Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I did intend to post yesterday for my made up 'Tasty Tips Tuesday' so if you can be bothered to read through to the end, you will get two for the price of one!

So here is my surface today:
What can we see apart from my huge pile of washing to go away?
The boxes to the left are two shoe boxes which I covered using one sheet of 12x12 per box. In them are my Christmas cards which I have been making for an upcoming craft fair. They also contain some matching tags. In the middle of the shot are two bottles of Limoncello one of which is spoken for, the other is set for market too. The pile of books are quite contradictory! The top one is The Hairy Dieters book, amazing recipes. Last night we all had Spanish chicken, so easy and delicious. In the middle is a cookery book from The Great British Bake Off as I need to make a lemon drizzle cake with the left over lemon juice from making the Limoncello.

These are some of the tags I've made to go with the Christmas cards and thank you cards I've made. I rather like the stars, especially the pink ones. The paper is from Tilda and I'm just using scraps so it's economical too.
If you want to duck out now and visit Julia's, please do so!

WARNING: Photo Overload Follows

Tasty Tip Tuesday
On Sunday I made Jamie Oliver's Six Hour Slow Roast Pork, delicious it was too. But what to do with the left overs?
Because it was slow roasted the pork was shredded rather than slices so I didn't fancy it in a sandwich so I did a take on Coronation Chicken!
Here goes:
 Gather your ingredients, mayo,natural yoghurt sweet chilli jam and cold pork. (recipe for chilli jam is here)
 Chop the pork finely
 Mix the pork with a teaspoon of mayo and a teaspoon of yoghurt and as much chilli jam as you desire.
I'm on a diet so I had mine on crispbreads! I promise you it tastes better than it looks.
Right hop over to Julia's and see what you can find


  1. cute tags... I've never really learned how to make/ design beautiful tags... and what's the name of that recipe? it looks delicious...
    Happy Wednesday
    Riya 102

  2. Lovely tags! Is that slow roasted pork SW friendly?

  3. love the tags, glad you explained the bottles of limoncello, they look like something you shouldn't have on your dining table!
    your pork crispbreads look scrummy, even on crispbreads!
    have a great week, Debxx

  4. OMGoodness! what great tags. Your roastedpork looks ymmy on the cripbreads....that's what I prefer.
    Krisha #30

  5. The pork sounds lovely. Love it cold. Your cards and tags idea is a goodie for a craft fair and they are so pretty..bang on trend...I was looking at red and white Scandinavian style Christmas stuff in Marks yesterday.

  6. your tags are very pretty and the crispbreads reciepe looks nice!


  8. The tags are so smart - the addition of the baker's twine to make the hangers just completes it really!
    Any more pork left, I'll be round for lunch... :D

    Hugs, LLJ #50 xx

  9. I love your tags!! Kraft paper and rope are my favorite things!! Great recipe too!!

  10. Not sure which to comment on. Firstly I love the tags but the cooking distracted me lol. I too have contradicting cook books and have the Hairy Bikers book too ....I've tried the Cassoulet ...did not use the celery was still yummy.I should be on a diet but the chocolate cup cakes defeated any healthy eating lol. I so want to try that slow roast pork and I would have no problems chomping on the leftovers ....your idea however sounds really nice and I love rivita ...yes I know i'm strange.xx

  11. Hope all that washing got put away! After two loads done this morning I now have a similar pile! LOVE the tags, so simple but incredibly effective, I've always loves kraft though. Pork looks good, I cooked a chicken yesterday and have loads of leftovers so you've given me a sandwich idea for in the week.

    Brenda 1