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The Culinary Alphabet …Letter P…Paillard or Poke?

Welcome to this months post it is the letter P in my tour of the Culinary Alphabet over @ Esme’s Salon.  I had quite a few culinary terms and ingredients to pick from.  It is funny how some letters of the alphabet have very few and others you are spoilt for choice.

The culinary alphabet 1 15th May 2019 (1)


I think every country in the world has a different version of the pancake or is it a Bellini or a scotch pancake or a hotcake or Khao-gle-at which are traditional Thai handmade pancakes does it come with lemon and sugar or in a stack or with kimchi.   I could go on and on,  A pancake comes in so many different ways, made with different flours, fillings and toppings or dips.  The list is endless.


I love fresh garden peas and have many fond memories of pea picking on my grandad’s farm and also sitting at my grandma’s feet and shucking the peas and eating a few as well.  Peas come frozen now and also in their pods as sugar snap peas or flat pods called mange tout, all of which I love.

I also remember the processed peas which have a soft, mealy texture which I used to love as a child but no longer and of course if you are eating Fish & Chips in the North of England they would not be eaten without mushy peas. Even the poshest of restaurants now when they serve fish & chips, you can also have a portion of mushy peas. As the price of fish has risen, it is no longer a poor man’s meal.

Fridays in our house, were always Fish & Chips, and something I will be having as soon as I step off the plane onto British soil again.  The best way to eat them is straight from the fryer wrapped in newspaper and eaten with salt and malt vinegar, a truly British tradition.

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About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then I bid you welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS

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Thank you again for reading this post I look forward to your comments…Have a great weekend xxx

A rerun of one of our most popular posts on Honey…From Sally the health benefits of this lovely liquid and from me the recipes…I hope you enjoy!

Raw honey-Fresh Honey-


via Smorgasbord Health Column Rewind – Cook from Scratch with Sally and Carol – Honey: Nectar of the Gods

I hope you have enjoyed this rerun of this post on honey if you have please share on your favourite social media and have a happy Wednesday xx

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from our own actions….Dalai Lama


Those two little birdies have flown the nest….just like our own babies do… I now have another nest..in my post box!

But as the postman very rarely uses it…as we say here.. TIT( This is Thailand) they can probably hatch and grow in peace……what I am really saying is; Post……. I don’t get..there must be this black hole somewhere……we were expecting a parcel and went to the post office Wednesday and there it sat…been there 5 days….didn’t even ask…ha ha…TIT.

When in Thailand..my motto is ” at least try it”…try it I did…..Ants Eggs…..which actually were not that bad….not much taste really…..bit of a no-no for me….give me something with lots of chilli any day.

Reading other blogs and realising a big percentage of my readers and bloggers come from the US,  I have been struck by how many  written references to God there are.

Although as a child I attended Sunday School and Church as I grew older……was even a choir girl…..I am confirmed and I take communion when I can and have found a church here which although different to mine….the teachings are the same…the differences  is it’s far more relaxed , singing…even food is eaten during the service. I was also struck by how many of the same young men that I have seen in local bars, who cage fight or you just see around having fun were also at the service….not that I think that anyone who frequents bars, cage fights or has good, clean fun should not enter a place of worship…….it was refreshing to think they were there with their  young families and friends worshiping the same God as I.

Commenting on a blog  about this..those written references which we British don’t generally do…..I believe in  God but  suppose wouldn’t write it for all to see and the lady who replied to my comment as I said I felt silly making that comment to her…… suggested that I shouldn’t feel silly..but should maybe start with a favorite verse of mine..so from this sometimes staid English Lady is one of my favorite verses.

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  

 Look what I got ……sitting on the beach with my sundowner…..fending off the ever-present sellers of  touristy bits and bobs…….a man appeared carrying a very heavy-looking bucket ….what did he have…had to look and what a surprise…it was fresh, very fresh honeycomb..and he strained the most glorious bottle of fresh honey…just had to purchase..it tastes so fresh and very slightly scented…amazing SAM_6809and a beautiful golden colour.

Just the thing to make some delish Honey, Lemon Pancakes.

Makes 5-6 .


  • 2/3 cup coconut flour.
  • 1 tbsp honey.
  • 1 cup coconut milk.
  • 8 eggs.
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Coconut oil or butter for frying, lemon wedges and extra honey to serve.

Let’s Cook!

Place all of the pancake ingredients in a large bowl and combine well. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat and add one teaspoon of coconut oil, covering the base of the pan while it melts. Add a large scoop of pancake batter into the frying pan and cook until the top of the pancake begins to bubble and has started to cook. Flip the pancake over and cook for further 1-2 minutes or until the pancake has cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter then serve with a drizzle of honey and a lemon wedge for squeezing the juice over the pancakes.

And enjoy!


Until next time x