Saturday Snippets…

Good afternoon and a very warm one it is…the promised rain and storms didn’t materialise but I am sure they will at some point it is after all low season…

I remember watching in awe when Nadia Comaneci received the first-ever perfect 10 at Olympic Gymnastics…she was 14 years old and it was on the uneven parallel bars …I didn’t realise how many years ago that was it was at the Summer Olympics which were the first game’s to be held in Canada and it was in 1976.

That was 34 years ago…

Hands up! Who knew this? I didn’t…

It also looks so easy to do…

It is National Caviar day today?

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk on Visualhunt / CC BY-NC

It is the only caviar I can get here is the one on the right called sea caviar which is very nice but it is not as luxurious as the one on the left…If anyone is enjoying that today then lucky you…x

Did you know?… ALMAS CAVIAR is The world’s most expensive caviar ?

Almas means “diamond” in Persian. The rarest caviar in the world comes from Osetra sturgeons, age 70 years or older. The chances of finding an albino sturgeon that is more than 70 years old are remote; hence, for those who have the cash, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is worth eternal caviar bragging rights. Why 70 years old? The older the fish, the more creamy and subtly-flavored and lighter the eggs. It’s more than $44,000 a kilo if you could get it—more expensive than gold.

Wellness Corner. Smorgasbord Health Column – The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – Herbal Medicine -Make Thyme in your life for this versatile herb for health and cooking by Sally Cronin…

Photo credit: cold_penguin1952 on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA

I also happen to have a lovely little recipe for Thyme crackers…


  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • sea salt to sprinkle on crackers
  • 1 egg white lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of double cream

Let’s Bake!

Preheat the oven to 375F/190C

Using a food processor pulse the flour, thyme, and sugar then add the butter, pulse until coarse crumbs.

Then with the machine running add your cream slowly and process until a dough forms.

Lightly flour your work surface and knead the dough briefly divide into 2 rectangles and wrap in cling film put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.

Then lightly flour your baking parchment(which you have cut to the size of your baking tray) and roll out each rectangle on your baking parchment …the trick is not to roll too thin or too thick then using a pizza wheel cut your rectangle into long diamonds. then cut down the middle transfer your baking parchment and crackers it is easier this way onto your tray.

Then brush with your lightly beaten egg yolks and sprinkle with sea salt.

Pop into your pre-heated oven for 15-20 mins until lightly golden brown,

When cooled enjoy with hummus, some salsa or cheese…x

Time for some music…

It was in July 1980 when Billy Joel topped the US charts with his album Glass Houses…

Love this…Lets rock…on that note I am going to have a sundowner..and cool down xx

That’s all for today…Be well and stay safe don’t forego those precautions too quickly as many areas are seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases…It ain’t over yet folks…Better to be safe than sorry…xx

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 have a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx

28 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…

  1. Jennie

    I was glued to the television watching Nadia get that perfect 10. That was actually 44 years ago (the year I was married)- yikes! And Billy Joel still makes my heart beat. Thank you, Carol.

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  3. koolkosherkitchen

    Since black osetra caviar is not kosher, we have to relegate ourselves to red salmon caviar which is pretty reasonably priced in Russian and Polish deli stores. Which reminds me to ask my husband to get it for me for my birthday (coming up). Thank you, dear Carol!

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  4. petespringerauthor

    That was an incredible Olympics for Nadia. The perfect ten was just the start as she had six more in the same games.

    Thanks for the Billy Joel song. He had an incredible run for a few years. I remember when he was married to Christie Brinkley. They seemed like such an odd couple to end up together.

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