Carol Taylors Green Kitchen…June 2022…Bread Rolls, Food Waste, Cookware,and “What to do with your leftover Strawberry Stems” …


Bread making again in the form of bread rolls…There is also nothing quite like the smell of bread baking…

Made using Olive Oil. These rolls were nice, soft and had a good texture but I still haven’t mastered the crusty top type yet…lol… they were also nice toasted.


• 1 1/2 lbs Unbleached Bread Flour
• 1 tbsp of instant yeast
• 3/4 cup of Olive oil
• 1 tbsp of coarse salt
• 2 cups of warm water
• 2/3 tbsp of chopped rosemary(optional)

Let’s Cook!

Combine water, flour, yeast, salt, rosemary(if using) and olive oil mix together you will now have a sticky dough.

If the dough is really too sticky then add a bit more flour.

Lightly grease a bowl with olive oil and turn the dough in a bowl to coat with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave to rise approx 60-90 minutes here it is more like 15-20 but it all depends on where you live and your heat and humidity.

When the dough has risen turn it onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 16 pieces.

Shape the pieces into a smooth round and place on a baking sheet lined with cooking parchment leaving a 2-inch gap between each roll.

Stage two.

Leave to rise for another 30 minutes.

Heat your oven to 450F/230C

Sprinkle the top of the rolls with a little sea salt…my little helper was happy to brush the tops of the rolls as he loves helping in the kitchen…

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack, they are now ready to eat. So yummy slightly warm with proper butter.

Now that was easy, wasn’t it?

Food waste…is a big problem worldwide and one that needs to be tackled once and for all by all of us it is mostly households and restaurants who create the most food waste with manufacturers a close third …my dream is to know that no one goes to bed hungry and wakes up hungry…This podcast is part of an ongoing series that I have been publishing and today the subject is waste…

Episode 4: The Big Problem of Food Waste

Strawberries…There is nothing like nice ripe strawberries in season…if they are fully ripe you don’t even need sugar they are just lovely to eat on their own…our strawberry season has finished but for some of you your strawberry season is June…

Don’t forget to keep the strawberry stems on when you wash them as it stops the water from spoiling those beautiful strawberries…and then I compost the strawberry stems…that is until I received an email from Tori who writes beautiful children’s stories her email came with a link on “What to do with Leftover Strawberry Stems”…but who knew that they were both edible and nutritious plus you can make tea from them, a simple syrup, add them to your smoothie and it doesn’t stop there to read this very informative post please click this link…Thank you Tori for sending me this link …I love the idea of a strawberry stem powder…you can use it to add flavour to cupcakes, muffins, and cakes….how cool is that and I never knew …its great when you learn something new…

Cookware…the subject of cookware came up the other week between me and Aston…I was educating him on how to wash my new pans, a nice frypan, a griddle pan and a pancake pan…the subject of the cost came up and he asked me why I didn’t buy cheaper ones…my mother always taught me never to skimp on cookware as it then lasted basically forever…my pans have travelled with me and are still bright and shiny inside and out even after clumsy clutz here burning things in them on a few occasions…hubby to the rescue…

My mother taught me to choose cookware and utensils that stand the test of time and won’t have to be thrown away with your leftover casserole. That means you gotta ditch the Teflon…

Thank you for joining me today in my Green Kitchen I am off on my travels tomorrow morning early… the destination is the Uk…I have scheduled posts ahead and I will be popping in and out but I may not leave a comment but just a like …xx

32 thoughts on “Carol Taylors Green Kitchen…June 2022…Bread Rolls, Food Waste, Cookware,and “What to do with your leftover Strawberry Stems” …

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  2. acflory

    My late mother gave me a set of cast iron pots and pans for my 21st birthday, which was kind of odd as I wasn’t really into cooking back then! lol I’m now 69 and I still have most of the set. I’ve also added a couple of smaller cast iron fry pans bought from the camping supply place. You have to temper them before use, and they do become blackened over time, but that’s precisely what makes them naturally ‘non-stick’. Wouldn’t cook with anything else. 😀

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    Thanks for this post, Carol. Not only the bread recipe but the video on cookware. I was relieved to find that my stainless and cast iron is safe. And I totally agree with you about food waste. It’s terrible and really shameful in a world where millions go to bed hungry. I’m with you in putting an end to that. Thanks for sharing the video.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are welcome, Diana.. My cookware is also safe plus food waste and the fact much of it is good food which is edible really doesn’t sit well with me at all… I hope you are having a great week 🙏🏻x

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  5. beetleypete

    I have a Tefal Saute Pan. It is teflon-coated, a 29-inch pan with separate glass lid. I bought it in 1998, and it is still as good as ever. It has never been in a dishwasher, and I wash it gently by hand after soaking it for an hour first. Use non-scratch sponges or pads, and there should be no reason to have to throw it away. I expect it to last for another 4-5 years at least, almost 30 years of service.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are correct, Pete much of it is how you wash and care for your cookware… I hope you have had some luck with getting an appointment for your eye test.. 😀 x


  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    I started making my own bread at the beginning of the year again… I do use organic virgin olive oil in my recipes but only around 2 tablespoons to 300 mls of water and 3 cups of flour.. So my eyes popped a little when I saw 3/4 of cup of olive oil… I use dried yeast One and half teaspoons and two teaspoons of sugar and 1 and Half Tsp of salt And they turn out soft but a crusty top..

    I am with you all the way on food waste Carol…. Even dried bread cobs I toast LOL 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think the olive oil is slightly higher in these as they are olive oil rolls…I only use 1 tbsp in my bread which I make regularly but it also includes some butter and my bread has a crusty top 🙂 x

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      1. Jacqui Murray

        My mom used to talk about it a lot as we grew up, but I don’t hear it from current moms. Maybe with prices of everything going up and shelves emptying, we’ll be more considerate of that issue.

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  8. Cathy Cade

    Thanks for the strawberry link. I won’t feel guilty now when I cut off the tops for fruit salad when I’m in a hurry (family events) instead of getting gooey strawberry under my thumbnails by pulling them.

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