CarolCooks2…Monday Musings… 17th January 2022…How to peel an Orange, Bees and Eubie Blake…

Welcome to Monday Musings…which could be anything that has happened throughout the last week, something I have read or watched, could be a pet peeve or almost anything.. welcome to my world!

Who knew peeling an orange could be this easy!

You could use the orange peel to make a pretty dessert or some scented candles

Yes, you can make your own scented candles! The two leftover pieces of orange peel serve as little bowls. It’s a cheap alternative to having to buy all kinds of expensive scented candles. Plus, it’s a fun and easy DIY project that will leave your home smelling amazing!

What do you need?

  • 2 halves of orange peel
  • 2 large tea lights
  • an old saucepan

This is how you do it:

  • Peel the orange in such a way that you’re left with two halves of peel…see the tube video above.
  • Remove the aluminium foil from the tea light and then remove the wick through the bottom of the candle.
  • Melt the wax of the tea light.
  • Place the wick you took out of the tea light in the middle of the orange peel bowl.
  • Carefully pour the molten wax into the bowl and make sure the wick stays in the middle of the bowl.
  • Let the wax dry properly. Light the wick and enjoy the lovely citrus smell in your home!

Bees are dying…

Bees are dying at an alarming rate, whether it be from parasites or insecticides. In 1998, there were about 5 million beehives in the US alone, and today that number has decreased by about 50 per cent…that is shocking …

We need to remember that we depend on bees and other pollinators and we should be aware of the plight of the bees here we live and take any action to protect the bees… Plant wildflowers…

Protecting bees and other pollinators would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries and halt the further loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems,

By Will Dare…We’re running Big Experiment…

A thought-provoking track… I have read much lately and trying to decide am I doing enough (is) what we do ever enough?  I have listened to Jem Bendell on Utube about his book Deep Deception…I would be interested in anyone else’s thoughts…

Seen over at Sally’s(Smorgasbord Magazine) was Eubie and at his age 98 yrs old he is amazing…Just listen to him playing the Charleston Rag…

Thank you Will for introducing me to Eubie the way he tinkles those ivories was amazing to listen to…

Thank you for joining me today…I hope you all have a fabulous week…



21 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…Monday Musings… 17th January 2022…How to peel an Orange, Bees and Eubie Blake…

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  2. acflory

    Wow…Eubie does NOT look 98. And there sure ain’t no arthritis in his fingers. 🙂 What an inspiration. Reminds me of a snippet I saw on tv the other night; a 93 year old lady was teaching ballet to a bunch of students half her age. When interviewed she said, “You do what you can for as long as you can.” I’m taking that as my motto from now on. 🙂
    Btw I discovered this year that bees here LOVE spinach and parsley flowers. I grew both over winter and left them in the ground when they were going to seed. The smell was delicious and hundreds of bees converged on the plants! A bit messy to look at but I’ll be collecting the seeds and doing it all again next year. 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      He absolutely does not…I too have on occasion seen the same and it’s proof that we could all do that or something similar…I’m sticking with walking at a pace so far so good…Oh wow good for you ..Happy bees where you are then…Well done xx

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    2. Lorin Black

      I’ve watched the Eubie video several times now, and finally just noticed that the numbers don’t add up- The date at the start of the video says 1972, and he says he was born in 1883- which would make him 89. Looks like William got the number reversed! (He’s still awfully impressive for 89 though).

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      1. acflory

        lol – I didn’t notice! Thanks for pointing it out. I think we’ll forgive the math though. Eubie is/was amazing. Having just turned 69, I hope I’m still creating /something/ in twenty years time! What an inspiration.

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  3. SD Gates

    It’s so funny you should mention bees. I saw a bee yesterday, he came to visit, and lingered. Why was he here? It’s the middle of January, granted we do live in California, but it is cold for us this time of year. I said Hello, of course. I hope he comes back!!

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  5. beetleypete

    My cousin in Essex keeps honey bees. She has hives in her garden, and also on rented land nearby. She makes delicious honey from their efforts. When I last visited, she told me that the main issue has been climate change. The effects of this have caused increases in parasites and disease outside of the usual seasons, and also introduced Asian Giant Hornets to this country, with just one of those capable of killing thousands of honey bees in a single day.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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