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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…20th- 26th November 2022-Monday Musings, #Thai Red Curry with Mushrooms and purple Eggplants, Culinary A-Z the letter L, #Christmas Gravy, #Edible Flowers #Saturday Morning Market……

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts you may have missed during the week…weather wise it has been heating up so much for being “winter”…its nice weather to walk in though especially in the early mornings before the sun gets high… I am increasing my daily steps gradually and feel much better it certainly clears the cobwebs …It is enjoyable walking in the early morning nice and quiet plus you get the best of the market ….

I have started testing the last of my Christmas dishes…next week I have Christmas menus to finish writing and have decided to do a vegetarian Christmas dinner for one as many of my friends are the only vegan or vegetarian in their family and their Christmas dinner is sometimes put on the back burner as they are so busy sorting out the menus for everyone else…

Due to family commitments, I am not spending as much time online but I am enjoying just being… cooking,  walking and enjoying life away from the screen …it clears the cobwebs and I can get my thoughts in order…x

The good news though and I am so excited as I was the only one who appeared to be concerned about her health in this house and often was scoffed at…Well, one’s hubby and son have decided that they need to be aware of their bodies thus they are letting me take their BP every day and listening to my advice although I have put the ball firmly in their court and told them that I am happy to help but it’s down to them..hubby has increased his exercise as has ones son and they are making a good attempt to cut down on the smoking…

I now have an early morning companion on my walks and today we have so far completed just over 20,000 steps(a record) for me which is over 13km…I am now relaxing and editing this post…

Monday Musings… this is where normally I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant but generally it is my happy place and I hope it is yours too…

Last week it was info on the outcome of COP27, a warning form Clive(Take it Easy) to be aware of online scams he shares his experience plus Sally Cronin has published another book and as Sally is most generous with her promotion and sharing of other authors and bloggers it’s only right that I should return the favour…Sally’s new book is available on Amazon UK – and: Amazon US

Monday Musings…21st November 2022…COP27, Be a Lert and hot off the press…Variety is the Spice of Life: A Blend of Poetry and Prose –

These little purple eggplants are one of my favourites they stay whole in the curry and then release their beautiful insides with a little pop of flavour…Thai Red Curry with Mushrooms and Purple Eggplants…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Thai red curry with Mushrooms and purple eggplants …

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘L’ is for Lamb, Lavender, Lemon/ Lime Meringue Pie, Liquorice and Liver…

Welcome to a repeat of the series the wonderful Culinary A – Z and a reminder, not only of the amazing variety of food we have available to us today from around the world but delicious recipes to showcase them….Sally from Smorgasbord Magazine is repeating what is one of my favourite series and today it is the letter L…Lamb Flatbreads, Liquorice and lime/Lemon meringue pie are some of my favourite foods please click the link below and head over to Smorgabord to read the full original post…See you there…x

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘L’ is for Lamb, Lavender, Lemon/ Lime Meringue Pie, Liquorice and Liver…

I still can’t get my head around the fact that it will soon be Christmas…Last week I started with the gravy for newbies at cooking a Christmas lunch it may be daunting and its good to have a trial run and a practice… for us experts..haha…I have certainly had some disasters over the years if we are super organised and I am not yet this year…sigh..it can be frozen..one less thing to worry about…

Carol Cooks in my Kitchen…Christmas Recipes… Gravy…

Last week it was the first instalment of edible flowers…flowers are used a lot in recipes here or as a decoration on a dish…but like anything, they have to be palatable and safe to consume…

Friday Food Review…Edible Flowers…Part 1…#Bee Balm, Squash Flowers and #Lavender Flowers

I love the markets here but one side is now being taken up by the annual furniture and fun fair plus lots of other bits and pieces..some of my fresh market people have taken up temporary residence down the soi’s(side streets) on the other side of the road but it’s not the same it means it will be much busier now …so maybe I will walk a bit further to another market maybe some of my regulars will be there..what an adventure changes are albeit they are temporary…

There are lots of flowers at the moment some I’m not sure what dishes they are used for I will have to ask my DIL…others I know and use and some I will share with you next week..

Saturday Morning Market…Day Lily, Water Chestnuts, Bamboo and Lotus Seeds…

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments…I hope you are having a fabulous weekend wherever you are in the world…x

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen…Thai red curry with Mushrooms and purple eggplants …

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…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… of course, I will never cut meat out completely as I believe we need a varied diet…

Today it’s time for another meat-free recipe for the lovely Trish who writes under the pen name of Alex Craigie and I did promise that I would come up with some vegetable-based dishes for her and any others who are either meat-free or like me just upping my vegetable-based dishes…all tried and tested in my kitchen…

Today it’s a Thai Red Curry with Mushrooms and my favourite purple Eggplants...I love these little eggplants and put them in curries, stir-fries or eat them raw just like you would eat a slice of apple…

I was asked in the comments of another post as to the difference between Thai Red Curry and Panang Curry…Thai Red Curry is slightly hotter than Panang Curry as fewer chillies are used when making Panang whose name is derived from the city island called ‘Penang’ of Malaysia although some say it originates from the central region of Thailand, dating back to 1890. The name of the dish translates to the Thai word for cross, in relation to sitting on the floor crossed-legged…In the old Thai cooking style, they would cook a chicken by crossing the legs of the chicken and placing it upright, then they would smother the ingredients of a Panang onto the chicken, along with coconut milk…

Today it is a Thai Red Curry…no folktales just a Thai Red Curry…

Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 200ml Coconut Milk
  • Half a cup of water
  • 4-6 kaffir lime leaves torn
  • 8-10 small purple eggplants
  • 2lb mixed mushrooms
  • 3-4 stalks of Thai Basil
  • 1 scant tbsp Thai Fish Sauce (optional)

Let’s Cook!

Wash and slice mushrooms…I used portabello and white mushrooms.

Prepare eggplants and wash Thai basil.

Add a tiny drop of coconut oil to a pan and add curry paste heat through stirring to loosen the paste if required add the coconut milk, water and torn lime leaves cook for a few minutes to release the fragrance and add the eggplants if using.

Cook for 2-3 mins and then add the mushroom, and stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 mins…Then remove the lid ..taste to check the seasoning this is when I added the fish sauce…Taste and add the Thai basil…Just allow the basil to wilt and it is ready to serve.

Serve with rice or noodles and enjoy!

You could add any vegetables to this curry I love purple eggplants and although the original recipe didn’t have fish sauce I felt it needed just a little…This dish would be suitable for vegans if you omitted the fish sauce or used a vegan alternative.

I love dishes like this as they are so quick to make particularly if you are short of time or hungry.

Thank you again to everyone who is suggesting recipes I will try them all…xx

Thank you for reading this post If you have enjoyed this post please leave a comment and any tips or recipes you want to share… I love to chat and share recipes…Love Carol xx