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…Well, I followed the recipe to a T and they didn’t rise but spread …Aston loved them…I split them and filled them with persimmon and maple syrup with some coconut cream and they were nice…Not worthy of a picture but taste-wise they were scrummy…Back to the drawing board as they say 🙂

This shows that prejudices are learned and taught not something that we are born with…


Wellness Corner. Smorgasbord Health Column – by Sally Cronin…Apples…


Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?… Head over to Sally’s and find out…Just click the link below…x

Bridges…Not only are they built to get you from A to B but they can be an art form …It connects the Century City New International Conference & Exhibition Center and riverside park with neighbouring residential areas and forms a figure of eight across the Fu Hé river.

I think this is a masterpiece and so beautiful…with the connecting shortcuts, an infinite meandering path can be walked without leaving the bridge, to experience all possible scenarios between nature and urban cityscape,

Music...Well, it is summer however fleetingly for some of us and this song is a favourite of mine and perfectly encapsulates the Dog Days of Summer…

But what does The Dog Days of Summer mean and where does it come from? I didn’t know…But all will be revealed just keep on reading….xxx

As you all know I am passionate about the environment as well as food without chemicals...I love hearing about successes when due to environmental changes or projects which reintroduce animals into the wild…The Tiger population is on the increase here in Thailand…For the first time in 4 years, there have been new sightings in a forest here in Thailand…

According to the WWF(World Wildlife Fund), There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand so this is great news…such a beautiful majestic animal I do hope that they will continue to be protected…

The other good news about the introduction of animals back into the wilds in England came from Tori…Thank you, Tori.

The pine Marten was hunted to near extinction in England but some of the females who were introduced back into The Forest Of Dean have produced exciting is that?

Rebecca Wilson, Planning and Environment Manager for Forestry England added: “The hope is that over the next two years, more pine martens will be released into the Forest and that a population will establish there. This population will then spread and link up with recently reintroduced Welsh pine martens, creating a new stronghold for the species and ensuring its survival.”

As a child I was often told not to play with my food and ” Just eat it” …These musicians have taken that statement to another level…

Food…Today is National Zucchini Day and also National Frozen Custard Day… Zucchini I don’t love them Ibut I eat them…Frozen Custard…it is just like ice cream, isn’t it???

Ice cream is made from milk, cream, or a combination of the two, while frozen custard is made from milk, cream, and egg yolks.

So which one is healthier? Brands vary, but vanilla ice-cream typically has about 10 per cent more calories than custard, as well as twice the saturated fat, less protein and half the calcium and potassium. …

For the healthiest option, make your own custard using eggs, milk and vanilla bean, with minimal sugar and no cream.

I really love a nice frozen custard and always watch and admire the contestants on cooking shows and always vow to make my own…To treat myself to a churner is on my list of kitchen wants but something always seems to take president…One day…sigh…

Did you know that the11th August marks the end of the Dog Days of Summer? I have often heard this mentioned but never really thought about what it meant…

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

13 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I love bridges always have and that one is as you say so cool a marvellous feat of engineering…The Beach Boys have always been favourite of mine as is can be good 🙂

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      1. Jim Borden

        that was one of our favorite things about London. all the different bridges that cross the Thames. I actually got to see the Beach Boys in concert 40 plus years ago. I don’t think I saw a single fan sit for even a second the entire concert…

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  1. johnrieber

    “T-shirts, cut offs and a pair of thongs….” what a great song that captures life “All Summer Long!” Glad you are staying safe, and thanks for sharing all of this goodness!

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  3. petespringerauthor

    So much good stuff today, Carol, but I’m going to focus on the two boys who wanted to be twins. My experience working with young children was the same as these two boys. They don’t see color; they want to be friends. We can all learn something from kids. What a beautiful world it would be if we just accepted each other, regardless of any differences we may have.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree totally, Pete.. Just in case you hadn’t realised I am making a point of promoting good news stories about people of colour without saying anything myself… Take care, Pete and stay safe 😊

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