CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 15th March-21st March 2020…

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts…A little later today as it has been one of those days…Things have hotted up here…I did my first shop online since I have lived here…They apologised that they couldn’t deliver today but they would tomorrow by 10.00am…no delivery charge either…However, we heard this afternoon that all the stores would be closed and only the markets would be open how long for I don’t know…The borders are closed, no flights, all the stores/bars only food outlets remaining open.

Scary times for the world…It does sadden me when I see that people are still partying on beaches and other places and ignot=ring the call by governments to isolate themselves socially…Utter madness when they don’t know who they could be infecting…

That’s my rant over please stay safe, grab your favourite drink whether it be a green smoothie, a cup of chai or like me oolong green tea…

Relax and Enjoy!

Monday: Recycling and Climate change day…16th March 2020…

There were lots of positive steps last week however this week although there have been lots of sad news about deaths through Covid-19 however because of the closedowns around the world nature has soon come back to canals in Venice for a start, water is clearer and the atmosphere is cleaner and that is just after a few weeks …I hope when this is over many lessons will have been learnt and maybe just maybe things will change for the better…I do hope so…


Tuesday: Thailand…Down on the Farm…Jambulan Plum and Mulberries…

Some beautiful fruit was the theme of Down on the Farm…This week or yesterday my neighbour presented me with a lovely bag of pomegranates they picked from their tree…

Wednesday: Whimsical Wednesday…with Carol…

I tried to keep it as upbeat as possible last week given much of the news is depressing…Xander went down really well you loved him as much as I did a wonderful child…Bowie and Space Odessy…and Barnums Circus..and some really lovely Coconut Cookies I ate the last one today…I wonder what this week will bring…

We also had Eat your Purples by Sally Cronin…I love my purples and am seeing more and more purple veggies for sale here…Purple sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower…I am really getting my purples…Are you?

Friday: CarolCooks2…This week in my kitchen…Everything cooked from scratch…

I have been busy cooking and also thinking about what I can make if food gets rationed or we are unable to get out to buy some…These are unprecedented times so I for one am not sure where this will end…This last week it was some simple bread recipes …

Saturday: Smorgasbord Health Column.

Saturday Morning Market…Mandarin Oranges and Rosella Fruit…

Rosella is a beautiful fruit not widely available but enough to make some jam and chutney.

That’s all for this week…Thank you for reading…I hope you have enjoyed this weekly roundup xx I invite your comments…Let’s chat!

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 are having a great weekend, stay safe and wash those hands xx

14 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 15th March-21st March 2020…

  1. petespringerauthor

    I share your rant, Carol. It’s frustrating when so many are being responsible, and we see those who aren’t. In the meantime, we’ll try to have a good week.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know, Pete.. Stay safe.. I am trying to keep an upbeat theme to my posts but its getting harder… But most people here seem to be taking it serious…. X


  2. joylennick

    Thanks, Carol. Unfortunately, this nasty virus seems to have a long arm…Here in Spain, they clamped down on everyone very quickly and are strict. Only one person allowed to walk outside
    at a time, or be in a car! And ALL cafes, restaurants and meeting places firmly closed for well over a week now. The UK and USA seem to have dragged their feet. Do hope it won’t be long before you can go shopping in the colourful markets again. Take care. Hugs xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Clampibg downquick here, Joy as from today all shops and centres closed.. The worry is Thais don’t get social distancing… The markets are still open… I am now steering clear.. Scary out there.. Stay safe Joy x


  3. johnrieber

    It’s a “new normal” Carol, one that will forever be with us in some ways – and mostly for the good…this virus is a killer, but 90+% of those who get it recover, so we continue to shelter in place, practice safe social distancing, and wait patiently as the experts find a cure or at least a vaccine that helps more survive it…

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