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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 5th -11th June 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Food Review “Real food v Processed Food” and Saturday Snippets where “Spin” is my one word prompt.

Welcome to my weekly roundup …Wow, I can’t believe we are in June already halfway through the year…June is the first month of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere and astronomical winter in the Southern Hemisphere…the roses are showing their pretty heads here plus it is the flower of the month June alongside its fragrant sister the lovely honeysuckle…my journey to the UK was not without its holdups…but the sunshine has come with me which is a bonus it is still got a chill in the air but it’s bracing …lol…

Food there are so many food “days around the world I will just stick to the International days/weeks /month…Today is International Falafel Day made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces…June 18th is International Sushi day…but all the days have something in common …summer…

Monday Musings this last week was dedicated to the Queen on her Platnium Jubillee…70 years on the throne and without a whiff of personal scandal she has been a dedicated Queen to her country and the Commonwealth…

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/06/monday-musings-6th-june-2022/

Adding a topping to a filling, whether it be chicken, fish, vegetables or other meats, adds sustenance and makes a meal go that little further…something we may all have to consider in the not too distant future…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Chicken Pot Pie…

Welcome to my green kitchen where I bring you recipes mainly “bread”-smile- any kitchen tips and this month there are tips about Strawberry stems something I have always composted or shock horror binned…no longer there are a few things I just didn’t know about Strawberry stems…waste which is pet peeve and cookware which if chosen wisely is safe and a good investment as it lasts years or a lifetime…

Carol Taylors Green Kitchen…June 2022…Bread Rolls, Food Waste, Cookware, and “What to do with your leftover Strawberry Stems” …

Store cupboard basic where this week it is canned or bottled foods…It is always good to have some extra cans of fish, sweetcorn, and jars of vegetables or pickles and chutneys…for a rainy day.

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/09/this-week-in-my-kitchenstore-cupboard-basicspart-5bottled-canned-goods/

It is important that we have an adequate amount of “Phosphorous ” in our diet…Phosphorus is an essential mineral usually combined with oxygen as a phosphate. Most phosphate in the body is found in our bones. But, phosphate-containing molecules, (phospholipids) are also important components of cell membranes and lipoprotein particles such as HDL (healthy cholesterol) and LDL (lousy cholesterol). A small amount of phosphate plays a role in many of our biochemical reactions including the production of our essential fuel ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and the formation of red blood cells…Deficiency is rare in a person with a normal diet. Alcoholics however are at risk as are people who are constantly taking antacids because of the aluminium content in some brands.

The far bigger risk with phosphorus is the amount we are consuming in processed foods such as soft drinks. A diet high in phosphorus may decrease the absorption of other minerals such as iron, copper and zinc…to read more please click the highlighted link below…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Phosphorus – Dairy, Poultry, Pork, Nuts, Wholegrains

Much of the time it isn’t easy finding how healthy something really is…I hope this post will be helpful and make it a little easier …

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/06/10/carolcooks2friday-food-reviews-5/

Saturday Snippets…12th June 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Spin”

Saturday Snippets is always a pleasure to write for me…This week’s prompt word that my muse landed in my lap is “Spin”…immediately I thought of a child’s spinning top and those spin classes something I personally have never tried but many people love them and participate..just not me…lol…I’ll stick to my walking…I am sitting putting the finishing touches to this post with the sun streaming through the loft window in my little room for the month it is lovely a tad cold for me but a beautiful sunny morning back in England…I have had my camomile tea and my brunch will be some lovely smoked haddock with a poached egg that I am looking forward to as I haven’t eaten smoked haddock or yellow fish as I have always called it for many years… Thank you for joining me today I hope you have a great week and as always I look forward to your comments…xx

 

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 23rd-29th January 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Argentina, Friday Food Review, Saturday Snippets and Up, Up and Away

Welcome to my weekly roundup...
January is on the wane and February is in sight… I do hope that those of you who are
experiencing lots of snow are staying warm and safe…I am hearing whispers of 2ft of snow in
some places…It does of course look very pretty when it first falls but is not without its
problems…It sounds like plenty of warming soups and casseroles are on the menus.

What is in store for you then this week if you are catching up…  I launched my first post my new A-Z  World Cuisines featuring food from Argentina…Monday Musings are just some findings from the week before which I either find amusing or not, …Friday review and the subject was Saffron…Saturday Snippets is always a joy to write for me…plus #bloganuary which has been fun sometimes it has made me think and frown then wonder where the -beep- they get their prompts however I’m still hanging in there with just a few days to go now…but today they want me to be a tree…Pleeeeeese!

Monday Musings!

Covers anything that has happened throughout the last week, something I have read or watched it could be a pet peeve or almost anything.. welcome to my world!… This week it was how to look after Bees in winter and I hear tell in some places there are 2 feet of snow…The sad news of the passing of “Meat” was a great loss to the world of showbiz…

The importance of books featuring stories about climate change for children and trees which I love trees but me as a tree..this prompt is haunting me…lol

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/01/24/carolcooks2monday-musings-24th-january-2022/

January is always a chaotic month for me…Time for our annual visa and all shenanigans that ensue plus my daughter’s ongoing journeys with cancer…Detox is definitely on my radar so this Monday is the start…Have you started your detox? or are you like me delaying the essential…Part THREE…Willpower is a must-read…Please head over to Smorgasbord you know you must and you know you want to…See you there!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/smorgasbord-health-column-2022-the-gentle-detox-part-three-pre-weight-loss-willpower-booster-by-sally-cronin/

A-Z …World Cuisine This week I journey around Argentina…it was a journey of discovery…Did you know they are the worlds biggest meat-eaters?… A huge country and so diverse there is also the same tragedy of the indigenous tribes which is happening the world over not just here where they are ostracized, displaced it is so very sad…

But the food…they know how to cook meat …the sauces like chimichurri and Dolce Le Leche need I say more …

https://carolcooks2.com/2022/01/26/carolcooks2-new-a-z-world-cuisine/

Smorgasbord Health Column and The Dandelion…

dandelion flowers

A virtual online Detox Toolbox from Sally…This week features the benefits of the common Dandelion…we all loved to blow those fairies into the wind …the bees love them and they are beneficial to our health…Please head over to Smorgasbord and have a read Sally always makes welcome…Enjoy and learn…

Smorgasbord Health Column – The Gentle Detox Tool Box – Water retention and Sugar Cravings- Dandelion by Sally Cronin

Saffron is the worlds most expensive spice…

There really is no substitute for the real thing but sometimes we may run out or there is none available then it’s always good to have a substitute for those times…a cooks arsenal…

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Review…Saffron…

Saturday Snippets…a post born from a one-word prompt…Balloon!

This week the word was ” Balloon”…

Ballons can be fun and life-saving…Please enter the World of the Balloon …

Saturday Snippets…29th January 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Balloon”

Not forgetting of course…

You may have noticed that I haven’t included the #bloganuary daily posts in this roundup…I just thought it would be too much…those of you who regularly read and comment on my posts and have also been reading and commenting on #bloganuary have my thanks x It is proving to be an interesting challenge and an experience to read some of the posts…

However, it’s still not too late if you feel you wish to participate in the final 2 days of this WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day… just click the highlighted link and sign up…

Today you could be a “tree”…I think I have found the answer to that one…sigh…

Thank you so much for joining me today…I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend…the sun is shining here and the birds are twittering(loudly) its like a choir the squirrels are up to their morning acrobatics…but for those, of you who have snow…enjoy the beauty but be careful if you are venturing outside…As always I look forward to your comments…see you tomorrow for Monday Musings x