CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 31st May-6th June 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Whimsey, Coconut Ice and …looting and riots…

Welcome to this weeks edition of my weekly roundup of posts…I hope you are all staying safe and well…Let’s take a pew and have a read… I hope you enjoy!

Covid-19 is still here but dominating the news now are the riots and demonstrations… The following is going to be my only utterance on this subject on this blog…To me ALL lives matter …I do agree there are ingrained issues, faults and endemic practises in government departments,  schools, colleges, homes and workplaces which have no place in my world or yours I hope.

Peaceful demonstrations I believe in…However, come on the hordes of people I have seen around the world demonstrating with no thought for social distancing…There will definitely be a second wave of this virus…

Around the world governments are struggling not just with containing this virus..deadly virus I will add and resources are being rerouted now to fund the policing of these events…no doubt health services are also being stretched further…

Shops and business are being looted, police horses injured, flares being thrown, the statue of Winston Churchill vandalised, young squaddies being verbally abused while cleaning up this mess…ABSOLUTELY APPALLING AND IT IS NOT HELPING…the cause of Black lives matter at all…

All the people I know are condemning this on social media…so who are these people??? Who are the organisers?? Who is stirring up these actions??

Is the answer tear gas, pepper sprays, water cannons, rubber bullets…? Just by the sheer numbers, there are too many to arrest…

Should police and the press be withdrawn and anyone who is a peaceful protester advised to stay away…Are no reactionS and publicity what they want? I suspect not but the cost could be too great.

I invite your polite comments…

Recycling and Climate Change…1st June 2020…and Covid-19…

Toilet rolls or bum guns, metro farms and a river who can sue you…Yes, it can!

Tuesday: National Fruit and Vegetable Month…

National Vinegar month drew to a close and my bonus during this month was the discovery of black vinegar and a sponge cake made by replacing eggs with vinegar was a huge success…This month is National Fruit and Vegetable Month and also Papaya Month which means I can combine the two …I have lots of great recipes for you…I also hope to discover at least one recipe or fruit/vegetable or aromatic which is new to me…

Wednesday: Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Olive Oil…keeps your body moving by Sally Cronin

Just like our cars and bikes which need to be kept well oiled…Sally is on hand with her expert advice on the oils we need to keep our bods in tip-top condition and the benefits…Please pop over and have read and leave a comment on what oil you use…we would love to know there are also some tried and tested recipes for you…Everything you need at your fingertips for a healthy body …Enjoy!

Whimsical Wednesday with CarolCooks2…

I didn’t realise how popular Dalgona Coffee is…How many of you have made it at home…?? my third attempt at making coconut ice was a success(at)last…I also made my second cake with vinegar to replace the eggs… filled it with non-dairy cream and mango preserve …my first vegan cake…go me!

Thursday: National Cheese Day…4th June 2020

One of my favourite foods in life…so many varieties and ways to cook and eat…A lovely ploughman’s lunch in the sunshine, mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, a hot brie or camembert with crusty bread, rarebit with tomatoes, au gratin of vegetables, A slice with your Christmas cake or just a little bit as you go past the fridge…

Friday: Smorgasbord Health Column – Project 101 Resilience – How much do you get for your 1500 calories and Music Therapy – Sally Cronin

project-101-2 Sally Cronin

None of us like counting calories particularly me but as Sally states its good to be aware and maybe like I do take a check now and again…I do it by keeping a food diary just for a couple of weeks and checking that I am keeping within my limits for my weight or as it can be with me I don’t always eat enough…I tend to forget to eat when I am writing…

Saturday Snippets:

This week there was more cooking…why yesterday…? I was a bit ..just down, disappointed with the world…Just dispirited it won’t last as that is not me but I think it showed in this last post the joy and wonder at the world was gone…Temporarily I know but I was sad…

God bless you all in these turbulent times…be safe and stay well…

My hopes…for the future…

When this is all over my hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…Being kind to each other…Loving someone whatever their religion or skin colour…Can we make this happen? We have to but in the right way…Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learnt ..realistically I have my doubts…

Thank you for reading be well 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

27 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 31st May-6th June 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Whimsey, Coconut Ice and …looting and riots…

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 31st May-6th June 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Whimsey, Coconut Ice and …looting and riots… — Retired? No one told me! – Forest resources / Natural resources of Assam, Assamese General Knowle

  2. William Price King

    As usual I enjoyed your post and look forward to it every week. Yum, yum. As for the protests, I have always been for peaceful protests and I hate violence in all of its forms. Martin Luther King spoke about this in 1967 and his words are thought provoking. I will share the quote with you. In the meanwhile let’s hope that justice and peace will prevail and that those outside negative forces, which create the chaos, will cease and allow the voices of peaceful protesters to be heard. It’s only through positive dialogue that change will come.

    “But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”

    Martin Luther King

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Will I am pleased you enjoy the posts and thank you for the quote…I have calmed down now..I just don’t like violence it is a wasted energy and I don’t think makes you feel any better…Bless you Will , be safe and stay well 🙂 xx


  3. dgkaye

    Refreshing what you write, so many of us thinking and talking about what you write about the protests. They are essential for the world to make change, it’s unfortunate that the peaceful protesters have been infiltrated by right wing white nationalists. A great free for all for them and no repercussions. You asked. Don’t get me started, lol ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know, Debby and change is much need its just all this mass hysteria that these groups invoke and coupled with the disregard for safety a recipe for disaster… I did ask and yes I know how you feel about getting started… sigh… Tin hat time.. Haha.. ❤️

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing

    Thank you for the Roundup Carol! Hope you are well, and enjoy the life. Well written, every life matters, and racism always starts on the smallest level. A kingdom for real parmesan. Lol You will not believe, but last week a bought a readymade package of Spaghetti Bolognese. After opening my first interest was on the parmesan. Gosh, it was called parmesan, but in very small letters i’d read “mix of several cheese”. Suddenly i remembered the old song “Hang down your head ….” Lol All the best, Michael

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes I am on the side of the real parmesan group… I do most certainly believe I am an avid label reader… sigh… You do make me smile.. Thank you ☺️x

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  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Thanks for the mentions Carol they are much appreciated as always. We cannot change history so pulling down statues and defacing memorials is not going to make a difference. Only dialogue and careful vetting of politicians before putting them in power. It would seem that most have only one qualification for the position and that is an ambition for power. I do hope for a better world, if not for me in my lifetime then in the future for children who need to feel hopeful and have a joy in life. ♥♥

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  6. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    It is time for Carol Taylor’s round up with many subjects for discussion and food for thought. Carol cares passionately about the environment and the people in it, and right now both are desperately in need of careful governing and management. Read Carol’s thoughts on this and also enjoy coconut ice and celebrate cheese… plenty for everyone.


  7. Teagan R. Geneviene

    I used to love sponge cake, Carol (before my egg allergy), so I was already fascinated by that — then you said “black vinegar”. I’ve never heard of it. Now my interest really is piqued. Have a beautiful new week. Hugs on the wing!

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