CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 6th February-12th February 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Albania, Cardamom and Saturday Snippets.

Welcome to my weekly roundup...
February is here… I do hope that those of you who are experiencing lots of snow are staying
warm and safe…I am hearing whispers of 2ft of snow in some places…It does of course look
very pretty when it first falls but is not without its problems…It sounds like plenty of warming
soups and casseroles are on the menus…We have had rain twice this week the first in months
and very welcome it was by all of the plants and us too it cools the air…

What is in store for you then this week if you are catching up…  My new A-Z  World Cuisines featuring food from Albania has been very well received I have had some lovely comments plus it’s fun to research and write… Monday Musings are just some findings from the week before which I either find amusing or not, …I was back with my Green Kitchen and some lovely Cinnamon Swirl Bread…

Friday review and the subject was Cardamom I was surprised that some of you didn’t know what I thought was a universally known and used spice…I shouldn’t assume, should I? …Saturday Snippets is always a joy to write for me…and this week it was face and smiles…

Let’s have look at last week…

Monday Musings!

Normally quite a small post of just something which has caught my eye during the previous week…music was by Toby Mac and it was beautiful …new to me and not my normal genre but the imagery and sentiments were as I said beautiful…A lovely seafood platter recipe for Valentines Day plus info on the Mitsutake mushroom…I love nature and learning how this mushroom for example is dependent on another tree to grow and thrive…I’m a self-confessed info nerd x

Monday Musings…7th February 2022…

A firm favourite in our house and who doesn’t love one-pot cooking, this lemon chicken with capers is lovely and the sauce could quite easily be used with pork or even fish… a very versatile sauce.

CarolCooks2…Valentine’s recipe… Lemon Chicken with Capers…

I am having fun and learning with the new A-Z…Last week I took you to Albania…lots of fish, meat and vegetables feature in the cuisine of Albania and nose to tail cooking as well…I featured the national dish of Tavë Kosi a dish made with lamb, rice and yoghurt which I am going to have to have a go at making very soon and it was interesting to find out that the popular dish of  “Pace” or boiled animal head of either a pig, cow or sheep is also popular in South Africa plus Pigs heads are a popular ingredient here as well…

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 3…Albania, The Land of the Eagles…

It was also time for Carol’s Green Kitchen last week…Cinnamon Swirl Bread was on the menu plus some lovely Jalapeno and cream cheese spring Rolls…Kitchen Hacks and sweet treats…

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen…February 2022 …Kitchen Hacks, Seasonal Vegetables, Cinnamon Swirl Bread…

I was so happy to see Sally champion the humble potato as it has often had bad press and to me, it’s not the healthy and nutritional potato which is at fault its how we cook it and what we load it up with…Please head over… have a read and discover just how nutritious the potato really is…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/02/10/smorgasbord-health-column-food-therapy-rewind-the-humble-potato-by-sally-cronin/

Cardamom…one of my favourite and much-used spices…I was surprised how many of you take it in your tea something I never had until today when I took Sowmyas advice and added a pod to my green tea leaves while they were brewing…it was lovely Sowmya…Thank you x

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review…Cardamom…

One of my favourite posts to write…Lots of happy faces this week where my chosen one-word prompt was “Face”…I hope you enjoy it! xx

Saturday Snippets…12th February 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “ Face”

Thank you so much for joining me today…I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend…the sun is shining here and the birds are twittering(loudly) its like a choir the squirrels are up to their morning acrobatics…but for those, of you who have snow…enjoy the beauty but be careful if you are venturing outside…we have had our first good downpour for a couple months which was very welcome as it’s cooled it down and I’m sure the trees and plants appreciated it…

An update on my girls…Donna has completed her treatment she had her final chemo session last Friday…Lauren has not been so lucky she had an anaphylactic shock to her second chemo consequently they changed to another chemo to which she has had severe side effects so much that she has been hospitalised, had numerous tests and doctors appointments tomorrow being the last one when if her side effects have not gone then there will be more chemo due to the dangers and the side effects becoming permanent…a worrying time…Thank you to those of you who have sent me random messages of support they are appreciated as many days I don’t function at top speed but we have to be positive…x

As always I look forward to your comments…see you tomorrow for Monday Musings x

25 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 6th February-12th February 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Albania, Cardamom and Saturday Snippets.

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I use cardamom quite regularly, Jacquie just not in my tea… added it to my tea for the first time recently for the first time it was nice so would definitely use it again in tea 🙂

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        The same here Jacquie you have an amazing knowledge on where I am sometimes lacking at times and coupled with the comments a lovely learning curve for me…Thank you ..Have a lovely week 🙂

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