Friday, 23 March 2018

Burda 9748 Raglan T'Shirt in Blue and Pink

I love raglan shirts, they're so cute!  and even better in a contrasting fabric which is great for using up scraps and old clothes.  

This particular one is made from some old pyjamas and the leftover fabric from these leggings.

Cut the interfacing and iron onto the back of the underlap.

Iron a strip of interfacing onto the left edge of the front.

Stitch underlap to left front sleeve.

Pin and sew side seams.

Stitch sleeve seams.

Set in sleeves.

Leaving underlap unsewn.

Fold neckband and stitch ends.

Sew neckband in place.

Hem sleeves and bottom.

Apply snap fasteners.

Pattern details.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Slow Cooker Pork Stew with Summer Herbs

Flavoursome, healthy comfort food perfect for these chilly days.  

1kg Pork £3.67
Onions 59p
Carrots 42p
Celery 55p
Chick Peas 33p
Chopped Tomatoes 29p x 4 = £1.16
Pasata 35p
Garlic 59p / 4 = 15p
VegetableStock 47p / 3 = 16p
Thyme 79p / 2 = 40p
Oregano 79p / 2 = 40p
Mint 79p

Total Price = £8.97 / 22 portions = 41p per portion

Remove the pork joint from it's packaging and pop it in the slow cooker with the chickpeas and stock cubes.

Chop the carrots.

Chop the onions.

Chop the garlic.

And the celery.

Fry them in a little oil until soft.

Add the fried vegetables to the slow cooker along with the chopped tomatoes.

And the pasata.

Add half a tub of oregano, half a tub of thyme and a full tub of dried mint.

Mix it all together and cook on low for the day (about 8 hours).

Remove the pork joint and shred the meat with a pair of forks before adding it back into the stew and stirring.

9 family dinners all ready for the freezer.

And here's the result served with mash potato.

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