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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!

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/08/christmas-recipes-homemade-stuffing/

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

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-food-column-carol-taylor-a-z-of-food-xyz-for-xawaash-spice-yams-and-zabaglione/

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

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/10/30142/

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!

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/11/fruity-friday-the-persimmon-fruit/

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…

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

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

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/12/new-book-release-shortstories-life-is-like-a-bowl-of-cherries-sometimes-bitter-sometimes-sweet-by-sally-cronin/

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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Retired no one told me weekly roundup…Fruity Fridays and Strawberry Daquari…

Boy, don’t the weeks fly by???

The first post out of the starting gate was my new Fruity Fridays which kicked off with the delicious Pineapple…Full of Vitamin C and the perfect accompaniment to many a dish.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/fruity-fridays-the-pineapple/

It was then over to Bridget for her delicious Irish Soda Bread I was straight down to the kitchen as with only 2 ingredients how could I not make them…I threw in a handful of raisins and they were soon cooked and buttered while hot…think 20%…haha….Bridget then tells me I could add syrup or cheese…Oh yum!

https://losingtheplotweb.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/imbrolic-bridget-and-baking/

 

Then came Sally’s weekly roundups which included Moi … I am getting around quite a bit now…I will be getting a name for myself…lol..So many great articles and brilliant authors including Sally herself 🙂

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/smorgasbord-weekly-round-up-music-food-and-spring-bulbs-with-guests-and-humour/

Next, we had my Healthy Eating post… Eat what you like and lose weight…Oh yes… you can if you choose wisely. And after those delectable Tang Yuan and that Irish Soda Bread… I did only have half of one farl…honestly… But I still feel the need for a good walk and get back to my 80% and practise what I preach…haha

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/healthy-eating-how-to-lose-weight-and-eat-the-foods-you-love/

 

Wednesday already and it is my food column over at Sally’s place and as it will soon be Valentines Day I thought I would spread a few hearts and some recipes that you can cook for your sweetheart ❤

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-column-with-carol-taylor-staying-in-for-valentines-day/

Phew, another busy week… I thought I was supposed to be retired….tired more like…lol

I do hope you are enjoying my weekly roundups until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot as laughter is the best medicine and is FREE Xxxx