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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…29th January-4th February 2023-Monday Musings , Culinary A-Z the letter P think Pancakes and Paella ,Thursday Thoughts, from Smorgasbord Magazine #The Brain and its functions Dementia and Alzheimer’s…

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts, you may have missed during the week… I am still virtually spam free…they are creeping back but now targeting new posts…however, once comments close on those they will have to reset and hopefully, they will get fed up but this is preferable to the hundreds I was getting every day…Thank you to everyone for your good wishes on our becoming great grandparents little Bonnie is doing well …

Monday Musings…

It’s nearly the end of another month…February beckons the second month of the year in the northern hemisphere it is usually considered the last month of winter…Trans Fats have been a disaster for the health of the world ..Today I published the link to the Fourth Progress Report on Global Trans Fat Elimination from the virtual event that was held by the WHO. Natural antibiotics have been used for centuries and while I think and do use some of them there is also a place for subscribed antibiotics they can often work hand in hand and sometimes they work better however over the years they have become over-prescribed and people are building up a resistance to them and sometimes a dependency both of which are not good for the world’s health…Then there are Cordyceps…Killer Fungi to read about those and more please click the highlighted link below…

Monday Musings…30th January 2023…Update on WHO virtual meeting 23/1/2023 on Trans Fats, Battery Storage, Killer Fungi and a Natural Antibiotic…The Chilli Pepper

Welcome to a repeat of the series from my very first the wonderful Culinary A – Z and a reminder, not only of the amazing variety of food we have available to us today from around the world, but delicious recipes to showcase them.

Today it is the letter P and many of my favourite dishes come under this letter one of which is pancakes it will soon be Shrove Tuesday(Pancake Day) as it’s on 21st February…so if you haven’t made many pancakes get practising it gets easier and there nothing like a nice thin pancake with lemon and sugar…perfect…

My thanks go to Sally from Smorgasbord Magazine who is repeating this series…Sally is a star for all the wonderful work she does in promoting blogs and writers to read the original post please click the highlighted link below and it will take to Smorgasbord where you will get a warm welcome from both me and Sally,,, See you there xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – P’ for Pancakes, Paella, Pomelo, Pate, Pease Pudding and A Poke Bowl.

Thursday Thoughts the first of February…This morning, many Americans woke up early to see whether Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, a sign that supposedly determines whether we can expect six more weeks of winter or early spring. For what it’s worth, that’s according to a groundhog’s nonscientific forecast – and his accuracy has historically been a hit or miss. Still, people across the US are enamoured with the quirky tradition. The cootchie catcher is also featured do you remember playing that game as a child? To read about that and more please click the highlighted link below x

Thursday Thoughts…2nd February 2023…Groundhog Day, Chinese Steamed Cakes, Knish, Cootie Catcher plus the 1st public Conviences…

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other related conditions are rarely out of the headlines and it is probably everyone’s worst fear…it’s certainly mine!

This week, Sally is looking at how your lifestyle directly impacts your risk factors. There are many theories about the causes of degenerative brain disease but certainly, your lifestyle does have a direct impact on your risk factors…Please head over to Smorgasbord Magazine to read how Sally suggests we can reduce our risk factors…Just click the highlighted link below and it will take you to this week’s edition of the brain and its functions…See you there!

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Keeping the pathways clear of debris and staying mentally stimulated by Sally Cronin

Thank you for joining me today for my weekly roundup as always I look forward to your comments and thank you for any shares they are much appreciated x

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Keeping the pathways clear of debris and staying mentally stimulated by Sally Cronin

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other related conditions are rarely out of the headlines and it is probably everyone’s worst fear…it’s certainly mine!

This week, Sally is looking at how your lifestyle directly impacts your risk factors. There are many theories about the causes of degenerative brain disease but certainly, your lifestyle does have a direct impact on your risk factors…Please head over to Smorgasbord Magazine to read how Sally suggests we can reduce our risk factors…Just click the highlighted link below and it will take you to this week’s edition of the brain and its functions…See you there!

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – P’ for Pancakes, Paella, Pomelo, Pate, Pease Pudding and A Poke Bowl.

Welcome to a repeat of the series from my very first the wonderful Culinary A – Z and a reminder, not only of the amazing variety of food we have available to us today from around the world, but delicious recipes to showcase them.

Today it is the letter P and many of my favourite dishes come under this letter one of which is pancakes it will soon be Shrove Tuesday(Pancake Day) as it’s on 21st February…so if you haven’t made many pancakes get practising it gets easier and there nothing like a nice thin pancake with lemon and sugar…perfect…

My thanks go to Sally from Smorgasbord Magazine who is repeating this series…Sally is a star for all the wonderful work she does in promoting blogs and writers to read the original post please click the highlighted link below and it will take to Smorgasbord where you will get a warm welcome from both me and Sally,,, See you there xx

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…22nd-28th January 2023-Monday Musings , #Fiji A-Z of World Cuisine, Thursday Thoughts, Walnut Brittle and from Sally #The Brain and its functions Dementia and Alzheimer’s…

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts, you may have missed during the week… Yeah! I am still spam free…Hallelujah plus we are now proud great-grandparents…Beautiful little Bonnie arrived on 25th January at a bouncing 9lb 2 oz…

I am now a member of the great grandparents club and shopping for pink girly outfits has now commenced-smile-

Monday Musings…

In Monday Musings I continued with another Natural Antibiotic it seems many people are now relying on natural antibiotics and changing their diets instead of prescribed medications…Trans Fats and rice were also one of the topics of conversation there will be more on Trans Fats tomorrow and then there was Toadzilla!

Monday Musings…23rd January 2023…Fitness Update…Natural Antibiotics…Echinacea, Toadzilla, Trans Fats and the problem with rice!

I’m back with the continuation of my A-Z of World Cuisines for a virtual tour of Fiji a beautiful tropical paradise…

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 26…Fiji a beautiful South Pacific Island…

It was Australia Day and the celebrations commenced and BBQs were fired up…I can reliably report that a great time was had by all…there was the miracle of the survival of Vesna Vulovic and some Walnut Brittle…music was provided by Gerald Butler as the Phantom…

Thursday Thoughts…26th January 2023…Australia Day, Vesna Vulovic fell 33,300 ft and survived…Walnut Brittle…

The brain and its Functions.

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Shopping list for the Brain and its support systems by Sally Cronin

I know that right now there’s nothing we can do to absolutely prevent dementia, as things like our age and genes affect our risk of developing the condition.

But as organisations like Alzheimer’s Research UK, and the scientists they fund, continue the search for better treatments, it inspires me to know there are things I can do to reduce my chances and you can too…So please if like me you have a parent, sibling, family member or friend who is afflicted by this dreadful disease then please click the highlighted link below that will take you to Smorgasbord where Sally will advise you on simple steps we can take to help us be one of the 46% who may be able to help themselves avoid succumbing to this dreadful disease…See you there the kettles on …x

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Shopping list for the Brain and its support systems by Sally Cronin

Thank you for joining me today for this weekly roundup as always I look forward to your comments and appreciate any shares…it is cold here today(for) me 12 degrees and the same is predicted for tonight and tomorrow morning…I know many of you have it colder but it’s what we are used to and I am cold…hot chocolate beckons methinks xx

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Shopping list for the Brain and its support systems by Sally Cronin

Part four – Shopping list for the Brain and its support systems.

The first key element to eating for brain health is to omit industrially processed foods that contain harmful toxins and additives that have zero nutritional benefit and effectively ’empty’ calories. They might supply sugar and trans fats and look appetizing on a plate, but the brain will not recognize them as anything it can process. Processed foods Vs. Industrially manufactured foods

If you eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, some moderate whole grains, nuts and seeds, good quality meats and cold-water fish that have not been farmed, you are doing a great job.

Please if you are like me and are concerned about keeping your brain in tip-top condition as you age then please click the highlighted link below which will take you to Smorgasbord Magazine where Sally tells us about the foods we should be eating…Because my mother has Vascular Dementia I have subscribed to Alzheimer’s Research UK and they have stated that 40% of dementia cases could be due to factors we may be able to influence…That is quite high I think and worth taking action on…See you over at Smorgasbord Magazine x

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…9th-21st January 2023-Monday Musings , #My Culinary A-Z, Thursday Thoughts, Shepherds Pie and from Sally #The Brain and its functions Dementia and Alzheimer’s…

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts, you may have missed during the week… since closing comments on some older posts that were being targeted by spammers I am also closing comments on new posts after 28 days I cannot believe the difference it has made to spam I’m getting withdrawal symptoms-smile-I have had 3 this week and they weren’t really spamming rather people link dropping although to me they get classed as spam the RV spammers and the others have disappeared I’m sure they will come back and I will repeat the same exercise on the posts they target but for the moment they are gone it’s great…therefore if you wish to comment on an older post please make your comment on a new post and I will pick it up and respond x

Monday Musings.

Welcome to Monday Musings where my muse pinpoints anything exciting or unusual I have read during the last week, or seen or experienced it could be anything…Firstly though I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement as well as a caution on my venture into jogging…well the update is that I pushed myself too much too soon… I know I was beyond stupid and have been berating myself for being so stupid and am now having to rest up as I tried to work through it and that didn’t work…I am so cross with myself and mad as I really enjoyed it…too much too soon a lesson learnt…

Monday Musings…16th January 2023…Fitness Update…Natural Antibiotics…Spammers…and great news on the one Horned Rhino

I love A-Z’s but that’s no surprise as I have written a few series plus my current one is an A-Z of countries and their cuisines…This A-Z is my very first A-Z and I am very grateful to Sally for repeating it on Smorgasbord Magazine…Thank you Sally you are a star it is also lovely for me to have a recap on what I wrote a few years ago now…This week the letter  O  for Olives, Octopus, Onions and more was featured over at Smorgasbord Magazine.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘O’ for Oats, Offal, Octopus, Oranges and Oysters.

Thursday Thoughts!

I think Thursday Thoughts has taken the place of Saturday Snippets where I go where my thoughts take me or something prompts me…this week there were “The Three Stooges”, Origami, Popcorn and tin cans plus various other topics…and everyone’s favourite a recipe of sorts for Shepherds Pie…

CarolCooks2…Thursday Thoughts!…19th January 2023…Hot Air Balloons, Shepherds Pie, Origami and Popcorn…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia is subject close to my heart…they are terrible diseases that can strike anyone and sometimes not just the old…however there are steps we can take both dietary and physicaly that can give us a fair chance of not being one of the ever-increasing statistics…

Please if you are like me and want to try and stop this disease from knocking at your door then head over to Smorgabord by clicking the highlighted link below…

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Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments and thank you for your shares…I hope that wherever you are you are having a great Sunday if it is sunny..enjoy and if it’s cold, frosty, foggy or snowing stay warm and stay on your feet if you venture outside…