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CarolCooks2…Weekly Roundup…Squidilicious, Cholesterol, How to brew green tea…

Welcome to this weeks roundup…Take a pew, grab your favourite drink and have a read most of all enjoy!

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How does plastic get into the sea?… It is the subject of many news desks, question time, documentary’s, in fact, it is on the news, it comes up on your FB news feed, magazines, newspapers..everyone is talking about plastic…But although plastic is a huge problem so are discarded fishing lines and nets so let’s not forget those and the distressing photos of turtles and fish with hooks in their bodies or caught in discarded nets and they can’t free themselves…So much abuse of the natural world is caused by man.


Healthy Eating...How is your eating plan going? If you have reached a plateau and we all do at times Sally has a written a great post with lots of tips …and there is also a video for some great arm exercises…

ladies jogging

I am only walking and when I come back I am leaking like nobodies business…The humidity here but it seems to be helping me lose weight and inches so I am not complaining…haha


Cholesterol something which many people have or have a problem with or someone they know has a problem…Sally’s post busts the myths and gives you the facts…


Waste Not! Want Not! …Lots of good news this week and ways that as an individual we can help…

Bluebell woods

To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a bluebell wood.


I do a lot of research and I found this post very helpful as to what questions to ask and how to study…A very useful article if you do ant=y research or just look up things as you think of them …Which I do if I see a news article and want to check something out…

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Squid or Calamari...I call it squid purely out of habit and it is called squid here in Thailand whereas in Europe it is called Calamari. What I buy here is definitely Calamari family but I refer to it as squid.  Squid is different it is cheaper and not so tender…If you are not sure ask your fishmonger or check out this post to see the difference between the two …Either way, the recipes are Squidilicious…


Green tea…So often I hear the comment as to it is bitter…It is if you don’t brew it correctly my post tells you how and you never have bitter tea again unless like me when I leave my little strainer in the pot…

china green tea pot


I hope you have enjoyed this weekly roundup if you have any comments please share as I love your comments and always answer them…Enjoy your week xxx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on  mewe.com/i/caroltaylor3 


Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week xx

Retired No One Told Me! Weekly Roundup…The Charade,Obesity and Beef..



Welcome once again to my weekly roundup…If you have missed any posts then sit down with your favourite cuppa and have a browse…

The Charade.

A little while ago my friend and author S C Richmond send out the offer of co-writing a few chapters of a story she was working on…For the last couple of weeks, Steph has been posting some of the chapters which I have been sharing with you all. To read all the chapters to date head over to Steph’s website…


Fruity Fridays saw a post about the Juniper Berry a berry which I knew existed but hadn’t cooked with until I moved to Thailand.

Fruity Friday's Juniper Berries


Then it was the turn of a beautiful lady who suffers from ALS…A terrible disease which I didn’t know much about and devastates lives …The most famous person I had heard of who suffered from ALS was the recently bereaved Stephen Hawkins…

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The lovely courageous Lisa on her wedding day…Please read her story and when you have finished shedding a tear like I did acknowledge her for the beautiful lady that she is …

No to Diets and Yes to Healthy Eating ...I am looking at a few countries which we all are familiar with and their place on an obesity chart and the food they eat as a nation…Why? You may well ask ..just because I can and I find it interesting and I hope you do …No more Diets France

I just cannot believe the claims some people make and they are not doctors…Lose 8 lbs in 3 days, 11 lb in 2 days, 45 lbs in 3 weeks…WHO believes this absolute crap !

Wednesday it is my Cookery column over at Sally’s and the topic with recipes was Beef.


As health is dear to my heart then I also reblogged a post on Cholesterol written by Sally. She has many years experience and talks common sense unlike some of the claims I have mentioned above and if you really want to lose weight and keep your body in good condition then listen to those who know and not those who make exaggerated claims.

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Cholesterol…The Fats and Myths.

Once again Sally has written a very factual and informative post in language which is easy to understand on Cholesterol…

cropped-for-web Sally Cronin


via Smorgasbord Health Column – Cholesterol PartTwo – The Fats and the Myths by Sally Cronin