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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

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

Hello and welcome to my kitchen…my hot and steamy kitchen I will add at the moment…

BBQ sauce…it has so many uses apart from using it on your BBQ meats…there is nothing like a rack of ribs with a delicious homemade BBQ sauce…add a little to your Baked Beans, in your burger mix or on your burger, a change from your normal pizza topping, mix a little into your soup it will spice up your tomato soup, make a salad dressing or just use as a dipping sauce for those lovely breaded chicken strips or wings…anything else you want to dip some veggies the uses are many all you need is a little imagination…

We have two favourite recipes for BBQ Sauces one uses Hoisin Sauce and some aromatics the other is a tomato-based BBQ Sauce they are both delicious it is just nice to ring the changes…

Pork-ribs-asian-flavours

BBQ Pork Ribs…with a Thai Style BBQ Sauce…

BBQ Pork Ribs…with a Thai Style BBQ Sauce…

BBQ Sauce(2)

Normally when I make this sauce I use tomato ketchup but as I am trying to reduce sugar,  salt and chemicals(preservatives) from our food I decided I would use fresh tomatoes which I roasted with a small red onion and 3 cloves of garlic…the brown sugar I replaced with molasses as they are a little healthier…It got the thumbs up from my taste testers… they said it tasted fresher…

Ingredients:

  • 5 large Tomatoes halved
  • 1 small red onion halved
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp tomato puree/paste
  • 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Siracha Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika.

Let’s Cook!

Put the halved tomatoes, onion and garlic on a baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil, put in a preheated oven on 200C/400F for about 30 mins or until the skins are charred…

Once cooked allow to cool slightly and then remove the skins and blitz the tomatoes, garlic and onion until smooth.

Heat a small amount of olive oil in a small pan and add 2 tsp of tomato puree cook stirring to release the flavour and roast the puree then transfer the tomato mixture to the pan stir to combine then add the remainder of the ingredients …cook at a slow simmer, stirring for 10 mins.

The sauce is now ready to use or it will store in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you like spicer BBQ sauce add a pinch of chilli flakes or a little Cayenne pepper…

Thank you for reading this post I hope you enjoy this new series…if you cook from scratch and have some tips to share please leave a comment I would love to hear from you…Love Carol x