CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 21st -27th August 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Morbid Obesity,Food Shortages,Aromatic Leaves…and Saturday Snippets where “Slow” is my one word prompt.

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed…Where did August go? I blinked and it was nearly over…September is the ninth month of the year it is also Classical Music month and personally, I love classical music …lots of food months in September like potatoes, rice, mushrooms, Italian Cheese, honey, chicken, and whole grains all foods I like…September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter months…

Very importantly September 21st is International Peace Day…a day where there will be a moment of silence at noon to events such as peace walks, concerts, and volunteering in the community…it would be my dearest wish before I leave this earth to know that peace reigns throughout the world…rose coloured glasses I know because dut=ring the whole of my lifetime I have never know peace throughout the world…BUT we should all strive for it and not support hate and anger as that hasn’t a place in my world and it shouldn’t in yours…on a personal note September is my birth month and also our wedding anniversary…

Enough of my musings let’s look at last week’s posts starting with…

Monday Musings…

Last week’s musings included the link for the food waste challenge which I hope you have all signed up for as we can all save a little more waste…have a think please just a small adjustment is better than none…plus I included a link on the danger of heating food in styrofoam containers in your microwave…

Monday Musings…22nd August 2022…

Tuesday is chicken day…the day when I share my chicken recipes…

Last week it was a family favourite a Chicken Stew with vegetables and stir-fried white veined chard…a simple easy meal that you can throw almost anything in all the bits and bobs from your fridge…time to use up the odds and ends…I thicken my sites by adding potatoes and barley which are natural thickeners…just remember not to add too much barley a mistake I have often made..less is more with barley…Enjoy!

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Homemade Chicken Stew…

Wednesday it was time for my world A–Z and today it was Ecuador… these are posts I thoroughly enjoy researching and writing some are countries I have visited and some I haven’t I do hope you enjoyed my virtual tours…

Small compared to many of its neighbours though, the South American country of Ecuador is big on culture and food…Ecuadorian food dishes range is as wide as the three distinct regions found in the country, which include the Amazon jungle, the Andean highlands, and the Pacific Coast (including the Galápagos Islands).

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 22…Ecuador

Next, I was over at Willows’s lovely blog for a Q & A session that I thoroughly enjoyed…I enjoy a Q & A as much as I enjoy my A-Z’s…Thank you Willow x

This week’s guest for Eco Tuesday is the world-travelling Carol Taylor! Many of you may know her from her blog or from her food column over at Smorgasbord, but you may not know that both her slow cooker and her cooking pans have been around the globe with her. Read on to discover what makes Carol’s Kitchen “green”!

Eco Tuesday: Carol’s Foodie Adventures with her World-Traveling Slow Cooker

I am a great believer in the fact we are what we eat...Sally over at Smorgasbord Magazine is a qualified nutritionist and I value and trust her honest approach and advice…Today I am sharing the next instalment of Health Matters and Morbid Obesity…

I love how Sally encourages us to look at the whole picture and acknowledge that during our weight loss journey we need to revise our goals…Please head over and have a read it could help you or someone you love …

Smorgasbord Health Column – Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Emotional Factors, Developing Willpower by Sally Cronin

Friday Food Reviews…Aromatic leaves…

Why am I looking at aromatic leaves?… As you know I am a foodie and I am always looking at recipes…I watch many cooking shows/videos and just recently I have been watching Rick Stein in India…We love curry and I always make my own spice mixes when I make an Indian Curry…if you get to watch this series and love Indian food I have picked up many little hints and tips and it is worth watching…

Until a week ago I never knew there was a difference in bay leaves I have always used the bay (laurel bay) leaf in my cooking and in fact even in Indian recipes it is just referred to as “bay leaf” maybe they assume there is only one type especially if they never cook food from other cultures…

The Indian bay is recognised by its 3 veins and the fact it is a much larger leaf than the laurel bay which only has one central vein…Last night was the first time I had used an Indian Bay leaf I needed to make some more Garam Masala for a recipe there is a definite difference in taste…Thank you Rick Stein for educating me on the differences I will definitely be buying his Rick Stein in India cookbook…

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Reviews…Aromatic Leaves…When is a bay leaf not a bay leaf?

Saturday Snippets…

Saturday Snippets is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…my muse is a funny thing sometimes a word is given to me in advance and other times my muse leaves it until the day before…my muse also gives me some strange ones where I have to think and have a delve in my archives(thoughts)…lol…

My first thought here was…The Foxtrot which I love to watch someone else dance…a complex dance that is beautiful to watch…I love how just one word prompts so many different thoughts from us…For Jennie, it was “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess, and for Clive who is a musical guru he thought of the Pointer Sisters and Clapton’s nickname this just shows how diverse thoughts can be triggered by just one word and today that one word is “Slow” and for Dorothy, it was a tune from a new artist for me “Greg Brown” who makes Dorothy crave making a stew he sings about “Slow Food”

What thoughts does “Slow” conjure up in your mind”

Saturday Snippets…27th August 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “slow”

Thank you so much for joining me today I hope you have all had a joyous weekend…As always I look forward to your comments and thoughts…I hope to see you here next week …tomorrow its Monday Musings where delicious food and great music are on the menu…xx

10 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 21st -27th August 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Morbid Obesity,Food Shortages,Aromatic Leaves…and Saturday Snippets where “Slow” is my one word prompt.

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  3. doandersen

    Great, as always post!!!!! There are several US states (California is first) making it mandatory to release excess food to food banks and other locations.

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