Welcome to this weeks edition of Saturday Snippets…we have had rain plenty of it and I am sitting here surrounded by scaffolding, a ceiling which collapsed under the weight of water and lots of workmen who are trying to decide where the water is coming in…They have found one but it doesn’t bode well… armed with mastic and tape because they won’t admit it is the roof which needs replacing I fear another bodge job…we shall see…gone are the days when I stress about it I will just move once this COVID thingy goes away…I am calm…
On a brighter note, my new laptop is out for delivery…I can’t wait to be able to just do..instead of either not being able to or working around it…changing browsers etc…
Sharks…Feared by many but an essential part of our survival…the shark plays an important role within the eco-system…Classed as one of the top predators they are an essential part of the natural order of marine ecosystems.
Not all species of sharks attack humans and when they do sometimes it is a set of circumstances like a magpie is said to be attracted to bright shiny objects bright colours or blood from an open wound attracts some sharks …
This video is beautiful and shows the trust between the diver and the sharks …
If I had known in March that this would be the last time I would eat in a restaurant for the foreseeable …I most certainly would have ordered dessert…
You have heard me mention that Thais love foraging especially my daughter law she must go foraging at least 3-4 times a week if not more…
These are the mushrooms she has foraged this week I think they like the weather at the moment as there seem to be a lot of mushrooms about… Tik my daughter in law is in her element she loves her mushroom soup and her mushroom dips…
Lets now pop over to Sally for her health column…
Taking supplements is something I don’t do and I actually know little about supplements unlike Sally and she will take you through taking supplements when and how to take. In this post, Sally is looking at the use of supplements, the ingredients you should avoid and which ones which are more easily absorbed by the body.
Wellness Corner. Smorgasbord Health Column – by Sally Cronin…
Over the years I have gathered many sayings along the way which I am sure many of you have however who would have thunk that ” I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot barge pole would become national policy but here we are!
As you know I am a supporter of looking after and nurturing our world…This is a great example and quite close to my home give or take a few hundred km…563 to be precise…
A beautiful example of a rooftop farm I can’t wait to go and see it!
It was such a shame when Woodstock 50 was cancelled last year…There are some planned over the next few months at various venues but who knows if they will go ahead some have already been cancelled.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended…six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.
So what is this holocaust denial all about? Iran and others claiming the Holocaust is a myth…we must not forget or it will happen again and has in recent times happened again … There have been many recipients of The Nobel Peace Prize many deservedly so…some in my humble opinion not so deserving…Last year this lady was nominated and not selected…
- Honey (obviously)
- Tree fruits such as apples, peaches, apricots, plums, lemons, limes and cherries
- Bananas, melons, mangos and papaya
- Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and cranberries
- Almonds, cashews and coconut
- Beans varieties such as green beans, adzuki, kidney and lima beans)
- Coffee (!!!!!!)
- Tea plants
- Sunflower and sesame oils
- Grapes (and, therefore, wine!)
- Cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, turnips and Brussels sprouts
- Beetroot, pumpkin
- Agave (vital for tequila!)
So if you don’t eat any of those, no need to worry (!)
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