CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…June 27th-3rd July 2021…#Plastic Free July, Whimsy, Music,#Monstera Fruit…

Plastic Free July, Be the Change, Music, A-Z and Elvis singing Smorgasbord who would have thunk…

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…Time is marching on…It is now officially rainy season here so there will definitely be some dancing in the rain…

July… the seventh month of the year and said to be named after Julius Caesar…July’s birth flowers are the Larkspur or Water Lily…the warmest month of the year in Northern Hemispheres and sometimes the long, hot days are known as “the dog days of summer”

Don’t the months seem to be flying by Covid is still here …it seems as if it is here to stay we just need to know how to live with it…maybe we should take heed of the many warning signs we are being given…we are now back to checkpoints on the roads and school closures…

In case you missed any posts this week or love to catch up like I do… snuggle down in your quiet place… get comfy in your favourite corner with a drink of tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine or two…Cheers!

The first post of the week in an effort to cheer me up was about those unexpected moments which make you smile…

Now isn’t that just the truth you can just be sitting, watching the world go by and something, anything no matter how small unfolds in front of you and you give an involuntarily smile, it makes you happy… we can all find those little moments on a daily basis and put them all together and looking back we have had a pretty happy day.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open…John Barrymore, Author

The Culinary A-Z the letter I…


Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet A-Z…Where the middle letter is I…

Fairly easy but it taxed my brain somewhat…A few Fries like Fried chips, Fried Onion with a nice Pie but I had fun…Thanx Chel xx

Sorry if I disappointed and didn’t give you a recipe for Onion Rings that’s for another day or it may be Onion Barjees…I also committed a faux pax picked up by the observant Mr Borden of Bordens Blather…How did Cocoa sneak in with no mention of nibs ..l know that you all know what the last few weeks have been like for us, stressful…Hence I deleted the offending Cocoa(still) without the light coming on…sigh and then 2 days later I realised it should have been Cacao “Nib“…

Cacao Nib is produced from beans derived from the Theobroma cacao tree, also known as the cocoa tree. Cocoa beans are dried after harvesting, then fermented and cracked to produce small, dark bits — or cacao nibs.

Some cacao nibs are roasted while others are not. Unroasted cacao nibs are called raw cacao nibs.

These rich, chocolatey nibs are loaded with nutrients and powerful plant compounds that have been shown to benefit health in many ways.

You were right about one thing Jim...Chocolate…x

The Culinary Alphabet …..A-Z…Series 3… the letter I…

Plastic Free July…

Who is going to join me for Plastic Free July…? (Sign up for the challenge here)

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall

If you only change one thing just imagine if the whole world did that…That’s 7.9 billion changes…Wow!

1st July 2021…Plastic Free July…Be the Change…

Tropical Friday…The Fruit Salad Fruit( Monstera)

Fruit Salad conjures up a very pretty picture..not so the fruit with those scales… Monstera seems to fit it much better …it is also more commonly known as breadfruit.

Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico as the years have gone by it now grows pretty much everywhere…if you pass by a Large leafed Swiss cheese plant and notice some fruits then these are the ones… Monstera fruit…I have seen them once on a market stall and passed them by…next time I will be stopping to buy some…

Thank you, Norah, for confirming how delicious this fruit can be xx

Tropical Friday…The Fruit Salad Fruit( Monstera)

Saturday Snippets…My chosen word this week is Smorgasbord...Sally and her eclectic mix of posts sparked an idea…An author and qualified  Nutritionist Sally has led a fun-packed, productive and full life …she is also a good friend and ardent supporter of bloggers and writers…Every week there is a great variety of posts whatever your reading genre from funnies, recipes, health, book reviews, book releases something for everyone… please head over and have look… you will not be disappointed it certainly is a Smorgasbord…

I uncovered some previously unknown snippets pertaining to Smorgasbord certainly a variety…Thank you Michael for this one which I missed…The Muppets, Swedish Chef Smorgasbord…

Saturday Snippets…8th June 2021…Smorgasbord some facts…

That’s it for today…I know I haven’t been posting my regular posts as much or maybe visiting your posts but my thoughts are elsewhere much of the time…My darling daughter Lauren received her results on Thursday… better than expected …the MRI found 3 more non-cancerous lumps which they will remove on 17th July alongside the cancerous lump…followed by radiotherapy and hormone therapy for the next 10-15 years which suppresses the production of estrogen which means hopefully no further lumps will appear…but shows the wisdom of early detection the oncologist is hopeful of a full recovery…She still has some hurdles to jump but she can have hope as well which will help her considerably.

Thank you to those of you who have held Lauren in their prayers…xx

Thank you so much for dropping by I always look forward to your visits and comments…Hope to see you here next week xx


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  2. petespringerauthor

    I’m so happy that you got good news about Lauren. I know how concerning it can be when our kids have serious health issues. I will continue to hold a good thought for her and the rest of your family, Carol.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you so much, Pete.. It is concerning when we have always been able to add a plaster or some cream we are now reliant on someone else to mend them.. Make them better.. Thank you for the good thoughts x

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  3. robbiesinspiration

    Hi Carol, thank you for the update on Lauren. I was thinking about her yesterday. You and I are in the same boat, worried sick about a loved one and stuck in the middle of another covid wave. Dad seemed a little better today, but tonight he has a stomach ache and I worry it could be a bad sign.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Robbie I am sorry to hear about your dad plus the covid hopefully by now his stomach ache has eased…Being so far away is not helping but my kids are really good in keeping me updated as is Lauren is a boon in these circumstances…Keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers Robbie Hugs xx

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      1. robbiesinspiration

        I’m not sure which is worse, having the person under your care and bearing all the responsibility or not having them nearby. My sisters are all relying on me and it feels like a giant burden. Strongs, Carol.

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  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    What an informative post Carol as all you posts are… I have heard of bread fruit but not seen it before. Lol.. And that quote from Jane Goodall spot on….When we change our own habits etc.. The world is then changed…
    Didn’t know that information either about the Month of July….
    Missed being here Carol.. Change comes from within lol… and I have been making some changes… Sending love and hugs my friend.. Keep up the wonderful updates and round ups. love Sue ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Sue…We have missed your online presence sometimes life takes over and I have struggled of late as my daughter has cancer hopefully curable but she still has to undergo treatment that’s when the miles matter and with this dam covid caused by silly irresponsible people and governments means we can’t travel …I do hope your son is on the mend …Love Carol xx

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker

        Sending thoughts your way and prayers too for you daughter… So many peoples lives have been affected one way or another.. Thank you my son now back at work after four months of illness…. So sending love and healing waves over the ocean ❤

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