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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – November 28th – December 5th 2020 -Partying, Aretha, Book Reviews, Aromatherapy and Funnies

This year has been a strange one…I myself have been doing much of my shopping online…Christmas shopping will be different this year no browsing the Christmas markets for those little gifts…But I have a solution ..old or young a book is always a lovely gift to receive be it a novel or a cookbook, a how-to book, a travel book for when we can…so many genres …something for everyone…This post is a great place to start lots of book reviews and new releases …a treasure trove of ideas…So pop over and do some shopping……If you need something to make you smile…who doesn’t it’s here…Christmas tales and music…it’s here…Something for everyone…xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

final weekly round up

Welcome to the weekly round up with posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.

As you will see it has been a busy week on the Christmas Book Fairfront and it looks like I will have just enough time to include all the authors currently in the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews before Christmas. I won’t be taking any new authors until the New Year now and already have some terrific ones lined up.

The Cafe and Bookstore is seven years old now and time for a revamp for 2021. The book fair has been a great opportunity to update the authors on the shelves and I have some more details to add to them to provide more comprehensive information.

Next year I also want to go back to the Blogger Daily at least three times a week as I know I have neglected to get…

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…29th November-5th December…Recipes, Health, Whimsy and Christmas …

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed any posts during the week… it is going to be a busy few weeks… whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine…Take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X…

Even Santa’s checking out my blog and probably thinking he has got to get the elves to rewrap the presents so they are environmentally friendly …He knows those kids are on the ball…

All my Christmas goodies are now cooked and being fed, sweet mincemeat, Christmas pud and Christmas cake this year…I used a Nigella recipe this year instead of my tried and tested recipe…so far it smells and looks good…

The Recipe…just in case you haven’t made yours yet…

  • 775gm mixed fruits of your choice I used raisins, sultanas and a few cranberries.
  • 175gm butter
  • 250gm brown sugar
  • 250gm pureed chestnuts
  • 125ml dark rum
  • Juice and  zest of an orange
  • Juice and zest of a lemon…I used Lime(2)
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 250gm plain flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp mixed spice

Put the fruits, butter, brown sugar, chestnut puree, rum and orange and lime juice and zest in a pan, heat and simmer for 10 minutes allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Then add beaten eggs, flour and spices stir to combine.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake on 150C/33F FOR 1 3/4 hours. The cake should have a slightly cracked top and the tester will be a little sticky…Spoon over 3 tbsp of rum let it sink in cool and rewrap.

Repeat the brandy twice until a week before Christmas to allow the cake to dry before adding marzipan and icing.

Let’s see what this week started with…None other than Chocolate Mousse …well it doesn’t get better than that then does it?

It does seem that there is a day for everything and some of them are pretty silly…I also think that National Food Days should show a genuine civic engagement instead of greedy corporate interests.

There are however some exceptions and chocolate mousse is one of them…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/11/30/national-mousse-day-yet-another-one/

Tuesday: The Christmas Recipe was Gravy…

Gravy can be made in so many ways…you can deglaze the meat pan and make your gravy which is quick and easy and the way I make mine most times…or it can be made extra special for Christmas and I think we all love just to have that little bit of decadence at Christmas and why not with an extra special gravy…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/01/christmas-recipes-gravy-2/

Wednesday: The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…(a-la-cardinaL)

Culinary terms/food ending in L…was quite easy…Pete was on a roll as well…I think he is secretly enjoying this challenge especially when it taxes my grey matter like the letter V is…Pop over and say hello to him as he has some lovely thoughts on being grateful even after the year most of us have experienced. #recommended read. 

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/02/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twista-la-cardinal/

Thursday: #A Christmas Special #A Vegetarian Menu.

The first of my special Christmas menus today was a vegetarian menu…Next week it is a traditional Christmas Menu and the week after A menu for 1…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/03/a-vegetarian-christmas-menu/

Fruity Friday…does Christmas with Chestnuts…

Are Chestnuts a fruit?

YES, they are!

If we want to be correct and proper most nuts are the seeds of a fruit, but true nuts such as chestnuts, acorns and hazelnuts are fruits in and as of themselves…Peanuts are the exception as they are legumes and therefore technically a vegetable…A source of plant-based protein they have many health benefits…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/04/fruity-friday-does-christmas-with-chestnuts/

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Archives – The 13 Trolls of Christmas! by Carol Taylor

Sally has shared one of my favourite Christmas posts…The 13 trolls who were really naughty boys, their mother, however, was even scarier, a lovely Christmas memory of mine and one of my favourite Christmas Carol’s,,, Silent Night which has been recorded many times… so much so I find it hard to narrow it down to an absolute favourite …you will find out in Saturday Snippets which ones are my favourite versions…Thank you once again, Sally you are an absolute star for sharing this post…Hugs xx

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-christmas-archives-the-13-trolls-of-christmas-by-carol-taylor/

Saturday Snippets:

Christmas is coming and fast…I love all the Christmas tales and trivia…My cake, pudding and mincemeat are all done…This year as my Nigella bread was/is so successful I decided to deviate from my normal cake recipe and follow Nigellas Christmas cake recipe…This one contained chestnut puree I will let you know of course when it’s cut how it tastes but it looks and smells good and getting fed(Brandy)…

Now we are in December you can safely say that Saturday Snippets will have a sort of festive theme to it…No surprises there…If you have Christmas Jumpers you like to share with us I, of course, have a corner for those…any Christmas favourites I am happy to put in “The Christmas Corner”…so don’t be shy ..share away…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/05/saturday-snippets-5th-december-2020/

That’s all for my weekly roundup a little longer this week…Thank you for reading….enjoy your weekend, stay safe and well …xx

Saturday Snippets…21st November 2020…

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets…It has been a mixed week for us here which I will tell you about further down the post…we had Lily’s birthday… she was 8 yrs old …my mummy was 90 years old and sadly a dear neighbour left this world for the next…

Today is National Cranberry Day and National Peanut Butter Fudge Day… tomorrow is Stir-up Sunday time to make your Christmas cake and puddings.

christmas Baking Cakes and Pudding

It is also National Pomegranate Month…I love the pomegranate it’s just those dang pips   I do however absolutely adore using Pomegranate molasses it makes a fabulous sauce to pair with a lamb dish…

TODAY I am going to be making the fudge so will share the recipe maybe tomorrow in my roundup or next week…It would make an ideal Christmas gift wrapped in cellophane with a pretty bow or in a nice little box with a made in my kitchen label…

Wellness Corner with Sally Cronin…

I do hope you are all enjoying this series as much as I am… this week Sally is looking at the versatile oil of Lavender which is one of my favourites as it heals wounds brilliantly, great for skin care, headaches and those pesky fleas that animals can be prone to…Lavender!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-aromatherapy-versatile-lavender-skin-care-headaches-insomnia-first-aid-and-fleas/

Did you know?

On November 21, 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television’s popular primetime drama “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. J.R. had been shot on the season-ending episode the previous March 21, which now stands as one of television’s most famous cliffhangers. The plot twist inspired widespread media coverage and left America wondering “Who shot J.R.?” for the next eight months. The November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister and his former mistress, as the culprit…

Were you a Dallas fan? I can honestly say I never watched one episode of Dallas…

Environmental Corner…

The good news…the bees are bouncing back…Honeybees to be precise. Many insects are very susceptible to changes in climate and sensitive to chemical pesticides that are used on crops, including honeybees. They are very important creatures that most people don’t think much about.

Different types of blossoms impart different flavours in the honey, and it is said that the sophisticated palate can differentiate them. But not only do bees provide honey for humans, but they also pollinate most of the food crops we need to survive.

From corn to potatoes, apples to tomatoes, we need honeybees in a big way. Unfortunately, in recent years their populations have been crashing with no end in sight until this year.

In 2019 the USDA honeybee colony report shows a significant increase in bee populations – up 14 per cent over the last year. Great news!

November 21st  1931 Horror film “Frankenstein” is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”

Let’s have some music…

I think it’s time and I can slip in a Christmas song… Tis the season to be jolly (almost) and nothing says Christmas like some new festive tunes…after all this could be a very weird yuletide season…In previous years we have had classics from Josh Groban, Maria and Michael Buble.

This year we have  Kelly Clarkson – Under The Mistletoe ft. Brett Eldredge, Beverley Knight -A Christmas Wish, Meghan Trainor – I Believe In Santa, Dolly Parton – Christmas Is ft. Miley Cyrus, Ava Max – Christmas Without You, Jonas Brothers – I Need You Christmas, Liam Payne – Naughty List feat. Dixie D’Amelio, Delta Goodrem – Only Santa Knows / Merry Christmas To You ft. Olivia Newton-John …

After listening to all of these none of them hit the spot for me …How about you?  I love Christmas Carol’s and the golden oldies for tunes…like Rockin around the Christmas Tree, Last Christmas, White Christmas…Bing Crosby(1942), Blue Christmas…The king, Santa Claus is coming to town and many more some of which will be featured on here…Like the Pogues…

I think I prefer the Christmas adverts…

That’s all for this week and Saturday Snippets…xxx

Thank you for reading….enjoy your weekend, stay safe not only from Covid-19 but the wildfires around the world…xx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

That’s all for today…Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and well xx

Saturday Snippets…14th November…

 

This past week we have seen a few Remembrance services to the fallen of Armed Forces around the world…Brave men and women who fought without a thought for their safety for me and you…For their brave actions, I salute you and remember with pride your sacrifice.

I also saw a disturbing video of white flags depicting all those who have died due to the Covid-19 virus and this was just in the US…the figures are utterly horrific…

How anyone can say it is fake, false I don’t know…I am sure figures aren’t totally accurate how could they be every country has a different method of counting but it doesn’t alter the fact that all those flags in this video represent a life lost and not lost for the service of their country but lost by an uncontrolled virus…

I saw this video first on a fellow bloggers post and it shocked me to the core…which is why I have been moved to share it…I can look at numbers but those flags just brought it home to me…

Today is National Pickle Appreciation Day…I love pickles and pickle almost everything…Pickles are also very popular at Christmas time..they can be eaten as an appetiser with some drinks or with some lovely fresh baked bread, cheese and pickles or with cold cuts of meat…we also eat pickled cabbage with crispy pork, rice and pickled cabbage plus a bowl of miso soup…Thais add pickled cabbage as a side to many dishes.

Today I will share a couple of my favourite pickles recipes …

Christmas Pickles…

I pickle anything… we love pickles and since living here have found different ideas for pickling…

Ingredients…

  • 2 lb Pickling Onions, peeled.
  • 11/2 pints pickling vinegar…I use white vinegar or a mix of apple cider and white vinegar.
  • 2tbsp Pickling spices or your mix…again I mix black, white peppercorns, coriander seeds.

Method2 days before mixing 2pts water with 4 oz salt pour over onions, cover and keep in a cool place. I keep in the fridge due to the heat here.

Home made pickled onions

Then drain the onions and pat dry. Pack into sterilised jars layering pickling spices as you go then pour vinegar over the onions making sure they are completely covered. Store for 4-6 weeks and they ready…They are the crispest onions I have eaten, far better than shop-bought and generally don’t get to 4 weeks let alone 6 weeks as they get dipped into …men!

Today I have pickled Pineapple with Jalapenos for you…We like them a lot something a little different…

Pickled Pineapple with Jalapenos…

Pickled Pineapple.

Ingredients:

  • 300 gm of fresh pineapple cut into smallish chunks
  • A handful of shallots finely sliced
  • 1 pickled jalapeno sliced
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar
  • The juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • A handful of chopped coriander

Pickled Pineapple Ingredients

3 sterilised jars with lids.

Let’s Cook!

Heat the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, limes and Jalapenos together and bring to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat add the shallots and leave the mixture to cool down.

 

Spoon the pineapple and coriander into the prepared jars and cover with the vinegar mixture. Add the lids and leave to cool down before putting in the refrigerator.

Pickled Pineapple.

Leave for 1-2 days before eating.

Enjoy!

N.B Some recipes say use pickled jalapenos and some say to use fresh Jalapenos… I used some I had already pickled this time …I will try fresh ones next time and compare the taste.

If you use pineapple in juice the cut down on the sugar you use.

Next something we love pickled tomatoes…

Pickled red and yellow cherry tomatoes…

Ingredients:

  • 30 cherry tomatoes I mixed different colours.
  • 1-2 green Thai chillies finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 6 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar.

 

red-yellow-thai style-pickled-tomatoes

Red and yellow pickled tomatoes

Let’s get pickled!

Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Take a cocktail stick and prick the tomatoes a few times this allows the brine to infuse nicely.

Put the tomatoes in a sterilised jar or a Tupperware container and cover with the marinade mix.

Put in the refrigerator …these can be eaten after one day and within 4 days. The juice can then be used as a marinade for fish or added to salads.

I hope you have enjoyed these 3 pickle recipes if you try then please let me know …I like some of these as they don’t have to be left too long and can be eaten almost immediately unlike some pickles like onions which need time to mature..xx

It’s also National Split Pea Soup Week…

“We lived very simply – but with all the essentials of a life well understood and provided for – hot baths, cold champagne, new peas and old brandy.”
Winston Churchill.

No champagne served with my split pea soup…I have made this soup forever and my children all grown up still refer back to it from time to time…A delicious soup with vegetables, a ham hock and lovely homemade fresh bread straight from the oven…

With a soup like this, anything goes in the post then simmered gently until the peas and the meat is tender…It is an ideal way to use up any odd little bits of vegetables…Do you have a favourite split pea soup recipe?

Wellness Corner with Sally Cronin…

I do hope you are all enjoying this series as much as I am… this week Sally is looking at Frankincense…There is also a “recipe” for toothpaste…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/11/12/the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-aromatherapy-frankincense-immune-reproductive-systems-anti-aging-antiseptic-by-sally-cronin/

Watching War on plastic with Hugh and Anita who are fighting against single-use plastics, looking at tea bags and prepacked sandwiches. Then, as Covid-19 hits, they consider the problem of disposable face masks…

Facemasks came up in our house just the other day when young Lily said to me Nannie do I need to take these off before I throw this mask away…I told her I thought that was a good idea and then asked where she got the idea from…This is what the children are being made aware of here that the blue and white face masks not only contain plastic so they don’t biodegrade quickly but so many facemasks are carelessly thrown away as are plastic gloves and causing a problem with sea life…

Teabags were also on their radar as many are biodegradable and contain plastic…Polypropylene which takes thousands of years to breakdown …

Because of Covid, they reckon plastic recycling has soared…and becoming a bigger problem…

Time for some Music…

It will soon be time to bring out the Christmas tunes but I will give one more week…November over the years has been a busy month in the music industry…

November 1965...Ray Charles, I love this song…went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Georgia On My Mind‘, a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael’s 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.

November 1969 who remembers The Archies? Sugar, Sugar by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest-running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight weeks at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.

November 1975 we had Queen who kicked off their 78 date Night at the Opera world tour with 2 nights in Liverpool, England at the Empire Theatre…

1981 we had Police with their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, a No.3 hit in the US.

In November 1987 George Michael had his first solo album “ Faith” which went to numero 1 in the UK charts

November 1992 and 1999 we saw Bon Jovi with ” Keep the Faith” and Robbie Williams…with ” She’s the one

So many of my favourite tracks among the aforementioned artists…Today I choose…one which is very apt given what is happening…

Did you know?

That in Nov 2015 a pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his famous ’68 Comeback TV Special performance were bought by a UK collector for £29,500, ($44,500). Elvis had worn the size-11 Verde boots while singing ‘If I Can Dream’, 

That’s all for this week and Saturday Snippets…xxx

Thank you for reading….enjoy your weekend, stay safe not only from Covid-19 but the wildfires around the world…xx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

That’s all for today…Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and well xx

 

CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 1st November -7th November 2020… Recipes, Health, Whimsy, Apples and Music …

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed any posts during the week… whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine…Take a pew, get comfy… have a read…

Relax and Enjoy! (1) Weekly Roundup

I woke up this morning to the news… America has a new President Joe Biden…I am happy for all my friends for whom this was the outcome they desired. I do hope this brings back some dignity to the role of President and that bridges will be mended and for those for whom it wasn’t the expected outcome that you accept that and move on as you all live in the United States…one people under one flag who may have different opinions but who respect those whose opinions are different…

Tuesday…Time to make the Christmas Puddings, Cake and Sweet Mincemeat…

christmas Baking Cakes and Pudding

There are now only 49 sleeps until Christmas Eve…or 7 Fridays…Gulp…That will fly by…x

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/11/03/time-to-make-the-christmas-puddings-cake-and-sweet-mincemeat/

Wednesday: The Culinary Alphabet with a twist…The Letter I(chimichurrI)

I found quite a few ending in the letter I…Pete came up with Ravioli and Fetticinni which I hadn’t well done Pete…Dolly from Koolkosherkitchen gave me the translation for two ingredients which are toppings for the Blini… Smetana is sour cream, and tvorog is farmer cheese…Thank you, dear Dolly x

Food and culinary processes ending in the letter I…I am enjoying this challenge although J is certainly a challenge so any ideas peeps would be most gratefully received I only have 3 so far…

Next time I most likely will put J & K together in I post…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/11/04/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-twist-the-letter-ichimichurri/

Thursday: The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – #Aromatherapy – #Eucalyptus – Respiratory, Fevers and Pain by Sally Cronin.

I love essential oils which is why I love this series BUT  apart from the ones I use regularly I don’t know very much about the other oils so I find it both informative and fascinating. #recommended read

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-aromatherapy-eucalyptus-respiratory-fevers-and-painby-sally-cronin/

Fruity Friday…Apples…

apples

Did you know that worldwide 7,500 different varieties of apples are grown? My favourite apples are Bramley’s, Cox’s and Braeburn apples which ones are your favourite apples ???

As the saying goes an ” Apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that little round ball of goodness is 2/3 fibre has lots of anti-oxidants especially in the peel so do not peel it…please. They are also fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free and come in all shades of red, green and yellow so many to choose from…Which apple or apples are your favourite????

We also…Lily and I had our first attempt at making toffee apples…They came ok…not as easy to coat as the tube videos have you to believe …practise make perfect here methinks…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/11/06/fruity-friday-apples/

Saturday Snippets: 7th November…

Lots going on a bit about the work of Prince Charles, a unique cave home…Lots of music, recipes… its National Stuffing Month and as stuffing can be frozen if you make it now or in a few weeks it is one less dish to prepare on Xmas Eve…and so much more please pop over and have a read…

I think a nice tasty stuffing enhances that chicken or turkey into something special…I love a nice crunchy stuffing ball or dish of stuffing…hubby prefers his from the bird’s cavity it’s just softer but can also be very tasty as it absorbs the lovely meat juices. Sometimes I also put a layer of stuffing underneath the chicken or turkey skin just another layer of flavour…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/11/06/fruity-friday-apples/

That’s all for this week’s roundup … fewer posts has made my stats boom…go figure… I do hope you have enjoyed it and I look forward to your comments xx

God bless you all in these turbulent times…especially those of my readers who are facing new lockdowns…Please stay safe and wear your mask and practise social distancing or this virus will not go away…x

When this is all over my hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…Being kind to each other…Loving someone whatever their religion or skin colour…Can we make this happen? We have to but in the right way…Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learned..realistically I have my doubts…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and well being.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

The Medicine Woman’s Treasure Chest – #Aromatherapy – #Eucalyptus – Respiratory, Fevers and Pain by Sally Cronin

 

 

 

This weeks post on Aromatherapy from Sally discusses the Eucalyptus and its health benefits.

Originally from Australia, the eucalyptus has a number of uses, apart from being an inhalent helping you breathe better when you have a cold…it is effective for aches and pains and so much more…please pop over to Sally’s to read all about this essential oil. #recommended read.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/the-medicine-womans-treasure-chest-aromatherapy-eucalyptus-respiratory-fevers-and-painby-sally-cronin/