CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 20th -26th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine,The Bahamas , Food Substitutes and Saturday Snippets where “Mother” is my prompt.

Welcome to my weekly roundup…March has flown by only a few more days and we will be in April and March has been a mixture of weather…really strong winds this last week which sent nearly everything flying around the garden…dull and rainy most days but still warm…

I have been busy between showers repotting and potting out…my mango tree seems to be doing well with lots of new growth…I am now in charge of the chillies as my son is away …he grows habaneros which are unlike my Thai chillies they are temperamental I have a list of what to apply when and how to water …I just hope I don’t kill them…lol..but they definitely need nurturing…we are still picking the Chinese Kale that is going really well..my long pepper vine has lots of fruit …

once I have dried enough to make a powder I will be experimenting as they are supposed to impart a lovely flavour to the food…it is quite a rare plant so I am happy it is thriving in my little garden…

Anyway enough of my chatter… let’s see what last week had for you if you are catching up…

Monday Musings…

Is always just a short post of something which has caught my eye during the previous week…it started in style with a Boogie courtesy ofTrev who can be found booging away each morning over at “The Silly Old Sod ” blog…The lovely Pete Springer who always imparts such lovely thoughts and wisdom…he is like me concerned about the lack of kindness to others in the world…

A little about one of my favourite veggies the little eggplant and finally …I will always donate to a
good cause but don’t like being fleeced and my hard-earned money being misappropriated…I
like it to go to where it is meant to go …to find out how just click the link below…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Tom Kha Gai…Thai Chicken Soup…

One of our favourite soups which does seem like a lot of ingredients but once you get them together they mainly all go in the pot at once…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Tom Kha Gai…Thai Chicken Soup…

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisine…The Bahamas…

A country I would love to visit…it looks beautiful with friendly people and the most wonderful seafood…Traditional Bahamian food has been influenced by a diverse mix of cultures and histories. The islands’ cuisine has embraced herbs, spices, ingredients, techniques, and styles from West Africa, American Indians, Central America, and beyond. However, they still embrace the islands’ native plant species that provide all Bahamian dishes with that unique flair and flavour…famed for its beautiful seafood and what a variety there is like Conch, Lobster, Crab, fish and other shellfish …

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 9…The Bahamas…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Green Tea – One small leaf with terrific health benefits by Sally Cronin

I am loving this series of Sally’s …This week Sally posted about the benefits of drinking green tea which I do every day…I love my Oolong Tea as it comes that beautiful golden colour…head over to Smorgasbord and read why you should be including it in your diet.

Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Green Tea – One small leaf with terrific health benefits by Sally Cronin

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review…10 common food substitutes plus 2 …

I have lost count of the number of times I have gone to make a recipe or one of the grandchildren asked if they can make something and you realised you have either run out of something or realised that it’s something you can’t eat or wouldn’t use again…that’s when you start to think of a substitute something which will give you the same taste or texture….or you just might wish to make that recipe a little healthier…

I am also going to try to do better as I know how frustrating it is when I read a recipe and either I don’t recognise some of the ingredients or know that I can’t buy them here or know that if I did I probably would use them enough which..knowing what you can substitute is a great help to me…so I am going to try harder and recommend a substitute…

For pfiddlergal…

The above image is a lime leaf they have double leaves and I just remove the centre vein with a sharp knife and then roll them tightly and slice very very thinly with a sharp knife…they also freeze quite well…I always keep a bag in the freezer even though I have a lime tree in the garden.

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review…10 common food substitutes plus 2 …

Saturday Snippets…My prompt word this week is “Mother”

My Mum when she was in service to Major Elwell.

That’s all for today but I would like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day…Have a fabulous Sunday, stay safe covid is still lurking…as always I look forward to your comments…Love Carol xx

12 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 20th -26th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine,The Bahamas , Food Substitutes and Saturday Snippets where “Mother” is my prompt.

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