them, I was fresh out of ideas. So I asked hubby to work his magic with a bit of a marinade (he’s such […]

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Pieday Friday recipe – roast dinner pie

There’s nothing better than a great big Sunday roast, in my opinion. And Easter weekend is one of the times during the year that I can pretty much guarantee that we’ll be rustling up a roast dinner. We’ll probably have a lovely roast chicken (or even a small Turkey – hey, it’s practically another Christmas!), yummy […]

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Pieday Friday recipe – Sweet n Sour Chicken

Another takeaway recipe special today and this time it’s Sweet n Sour chicken. This is one of my favourite dishes because you can cram it full of healthy veg and help yourself to a massive portion! This is adapted from a Slimming World recipe so you can be sure that it is good for you and […]

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Pieday Friday – Turmeric chicken pie recipe

I saw this recipe on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week and decided to give it a go. I’ve adapted the recipe a little as I wanted to include more veg in the pie (the original only has chicken and peas). I made my own shortcrust pastry but ready-made pastry is just as good, and its […]

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Update – our little chicks have hatched… and grown up!

After recently posting about two of the family chickens hatching out their first clutch of chicks, I was asked to keep my lovely readers updated with photos of them as they grew into adult chickens.  The first to hatch were these little black and yellow chicks – look how much they’ve grown already: Fair enough […]

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Our cute little chicks have finally hatched!

Yesterday mum’s lovely little chicken ‘Friendly’ hatched 2 of her eggs into fluffy little chicks – here’s a photo of these angelic yellow bundles of fluff – one of these chicks is only 1 hour old – there was 1 chick at lunchtime and by 1pm the second one had emerged and puffed itself up already! […]

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I made this all by myself – Chicken Teacosy for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (18th March to be exact) and I thought I would share with you a little sewing project that I’ve done, and hope it might inspire you to make something for your own mum too! This chicken tea-cosy was made from brown print fabric, gingham and a pillowcase for the. lining. I […]

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