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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 16th – 22nd May 2021 – Stevie Wonder, Short stories, Book Reviews, Health, Blogging and Laughter

I love a good weekly roundup of posts…Sally’s is no exception …it’s a time where I can take 5  relax and enjoy…something for everyone so grab your favourite drink and head over to Sally at Smorgasbord Magazine…#recommended read x

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – March 7th -13th 2021 – Free promotion, Petula Clark, Pigeons, Poetry, Anti-Aging, Frozen Shoulders and humour — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the round up of posts that you might have missed during the week here on Smorgasbord. Before I get into the news and posts from the week.. I would like to just to share the link again to Debby Gies post this week in case you missed it. Her husband is in hospital […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – March 7th -13th 2021 – Free promotion, Petula Clark, Pigeons, Poetry, Anti-Aging, Frozen Shoulders and humour — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 6th – 12th December 2020 – New Book, International Carols, Foods XYZ and a Christmas Party with pets.

Wow!… What week…Jam-packed with new releases including Sally’s ( Just) in time for Christmas, Christmas Carol’s and culinary delights…even some funnies to make you smile …Something for everyone …Please head over to Sally’s have read and maybe do some armchair shopping…Bliss…Enjoy the read xxx

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

What’s coming up in the next two weeks.

I cannot believe that it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day in 9 days time. On the one hand there is a sense of relief that this year is nearly over… and a wary expectation that 2021 is going to be better.

Whilst I could sit and philosophise all day long… there are things to be done to make sure this year ends with a few projects completed so I can move on fresh in the New Year.

In the last week I scheduled all the Christmas Book Fairs so they would be finished in time for Christmas and they will go out daily until the 23rd of December. I have also scheduled an updated version of The Twelve Days of Christmas from the…

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…6th December-12th December…Recipes, Whimsy and Christmas…Oh Yeah! …


Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed any posts during this last week… only 16 sleeps…whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine even a mince pie won’t be frowned on now…Take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X…

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…Think green, think waste …

All my Christmas goodies are now cooked and being fed, sweet mincemeat, Christmas pud and Christmas cake this year…so far it smells and looks good… just one more feed for the cake and then I will let it dry and marzipan it…I love marzipan any which way on a cake… covered in chocolate…I just love it!


How did this week start…slowly I will add I am just getting over a cold my first in about 6 yrs I have put it down to relaxing the morning ACV and ginger …although I have been drinking fresh coconut juice and green tea…I am back on the ginger and ACV…

My posts from now on are unashamedly Christmasy…Christmas here as most of you know is not celebrated apart from in my little bubble…  I always make the neighbours sausage rolls and mince pies…The downside is this year covid has put a stop to the deliveries of the little festive treats I was able to buy however I will always cook the puddings and pies until I hang up my apron and wooden spoon…

The upside is there is nothing frantic about the Christmas season here no adverts for gifts and expensive toys…I don’t miss that one iota…Bah Humbug to all of that…just a few treats for the kids as they are what Christmas is about for me…

I just stick to cooking and Carol’s which echo through the house…A perfect Christmas…Peace and Goodwill to you all…xx

My week started with Homemade Stuffing…there is nothing better… it can be simple or a tad more decadent but as long as it has a little crispy outside and tasty inside that’s all that matters…no self-respecting Christmas lunch would be the same without it!

Wednesday I was over at Smorgasbord Magazine with Sally Cronin for my last post of the current series of The Culinary Alphabet an A-Z of food and culinary terms …

Revamped and updated it has been a success…Thank you to Sally and everyone who has read and commented you all rock…XYZ is the final one please head over and say hello we both love to hear from you it makes our day…

I will, of course, be back next year with a new column…I know how difficult it is for me to try and have a more sustainable kitchen …it ain’t easy…so much is stacked against us and time is our enemy if we lead busy lives and have children and a career…my aim is to be more sustainable and I hope you will join me on my journey…x

Thursday…Christmas Special #A traditional Christmas Menu…

I always try to make one new dish every Christmas..not sure what this years will be yet…something with pears maybe or a new desert for Boxing Day as we are eating out Christmas Day…Next week I will bring you some lighter puddings for those who don’t like Christmas Pudding and also some vegan recipes for my readers who are vegan I don’t want to leave you guys out…x

Fruity Friday…The Persimmon or Sharon Fruit.

A beautiful fruit similar to the apple just a softer crisp when you bite into it…A beautiful vibrant Orange colour… a lovely fruit that goes really well with cheese…Just saying!

Saturday Snippets...12th December 2020…

Saturday Snippets where I engage my whimsey and kitsch …well it is that time of year…Christmas is not celebrated here and there are even fewer nods to Christmas here in the North of Thailand …I do believe Christmas is for kiddies and try to keep the magic going for them although this year methinks Covid has highjacked any hopes of buying anything the least bit festive …

Of course, I will bring out the Christmas kitsch and decorations when Lily arrives for Christmas…in the meantime I haven’t dispensed with the making of the cake, puddings, sweet mincemeat and pickles because we love all of those…and just in case you haven’t it is not too late…

Lastly but certainly not least...Sally from Smorgasbord has just released her new book…Now available on Kindle ( I have just) purchased my copy…A lovely Christmas gift or treat yourself you will not be disappointed…

I love the cover, Sally…Hugs x

That’s all for my weekly roundup…Thank you for reading….enjoy your weekend, stay safe and well but remember Christmas comes but once a year stay vigilant and please don’t put yourself or your loved ones at risk there is always next Christmas …xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up 25th – 31st October – Inspiration, Legends, Boogie, Ugli Fruit, Books, Reviews, Health and Laughter

It is an absolute pleasure to reblog Sally’s weekly roundup…Something for everyone including a great well deserved review for Sally’s latest book and a tribute to two incredibly brave ladies who are meeting their cancer head-on with boots at the ready…Kudos to you both Mary and Sue xxx #recommended read

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

Happy  Halloween and I hope that despite the restrictions on Trick or Treating in some of our countries, children will still get to dress up and enjoy the night with their families.

The headlines are certainly not festive.. The world experienced a record breaking 573,000 worldwide cases yesterday worldometers info coronavirus

Not sure where some are getting their information from about a slow down when America had over 100,000 new cases and UK and the rest of Europe racked up 100,000s more. And those who feel that wearing a mask is not their responsibility, or that the pandemic is a hoax, should listen to those who have suffered from Covid-19 and are experiencing the long term effects, even if they dismiss the experts.

Here in Ireland there has been a slight dip in cases but…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 11th -17th October 2020 -Jazz, Elephant’s Ears, Pumpkin Flower Fritters and Rennaisance Festival

So much in Sally’s weekly roundup…Book reviews, many new releases, Recipes, funnies, health, and Aromatherapy…Something and more for everyone to enjoy…

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Welcome to the round up with posts that you might have missed during the week on Smorgasbord.

I hope that despite the increase in cases in most of our countries, you are staying safe. With politics and Covid-19 it is hard to find some good news headlines but tucked away you can find a gem or two.

Canadian Researchers Gave Homeless People $7500 Each And The Results Are So Uplifting

Challenging the stereotypes of homeless people in Canada, a research project from a Vancouver-based charitable organization found that simply giving money to homeless people isn’t as bad an idea as some people might think. Read more:Good News Network

New Fix-It Clinic is Using Zoom and Global Community to Help You Repair Items For Free

How many YouTube tutorials does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One—if that many.

Fixit Clinic

But when you need to fix something that’s…

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