CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…31st October-6th November 2021…Culinary A-Z, Fig and Sweetmincemeat Recipes, Music and Fire Ants………

My Culinary A-Z, Music …it’s National Fig week in the US… Fire-Water, Fig recipes and Sweet Mincemeat…Music by Sam Smith(Watership Down)

I cannot believe we are one week into November and coming up to 3 yrs of covid who would have thunk 2 years ago?

November 7th …at 2 A.M. is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night at bedtime!… Personally, I think it is about time this is scrapped…What do you think?

Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight:

Every morning, as soon as the Sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing: and if that is not sufficient, let cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually… . Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable that he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening.”

It might have been pertinent then but now???

This weeks Tune…November Rain…

Only 48 sleeps…Just saying!

Figs…National Fig Week…There are so many National Days now and many are just marketing exercises… HOWEVER when it is something that I enjoy I will promote it with recipes…I hope you enjoy these recipes…The Fig Newtons will follow next week…I have my figs albeit they are dried ones and I had to shop online but they arrived yesterday lovely Turkish Figs which feel very soft through the packet so I am looking forward to baking with them…

National Fig Week…1-7th July 2021…

When your sauce always thickens during the cooking time and then one day it just doesn’t ...this is what happened to us last week however it gave me an idea for a blog post…it was a new untried recipe using the fruits of my “long Pepper” plant the first of many I hope…Next time I make the recipe I will use far less liquid the measurements were way out which I come across occasionally with recipes when they are not tried and tested just copied…

Once I have tested it a few more times I will share it but once the sauce had reduced and thickened it was a beautiful dish that just needs a little tweaking in my kitchen…SHOUT OUT to my Indian blogging friends if you have any recipes using “Long Peppers” please share with me as I understand they are used more in Indian Cookery…x

When your curry sauce just won’t thicken…The Solution!

This week it was the letter R...Much easier on the grey matter than the letter Q…

Thank you Pete for your contributions…toRte, cheRries, horseRadish, bouRbon, miRin, speaRmint, escaRgots, and choRizo.xx

The Culinary Alphabet…A-Z…The Middle Letter R…

I am loving this series from Sally …Shopping by Nutrient #recommende read.

Smorgasbord Health Column Rewind– Weekly Grocery Shopping List by Nutrient – Part Five – #Amino Acids and #Liver Health by Sally Cronin

I didn’t want to but as there are only 48 sleeps… I thought I had to…sorry peeps.

Please let me know what you are making…I am happy to promote your Christmas crafts…

Christmas Crafts…D.I.Y crackers, Advent Calendars…Sweet Mincemeat…

Saturday Snippets…my muse is being a bit flighty lately she comes and goes…it wasn’t until I was reading Clive’s blog on Guy Fawkes that “Fire” Jumped out at me so ‘Fire” it is …Thank you Clive for the inspiration… I hope you enjoy what this hot one-word prompt produced…

Saturday Snippets 6th November 2021…Fire!

Thank you for joining me today for my weekly roundup all your comments and feedback is welcomed…I love to chat…Fig Newtons are coming next week I didn’t get around to making them this week…but I did make a beautiful cake from Charles French’s Cook Book namely Jeremy’s carrot cake…packed with carrots, pineapple, coconut and walnuts it didn’t disappoint..more about it next week…

Have a great weekend everyone xx


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    Another terrific week Carol.. I am not good at all about pre-Christmas prep… however we are going to have turkey this year… with all the trimmings. As only two of us a Turkey Crown which should provide enough obligatory left overs…will share in tomorrow’s blogger daily.. thanks for sharing the health post..♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That sounds lovely Sally I love turkey and all the trimmings..I have always had to plan Christmas…having 6 kids and grand ma’s and grandads plus any single friends of which there were always some either of ours or the kids I don’t think I have ever had less than 15 people and often more especially when the kids had kids we had two tables one set up for the kids and one for the adults then of course when we had the bar Christmas dinner was in two settings and we were always fully booked from one Christmas to the next so planning and making what I could in advance was key…Christmas has always been so busy for me I would love to just be able to cook for two…That would be heaven Hugs xx

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  3. acflory

    lol – I did /not/ need to know it’s only 48 days! That said, I’m now starting to wonder if there’ll be a family get together this year. I think I’ve forgotten what everyone looks like. :/

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  4. johnrieber

    Another terrific week of interesting stories, recipes and facts…and can we just PLEASE stop this DST stuff? It has outlived it’s purpose – and I can’t take another shot of Cher telling us to share the information!


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