Saturday Snippets…

Good morning and welcome to this weeks edition of Saturday Snippets…I am bread making today those dinner rolls again and some scones with persimmon and coconut cream… I don’t have a very good record for making scones, unlike my mum who makes the best scones…I believe you call them biscuits in the US…

These are a slightly different recipe so wish me luck I will follow it to the T on the first attempt and after if successful I will leave it as it is or I may tweak it a little bit you all know me…I just have to do it…

One thing that is puzzling me with a lot of recipes I am reading lately is the use of baking powder it seems to be a constant in many recipes and I am not sure why as is sugar…and I not talking cakes here…Hower the orange and almond cake came out very well when I substituted limes for oranges…

smart

Whole Limes cooking in water.

the ancient Turkish art of “ebru”—or “water marbling” in English is painting on water…

Fascinating to watch…Absolutely beautiful …

Wellness Corner. Smorgasbord Health Column – The Medicine woman by Sally Cronin…Lavender…

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Lavender is such a pretty plant, a glorious purple colour, a favourite with bees and butterflies and it is highly regarded in herbal medicine…Pop over to Sally’s and she will tell you all about the benefits of lavender…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/smorgasbord-health-column-the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-herbal-medicine-lavender/

I remember watching Muhammad Ali box and I always admired him…such a sense of humour…he was also a proud man and rightly so…

A great boxer…This interview hilarious but it also has a message…

Time for some music…

music notes

1965The Rolling Stone
During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at the London Palladium supported by The Walker Brothers, The Fourmost, Steampacket featuring Rod Stewart and Sugar Pie Desanto with The Shevelles.

It is also National Mustard Day today...There is nothing like a lovely bread roll with some home-cooked ham and some lovely mustard...I don’t eat a lot of bread but when I do it is always either homemade or a lovely artisan loaf with a great filling it is a glorious thing…

I can get various mustards here mainly European brands or US brands…Occasionally I can get Colmans mustard but it comes at a hugely inflated cost…as imported goods generally do…So a while now I decided I would my own…It is so easy and tasty…

Just so easy to make and no preservatives …

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

20 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…

  1. acflory

    What a fantastic video. We in the Western world have put human beings above all other animals through pride. Sadly our so-called accomplishments are destroying everything around us, including ourselves.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      The recipe was lovely the grandson wolfed two down as they came out of the oven..they just spread rather than rise..taste wise ok/good but next time the mix needs to be a little firmer and the tin smaller 🙂 xx

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