Saturday Snippets…6th February 2021…

 

Welcome to this weeks Saturday Snippets…in many ways, my favourite post of the week as I can indulge my whimsy…The healthy eating is..it is…starting slowly…I am also starting slowly January was a funny month so much going on…But February has started and is so much better my muse is slowly returning and I feel energised and ready to take on 2021…

January in my kitchen has been quite slow apart from bread making and bread making is a wonderful leveller especially if you let your mind wander when kneading the dough…lol

February is National Chocolate lovers month and that is quite apt as we have Valentines Day on the 14th and that is synonymous with chocolate and roses…But is it roses all the way or is it bah-humbug…    Strawberries, chocolate and roses and who knows what else awaits you for Valentines Day?

This month is also National Potato Lovers Month, Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day …I could quite easily …Could you?  What is your favourite ice cream flavour …I would find it quite difficult to pick just one …Hubby loves Vanilla ice cream and nothing else really…Vanilla has reigned supreme as the world’s favourite ice cream flavour for many years, a new report from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) shows that it may be at risk for losing that position soon…I wonder what flavour will take the top spot will it be salted caramel which is one of my favourites…At the moment as it stands…

The top 5 are:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate,
  • Butter pecan, 
  • Strawberry,
  • Neapolitan, 

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

Today is also National Chopsticks Day...Chopsticks…my cutlery drawer is full of chopsticks, wooden ones and beautifully decorated metal and bamboo ones as living in Asia many of the meals come not with knives and forks but spoons and chopsticks…to my grandchildren using chopsticks is second nature…for me not so much but I am getting better more adept at using them…

 

 

Noodles I can manage quite well now…grains of rice not so much…lol

As you all know I am passionate about the environment…Have you heard of Daisugu? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when reading another blog…Ana Sayfa from  LiveTerra mentioned this fascinating concept…Similar to the Bonsai concept it is fascinating…

Did you know? That one of the uses for this wood, when it is harvested, is to make chopsticks.?

Sea Dragons…Yes, dragons really do still exist…

https://www.microsoftnewskids.com/en-us/kids/video/rare-seadragon-spotted-in-tasmania/vi-BB1drAWG

It was on the 6th February 1918 that a most important law was passed…Britain granted women (some) the VOTE…with of course some provisos…Women had to be over the age of 30 years old…A householder or the wife of a householder…the occupier of a property where the annual rent was 5 pounds or more…or a graduate of a British university…At the time it meant that 8.4 million women gained the right to vote…

Let’s have a tune…

It was 6th February 1965 when I was 14…that the Rolling Stones released their 2nd Album…Rolling Stones No.2 which started a 3 week run at #1 in the UK charts…I can still remember my father telling me that they wouldn’t last 5 minutes and wouldn’t only be a 5-minute wonder…I am still not sure whether he was just saying it to wind me up or whether secretly he really liked them as much as I did at the time and still do…

I do remember though buying him the 40 Licks Album as one of his 73rd birthday pressies quite a few years later…I also remember reminding him of what he said some 40 yrs later…not such a 5-minute wonder after all…

One of my favourite tracks from that album…

Weird Fruit; Akebi…

This weird and beautiful fruit is native to the north of Japan. Also, known as the Chocolate Vine. An exotic fruit which can be found in upmarket grocery stores for about 2 weeks during the autumn month…Many Japanese still do not know of its existence which is how rare  and unknown this fruit is.

Although the flesh is softer the flesh it is similar to that of the lychee.

Thank you for popping in today I hope you have enjoyed Saturday Snippets …as always I look forward to your comments as you all know I love to chat…Thanx Carol xx

35 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…6th February 2021…

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  2. OIKOS™-Editorial

    -Also love your choice of music, Carol. But for Vanilla maybe loosing the first place in favorisation sounds sad. What else can beat Vanilla? The dragon fishes are so lovely, and in this size i wll adore them too. 😉 Thank you very much for these great news, and i should try eating rice with chopsticks. :-)) Best wishes, Michael

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  4. petespringerauthor

    My biggest weakness (no exaggeration) is peanut butter ice cream, so we don’t buy it because I lack self-control when it’s in the house. 🤣

    I used to have my students make oral presentations to their classmates as a public speaking exercise to teach their classmates who to do something. One of my students brought chopsticks in for everyone and taught them how to use them. Then he provided them with some delicious rice so that they could practice.

    We are a pitiful bunch when it takes us making laws that finally get around to letting half the adult population vote. Talk about taking baby steps in America. We finally have our first female vice president.

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  5. Clive

    I’ve never got on with chopsticks, and they’re useless for tomato soup! Thanks for the Stones memory. That original release was back in the days when their and the Beatles’ albums were doctored for the American market. I’ve never understood why they had to do that, but I guess they had an idea of what they were doing.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Haha.. Yes, I struggle with soup… I didn’t know that, Clive and like you don’t know why but it happens even with food… You will find the same product made slightly differently for different markets… Quite interesting the differences within cultures.. Have a lovely Sunday , Clive 🙏x

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  6. tidalscribe

    Chocolate and potatoes ( especially mashed ), both worth celebrating and two of my Covid Comforts. My mother said the same about the Rolling Stones and other groups, but I don’t think any of us imagined them being around quite so long!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Left whole for me, Janet I especially love(and) miss new potatoes.. Yes, many 60’s groups and artists have stayed the course…as I am sure many of todays will… Hope you are well and staying safe x

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  7. Victoria Zigler (@VictoriaZigler)

    I’ve found a good vegan icecream I really enjoy, and it comes in vanilla or raspberry ripple. The raspberry ripple version is my favourite. I don’t get it often though. It’s not too badly priced, but I prefer icelollies to icecream most of the time.

    I rarely do so, I’m far from being fantastic at it, and it makes for very slow eating, but I can use chopsticks. Well enough to have the food – even rice – make it to my mouth in small quantities eventually anyhow. A spoon or fork is much easier, but I can use chopsticks if I want or need to. At least, I was successful the last time I tried eating a meal with some…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Good for you, Tori.. I much prefer a spoon I should practise more.. I should do a lot of things more… Lol.. I prefer vanilla over raspberry ripple but coconut is my favourite at the moment that and salted caramel… 🙏x

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