Monday Musings…21st February 2022…Counting Crows, Carrots, Rotisserie chicken and some good news…

As you know I am passionate about sustainability and the right to eat food that doesn’t contain hormones and chemicals…you also know that two of my daughters are currently battling cancer…not only do they have to rely on the medical profession to cure them but they also have to help themselves by eating clean…It annoys and frustrates me that the privilege of being able to buy sustainable /organic food has an exorbitant cost and is outside the food budgets of many … they do not have a choice…I feel governments should do far more and subsidise farmers who wish to produce clean food and that it should be available to all…not just the privileged… This podcast tells us why farmers and restauranteurs cannot always buy sustainable food/organic either because of minimum amounts or cost it makes me so mad…

This is a really enlightening podcast …it kept my interest…and although I have purchased rotisserie chicken in the past I will no longer be doing that…a must-listen if you are concerned about our health and animal welfare plus the hold that big business has on the farmers and small restauranteurs who are trying to use sustainable foods.

The aim wasn’t to make Mondays Musings just about food and the environment but that’s just how it panned out this week…

Carrots are one of our favourite veggies here and we eat them one way or another most days…Here Sally reminds us of the benefits of eating this lovely vegetable so please head over to Smorgasbord by clicking this link…

This last video is really good you know I am passionate about how indigenous peoples have been marginalised (and)still are they as they are the best and most knowledgeable stewards for the land and indeed often that land belonged to them before it was taken away…rant over!

This land has finally at least been signed over to the rightful guardians of these lands…That makes me truly happy and I hope we see much more of this where land is returned to its rightful guardians who will treasure and treat the land with the respect and love it deserves.

That’s all for Monday Musings…I hope you all have an enjoyable and productive week…xx

41 thoughts on “Monday Musings…21st February 2022…Counting Crows, Carrots, Rotisserie chicken and some good news…

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  2. acflory

    I must admit I cringed when I listened to the rotisserie chicken audio. BP [before pandemic] I only bought fresh, free range chicken and free range eggs. I still buy the free range eggs but I can no longer afford the free range chicken, so I’m pretty sure what I do buy comes from factory farms…robochook. 😦
    I’d happily buy boilers for soup but they’re not available any more. Maybe AP [after pandemic] enough people will appreciate the taste of home cooking an real food that they’ll demand a higher standard, which would eventually bring the cost down for everyone. -sigh-
    I’m so glad your girls are looking after themselves. We really are what we eat.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know its disgusting it should be a given that everyone can afford to buy sustainable meat the cost is prohibitive to so many now.. Luckily I can get boilers still.. Yes they are they both cook and eat well 😊

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      1. acflory

        My Mum always made chicken soup out of boilers and they gave a much richer, stronger flavour. Once I started cooking for my own family, I did the same until they became almost a specialty item. Free range, humanely farmed meat doesn’t have to cost the earth, but it will take a change in consumer thinking. I always shake my head at people who only buy chicken breast fillets, skin off. The breast is the driest, least flavoursome part of the chicken. Take away the skin and it becomes even drier. Yuck.
        I buy drumsticks or thigh cutlets – complete with bones [for flavour] and skin [to stop the meat from drying out]. Luckily for me, drumsticks are probably the cheapest cut you can buy coz so few people want them! Ssshhh. 😉


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  4. Jacqui Murray

    My husband and I try to eat fresh foods, not delivery, as often as possible. I don’t understand the interest in products like ‘beyond meat’. Isn’t it filled with chemicals and preservatives, to taste like meat? What do you think of them?

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I haven’t actually eaten them as I would rather eat less sustainable meat than pay an exorbitant price for something which is high in fat and sodium compared to real beef…or make my own plant-based burger…As far as I am aware they are not laden with chemicals but the fat and sodium would be a concern to me and I don’t like being misled by clever marketing…The label clearly states” this product is soy-free and gluten-free and that it has 20 grams of protein. While factually correct …Real beef is also soy-free, gluten-free and high in protein…But by doing this the public tends to think Beyond Burgers are healthier…Like you we try to eat fresh foods as often as possible…Thank you for dropping and leaving a valued comment, Jacquie 🙂

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  5. Clive

    An interesting piece, Carol, and carrots are one of my favourites too. I like them raw, but aging teeth and gums are making that less pleasurable than it was! Love Counting Crows too 😊 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Clive it does seem that carrots are a popular veggie.. Yes i get raw carrot but my hubbie still chomps away on the carrots and loves the cabbage middle bit as well.. I grate my carrots if I am having them raw… Yes Counting Crows fitted in nicely with the theme.. Plus I like them too.. 🤗X

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      1. Clive

        Yuck! I’ve never liked cabbage, raw or cooked. The only way I can take it is those jars of pickled red cabbage you get at Christmas, use once and clear out of the fridge months later! I have to grate my raw carrots now too – not so easy to sit in front of the tv with them like that, though 😉 x

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        No it isn’t.. I add mine to a salad bowl… We love raw cabbage and pickled as well.. Cabbage and carrots are one of my most used veggies.. But I’m sure you eat other veggies I think most of us have a veggie we don’t like…. 😉x

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      3. Clive

        I tend to do that, in a bowl with chopped tomatoes and cucumber, some avocado, plus a little mayo or salad cream. I’d add peas and cauliflower to my list of favourites, and I like a lot of salad vegetables too. It will soon be my favourite time of year for food! 😊 x

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  7. Sowmya

    Totally agree with you Carol on the exorbitant cost of green products. I am passionate like you to try out foods that are free of chemical and fertilizers but the high price limits my green purchase.
    Informative article by Sally on maintaining the pH levels of our body.

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  8. beetleypete

    I’m a big fan of carrots, and have them with most meals, including strips of raw carrot in stir-fries. They never helped my eyesight though, so I am wondering if that’s just an old wive’s tale. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It could quite possibly be , Pete or maybe your eyes would be worse if you didn’t eat carrots…but if its a vegetable that you like then that’s good…I love carrots and we eat them most meals like you 🙂 x

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    2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

      Hi Pete.. glad you enjoy carrots.. the Vitamin A in them which is a good source is definitely beneficial for the eyes and the rest of the body..Sweet potatoes have great amounts too and since the orange fleshed variety from North America has been introduced tosome communities in Africa where children were suffering from blindness and other Vitamin A diseases, there has been a significant improvement. Unfortunately it doesn’t do a great deal for age related eyesight deterioration much as I wish it would…xxx

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      1. beetleypete

        I have a pair of reading glasses in every room of the house, and different ones in the car for driving. Luckily, I can still see long-distances without them, but nothing close-up. x

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  9. petespringerauthor

    Fish Run Place is in the next county. Like you, I’m glad to see the indigenous people in control of this land as they’ll treat it with the respect that it should have.

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