New Year Eve 2020…

So much has been written and said about 2020…that I am not going to go over old ground I think between, Covididiots, Brexit and the US elections you don’t need me adding my two penneth…

This morning I have read quite a few New Year Posts most were positive, some very funny, some musical, some very tongue in cheek and some near the knuckle which I really shouldn’t have laughed at BUT I did…

Myself I have seen an explosion of home cooks…cooking from scratch, children getting involved in cooking, family meals and eating together has become important again…there is even a hashtag..TRUE… #covidcooks

More than a fifth of Brits are now cooking every meal from scratch, compared to just one in eight before the lockdown.

A study of 2,000 adults found more than half have been experimenting and using extra ingredients in their cooking more often since the call to stay at home.

The research carried out by Tesco found that a quarter of households are spending increased time cooking together, and 33 per cent said mealtimes have become more of an occasion.

As a result, two-fifths enjoy cooking more now than they did before, with 89 per cent vowing to continue making food from scratch once the restrictions are lifted.

I think that is fantastic…

Even for me, someone who cooks from scratch I am now baking bread every other day...I have experimented and made pretzel bread, butter rolls, crockpot bread( which) is proving as I type…Peking duck pancakes which I admit to buying, as a rule, I made the last week and they so easy the best dough I have worked with…

I have learnt a lot about flour and there is a lot to learn…the different flours and how they react to yeast and how yeast reacts to salt…

People are growing more..wasting less which is brilliant I am seeing post after post on FB, Instagram and other social media which is brilliant that people are discovering that they can cook and it tastes far better…it is also cheaper so there savings to be had…

There are so many positives we can take away from 2020 and that is not meant to mean that we gloss over and forget the tragedies which have happened this last year but the words “always look on the bright side of life”spring to mind…

Thank you all for helping me through 2020 and keeping me positive with your kind comments and gifts…I do hope that however you are seeing in the New Year it is safely and that next year 2020 brings more positives into your lives…

Thank you for popping and reading this post I look forward to your comments…Much love and hugs for 2021 to you all Carol x



































21 thoughts on “New Year Eve 2020…

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  2. Kally

    “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot

    Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you. Happy New Year.

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  3. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen

    These are all encouraging signs, and I truly hope they stick! The family table is so important, and I’m encouraged by younger folks in my family getting interested in cooking and baking. My teenage nephew asked for some of my sour dough starter and has been baking bread for his family unit! All encouraging.

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  4. beetleypete

    Since moving here, I have done all the cooking. I insist we eat together at the dinner table. No more meals on laps or coffee tables in front of the TV. But I still have to stop my wife bringing her phone to the table to look at Facebook! 🙂
    Happy new year, dear Carol. x
    Best wishes, Pete.

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