Category Archives: Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – September 5th -11th 2021 – Crow Tales, Contributions, Chart Hits, Book Reviews, Podcast, Short Stories, Health and Humour

I love a roundup of the bloggers I follow as sometimes life just takes over…Smorgasbord is no exception it is always a varied week full of laughter, music, health and book releases and reviews something for all tastes…Please head over and have a read #recommended read

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Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – September 2021 – Banana Bread, Neem Oil, Homemade Beehive, Lemongrass, Snail Mail, Cider Vinegar and Reef Shampoo

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen.
September 2021

Good morning and welcome to the September edition of my Green Kitchen… Just to recap for those who are new here…This monthly post will cover sustainability, news on food production…changes for the better and maybe a villain or three…haha, a recipe or two including some plant-based recipes, hints and tips on making my household a little greener…aka recycling and composting.

This Month’s RecipeBanana Bread with Passionfruit Curd/Butter…For the original post and the recipes please head over to Smorgasbord Magazine by clicking the link below where Sally very kindly has hosted me again this month…See you on the side…xx

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…August 8th-14th 2021…Peek-a Boo, Music, A-Z, Snake Fruit and Scones…

Music, A-Z, Banana Scones with Coffee Drizzle, Health #TED Talk and Snake Fruit…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…Time is marching on…

We are 2 weeks into August already…some August trivia…

August…depending on where you live August brings a new season of fruit and vegetables here the lovely Pomelo has just come into season…It tastes exactly like a grapefruit but without bitterness or sour notes. It’s not particularly sweet, nor is it tart.

Like grapefruit, you’ll find pomelo in both pink and yellow varieties. Most fruit sellers will have their pomelo ready peeled and packaged. The reason is that it’s a nightmare to peel. The green outer skin and white pith surrounding the fruit is extremely thick, and it’s quite an ordeal removing the fruit from its casing!

A lovely fruit with which I make one of my favourite salads Yum Som O…a lovely refreshing salad made with pomelo, prawns, cucumber Thai basil and some herbs…

Today is also National Lemon Meringue Pie Day…

It’s Lime meringue Pie here as I have so many limes rather than lemon and making meringues is a great way to use up egg whites…

Tomorrow August 16, 1977 …Elvis Presley, died, the “King of Rock and Roll” …

So many tracks and who could pick a favourite…Not me…

Enough about what’s to come in August let’s have a look at last week…

Plastic…The latest news…Week 2… Microplastics and Glitter …

While Covid has made some differences in some areas where the figures tell us we are back to 2006 levels BUT early on, there was hope that a silver lining of the COVID-19 quarantines would be a reduced impact on the environment while cars stayed off the road and planes were grounded.

The oceans tell a different story about the pandemic’s environmental footprint.

Last year, a new type of garbage—face masks—started washing ashore. The very same plastic products that helped keep people safe during the pandemic also caused a surge in plastic pollution.

Plastic…The latest News…Week 2… Microplastics and Glitter …

Wednesday I was over at Smorgasbord in my Green Kitchen where I was making bread and talking about air pots a new innovative way to grow plants and more so please head over to Sally’s and have a read…

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – August 2021 -Bamboo Toilet Paper, Cream Cheese Bread, Conservation, Grow Your Own, Shampoo Bar.,

The Culinary Alphabet …..A-Z…Series 3… the letter L…Jelly or Jello?

I absolutely love writing these A-Z with a twist always something to learn and discover…

Last week it was words where the middle letter is L...A little easier than J which was quite difficult… What kiddie big or little doesn’t love Jello or Jelly…yes I know before you tell me you call jelly… jam…Jelly to me (a Brit) is what you call Jello although I prefer Jelly as it is not so sweet and has more of a fruity taste than Jello plus for a treat my mum would give me a square of the jelly when she was making it…you can’t do that with Jello…as its a powder…or we could take Potluck and see what was cooking on the Skillet…to eat with our Salad.

Let’s go and see what I have found…

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International Scone Week…Banana Scones with Coffee Drizzle…ish

These banana and brown sugar scones with a coffee drizzle were the best scones I have ever made…I am not a scone maker at all but as it was International Scone Week I thought I had better make an effort… these scones had sliced bananas in the middle sprinkled with some raw sugar they were delicious…

International Scone Week…Banana Scones with Coffee Drizzle…ish

The Immune System…

For our continued health and wellbeing, it is very important that we know how to maintain a healthy immune system…#recommended read

Smorgasbord Health Column 2021 – The Immune System and How it Works by Sally Cronin

Tropical Friday…Snake Fruit(Salak) is one of my favourite fruits it has a slightly sour note and is not too sweet…it is also lovely when pickled…It was thanks to Pete as I totally forgot about it when I was writing my A-Z probably because I call it snake fruit but kudos to Pete he thought of it not me…

It’s a little weird in so much that it grows around the base of the Palm Tree …It is not a fruit that many you will find fresh but it is sold in syrup and has been stocked by Amazon and probably other speciality or Asian stores.

Tropical Friday…Snake Fruit(Salak)…

Saturday Snippets…Peek-a-Boo…

The inspiration from this post came from a TED talk which I viewed through Borden’s Bather…Thank you Jim and Molly for the inspiration I also had fun finding links to Peek a Boo…I do hope you enjoy the read…x

Saturday Snippets 14th August 2021…Peek-A-Boo!

Thank you very much for dropping in this week and for your likes, comments(which) I look forward to and for your shares it is all very much appreciated…I hope to see you tomorrow for week 3 of my updated Plastics posts…Have a great Sunday xx

 

 

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – August 2021 -Bamboo Toilet Paper, Cream Cheese Bread, Conservation, Grow Your Own, Shampoo Bar.,

Good morning and welcome to the August edition of my Green Kitchen… Just to recap for those who are new here…This monthly post will cover sustainability, news on food production…changes for the better and maybe a villain or three…haha, a recipe or two including some plant-based recipes, hints and tips on making my household a little greener…aka recycling and composting.

Plastic Free July is over…for all of you who have participated and cut down your plastic waste… give yourself a big pat on the back…

To read the full post then please click the link below…See you there xx

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 4th – 10th July 2021 – 1970s Music, Green Kitchen, Poetry, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Children’s Books, Health and Humour

Hello and good afternoon from a wet and wild Thailand…we do have some brilliant tropical storms…I love a weekly roundup where I can get comfy, settle down and have a good read…Smorgasbord Magazine is no exception it is packed with music and we should all have music in our lives, health matters and yes it does especially as we age, humour…laughter is proven to be the best medicine and as Sally says..take your appetite this week I am in my Green Kitchen…Books and book reviews I am sure with the variety here you will find something…So please head over, say hello to Sally ..settle down and have a read…Enjoy! xx

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…July 4th-10th July 2021…#Plastic Free July, Whimsy, Music,#Peanut Butter Fruit…

Plastic Free July, Be the Change, Music, A-Z and Peanut Butter Fruit(#Bunchosia)

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…Time is marching on…It is now officially rainy season here so there will definitely be some dancing in the rain…

July…No month ends on the same day of the week as July unless it is a leap year when January does so. Both Canada and the United States celebrate their Independence Days in July. Seven US presidents have died in July- that’s more than any other month…on a brighter note, the Anglo-Saxons had multiple names for the month of July, including Maed-monath and Hey-monath. Respectively, these translated into “the flowering of meadows” and “hay month.”

It was National Fried Chicken Day in the US last week and who doesn’t love the crunch of fried chicken…

There are numerous recipes for fried chicken around the world and everyone has their favourite…Just for you, here are some of my favourite fried chicken recipes…Enjoy!

National Fried Chicken Day (US) ..Delicious and Crispy.

The A-Z of environmental terms…This week it was the letter K…

 

Just in case you were not aware the environment is very important to me…I want to leave this world happy that I have left it in the best health for my family and my grandchildren I can only do this by being aware of what is going on and how I can make small changes which if everyone did just one thing or make one change think how many changes that would be when multiplied by millions of households around the world..we can do this…We can be the change…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter K…

This month in my Green Kitchen there are recipes for Stuffed Mushrooms and Soda Bread plus articles on conservation, A Bison Bridge, growing your own vegetables in hanging baskets…How to make Apple Cider Vinegar which I can report is going well…it has a lovely golden colour which only lovely ACV has… it’s not long now before I strain the apple peels and then let it brew for another 1-2 weeks…

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – July 2021 – Plastic Free, Buttermilk Bread, Buying Bulk, Stuffed Mushrooms, Grow Your Own, Conservation.

Tropical Friday and it is the beautiful and rare Peanut Butter Fruit…

Grown around the world where there is a tropical climate and no frost it can be found in backyard gardens and speciality fruit farms..commercially it spoils too quickly to transport and must be eaten as soon as it is ripe…

Tropical Friday…#Peanut Butter Fruit…

Saturday Snippets…

As you can see from the header image plastic isn’t always the villain…WE just need to eliminate the bad plastic the unrecyclable plastic,  the single-use plastic from our homes and our lives…Be the Change…

Saturday Snippets…The world of Plastic…

Thank you so much for dropping by I always look forward to your visits and comments…Hope to see you here next week xx