Category Archives: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – Guest Post – Judith Barrow – Breast Cancer Survivor.

Yesterday I shared the first post from Smorgasbord Magazine about Breast Cancer with statistics and how to make sure you are checking anything suspicious out as soon as possible.

Now for this very personal story from Judith Barrow, a breast cancer survivor #recommended read.

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – Breast Cancer by Sally Cronin

Breast Cancer…I can count on all my fingers the number of family and friends who have suffered or are suffering from Breast Cancer…Here Sally’s gives us the latest statistics and what we can do to help protect ourselves and also how important early detection is… #recommended read…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/09/21/smorgasbord-health-column-womens-health-month-breast-cancer-by-sally-cronin/

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – September 12th – 18th 2021 – Queen, Self-Care, Book Reviews, Bloggers, Health, Humour

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

Life sometimes has the habit of getting in the way and interrupting our best-laid plans which is why I love a weekly roundup and Sally’s is full of music, laughter, books and with Christmas coming an ideal time to get some stocking fillers and of course, there is our health which is important #recommended read…there is something for everyone…

 

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…September 12th-September 18th 2021…Environmental A-Z, Mashed potatoes, Renewable Energy, Fairtrade Chocolate and Apple Dumplings…

Environmental A-Z, Mashed Potatoes, Punch and Judy, Fairtrade Chocolate, Renewable Energy, and Music from Bjorg…

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 now just into the middle of September time just flies…already I am hearing mutterings about Christmas…sigh…although it will soon be time to make the Christmas Cake, Sweet Mincemeat and the Puddings…I will most certainly though be researching any chocolates I buy for Christmas this year as we all know or should know that child labour still happens and the checks that are made before issuing a Fairtrade certificate are not always very stringent…This brings me nicely to my first post of the week which was about Chocolate as it was International Chocolate Day..but you know me I can’t help just checking credentials…so please when buying Christmas chocolates please check their origins and if they are a bargain and cheap just spare a thought for those who pick the cocoa beans and imagine just how little they will be paid for your enjoyment and the companies profits…Just saying!

International Chocolate Day…Child Labour and Fairtrade Chocolate…

 

My week wasn’t planned in two halves like this it is just how it happened as every second week my Wednesday A-Z is environmental…

Plastic…The Latest News…Week 7… Climate Change and Renewable Energy…

Welcome to my Environmental A-Z…today it’s the letter P…I have been heartened to hear how many of you feel like I do that we need to take our own steps to avoid pollution wherever we can…You may have been surprised that as it was the letter P that plastic didn’t feature front, middle and top…it was deliberate… as I bang that particular drum on many occasions and it isn’t all about plastic there are other important areas of concern which can and do affect our health and our families health…like Pharmaceutical waste and Pesticides…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter P…

I sometimes get fed up with silly days of the year but when they happened to be something like National Potato Month then I will promote it as I think it is such a versatile vegetable that is used in so many cuisines it deserves to be highlighted as it is not just something fit for soggy chips it is so much more…This week I will be highlighting sliced potatoes and their uses and there are far more than just crisps/chips.

CarolCooks2…In my kitchen…Mashed Potatoes…

#recommended read…Our health is important and some symptoms we shouldn’t ignore Please read this post whether or not you have concerns as this post will tell what you need to look out for…Be well and stay safe…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – Guest Post – Outshining Ovarian Cancer by author Karen Ingalls.

I am getting nostalgic in my old age …maybe it is something which we all do at certain times in our lives…I don’t know…so this week for no better reason than I remember my grandmother and mother making these…Apple Dumplings and it seems many of you do too…

Friday Nostalgia…Apple Dumplings…

It’s that time of year when apples are plentiful and there is nothing like an apple dumpling with custard…How do you like your Apple Dumplings?

The Punch for mean initially conjured up…fruit punch and Punch and Judy…although I found many references to a “Punch”…There were many other references that didn’t involve violence of the worst kind although Punch and Judy shows in the early days were quite graphic…I hope you enjoy my foray through the world of “Punch”

Saturday Snippets…18th September 2021…Punch!

 

Once again I would like to extend my thanks for the emails, messages and calls of support for our dear daughter and for us stuck here at the moment so far away…it helps enormously…Lauren now knows what lies ahead for her going forward it will be a long road ahead starting with 6 months of aggressive chemotherapy but we hope with support and her fighting spirit she will get through this…on the plus side, her consultant has said she can attend a family wedding in a Cyprus before her treatment starts this cheered her up and she is busy sorting out her wardrobe…Thank you once again I do appreciate all the support…Much love and Hugs xxx

Tomorrow is the start of a new week I hope you will join me for next weeks posts…Have a lovely Sunday…after a  wet and windy week here today it’s sunny and bright xxx

 

Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – Guest Post – Outshining Ovarian Cancer by author Karen Ingalls.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the reproductive system. Karen is an ovarian cancer survivor and therefore supremely qualified to write this article… The post carries an important message about understanding how our bodies work and how we should be on the alert for anything that seems out of the ordinary.#recommended read.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/smorgasbord-health-column-womens-health-month-guest-post-outshining-ovarian-cancer-by-author-karen-ingalls/

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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