British National Tea Day …

It’s hit 41 degrees air…accordinging to the weatherman it feels like 46 degrees and I totally agree…Can’t wait for the thunderstorm which will come…

I am having a slight change today…One reason is I forgot something on yesterdays post and it is also British National Tea Day…

Firstly a couple of recipes…

Just made some garlic mayo that is my contribution to cooking today…Lily has opted for Pizza and we will make some chicken fillets and some coleslaw it is too hot to spend to much time in the kitchen…

The kids love what they call KFC chicken...As you know I cook from scratch, therefore, make my own …

homemade KFC Chicken

I either cut a chicken breast into slices or use chicken tenders, then dip in an egg wash and coat with homemade breadcrumbs…I then cook in batches in hot oil until cooked and golden brown then serve with sticky rice and freshly chopped vegetables normally cucumber and cabbage.

Tonight though we are getting a pizza in …the chicken is quick to do, mayo done and in the fridge, I just roasted some garlic, a little lime and a splash of olive oil whizz with mayo…Done!

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I meant to put this on my yesterdays, post but I forgot…

Today is also British National Tea Day…Celebrated annually on the 21st April each year…Chiswick House and Gardens in London normally hold a tea festival…

This year because of the lockdown and social distancing,  it will be different …


 What a lovely idea!… Please, support them if you can.

George Orwell, of course, had his own ideas about the merits of the perfect cup of tea…He made no fewer than 11 points which constituted the perfect cup of tea in the   Evening Standard, 12 January 1946.

“First of all, one should use Indian or Ceylonese tea. China tea has virtues which are not to be despised nowadays — it is economical, and one can drink it without milk — but there is not much stimulation in it. One does not feel wiser, braver or more optimistic after drinking it. Anyone who has used that comforting phrase ‘a nice cup of tea’ invariably means Indian tea.”

Indian tea it is then…

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 good week so far… stay safe and wash those hands xx

18 thoughts on “British National Tea Day …

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Yay for National Tea Day! I’m a huge herbal tea fan. One of my first jobs was working at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. After you see trays of chicken dripping with grease, it takes away your appetite. I’m sure your chicken is much healthier, Carol.

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  3. Jim Borden

    thanks for the heads-up about National Tea Day; I’ll be sure to have a cup or two today. I know my herbal tea won’t be as good as the teh I had in Singapore, but sometimes you can’t have everything. Enjoy the day, despite the heat!


  4. Darlene

    I spoke to my brother in Chiang Mai yesterday and he said it was 40C there. Happy British National Tea day! A funny story for you – my British in-laws live about ten minutes from us here in Spain but due to the lockdown, we haven’t seen them for over 5 weeks. But we check in with them on social media almost daily. I keep asking if they need anything but they are having their groceries delivered so they are OK. The other day they called asking me to find them Yorkshire tea as they were out and nothing else will do. So funny! (I did find some and hubby dropped it off at their gate. They are now happy!!)

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Haha… I know I always keep a stock for hubby…. Brits and their 🍵… Yes it is very hot no air… I was up at 4am and in the shower… Its now 5.28 and I am going back to 😴 xxx

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  5. Cathy Cade

    I didn’t know that (about it being National Tea Day). My other half loves his mug of tea – he’s always making it. He says if he waited for me to offer a cuppa he’d die of thirst.
    Himself also loves KFC, which is odd, because he won’t touch anything faintly spicy, and I’m pretty certain there’s some kind of chilli or other pepper spice in there. He’s a picky eater – loves ketchup but the only brown sauce he’ll eat is Daddies which, again, I think is spicier than any other brown sauce.
    I’ve long since tried convincing him. I cook his bangers and mash and chop my garlic into my stir fry.

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