chutney for a chicken

November 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm 7 comments

MOSAIC - Ann's chickenYou know how much I love chutney.  I love it straight off the spoon, I spread it on things and I sometimes stir it into soups and casseroles.  But being a vegetarian I don’t eat it with chicken and this is not a post about such culinary combinations. This is a post about a fabulous swap with my blog buddy Ann at Calico and chicken + goodiesThe chicken in question is this lovely Christmas chicken which I swapped for a jar of my damson chutney.  Ann’s a bit handy with a needle and thread and generously included a fabric covered tin of sewing accessories too – all made by her own fair hand.  What a treat!

Ann has some autumn print chickens left over from a recent craft fair  and she’s posted a ‘chicken in a bag’ swap today.  If you’d like to exchange something with Ann leave a comment on her swap post or email her directly.  And don’t worry if you’ve not been stitching or stirring up creations yourself – Ann’s open to swapping non-crafty creations so drop her a line if you think you have a chicken worthy carrot to dangle. Chicken in a Bag

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann  |  November 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for this post Nic, a great advert for my chicken!!! I told my son about your pictures of the Christmas chicken visiting your allotment, he thinks we are nuts!!!

  • 2. mangocheeks  |  November 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Great post Nic and i am tempted,
    Off to make an offering.

  • 3. miss m  |  November 17, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Oh, marvelous swap ! Your chicken is adorable, Ann.

  • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  November 17, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Ann – you didn’t know that already ;o3

    MC – thanks MC, this is good calorie free temptation. You’ll not be disappointed.

    Miss M – bit of a long way for it to fly to you though, shame.

  • 5. Johanna  |  November 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

    that chicken is cute – just the sort I would like to have with my chutney – and I agree with you about chutney – have been wondering about making some with summer fruits

  • 6. mangocheeks  |  November 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The chicken has been given a good home. She may not lay eggs, but I adore her.

  • 7. Nip it in the bud  |  November 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Johanna – I shall look forward to see what you cook up

    MC – hooray, she said she was looking forward to pecking up the crumbs from your table ;o)


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