Saturday Snippets…8th January 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “New”…


Welcome to Saturday Snippets one-word prompt today is NEW that was also a given really, wasn’t it?….as it’s the start of a New Year…The year 2022!

Not exactly an easy one to find connections with although you can prefix almost anything with the word “New” although there are products and places where it is part of the title…New York would be something totally different if the new wasn’t in front of the York…York is a cathedral city with Roman origins at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

There is also York, known as the White Rose City which is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States…

New York, New York is also a favourite song of mine by the one and only Blue Eyes also known as Frank Sinatra…Take it away Frank…

The new miracle berry species was discovered in the rainforests of the Chimanimani Mountains, on the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border. The fruits of these species contain a compound called miraculin that blocks tastebuds so that sour foods, such as limes, taste sweet.

Other New fruits identified by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Uk include a ylang-ylang tree of which just seven individuals are known to exist, a new candy-striped violet and a fungus with pink fruiting bodies that can fight cancer and viruses…it always amazes me how the world is 4.543 billion years old and we are still making discoveries … How awesome is that?

New leaf…we can all turn over a “New Leaf” as the saying goes…but a new leaf starting to show its head from a plant is also something which always delights Mango tree is showing the start of new leaves, the lime and the chillies have many new leaves …after all these years new leaves always make me smile…

New Moon Cheese…Also dubbed “Washington Jack“, New Moon is a Jack-style cheese with a buttery, slightly sweet flavour complemented by undertones of subtle butterscotch. Excellent melting cheese on sandwiches, pizzas and nachos.

New Orleans…Always makes me think of Mardi Gras…round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures and food…like Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish and Shrimps…my mouth is watering just typing this…

Linkin Park…New Divide…

There are at least 350 shapes of pasta you can buy. Food blogger Dan Pashman apparently thought we could use one more. Enter cascatelli – which means “waterfall” in Italian – the world’s newest pasta shape. Pashman developed the shape to hold a lot of sauce and be easily stabbed with a fork…Do we really need another pasta shape?… I probably only know the names of a handful of them How many do you know and use?

New Potatoes…Steamed or boiled with mint and then eaten with butter…I could eat a plateful nothing else just new potatoes…Just saying…

But what defines a New Potato...New potatoes are those that have been freshly dug and brought to market without curing. After harvest, most potatoes are stored for up to a couple of weeks to set the peel and heal any nicks or cuts, allowing them to last longer.

New Moon...The New Moon is when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon. At New Moon, the Sun, the Moon, and Earth are in alignment.

We have a “new Moon” when our Moon’s orbit around Earth moves it between Earth and the Sun. From Earth, the Moon’s surface looks dark because the illuminated side is facing away from Earth. … Between the new and full Moon, the amount of Moon we see grows — or waxes from its right side toward its left side.

With thirteen New Moons on the calendar, 2022 is bound to be a magical year…the next “New Moon” will be Tuesday 1 st February 2022…

Thank you for joining me today although some of you joined me on Thurs when I must have inadvertently pressed publish instead of update so you saw a partial post…Today’s is the real McCoy…As always I look forward to your comments…x




36 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…8th January 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “New”…

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    It amazes me that we’re still discovering new plants (almost a miracle!). And thanks for the intro to New Moon cheese, Carol. I’ll keep an eye out. Another fun post, my friend. 😀


  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

    Gosh, i missed again a lot of your postings, Carol! I am so sorry about it, but will check soon. New potatoes with mince are a great dish, and i for sure love the great song “New York, New York”. Thanks, and have a nice rest of the Sunday! I hope all is well at your site! xx Michael

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Never mind I know you are busy it is always nice to see you here when you can, Michael…Yes new York new York is a great song…I hope you had a fabulous weekend Hugs xx


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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I have not tried them with garlic and dill I always use mint as I love it so and as I don’t often find them here they are a rare treat…Mint it is…but garlic and dill does sound delicious :)…

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  5. Jim Borden

    what a great word for a new year. it’s a word filled with hope and excitement.

    I also love that Sinatra song. Not to brag, but I got to see Elvis in concert. He sang this song, but it seemed as if he had to read some of the words…

    and I, too, could have a meal of just new potatoes!

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  6. beetleypete

    I know about a dozen different shapes of pasta, but tend to use no more than four of them. Mostly Tagliatelle with sauce, and Penne for baked meals.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Don’t ask, Clive because until I saw your comment I didn’t even know… I must have clicked published instead of the update…That tells you what a week I have had…sigh xx

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      1. Clive

        Good to see the full post, and to get my calendar and brain back in sync! With you all the way on new potatoes – one of the great delights of the veg world!

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I still don’t know what happened.. My brain is all over the place… But glad yours is back in sync, Clive… New potatoes espcially Jersey Royals and runner beans my all time favourites.. My dad used to grow runners which I can’t get here.. Just dream.. Have a good weekend Clive xx

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      3. Clive

        Just one of those things, I guess. You did well to retrieve it but from my experience once it has been posted that will determine its place in the Reader – i.e. several days down – so you may get fewer views than usual. The link in your Bloguanuary post will help, though xx

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      4. Clive

        Hopefully you’ve recovered it. I meant to say that I grew up with lots of home grown veggies and fruit. We had a large garden, and Dad grew both old and new potatoes, runners, cabbages, peas, sprouts, lettuces, radishes, spring onions, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, and we had an apple and a plum tree too. I was born eight years after WW2 so people were used to growing their own in those days. 😊 xx

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      5. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Absolutely, Clive.. My father grew everything had chooks.. My uncle was a gamekeeper/poacher in his spare time so rabbit, pheasants were on the menu.. My grandad had geese.. We were lucky… x

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