Carol Cooks2 …Weekly roundup…Phoenix, Smart Watches and The Nectar of the Gods…

Welcome to my weekly roundup if you have missed any posts  …Take a pew, grab a drink, settle down and enjoy!

I have baked my first sourdough loaf…

great reads a weekly roundup lady with electronic reader

After all the trial and tribulations…I have baked my very first loaf…Phoenix arose and did the job he is now quiet in the fridge but bubbling slowly so I am guessing he is a strong, feisty boy…I wonder who he takes after??? Haha, it has been said…..

More about this later… 

Smart watches were the subject for the first post of the week and I am loving my recent purchase… Not very much impresses me especially gadgets I am probably the most anti-gadget person I know…

But I also know I need to look after the one body I have…Not be fanatic and exercise madly, (walking), become vegan(said)quietly or follow faddy diets. I have all those t/shirts…

legs people walking

Just to eat sensibly a healthy balanced diet with lots of veggies and fibre and have the odd piece of sourdough bread which will be thoroughly enjoyed with butter and not an ounce of guilt or remorse…and just walk…So there you have it!

Honey certainly deserves the name of nectar of the gods ...For thousands of years it has been used both as a nutritious addition to diet and as an effective medicine and the oldest reference to this delicacy dates back to 5500 BC.

Waste Not! Want Not! Week 15 and there is so much happening from the scandalous to the good… My wish is that man who is the biggest threat to the world and the ecosystem will be neutralised that corrupt governments and officials will be outed and that the people in charge will grow or have some balls to stop bad practise and say NO to damaging practices!

Young Greta Thunberg was correct when she said government have not and will not listen… I for one hope these young people’s voices will be heard.

Thursday saw my monthly post over @Esme’s Salon and the letter was N…I hope you will pop over as these posts need some love… Thank you, John, for your continued support 🙂 x

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Lastly my very first wholemeal Sour Dough Loaf courtesy of Phoenix who arose and did his job…

I won’t say it was an easy journey but we are here and baking…And very nice it was we can only improve from here but I am so pleased I didn’t give up as the result was worth it…

Thank you so much for bearing with me throughout the ups and downs of Phoenix and for the very helpful tips that Tabula gave me…She is a star…

Thank you for reading xxx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then I bid you welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology:

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all having a great weekend xx

17 thoughts on “Carol Cooks2 …Weekly roundup…Phoenix, Smart Watches and The Nectar of the Gods…

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    You can always garentee a busy lady gets lots and lots done, And reading your review, wow, lots done, and lots of information.. My daughter makes her own sough-dough bread, Something I have never attempted.. But I have eaten hers and its lovely..
    I love shopping at local markets too, and especially farmers markets. where often they make their own cheeses and yummy yogurts and jams..
    I can not wait to get planting again, the seeds are growing in the green houses and the ground is prepared.. Potatoes are going in this week Carol..
    As for those smart watches, lol, I haven’t worn an ordinary watch in five years, I used to live by the time when working.. Now I live by the hour of my stomach.. If I am hungry I know I should eat.. lol..
    And your posts always leave my stomach grumbling at the deliciousness you offer up.
    Love all you post here Carol..
    Which I had more hours in the day.. At least we are never bored when we retired 🙂

    Love and Hugs.. ❤ Enjoy your week Carol.. ❤


      1. dgkaye

        Lol, good luck with that, a review! They are just awful. I still try and send stuff, it seems some gets through and some doesn’t. And with many of my posts lately, they’ll go through, then I get the notification days later that 20 of my posts have been taken down 😦

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      2. dgkaye

        I do it wherever I can, and I’ve stopped bothering. I just went to share off Sal’s page before and it’s deemed inappropriate, and a box to question it WHICH DIDN’T EVEN OPEN. They aren’t friggin interested in what we have to say. I’m working up my MeWe page 🙂

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  2. eslarn2

    Thank you for the very good recipe, Carol! Sorry cant reblog today, because i lost my admin pw, and can only repost by text via email. Have a good start into the week. Michael


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Hi, Michael, it seems you have been drafted to that club as well…Happy Days are upon us…Please do not worry I always appreciate your kind support. I hope your week is a good one 🙂



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