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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…28th March-3rd April 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…we are now well into April…Time is marching on…we had a humdinger of a storm last night was that thunder loud…some heavy metal going on up there …they were certainly kicking up a storm…

A sad start to the week as we lost one of our own…Sue Vincent who will and is already sorely missed… our condolences go out to her sons and grandchildren, Stewart and Ani who must be wondering where her 2 legs has gone…however Sue left her words… such a great legacy for us all… we will never forget and will keep her memory alive in our hearts and souls…R.I.P Sue Vincent…

Just in case you missed any or love to catch up like I do… snuggle deep be kind to yourselves 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…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s…

This week I made a recipe given to me by Darlene Foster and it was lovely it got the thumbs up all around I will definitely be making it again…Meatless Mondays is getting there in this house although so far I am struggling for this weeks post my heart has been elsewhere…

 

Meatless Mondays…Macaroni and Chickpea Bake…

Simnel Cake…I was so pleased with my first attempt at Simnel Cake and it is delicious…easy to make and if you love marzipan like me it’s a winner…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Simnel Cake…

The Environmental A-Z the letter C…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter C

CarolCooks2…Week 7…Homemade BBQ Sauce…there is nothing like homemade sauces as you can tweak them to suit your taste …

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These two sauces are family favourites and well and truly tried and tested …Enjoy!

CarolCooks2…Week 7…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Homemade BBQ Sauce…

Fruity Friday…

In my garden my seeds and seedlings…an update.

My little seedlings which I  planted in eggshells are going great getting bigger each day…a couple weeks and I can plant them out…I think using eggshells to grow seeds in is a wonderful idea. The calcium from eggshells is also welcome in garden soil, where it moderates soil acidity while providing nutrients for plants.

The shells also contain nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which are most vital for healthy growth, calcium is also essential for building healthy “bones” aka the cell walls of a plant…win-win all round and no waste…

Fruity Friday..how does my garden grow…Chocolate Habaneros…

Saturday Snippets…

Of course, there was chocolate and more chocolate also a fascinating video on Sea Otters unlike seals and whales sea otters have no blubber to keep them warm which means they follow an intensive daily grooming ritual to keep their fur in tip-top condition and keep them warm…A fascinating look at Sea Otters and how vital they are to the eco system…

Saturday Snippets…3rd April 2021…

Finally…last but not least…Smorgasbord Blog Magazine weekly roundup…

I think after this week we all need to be kind to ourselves so please keep snuggled up and head over to Sally’s and have a read…Lots of new books and reviews something for everyone and some funnies to put a smile on your face…xxx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up 28th March – April 3rd 2021 – Absent Friends, 1960s Music, Communication,

Me, I have just put the bread in the oven and Lily wants to make chocolate Brownies which means that’s my afternoon sorted…

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…I hope you have enjoyed the read…see you next week …Love Carol xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor – Winter Warmers.

Some lovely ideas and recipes for Winter Warmers as I know many of you are experiencing very cold weather and snow and there is nothing better than some hot soup or a pot of casserole simmering away…Is there? And as Sally said please share your favourite Winter Warmer recipes with us we would love to hear from you … Enjoy xxx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

For many of use the it is bitterly cold right now with northerly winds increasing the chill factor. Meanwhile, Carol Taylor is experiencing much warmer temperatures in her home in Thailand, and not just because of the weather, but because she is toiling away in her kitchen to bring us something to warm the cockles of our hearts… I will hand you over to Carol to do just that…

I know many of you are in the throes of some seriously cold weather and what you need is something which keeps you warm…

There is nothing better before you go out to brave the cold than a lovely bowl of hot porridge…This is where the slow cooker comes in handy I used to put my porridge on before I went to bed and it was ready in the morning…Hubby was first up so he had his bowl and as…

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Retired No One Told me…Health, Heaven and Hell!

Welcome to my weekly roundup of posts…First things first though…

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Happy International Women’s Day to all you ladies out there…You Rock! 

 

The sculptures are quite graphic in a …and I am searching for the word here…some look a little like paper mache figures and the painting is crude but it gets the message over …Be Good!

It is then over to some unusual recipes… I don’t know how many of you read my post on Jack Fruit over at Sally’s ?… It is classed as the Wonder Tree and was not a fruit I had eaten much of even though I have a tree in my garden which bears copious amounts of these very large fruits every year but I cooked it as I had heard it was popular with many vegans as a substitute for pulled pork …

Moi yes me who questions everything…I must have been a teacher’s nightmare as a kid…Well, it is now being promoted as a very viable alternative which can feed the world. See this article which Sally from Smorgasbord sent me…With the comment ..look what I have started…Who me???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5453669/Exotic-fruit-tastes-like-pork-help-world-hunger.html

 

Fruity Friday and this week it was the turn of the very vibrant, pretty Dragon Fruit.

Carol cooks! Dragon Fruit

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/fruity-fridays-pretty-dragon-fruit/

It was then the turn of Sally with more wise words on Hydrogenated Fats…Well worth a read if you missed it and if you didn’t worth another read…I always read articles like this more than once so that I can digest it all…

cropped-for-web Sally Cronin

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/smorgasbord-health-column-hydrogenated-fats-in-our-foods-and-how-to-avoid-them-sally-cronin/

I then took a little break, not for any particular reason I was just doing maintenance on older posts and checking links etc… Tidying photos up and making sure they had a description much easier to find now.

Tuesday it was Boot camp where I told you a little about what I eat and I also tested a new protein drink …using fresh fruit, coconut water and cashew nuts but using dates for sweetener instead of honey which is my preferred sweetener…It was nice but I prefer the raspberry one I made the week before.

No more diets

I just keep reading about the levels of iron in these protein powders and just know that in a few years time when people start getting sick and it is attributed to protein powders I will be proved right once again. It happens time and time again and to me, it seems the consumer never learns…

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/healthy-eatinghow-to-lose-weight-and-eat-the-foods-you-love-3/

Lastly, it is my food column over at Sally’s place. My recipes for Hot Cross buns and fish for Easter which falls on April the Ist this year.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-carol-taylors-food-column-hot-cross-buns-and-fish-balls/

That’s all for my weekly round-up this week… I am now popping over to Sally’s to celebrate International Women’s Day 🙂 xx

Are you coming ????