CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…11th April-17th April 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…we are now into April…Time is marching on…thus far we had some humdingers of storms and the wind certainly hammered one of my curry trees luckily it didn’t break the branches just stretched but like a piece of elastic 2 days later the tree is nearly back to its original glory …isn’t nature wonderful?

Just in case you missed any or love to catch up like I do… snuggle deep be kind to yourselves …I think we all need to do that… get comfy in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine or two…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s…

Took a break this week…I haven’t cooked much…eaten much of what I shouldn’t…spent time with my plants and my thoughts and for the first time in all the time I have been blogging just couldn’t be bothered to energy…no thoughts worthy of putting on paper…just a combination of a bad few months or the start of the year however you wish to put it…many lives lost and anniversaries of lives lost…just a culmination which frankly stopped me in my tracks…

Tuesday…Songkran…Thai New Year…

A post from my archives with a little update here and there…a picture of my beloved grandson getting into the spirit of Thai New Year which this year didn’t happen due to Covid restrictions…

Songkran…Thai New Year …13th April 2021…

Wednesday…Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen…

Today saw me over at Smorgasbord Magazine for this month’s Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen where Pretzel Bread, Tomato Ketchup, Onions and Japanese Wood Production were some of the items on the menu…

To see what else was on the menu please pop over to Smorgasbord Magazine…

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen -April 2021 – #Pretzel Bread, #Onions, #TomatoKetchup, #Japanese Wood Production.

The Environmental A-Z…The letter D.

My new series…still an A-Z but with a difference …it’s not food-related!

In the meantime, the idea for this series came about because yes as my regular followers and commenters know I am passionate about the health of the world I am living in… however often when I am researching and reading articles I come across terms and have to look them up which spawned the idea for this…two-fold… it increases my knowledge and I hope yours…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter D

Thursday...another post from my archives but updated…


CarolCooks2…Week 9…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Homemade Sausages and Sausage Spice mixes…

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine…Health Column…Rheumatoid Arthritis…

A debilitating disease that causes anguish to many…either sufferers or carers…

There is no quick fix but sometimes a change in diet and habits can give relief so please head over and give Sally’s post a read…#recommened read

Smorgasbord Health Column – Family Health A-Z – Arthritis (Rheumatoid) by Sally Cronin

Fruity Friday’s…The Cotton Candy Berry.

A beautiful spreading tree with deliciously sweet fruit…

Fruity Friday…#fruits…The Cotton Candy Berry…

Saturday Snippets…

I will be back next week with Saturday Snippets I just didn’t feel it was appropriate for the last 2 weeks…Yesterday was the Royal Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh…

I know it was streamed around the world but just in case you missed it or want to recap…it was a beautiful funeral and music which celebrated the Prince’s life and work…

I also know that it was protocol(Covid) that The Queen sat alone but my tears flowed and my heart broke for her…

Rest in peace your Royal Highness, Prince Phillip…The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021…

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…see you next week …Love Carol xx

12 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…11th April-17th April 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

  1. alexcraigie

    So sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling a bit down recently, Carol. I suppose Covid and Prince Philip’s death and funeral played a part in that. Like you, I found that image of the queen, totally on her own, upsetting. What must it be like to lose someone you’ve been married to for 73 years?
    Be good to yourself and don’t worry about self-imposed deadlines. xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Alex and yes it was just a combination of those things…Luckily I don’t stay down for long as I suppose I am naturally a happy person…I have re thought my blog this morning and am cutting back on some posts and changing to monthly as weekly is too much…I like to research and test and its leaving me no me time or family time…Stay well and safe …Have a lovely week Hugs xx

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      1. alexcraigie

        I think it’s an excellent plan to cut back – the work/family/self committments do need to be balanced for happiness. xx

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  2. robertawrites235681907

    Hi Carol, I hope you are feeling more inspired now. We all suffer moments of worry and mild depression due to the current state of world affairs. I woke up yesterday with a whole new book in my head and that has cheered me up no end. I have been writing like a maniac for the last two mornings.


  3. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    I have been lax this week in doing the rounds Carol..with good weather and having been incarcerated by weather and restrictions for so long, I spent as much time as possible in the garden. As a child the romance and marriage of The Queen and Prince Philip was the nearest thing to a fairy tale. What an amazing life but I agree with you that it was very sad to see Her Majesty sitting alone… thanks for all the posts… and for sharing the links back to me… hugs ♥


  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    This week Carol Taylor shared some of her highlights from her archives including Homemade sausages.. nothing in them but the best produce and unknown ingredients… find out about Songkran.. Thai New Year.. this week in the Enviromental A-Z it is the letter D and discover the Cotton Candy Berry on Fruity Fridays… it has been a sad week with the passing of Prince Philip and Carol shares her thoughts. #recommended



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