CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 26th January -1st February 2020…

It’s that time of the week again… Time to relax and have a read…My tea this morning is Oolong Green Tea…What’s your early morning cuppa?… Thank you to those of you who shared with us your early morning cuppa last week…It has turned cold again here in the mornings not as cold as November but cold for me…Hubby laughs at me as he is in a thin tee shirt and I have dug out a long-sleeved, long too big jumper which I can snuggle into…I am warming up nicely now as I sip my Oolong tea…

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Just a little extra info to those of you and I was one of them who don’t like green tea because of its bitterness…It is all in the brewing…   Green Tea is a lovely drink if brewed properly…

Enough of my chit chat… could talk the hind legs of a donkey….lol x

Grab your cup and join me for a cuppa and a catch-up…x

Monday…The day when I try to find the good news on recycling and Climate Change…The day when I try to decipher just what is happening around the world and it certainly is a mish-mash…a hot potato…Lots of truths and half-truths…The bottom line methinks is we have to start doing just that little bit more, teach our children and grandchildren …make them aware…we need to be more aware…I also will name and shame as you know…I also think as a consumer we need to be calling out those companies who are blatantly flouting the rules…

In my naughty corner, last week was Coca Cola…I mean it is pretty low to pass the buck and blame YOU the consumer as to why they will not be changing their plastic bottles isn’t it? I am not going to be adding to their media profile by showing an image of their bottles here. I think we all know what a Coke bottle looks like …Don’t we?


Tuesday…now one of my designated writing and recipe testing days …This week as you know it is all about bananas and more bananas…Naughty but nice…haha


Especially with ice cream…Aston ate two bowls…


Carols Cookery Column over @ Sally’s where she is reposting my A-Z …and very well received it has been so far on its second release…This week it was the letter B not only Brocolli but tada..Bananas…haha

There really is no getting away from the number of bananas I have here…green, red, yellow…..By now I think you must sense a common thread here…x

Whimsical Wednesday…

And not a banana recipe insight…It was National Soup Month and last week was a lovely Mushroom soup I mean who doesn’t love a bowl of banana mushroom soup…? I have been begged NOT to make this…Have you eaten Banana Soup?

I must admit I am tempted lots of lovely Thai flavours in this…Aston is still pulling a face which is saying Noooooo….haha

Thursday… Still a non-blogging day…I spent the day in the kitchen…

Friday…Is the day I invite you into my kitchen…A bit of a mixture this week Bananas Chicken Feet Curry, BananasJackfruit Salad, my favourite bananas Asian Beef Brisket… and finally Bananas Fried Banana Balls…


Time for part 4 of Sally’s fabulous new series shopping by Nutrient…There are times in all of our lives when we may have been lacking in iron, Vit C anything and we may have been at a loss as to what we can eat instead of popping a pill…

Sally had done all the work for you, easy to read and all ingredients which most of us buy anyway…Do pop over and have read…

That’s all for this week…Thank you for reading and thank you to all of you who have commented and shared my posts this week …I love your comments so please keep them coming…Make my day 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.

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 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!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great Sunday and a fabulous week xx

30 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 26th January -1st February 2020…

  1. dgkaye

    Funny, I never thought of green tea as bitter. Must have been over-steeped. 🙂 I’m taking your easy Carbonara recipe with me on vacay when I leave. Easy cooking! 🙂 ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Correct, Debby it can be if you don’t brew it correctly…Enjoy the Carbonara one of the best dishes if you want aomething quick and easy…Have a great vacay xxx

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  2. johnrieber

    A great week of recipe, Carol! FYI, this week on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, she features a woman who has taken old plastic bags and turned them into mats for homeless people….I will send you the info on when it airs – an inspiring story that shows us how we can take recycling to a new level…

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      1. johnrieber

        Yes, imagine taking something so wasteful like a plastic bag and turning it into a useful item for those in need…in a perfect world we will eradicate all of that plastic and won’t need to find volunteers to handle it all!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I found that recipe quite by chance, Michael…I am trying it today…I am hoping it will be great and convince my taste testers who at the moment just give me a quizzical look that says…really you are going to make that…haha. Have a great week 🙂 x

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        It’s more than sad; it’s tragic! I can tell you that all “Protect Manatees” signs won’t save the poor creatures when plastic clings to their gills! And dolphins don’t appreciate bumping into cans and Styrofoam containers, either!

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  3. petespringerauthor

    Not a bad week at all. I’ve never heard the expression “could talk the hind legs off a donkey.” I like that one.😊

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  4. Debbie from Deb's World

    Another good wrap up Carol. I’ve been having some butterfly-pea tea which is a bright blue, unless lemon is added, when it goes purple! It’s refreshing and good for you as well apparently! I also enjoy green oolong tea from time to time. Have a great week.

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