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CarolCooks2…Weekly roundup…The world around us…Climate Change, health and more…

Welcome to this weeks roundup...I have lots of goodies you…something for everyone I hope…Recipes…A pie… it was National Pie Day, some health facts from Sally, of course, Whimsical Wednesdays when I indulge myself…no not chocolate but memories mostly.

great reads a weekly roundup lady with electronic reader

.I have new ceilings…just ceilings… they didn’t investigate where the water is coming from…so Moi has had enough I am moving…Again…I have never moved so much as I have since retiring…It is becoming quite a hobby…It is also a brilliant way of clearing the unwanted things we collect overtime…

I only keep the essentials…flip flops, a few sundresses, of course, ALL my kitchen ..that will not get downsized, my dog and my Christmas Kitsch… Not forgetting hubby and books…Enough of my chatter…Time to catch up…

The start of the week sees me sharing any updates and opinions on Climate Change and the environment…This coming week …I have many ..things which have niggled me for a while…But before then let’s start with last week…

Monday…Latest recycling and environment news…

I will say I am concerned with all this hype…I am concerned that other things will bypass our radars and be implemented by the powers that be because we are so wrapped up in Climate Change… we have taken our eye off the ball…Just saying!



Tuesday… Silly Diets and feeding babies…

I believe that healthy eating starts from before our babies are born we have a responsibility to make sure we are providing nutrients in the womb…This need to then continue once baby is born…Healthy eating is a lifestyle we owe it to the one body we have if we want to stay as healthy as possible…Many chronic conditions are helped or eradicated by what we eat…




The count down to Homemade Pie day and one-hit wonders…and some other gems… The Lobster…In the year 2525…Zager guitars…The annual vegetarian festival In Phuket and body piercings…

street procession phuket vegetarian festival



Thursday…National Homemade Pie Day…

National Homemade Pie Day Banner

With a recipe for a delicious Steak and Kidney Pie…



Store cupboard Basics covered dried legumes…Beans, lentils, chickpeas, all cheap, store well and can be made into delicious nutritious meals a store cupboard essential…

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Recipes for a mayonnaise using aquafaba from Esme Salon and a tutorial on how to sprout beans...From the lovely Dolly…



I handed the reins to Sally… the expert on nutrition and how healthy eating can keep our bodies running well…Just like a car…It needs the correct fuel…This week Sally covered the male and female reproductive organs…


I also added an extra post purely because after reading how babies teething gels contained chemicals and additives which are harmful to health…I mean it starts from birth with no compunction just this onslaught to our health in the name of greed and profiteering ..You could say I was slightly p***** off…

I reposted an earlier post on what is really in the yoghurt we feed ourselves and our children…On that note, I am going to eat my proper Greek Yoghurt made locally with some lovely fresh passionfruit…

yogurt- coes milk- added sugars


Thank you so much for reading… I do hope you enjoyed the catchup. I look forward to your comments…I love your comments …It is the best bit about writing a blog post…xxx

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 many of my posts reflect this as well as food waste.

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 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!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on  MeWe

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you are all having a lovely weekend  xx


Retired No One Told Me!…Fried Insects, Peppercorns and Rosella.

CAROL'S Weekly Update 19th April

Well, this has been an exciting week…Songkran celebrations ( Thai New Year) Sunshine and tropical storms and the discovery of some new foods for me…

Here in Thailand, there are many ways of preserving and salting eggs which have been passed down through the generations some very nice ( as were) these salted eggs some not so nice …I don’t fancy eating embryos however they are dressed up …


Fruity Fridays came around and it was the Rosella Fruit one which I had only previously had as tea but on coming across the fruits discovered that they made a lovely jam and an awesome chutney.

Carol cooks! Rosella Fruit


It was then the turn of Sally’s weekly roundup and Mustard seeds were my topic that week… Making mustard is very easy as I soon discovered when I was unable to purchase any here so decided to have a go and make my own.


Songkran and Thai New Year somewhat got in the way so some of my posts fell a little by the wayside.

Healthy Eating and No to Diets was on the subject of snacks … Songkran bought out all the unusual to us westerners bar snacks…Crispy fried insects, pork scratchings, Eggs of all sorts and dried fish which is very popular here…So, of course, I treated you all to a glimpse of those snacks which certainly elicited some comments.


Over to Sally’s for my cookery column where I discussed peppercorns of various colours and a recipe for some lovely Pork in Peppercorn Sauce.


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Well, that’s all rather short and sweet this week…xxx