CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 9th August -15th August 2020…The Story of Plastic, Recipes, Health, Whimsy, and Sharks…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…I hope you are all staying safe and well…Our rainy season is well and truly underway and my leaky ceilings are testament to that but hey ho…my new laptop arrived…complete with Windows 10…I thought that was going to be the end of my troubles but no…I still cannot access Pinterest…if anyone has any ideas please share…

Anyway back to the job in hand last weeks posts…Take a pew and have a read… I hope you enjoy it!

Relax and Enjoy! (1) Weekly Roundup

Monday always starts with news on the environment there is always something new to discover…This week was no different…WELL, it was just a tad…The Story of Plastic Part 3…10th August 2020…

Plastic was initially a waste product…a word that originally meant ” pliable and easily shaped” in recent years it became a name for a category of materials called polymers. The word polymer means “of many parts,”

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It started in 1869 when an American Inventor namely John Wesley Hyatt saw an opportunity when a New York company made an offer of 10,000 dollars for anyone who could come up with a substitute for ivory.

Hyatt found that if he treated cellulose derived from cotton fibres with camphor a plastic was created which could be moulded into various shapes and made to imitate tortoiseshell, ivory, horn and linen….the plastic revolution took shape…

Manufacturers were now no longer limited by the availability of natural products…

This was just the beginning…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/08/10/the-story-of-plastic-part-3/

 Tuesday Topics…Added Sugar …

Why Sugar?

I am currently reading Salt, Sugar and Fat so for the next weeks I will be discussing what I have learnt and also what has shocked she who thought nothing could shock her at her age…

Manufacturers I just love to hate I knew they are sneaky people and love to fool us…I just didn’t know what depths they sunk to…

The scientists and yes it is a science every single product sold has an exact science attached to its list of ingredients…Children as young as 3 take part in this research(something) however much I was promised I would never allow my children to take part.

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/08/11/tuesday-topics-added-sugar/

Wednesday:- my new series …The Culinary Alphabet with a twist…e.g… C(aromatiC)

Armagnac or Cognac: What is your preference? Do you know the difference between these two brandies? I should have as my father loved a glass of brandy his favourite being Cognac…

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The major difference between Cognac and Armagnac is the distillation.

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/08/12/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-twistthe-letter-caromatic/

Thursday:- The Medicine Women’s Treasure Chest…by Sally Cronin…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/smorgasbord-health-column-the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-herbal-medicine-chamomile-camomile-by-sally-cr

Fruity Friday is revamped and back… The Inca Berry (Cape Gooseberry)

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https://carolcooks2.com/2020/08/14/fruity-friday-the-inca-berry-cape-gooseberry/

Saturday Snippets…

Saturday are when I indulge my whimsy and yesterday was one such day…Sharks, a beautiful rooftop farm, Woodstock…who remembers that and the music of Jimi Hendrix…I got some strange looks when I was listening to him yesterday by the workmen who were sorting out my ceilings the looks said she is too old to be listening to that …

 

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/08/15/saturday-snippets-11/

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup…See you tomorrow with a further update on the Story of Plastic…Part 3

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 well being.

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

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