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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 8th June 2021 – Entertaining Again? #Recipes Dolly Aizenman, Eat Dessert First, Dorothy of New Vintage Kitchen.

Some of my favourite food bloggers on one post…A quick intro for you…Dolly who cooks some wonderful recipes and always gives us the history…Dorothy is today highlighting her delicious homemade pancakes…Lily’s favourite dessert at the moment and last but not least…I don’t need any encouragement to head over to “eat dessert first” and if you love feta cheese as much as I do..prepare yourselves for a delicious Batzina, a local, traditional pie with feta cheese. #recommended read

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…May 30th-5th June 2021…#Stiletto Heels, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Stiletto Heels…

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…its also officially the month of June…

June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours…

Just in case you missed any posts this week or love to catch up like I do… snuggle down in your favourite place… 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!

Bread…

A staple in most diets, but did you know that 1 million loaves of bread are thrown away in the UK?…a day!

They are mind-blowing figures just think how many starving people could be fed it also begs the question why are you not making breadcrumbs, croutons, fruit or meat stuffing, bread sauce, coating chicken or fish goujons, topping your cauliflower gratin there are so many easy ways you can use bread it should never ever be wasted… you could prevent this so very easily…

Healthy Eating…Bread…The staff of life or is it???

Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet…WHERE the middle letter is G…

So what’s in store? In this series the A, B, C, etc will be the middle letter, for example, Aga, Cabbage, and Yucca… how easy that will be who knows I am sure some of the letters of the alphabet could cause the grey matter to rebel or implode…haha…I also don’t want to use plurals to form a word as I may need that word for another letter and its sort of cheating I think…unless of course I really get stuck…which I am sure will happen…

Today it is words where the middle letter is G...which as it happens was a lot easier than I initially thought…The Aga..the oven my grandmother taught me to cook with or on… to a child it was big, hot and always on…Bangers is the British slang for sausages…Kugel a baked pudding or casserole…Vegan is a diet plan so food is involved and Clingfilm is our word for plastic wrap… of course, Papa Gino’s is not allowed …x

The Culinary Alphabet …..Series 3… the letter G

I absolutely loved this post…who doesn’t love Monet and I learnt so much as well that I didn’t know then there was Chris Hall…with Planet Earth: Restart..brilliantly written which also provoked lots of thoughts and gave me a chance to read a blog I haven’t read before… it’s fabulous and then there was me in great company I will add…Thank Sally for including me Hugs x

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday June 2nd 2021 – #CulinaryAlphabet Carol Tayor, #Monet Rebecca Budd, #Future Chris Hall

Langsat or the Bon-Bon Fruit…

langsat thai fruit

A beautiful fruit which has to be eaten as it is picked or within 3 days as it soon takes on a musty taste..a little reminiscent of lychees but not as sweet and it is segmented which look like garlic…Lily loves this fruit and is happy to sit and devour it very quickly which means they don’t last long here…They are also quite nice lightly pickled…with some chilli of course…

Tropical Friday… Langsat …The BonBon Fruit…

Saturday Snippets...continuing with a theme which this week is …Stiletto...

The Italian Stiletto is a fearsome and dangerous weapon…you also would not want a stiletto heel stomping on your foot either plus those stilettos nails look pretty fearsome too…the cupcakes however look very pretty and Billy Joel’s …Stiletto lyrics are well worth a listen…

Saturday Snippets…5th June 2021…The Stiletto…

Saturday was also World Environment Day…

Reimagine. Recreate. Restore

This year’s World Environment Day is to bring the focus on ecosystem restoration…

Launched in 1974 and held on June 5th every year it is the time when Civil Societies, Environmentalists, School Students, and Global Leaders take a moment to reflect on how human activities affect Mother Earth.

World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year to remind people about the importance of nature. The day is celebrated across the world to inform people that nature should not be taken for granted and must be respected for its values.

World Environment Day 5th June 2021…

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

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday June 2nd 2021 – #CulinaryAlphabet Carol Tayor, #Monet Rebecca Budd, #Future Chris Hall

I love Monet and Rebecca showcases his life and art perfectly…Chris writes fantasy with a message one we should all heed and there is Moi with my A-Z…#RECOMMENDED READ…If you love Monet’s paintings and a bit of fantasy…Please head over to Sally’s and have a read…x

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – May 2nd -8th 2021 -Jose Feliciano, Allergies, Magic Gardens, Book Reviews, Book Excerpts and Funnies

 

Welcome to Smorgasbord Blog Magazine…  weekly roundup…Lots for everyone including music, book reviews, health and allergies and so much more…Thank you Sally for including me in the Blogger Daily…you rock…So head over, take a drink and enjoy! #recommended read.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 21st – 27th February 2021 – 1960s Pop Music, Short Stories, Poetry, Blog Stars, Books, Reviews and Funnies — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the weekly round up with posts that you might have missed during the week. I don’t have a great deal to report this week which in many respects is a good thing. We are waiting to hear the government decision regarding lock down today or tomorrow but it looks like it has been […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 21st – 27th February 2021 – 1960s Pop Music, Short Stories, Poetry, Blog Stars, Books, Reviews and Funnies — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Saturday Snippets…16th January 2020…

 

Welcome to this weeks Saturday Snippets…in many ways, my favourite post of the week as I can indulge my whimsy…The healthy eating is..it is…starting slowly…the good news the Xmas cake is now eaten…the bad news is my neighbours gave us some lovely honey-roasted bananas yesterday..2 packs…xx

Did you know? While the world was sheltering last year and maybe people and children were beginning to think that nothing new and exciting happened…Well, it did… a new Monkey and the longest creature on earth was discovered last year…how cool is that?

The creature is more like a jellyfish than a worm and is actually a colonial organism made up of smaller, specialized polyps and medusoids, collectively known as zooids, which act like humans inside a submarine, each zooid managing a different physiological function such as propulsion or gastric function.

This week in my Kitchen…

The bread making is going well I am now tweaking the recipe by slowly increasing the amount of stone-ground whole wheat flour to my sandwich loaf ..so far so good I haven’t had to tweak the other ingredients yet although as I increase the ratio of whole wheat flour I will have to increase the liquid.

This is because the germ and bran that are present in whole wheat flour can absorb more liquid than the endosperm. … In general, the more whole wheat flour in the dough, the more water you will need to use.

Foccacia...was the new bread I made this week…for a first attempt it came out well the texture was good the size of my tin was not I should have used a bigger baking tin as the bread rose more than I anticipated…Recipe to follow next week…x

Home Baked Foccacia topped with parmesan cheese.

The one thing I do acknowledge though is cooking like many things is a learning curve especially with new recipes as ovens vary, humidity can affect baking so many varients which is why often when I try a new recipe I halve the ingredients and always follow the recipe exactly and if it comes out perfectly the first time that’s good… no tweaks required but often some tweaks are a given because of personal taste and that can be a big variable alongside other factors.

 National Food Days…it’s spicy hot chilly day…

It had to happen and who’s a happy bunny then? Moi…Its the red-hot day of the year…

The world’s chilli heads, heat-seekers and extreme eaters can take their passion to extremes. International Hot and Spicy Foods Day …There are habanero-eating challenges to fancy-dress contests and cook-offs of popular spicy hot recipes.

This little dip is a recipe from Bali given to me by my grandson’s girlfriend, it is very easy to make but made more special by the addition of tamarind. 

Called Rujak sauce it is lovely with mangoes.

  • Take 200 gm of palm sugar shaved.
  • 15 gm of tamarind flesh and 5 tbsp of water leave to infuse for 5 mins and then drain and keep the tamarind flavoured water.
  • 6 or more Thai chillies.
  • 1/4 tsp shrimp paste and 1/4tsp salt.

Blitz all these ingredients together and you have fiery little sauce.

There are so many different types, including Thai Birds Eye, Carolina Reapers, Ghost Peppers, Habanero, Red Cayenne Pepper, Serrano, Guajillo, Poblano, Peppadew, and much more. They all bring a different level of heat and a different type of flavour to dishes.

Among serious chilli lovers… it also re-kindles the great debate: which chilli pepper tops the official Scoville heat scale?

That crown goes to the…

#1: Carolina Reaper. 1,400,000 to 2,200,000 Scoville heat units.

The Washed Ashore Project:

A beautiful project or the artwork is… it also sends a message …This video only has one like and that is mine…please have look and if you like the art and the message please them a like.

Washed Ashore is a non-profit community art project founded by artist and educator, Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010. The project is based in Bandon, Oregon, where Angela first recognized the amount of plastic washing up on the beaches she loved and decided to take action. Since 2010, Washed Ashore has processed tons of plastic pollution from Pacific beaches to create monumental art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis.

Only In Thailand…

Bloggers Corner…Smorgasbord Blogger Daily…

Although my Fish Pie is featured here I am also sharing the post with two other fabulous cooks…I know you all know me but if you are not familiar with Amy and Dorothy please check them out as they both post some wonderful recipes…

Amy showcased Kalua Pork Loco MocoSpinach Salad with Pears and Walnuts and Dorothy showcased Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Melon all recipes which I am definitely going to try they sound delicious…So head over to Sally’s but after you have eaten or you will come away drooling and ravenous…xx

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This week’s …Weird Fruit

kiwano melon

Looking like something from outer space (and, in fact, it once made an appearance on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine as a Golana melon (episode name: “Time’s Orphan”).but the Kiwano melon is actually grown in Southern Africa, California and New Zealand. Nicknamed the “horned melon,” its yellow, stubby exterior encases a bright green, jelly-like fruit with edible seeds. The fruit has a citrusy flavour that some liken to a mix of cucumber, lime and banana.

Time for some Music…

January 1992-Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton unplugged session for MTV included a reworked acoustic version of Layla which earned the album 6 Grammy Awards including the award for Record of the Year.

Thank you for popping in today I hope you have enjoyed Saturday Snippets …as always I look forward to your comments as you all know I love to chat…Thanx Carol xx