Category Archives: Carol’s Cookery Column at Smorgasbord Magazine

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

Welcome to July’s edition of Carol’s Green Kitchen…

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 some lovely stuffed button mushrooms are on the menu this month, hints and tips on making my household a little greener…aka recycling and composting.

Today I am looking at bulk buying..it is also Plastic Free July…How to make Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV)..so far so good I am excited to try it… it easy and cost-effective .. normally I would compost the apple scraps and eat the apple skins…which means compared to buying ACV it’s a great saving… lots going on so please head over to Smorgasbord and say hello…

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Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – June 2021 – Dutch Oven Bread, Kale, Home Grown Pea Shoots, Fishing Nets, Neighbours. Posted on June 9, 2021 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Yesterday I was over at Sally’s for my monthly food column “Carol Taylor’s 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.

I am passionate about cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients, the environment and ensuring that the food I make for my family is clean and as chemical-free as it can possible be…I would also love to know that instead of counting calories and cost that more people counted chemicals as it is the chemicals in processed foods which affect our health and wellbeing.

It isn’t easy …in theory, we know what we should do …THEREFORE I have looked at what I can do gradually…every small change is a bonus.

Roasting Pan, Dutch Oven, Pot, Lid, Chicks, Cast Iron

This Month’s Recipe… Crock-Pot or Dutch Oven Bread…

This loaf was cooked in a Dutch oven and I was pleasantly surprised how much the crust was like the ones I have purchased in bakeries. This is a white loaf using unbleached flour but you can substitute other flours just be aware that you may have to adjust your liquid.

My hubby prefers white bread and I make it as healthy as I can by keeping an eye on salt and sugar ratio’s but as he has an otherwise healthy diet, I don’t push the point but do add wholewheat flour where I can and in the main, he doesn’t notice…

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…May 9th-15th May 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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…we are now into May…Time is marching on…It is now officially rainy season here so there will definitely be some dancing in the rain…lol

Just in case you missed any or love to catch up like I do… snuggle down in your favourite place… be kind to yourselves …I think we all need to do that… get comfy in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine or two…Cheers!

Let’s get the party started then…

Meatless Monday’s…Cashew Nut Curry with Halloumi and Brocolli…

The first time I have made a cashew nut curry sauce and trying Halloumi…I obviously haven’t lived…sigh…I much preferred it to tofu and the sauce was tasty..a little bit thick but next time I will thin it down a little and maybe add some cauliflower as well…

Meatless Mondays…Cashew Nut Curry with Halloumi and Brocolli…

Tuesday Twittering…The journey to be a doctor...

I must say since starting this series...it has made me realise even more how much prejudice exists in the world…I am a firm believer that given the opportunity everyone has a worth and a place in this world regardless of any disabilities…we must educate our children from an early age and integrate them with children who are ” different”…teach them how they can play and communicate with each other …give them the tools to do so albeit learning sign language, braille… another language..learning about traditions and food by teaching the children make it fun and kids like different if its fun to learn…we must not only learn to be kind but learn inclusion which is so very important…

Tuesday Twitterings…A journey to be a Doctor…

The environmental A-Z…a week of firsts for me…tell me I am naive..tell me I live in my own little bubble and not a covid induced one…the last few months have continued to shock me…maybe I should have opened my eyes and ears before..years before now…it has made me sad…sadder and wiser…and made me ask myself more questions…nothing new there but so much I wasn’t aware of and I should have been…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter F…

Today I am over at Smorgasbord Magazine kindly hosted by Sally for my Green Kitchen…Please pop over …I do hope you enjoy…x

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – May 2021 – Dinner Rolls, Chillies, Recycled Face Masks, Grow Spring onions, make Apple Cider Vinegar – Waste Not, Want Not…

 

A nice condiment or sauce which complements a dish elevates it into a great dish…my mother’s recipes handed down from her mother are all I need and have been well tried and tested over the years…I hope you enjoy x

CarolCooks2…Week 13…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Sauces and condiments…

I had tasted passionfruit before I came here but since living here I have discovered how they compliment so many dishes and what a wonderfully versatile and healthy food it is…one of my favourites…

Tropical Fridays…The Passionfruit.

Allergies and food intolerances can be dangerous at worst and inconvenient at best especially when it restricts what you can eat…Sally explains the differences and how you can improve your health by following some guidelines…#rcommended read

Smorgasbord Health Column – Family Health A-Z – Allergies and Intolerances – Part Two – – #Dairy #Leaky Gut

The day where I indulge my whimsy and where this week my inner rock chick came out…There is a 500-year-old Maple Tree under threat and Bees still need protection and so much more …Enjoy!

Saturday Snippets…15th May 2021

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…see you tomorrow for Meatless Mondays  …Love Carol xx

 

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – May 2021 – Dinner Rolls, Chillies, Recycled Face Masks, Grow Spring onions, make Apple Cider Vinegar – Waste Not, Want Not..

Good morning and welcome to the May edition of my Green Kitchen… I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I am to be back with a brand- new column at Smorgasbord Magazine… and how welcome you are making me feel.

I am passionate about cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients, the environment and ensuring that the food I make for my family is clean and as chemical-free as it can possibly be…I would also love to know that instead of counting calories and cost that more people counted chemicals as it is the chemicals in processed foods which affect our health and wellbeing.

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.

It isn’t easy …in theory, we know what we should do …THEREFORE I have looked at what I can do gradually…every small change is a bonus.

This Month’s Recipe…Dinner rolls.

For anyone who shops in M & S and buys their dinner rolls the texture of these is the closest to them a softish crust and centre you can pull apart…They definitely received the thumbs up from my lot and they can be very hard on me and are my harshest critics…

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Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen -April 2021 – #Pretzel Bread, #Onions, #TomatoKetchup, #Japanese Wood Production.

Good morning and welcome to April’s edition of my Green Kitchen… I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I am to be back with a brand- new column at Smorgasbord Magazine… and how welcome you are making me feel.

I am passionate about cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients, the environment and ensuring that the food I make for my family is clean and as chemical free as it can possible be…I would also love to know that instead of counting calories and cost that more people counted chemicals as it is the chemicals in processed foods which affect our health and wellbeing.

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.

It isn’t easy …in theory we know what we should do …THEREFORE I have looked at what I can do gradually…every small change is a bonus.

This Month’s Recipe…Pretzel Bread.

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Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – #Crumpets, #Baking Soda, #Minced Garlic and Egg Boxes uses. — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Good Morning from sunny Thailand…I am over @ Sally’s today with my green
 
Kitchen…I do hope you enjoy this new series…Please head over and have a browse
 
Sally and I will make you very welcome…See you there x

Hello and welcome to Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I am to be back with a brand- new column at Smorgasbord Magazine… and how welcome you are making me feel. I am passionate about cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients, the environment and ensuring that the food I […]

Smorgasbord Food Column – Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – #Crumpets, #Baking Soda, #Minced Garlic and Egg Boxes uses. — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine