CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…22nd November-28th November…Recipes, Health, Whimsy and Christmas …

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed any posts during the week… whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine…Take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X

My week started with Mistletoe and Wine…Christmas Chutneys.

We love chutneys and relishes they just add that extra zing to a meal or a snack and of course, it uses up fruit or vegetables where you have a glut of them and means that you can enjoy them year-round.

Wednesday saw me over at Sally’s again for what is nearly the last in the current series of my A-Z of food as I have toured through the culinary alphabet it is the letter W and then it will be finito as the last one will be XYZ combined…

But you don’t get rid of me quite so easily as I will back in January with a new column…x How exciting is that?

In the meantime head over to Smorgasbord to enjoy the updated letter W say hello to us we both love to hear from you in comments it truly makes our day…x

Thursday was National Cake Day…

Who doesn’t love a slice of cake be a rich fruit cake, carrot cake, a coffee cake so many cakes…Of course, I didn’t leave the recipes for all those cakes but I did leave you a rich fruitcake recipe as it is that time of year. I will be kind though this week as I know many of you don’t like rich fruit cake not mentioning any names, Debs and Pete… I will post some lighter cakes maybe a light fruit cake, a carrot cake or a nice orange or lemon cake…

Fruity Friday’s…The Sorb Fruit.

I try to keep to seasonable fruits as they are so much nicer and of course it helps with our carbon footprint the lovely autumnal astringent  Sorb Fruit comes from a species of the Rowan Tree and is known as a service fruit.

From my research, I gathered that this tree often grows wild and most recipes are found under wild cooking and foraging however it is used by a German cider-making company it is usually mixed with apples because of its high tannin content…

Saturday Snippets…

It was National French Toast day and I was bread making again…I will report that I didn’t have any bread flour so made it using All-purpose Flour and apart from the dough being stickier, I added a bit more flour the end result was as good as the one pictured above this recipe is now added to my favourite 5 Bread recipes…

Other tit-bits included the Six-Five Special and the 2i’s coffee bar…Tommy Steele…from Sally some info on The Alexander Techniques for any backache suffers…and various other titbits…

Have a wonderful Sunday..please be well and stay safe…xxx

That’s all for this week’s roundup … fewer posts have made my stats boom…go figure… I do hope you have enjoyed it and I look forward to your comments xx

God bless you all in these turbulent times…especially those of my readers who are facing new lockdowns…Please stay safe and wear your mask and practise social distancing or this virus will not go away…x

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 learned..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

22 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…22nd November-28th November…Recipes, Health, Whimsy and Christmas …

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      We have had a case last week of someone who illegally came in through a natural border and they believe could have affected many people as she already had it when she was on the plane and then went shopping for drinks with friends and although this was a few hundred miles from us ..who knows so we are back to being ultra careful..I hope they throw the book at her as it looks like she intentionally avoided the quarantine all entrants to Thailand have to abide by…This seems to just keep on coming at this rate next year will be like this year…

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      1. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen

        I see this all the time. People coming into Vermont are supposed to quarantine for two weeks before going anywhere, and yet I see out-of-staters at our shops and farm stands and when asked by a shopkeeper if they have quarantined, they look like everyone has three heads! At every entrance to the state there are large signs telling them they must quarantine.
        Also, I talk to friends who tell me how their relatives/friends have come up for the long holiday weekend and basically slipped in thinking they were super human and certainly not carrying the virus. I too have gone back to my most extreme care and leave the house only when absolutely necessary. We have all we need, and then some. We’ve done well in Vermont until now. From July until two weeks ago, we didn’t have a single death and hardly any new cases from week to week. However, we’ve had six or 8 in the last few weeks. Much of the spread is coming from parties and family gatherings of multiple households, which are now not allowed, but people are still doing it. Ugh!


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It shouldn’t make you feel guilty , Pete. I still have to shop, cook and clean..sigh…as long as you are happy then that is all that matters …Thake care and be safe 🙂 x

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  1. petespringerauthor

    We’ve gone from the lowest risk tier to the highest risk tier in our county in one month (4 tier system). Stay safe, Carol. Thanks for another great week!

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