Recycling and Climate Change…23rd March 2020…Mother Nature wins…

Hello and welcome… the world is changing swiftly.. fast before our eyes and not all for the good but as the Phoenix whose rose from the flames…changes are happening in front of our eyes the atmosphere is clearing..waters are running clearer …dolphins and fish are appearing on the waterways of Venice …Mother Nature is being very quick to reclaim her territory…How wonderful is that?

It is said Venice is cleaner than it has been for 60 years in just a few weeks…

According to local newspaper La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, the decline in people, tourists especially, has brought “back the lagoon waters of ancient times, those of the post-war period, when it was even still possible to bathe in the waters of the canals”.

I do hope that when the dust has settled that lessons will be learnt and that the fish and dolphins will stay and that people will respect that and the tours will not come back in the same numbers…

Thank you Tori for sending all your findings to me on the environment you are a star..Tori is an avid supporter of helping the environment xx

I have been to Venice and seen the dirty waters and it is such a delight to see how quickly they have returned to a more natural state… it makes me have hope among all this doom and gloom and tragedy which is unfolding worldwide before our eyes…Mother nature will win…

I have been watching an old film on U-Tube this week…Called “Life after People” …

It shows that we cannot win if we carry on as we are and that Nature will always win…we need to suck that up and listen…

Whatever man does and they are sure trying their hardest and this organisation certainly defines all credibility and fully deserve a permanent spot in my …

Naughty Corner…

Florida Retail Federation or the State of Florida that still has preemption laws on the books which prohibit environmentally conscious cities from banning styrofoam, plastic bags, and plastic straws?

They have put their Civic responsibilities below their mercantile interests…Shame on them…

To read the full story and see how Dolly has tweaked my papaya salad and used a ripe papaya..sounds good Dolly…Click this link

Thank you, Dolly, for alerting us…The Florida Retail Federation is definitely firmly in this naughty corner shame on them…


A shorter post today as I think everyone has more urgent things on their minds…I hope you all stay safe and abide by the rules of social distancing and continue to think of your neighbours in these uncertain times…Stockpiling and greed have no place in our world…

Stay safe and healthy people and as hard as it is only post facts on social media…and post the good news as well as we all need to hear that…

The future may be very different but not all bad maybe we needed this …I know mother Nature did…

Thank you for reading and stay safe 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 stay safe and healthy xx

24 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…23rd March 2020…Mother Nature wins…

  1. dgkaye

    Amazing post Carol. Yes, the beautiful waters of Venice, along with many other bodies of waters having a respite from man right now, and let’s not forget about the clearer skies from air pollution lifting. And love your shameful Naughty Corner! ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Why thank you, Debs.. I am astounded how quickly nature is recovering it shows how awesome and strong it is.. I hope man learns a little from this and also learns just how fragile our hold on life can be… Be well, Debs Hugs xxx

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  2. D. Wallace Peach

    I heard about the dolphins in Venice. How amazing is that! The Earth recovers so quickly when people just take a break from polluting. I love that show “Life after People.” In the US, in response to the health emergency, Trump’s EPA has told coal companies that they can dump their sludge in rivers. UGH. That’s a good example of what’s happening over here. Stay safe, Carol. ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Moderately ripe I would say… our green papaya are white inside.. No matter your tweak sounds and looks great… As for the shout out you are welcome a good candidate for my naughty corner. Is always welcome… Thank you and stay safe dear friend… X

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        I have never seen a papaya white on the inside. Our green papayas are hard and deep green on the outside, pale orange on the inside. As they ripen, the orange color intensifies. I think your papayas are different from ours.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        We also have those Papayas but the green Papaya are a different variety. I will take a photo and show you its the same with mangoes we have many different varieties.

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      3. koolkosherkitchen

        We also have different kinds of mangoes, but so far I’ve seen only two kinds of papaya, and both are always orange on the inside. I’ll have to ask Jamaican friends; they are papaya experts in the Carribean.

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  4. johnrieber

    I always enjoy these updates – so much happening in the world right now that is throwing our lives into disarray…the “new normal” will hopefully include many positive changes like these as well

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  5. Tazzie

    Hi Carol lovely post I think about Chernobyl and even with all the nuclear waste nature is slowly removing and destroying all manmade things. Australia has become a very different place, today hospitality industry was basically shut down at midday. Cafes can only serve take a ways, hotels casinos gyms, theatres, are closed. So many people now unemployed as the majority of people in the hospitality industry are casuals. Lines so long of people trying to get on unemployment benefits. Sadly a lot of the government financial help is still several weeks away for them. It is going to be a very different world for so many people. I am one of the very lucky Australians. no debt,own my home out right and a good pantry is normal for me. I do hope things are for You Carol.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      We are fine thank you Tassie my rice and meat come from the farm so have plenty and we have fruit and veg which we all share between the neighbours as we all grow something different so I don’t need to shop for much and always keep a little stock so no panic buying from here..which I think is awful when people cannot get anything even the basics like milk and bread. Even here much is closed and probably more will close…The Uk government seems to be doing a lot to help people which good as most of my family live there…One daughter lives in Oz but up in Dongara and I think so far they are ok and they live on fish anyway…Nature will win everytime if man disappears nature won’t…I hope and pray with all these changes the outcome is a better world . Stay safe Tassie 🙂 x

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      1. Tazzie

        Totally agree, I to am blessed, here in Tasmania we grow quite a lot and I have my vegetable garden, I have always had a pantry which has seen me through when things are tight. It is so much easier knowing you have access to food. May you and your family be blessed.

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