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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 11th -17th September 2022-Monday Musings, Mushroom, Spinach Eggy Crumpets with Feta Cheese and Thyme , Health, Morbid Obesity, Aromatic Leaves…and Saturday Snippets where “Bread” is my one word prompt.

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed during the week…September is here...we are halfway through the month…the start of high season and sunshine for some although we are still getting some ferocious tropical downpours and the start of shorter nights and colder days for others…

September is the ninth month of the year it is also Classical Music month and personally, I love classical music …lots of food months in September like potatoes, rice, mushrooms, Italian Cheese, honey, chicken, and whole grains all foods I like…September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter month for those of you who are in the Southern Hemisphere…

All the news around the world I’m guessing has been about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II… Queen Elizabeth II who sadly left this world after 70 years of service and dedication to the Crown and the British people…a sad week for so many around the world both personally and countrywide…I will comment though that whether or not you agree with a monarchy some seem to forget the Queen was also a mother and grandmother and no one can deny that she was also dedicated to serving the Crown and throughout her life, she did so with grace, humility, dignity and a sense of fun…

Let’s have look at last week’s posts…starting with…Monday Musings...

How uncanny was that to see a rainbow that is a natural happening when rain and sunshine are in tandem but for a double rainbow to appear at the time when we were notified of the Queen’s passing was beautiful…rainbows signify hope and my hope is that the Queen is now reunited with her beloved Phillip and going forward the hope that King Charles will be a good king …I think he will as he had an excellent role model in his mother…xx

The End of an Era! and a Rainbow…

Tuesday was time for another veggie recipe and who doesn’t like crumpets…this recipe is a version of eggy bread with crumpets, spinach, feta cheese, thyme and mushrooms it was delicious and something that my family requested I make again and there was no bacon in sight…I had no complaints and no whinges about having no bacon…win, win…

Wednesday I was over at Smorgasbord Magazine where Sally is rewinding and reposting one of my first A-Z’s…Thank you, Sally I am enjoying re-visiting these posts…

Please head over to Smorgasbord to read the original post by clicking the highlighted link below…

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘G’ for Ginger, Garlic, Guacamole, Goose fat and Gribige…

Today is the day when we can check what we should weigh…To find out please click the highlighted link below…If you have any questions just drop Sally a message in the comments and she will come back to you…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Weightloss – How much should you weigh? by Sally Cronin

Friday’s Product Review…Aromatic Leaves…Part 4.

Aromatic leaves are much used in my kitchen both to add flavour to recipes or as in the case of some of the larger leaves to cook fish or sticky rice…Many leaves that are native to other countries are now finding their way around the world as either dried or frozen I think that is great as we can widen our cooking repertoire and experience other flavours…some of which we may not like and others which may become a staple in our spice collection…

CarolCooks2…Friday Food Reviews…Aromatic Leaves…Part 4…

Saturday Snippets…

One of my favourite posts to write and research…this week my muse gave me an easy one…”Bread”…I hope you enjoy the music and the chatter x

Saturday Snippets…17th September 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is …“Bread”

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments I hope you are having a fabulous weekend xx

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Mushroom and Spinach Eggy Crumpets with Feta Cheese and Thyme…

Good morning and welcome to my kitchen where all my recipes are cooked by me and tried and tested on my family…Trust me they are the harshest of critics…

For the last few months, I have been publishing a chicken recipe on a Tuesday… we like chicken plus chicken is such a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat…  low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, is high in protein, essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…It is also quick and easy to cook…

However…not only have I reduced the amount of meat I eat I am trying to introduce more meat-free dishes into my family’s diet…plus many of my readers and friends are either vegetarian or vegan and I respect other people’s views and observances of their chosen diet…we should all be choosing an eating plan that suits our particular body as all our bodies are different but ultimately we also need to follow a well-balanced diet…

The catalyst for this change in promoting more meat-free recipes was the lovely Trish I promised Trish who writes under the pen name of Alex Craigie that I would come up with some vegetable-based dishes for her…Hence I have decided that every other week there will be a vegetable-based dish all tried and tested in my kitchen…

Today it’s a breakfast /brunch dish…Mushroom and Spinach Eggy Crumpets with Feta Cheese and Thyme…

This recipe serves 2 people but is easily doubled or tripled…

Ingredients:

  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1 tsp of siracha sauce plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 crumpets
  • 80 gm chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 sprigs of Thyme
  • 80 gm of baby spinach or young tender chard
  • Olive Oil
  • 30 gm of feta cheese, crumbled

Let’s have breakfast/brunch…sorry but there is no bacon in sight…Let’s gather our ingredients and Let’s Cook!

Whisk one of the eggs with a tsp of siracha or as I do just add a biggish dash…

Soak your crumpets in the egg mixture for a couple mins pressing down to make sure that eggy mix gets soaked up and not forgetting to turn them halfway… it’s just like making eggy bread but with crumpets…

Put your sliced mushrooms into a dry frying pan over medium to high heat, stirring occasionally until they have a nice golden colour then add your picked thyme leaves.

Stir in your spinach and cook until it is wilted and add seasoning…taste…Move the spinach and mushrooms to one side of your pan and add a dash of olive oil it’s now time to cook the crumpets…cook for about two minutes on each side until they are lovely and golden.

Plate your crumpets when cooked and top with the mushroom and spinach mix…In the same pan cook your eggs until the white is set  (I don’t like any uncooked white) but I like a soft yolk nice and runny perfect for this meal…

Now garnish the crumpets with the crumbled feta and plonk your egg on top..add a drizzle of siracha and enjoy!

I hope you and your hubby enjoy this Trish my testers loved it and didn’t even complain that there was no bacon…the feta adds that touch of saltiness it was a lovely brunch/breakfast dish…

I have added the link to my homemade crumpet recipe but store-bought crumpets will suffice…Crumpets are a very British thing and a few years ago there was a crumpet shortage due to a C02 shortage that was when I decided let’s have a go at making them and they are so easy to make…if you can’t get crumpets then try breakfast muffins they would probably work not tried them but if bread works them muffins should do…

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments…Thank you very Trish for letting me know how your aubergine and potato curry turned out it was lovely to hear that you all enjoyed it…Thank you xx