CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 16th March-28th March 2020…

Good morning …welcome to my weekly roundup I do hope you are all keeping well and practising social distancing…I am…It is getting a bit unreal though…silence everywhere although the birds are still twittering and tweeting.

I am trying to only listen to the news once a day as it is getting too much as is social media it has gone from so much news… false and otherwise to being unnaturally happy and jolly ..quizzes and the like…people seem to be frantically looking to stay happy and positive… I think a dumbed-down happy medium is needed or am I wrong?… It is just getting weird…



The world is changing swiftly.. fast before our eyes due to Covid-19… just like 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?

Tuesday: exotic fruits…

As I am staying home indoors I am taking this opportunity to sort through posts and revisit or repost until I can get out and about again…This week some of the fruits I get to eat…I hope you enjoy!

Whimsical Wednesday:

This week it went from Garfield to waffles…which many of you appear to love…Lots of love around the world from balcony singing which was lovely to see and hear and since then we have seen clapping and appreciation for the NHS in Britain to the Eiffel Tower with its message of thanks…It is lovely to see the world uniting…It gives hope in these unprecedented times…Hope for humanity…xx

Thursday: The pungent defender’s Onions and Garlic by Sally Cronin

We need to boost our natural defences in any way we can at the moment…Sally knows her onions…Pop over for some great advice and health benefits and some recipes from moi…Be prepared…

Friday: Join me in my kitchen…

When I am worried I cook…and eat…in no particular order… Sally’s Irish Soda Bread …baked.. very nice it is…with added oats and fruit…Pork loin is brining in the fridge which I will be cooking today…

My daughter in law has been foraging a normal pastime for her and fishing which she loves…Next week  Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen is sharing some of her recipes with us…Have you cooked and eaten fiddlehead ferns…

I haven’t so I am looking forward to learning how….  make sure you don’t miss it…It always excites me…cooking and eating food from the land which has been foraged…

Saturday Morning Market:  

Tessaban market which is my normal Saturday morning jaunt is still open as it is selling food…I am not going until all this is over I am staying indoors…cooking from my store cupboard/freezer…garden/farm and shopping online…we are on a nightly curfew so the streets can be jetwashed but I will keep the posts coming …

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

27 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 16th March-28th March 2020…

  1. Lisa Myers

    Hi Carol! I hope all is well where you are in Thailand. You made an interesting point about the environment being reclaimed by mother nature. That has been one remarkable outcome given the peculiar situation we face. Nevertheless, we only hope that we can learn from the the dramatic changes that we see and work towards keeping it that way. Waving hello all the way from Toronto Canada, and praying for your continued safety. Take care.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Hi Lisa….So far so good..It certainly is a remarkable outcome and hopefully positive outcomes will come from this tradgedy…Be well and stay safe 🙂 x


  2. petespringerauthor

    Two weeks of isolation in the books for us. I’d like to say it is getting more comfortable and normal, but on the other hand, I don’t want this to be the new normal. Have a good week, Carol.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know exactly how you feel , is just weird and surreal everywhere is so quiet here… the traffic, hardly anyone on the streets it seems everyone is just staying at home…I hope you have a pleasant week 🙂

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  3. marianbeaman

    Your food photos are tops – and appetizing.

    I think we all agree, all seems surreal, otherworldly. And like you, I hear birds twitter every morning. I take the cardinal’s “Cheer-cheer” as a sign of hope.

    Stay well, Carol!

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  4. jenanita01

    I must look like that rabbit, caught in the headlights of a runaway car! Try as I might, I cannot find my cool. I know I had it a few weeks ago, but there’s no trace of it now…
    And I think I’m getting a cold, at least I hope that’s all it is!

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