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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…14th February-20th February 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… For those of you who celebrate Valentines Day…I hope you had a Happy Valentines Day xx

Enjoyed the chocolate I hope so as it is National Chocolate month… so fill your boots and enjoy! My thoughts turn to Easter with crossed fingers that my moulds arrive in time for me to make a lovely egg for Lily her first…

Let’s go and see what goodies I had for you last week…so snuggle up 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…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s: Week 6…#Frittata.

Such a versatile dish and it uses up lots of bits and pieces of veggies that are sitting in your fridge an ideal once a week meal which means less waste as well…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/15/meatless-mondays-week-6-frittata/

#Protein Shakes…Should you be drinking them?…

I think you should check out the ingredients before you do and also make sure that you are getting as much protein as you should from your normal DIET and if not because you are following a rigorous exercise regime or a vegan diet AND may need to have protein drinks sometimes…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/16/protein-shakes-should-you-be-drinking-them/

It was Pancake Day last Tuesday…I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/16/pancake-day-16th-february-aka-shrove-tuesday-mardi-gras-or-fat-tuesday/

Wednesday I was also over at Sally’s for my monthly POST…  Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – Bread, Homemade Peanut Butter and Home Grown Vegetables and Herbs.

I don’t think I realised just how popular Peanut Butter is…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/17/smorgasbord-food-column-carol-taylors-green-kitchen-bread-homemade-peanut-butter-and-home-grown-vegetables-and-herbs/

Time for one of the last posts in this current series of  The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…Food terms ending in the letter X (loX)

Next week is the last one…The good news is that it will be followed by a new twist of the Alphabet…my fellow bloggers are so kind to me with suggestions and good ones at that…this time it was from Chel Owens…or Chelsea who writes poems at… A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing...Lots of great poetry which I love to read and now and again Chel drops little hints but I truly am not a poet even a bad one…Her suggestion was that I find food terms and food where the middle letter is A for example…Thanx Chel…Like Pete, I will expect at least one word from you every fortnight…xx

I have decided as I am also passionate about the environment to run 2  different subjects consecutively and do a week about so every second week it will be environmental terms, for example, beginning with A etc…although with that I will generally only opt for 3 terms if there are three and explain them in a bit more detail as some environmental terms I know the word but not really what it means…so maybe we can all learn a little more…That’s the plan xxx

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/17/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistfood-terms-ending-in-the-letter-x-lox/

It was then over to Sally’s for her wonderfully information series on how we can turn back the clock a little…

Please pop over ..say hello and find out how you can stop the clock…see you there #recommenedread

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/smorgasbord-health-column-turning-back-the-clock-2021-part-six-anti-aging-and-oxygen-by-sally-cronin/

Fruity Friday...and a weirdly beautiful fruit it is this week…

One which I can’t wait until my bush arrives and I can watch it grow…The Buddha Hand Fruit.

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/19/fruity-friday-buddha-hand-fruit/

Saturday Snippets…

Recipes, PJ.Proby and The Beatles…some environmental news, apricots and Easter Eggs…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/20/saturday-snippets-20th-february-2020/

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

Saturday Snippets…20th February 2020…

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I indulge my whimsy and my passions… maybe a tune or two…something which has caught my eye this last week…just anything…I am heartened by the inoculation programmes going on around the world and disheartened by the misinformation being touted around…I do feel that particularly on social media etc that only official notices should be allowed and anyone posting something which is not should be warned and have their posts removed…What are your thoughts?

My exercising has come to a halt as I damaged my heel something flipped up and landed inside my flip flop as I trod down…ouch…it is much better now so walking will commence on Monday…

So what has appeared on my radar this week?

In February 1965 the Beatles recorded “That Means  A Lot” they were unhappy with the song so it was given to P.J Proby to record…The Beatles version was not released until 30 years later in 1996 on Anthology 2…

I have always been a fan of P.J Proby..not a great copy it is from the 60’s archives…but so different from the Beatles later version…

The Beatles Version…a bit boy bandy which they were for me…

This coming Thursday is National Toast Day…Toast is not something I eat a lot of but I do love toast…especially French Toast…although cheese on toast with tomatoes I love, Marmite on toast, poached egg on toast, scrambled egg on toast, beans on toast(a Brit) tradition, garlic mushrooms and brie on toast or even just hot buttered toast done on a toasting fork over an open fire which is how we made our toast as children…

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices soft white bread, crusts cut off
  • 3 tbsp butter, for saute pan
  • maple syrup, for serving

Let’s Cook!

In a small saucepan, melt 3 tbsp butter until just melted. stir in the granulated sugar and brown sugar plus the cinnamon until a smooth spreadable mixture forms. Set aside.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Set aside.

In another small bowl, stir together the other 2 tbsp granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Set aside.

After trimming the crusts from each slice of bread, roll one slice out to about 1/8-inch thickness with a rolling pin. Spread each slice with a thin layer of the butter mixture and roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining bread slices and butter mixture.

Place 3 tbsp butter in a large non-stick saute pan and let melt over medium heat. (If using a small saute pan, use just 2 tbsp butter and saute the roll-ups in two batches) Dip one roll at a time in the egg mixture and place in the saute pan. Allow roll-ups to saute for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside. Remove to a work surface and sprinkle each roll-up generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Serve immediately with maple syrup for me or chocolate which is what the grandkids like…

I was lucky today when I was shopping I spied some apricots not fresh but frozen but I love apricots and the furry skin so I am looking forward to making something next week with Apricots not what yet but am a happy bunny…also Easter is next on the agenda so I had better dig out my hot cross bun recipes...

I just wish I could get easter eggs here although if I can find some moulds I could make one for Lily she has not had an Easter Egg…Let’s rephrase that I have found some moulds on Shoppee so as long as I get them b4 Easter I can surprise Lils with an Easter Egg and I may even make myself one…

The last time I made chocolate figures was when my eldest daughter was probably about Lily’s age she is now 49 so a few years ago …I have been cooking for a long, long time…

The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century with France and Germany taking the lead in this new artistic confectionery.

The Easter bunny arrived even earlier… according to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its coloured eggs.

Wish me luck…I do hope my moulds arrive on time…

Climate Change…The last year has seen many changes due to Covid-19 wildlife has been returning to many places around the world as commercialism has dropped off…

In November 2021, world leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the successor to the landmark Paris meeting of 2015.

Paris was important because it was the first time virtually all the nations of the world came together to agree they all needed to help tackle the issue.

The problem was the commitments countries made to cutting carbon emissions back then fell way short of the targets set by the conference.

In Paris, the world agreed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by trying to limit global temperature increases to 2C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. The aim was to keep the rise to 1.5C if at all possible.

There has already been progress…The most important announcement on climate change last year came completely out of the blue.

circular recycling the world and a green leaf

At the UN General Assembly in September, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China aimed to go carbon neutral by 2060.

Environmentalists were stunned. Cutting carbon has always been seen as an expensive chore yet here was the most polluting nation on earth – responsible for some 28% of world emissions – making an unconditional commitment to do just that regardless of whether other countries followed its lead…

However, also due to a change in Presidency the US has done an about-turn and rejoined the Paris agreement… Which means going forward the signs are promising for our children’s futures…

That’s all for today…

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