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Some like it hot! We like it hotter!

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Courtesy of my friend Mamik this is one hot curry… A post from a while ago but for those of you who missed it..prepare for the morning after eating this…

For this week only a reblog of a favourite an Indonesian Curry and a beautiful Thai Salad..your taste buds will sing and dance…

Next week I will be back at Sally’s with my cookery column and the lovely Sally who will I am sure have plenty of tales to tell us about her birthday celebrations…We missed you Sally xx

 

via Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food Column by Carol Taylor – For all you Hot Curry Lovers.

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Retired no one told me and Orienthailiving weekly roundup…Pomegranates, Pancakes and Water Chestnuts…

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Hello and welcome to the weekly roundup of all my posts…

Starting with the beautiful vibrant red arils of the jewel-like fruits of the Pomegranate…and the easiest, cleanest way to deseed the Pomegranate, Isn’t it always easier when you know how?

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It was then over to Orienthailiving for a visit to Borough Market and my favourite Covent Garden in London.

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https://myhealthyretirement.com/london-covent-garden-borough-market/

And the best of British Food and who is ever going to agree on that?? Is it a full English Breakfast? Sunday  Roast? Pie, Mash and Liquor??

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It was then back over to Retired no one told me for everyone’s’ favourite…Pancakes…

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Carol’s boot camp aka how to eat your favourite food and lose weight…Say no to dieting…Say yes to Healthy Eating!

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Hopping back to Orienthailiving it was a visit to Koh Panyee a Thai sea gypsy village.

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https://myhealthyretirement.com/travel-thailand-koh-panyee/

Carol’s Food Column over at Sally’s and this week it is the Water Chestnut what a lucky find that was for me lovely fresh water chestnuts.

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That’s it for this week there will be a few more next week as I have guest posted over at my friend Steph’s blog to help her out and my monthly post on Thr Recipe Hunter comes out tomorrow and I will be doing a culinary crawl through the alphabet each month jeez I have just realised that is over 2 years of posts… I wonder if Esme has worked that out yet… Good idea Carol…Oooppps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s Food Column – And these are? Water Chestnuts

Water chestnuts one of my latest finds…I always seem to discover something new at every market I visit…I hope you enjoy this post which was written for my food column on Smorgasbord and hosted by the wonderful Sally. Sally will soon be off on her birthday jolly and I hope you have a wonderful time Sally xx

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And these are? Water Chestnuts

Wandering around a food market in Wanon, Northern Thailand…and losing myself among the sights and smells of beautiful tempting Thai food. I spied a few fruits and vegetables which were unknown to me and this one. Although once I knew what it was then I recognised the taste ….without knowing the name I was puzzled I sort of knew the taste but didn’t connect the dots…lol

We were talking and looking for these a few weeks ago when were thinking about what to cook for dinner and reminiscing about the Chinese food we remembered having years ago with these crunchy water chestnuts in..you never got many just a few slices… I was then looking in the shops at imported goods to see if I could them and no luck…Then there they were the other day right under my nose and fresh ones….strange world… When your…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food Column with Carol Taylor – Staying in for Valentine’s Day?

I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to mention Valentine’s day but for those who are staying in and just want a lovely personal meal with their loved one or just want to skip the main and go for dessert … xxx

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Welcome to the Food Column with our resident expert on all things Thai and making everyday ingredients taste fantastic, Carol Taylor.

This week Carol shares a Valentine’s Dinner that you can prepare for your loved one… providing just the right romantic vibe and privacy in the comfort of your own home.

Staying in for Valentine’s Day by Carol Taylor

Who still gets taken out on Valentine’s Day?? I never have my husband has always said you are not my Valentine you are my wife… When the kids got older they used to nag him until he bought me something…

So for everyone who is staying in either because of the weather or just because a few suggestions and recipes…

For starters, if it is chilly where you live or because you love soup then a lovely bowl of tomato soup with heart-shaped croutons is just the thing.

Or do…

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Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s Food Column – The wonder tree…Jack Fruit!

This week over @ Sal’s place https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/ I am showcasing the exotic Jackfruit…I hope you enjoy it and I would like to thank Sally for letting me loose on her readers…I hope you all enjoy my occasional detours to bring to you the exotic foods of our wonderful world xx

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The wonder tree…Jack Fruit! by Carol Taylor

Wow, doesn’t time just fly by? I can’t believe it has been a week and what a response I got to the soups so thank you for all your kind comments…I thought I would have a change this week and showcase a fruit of which Thailand is a major producer The jackfruit, they are often cut, prepared, and canned in a sugary syrup (or frozen in bags/boxes without syrup) and exported overseas, frequently to North America and Europe. Made into chips which are very moreish …They are also used in various dishes and curries around Asia…

Many people refer to the jackfruit tree as a wonder tree this is because every part of the tree has its own use. The fruits are eaten, the leaves are fed to livestock, and the wood is greatly valued for the manufacture of wood products because of its termite and…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s Food Column – Ajaico… A Colombian Chicken Soup.

My second post on my food column hosted by the one and only Sally on Smorgasbord…..I hope you enjoy and if you do please share…Have a lovely day x

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Ajaico… A Colombian Chicken Soup.

Thank you very much for your lovely responses to my first post on my food column..It has been much harder to think of what to write about this week but I have shelved the exotic fruits until your weather warms up somewhat and am bringing to you another soup this time from Columbia.

The recipe was given to me by a good friend when I was in Phuket and it is a lovely Chicken and Potato soup which originated many moons ago in Columbia and it is now a well-known national dish. When the gales are blowing and it is a snowy, blustery winters night when the wind chill goes right down to your toes and even your wee freezes then this is just what you need.

She told me that her grandmother used to keep a pot simmering on her stove ready for when…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Carol Taylor’s Food Column – Introduction and Egg Drop Soup.

My very first Food Column over on Smorgasbord which is hosted by the wonderful Sally Cronin… I do hope you enjoy my first post 🙂 Enjoy!

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I am so pleased that Carol Taylor has joined the blog in a new capacity as the food columnist. I will leave Carol to introduce the topics that she is going to be sharing each week and also a delicious recipe for

Carol Taylor’s Food Column – Introduction and Egg Drop Soup.

Hello, I am beyond excited to be asked by Sally to host a cookery column in her new magazine…Thank you Sally x

Many of you know me by now but for this first post on the cookery column I thought I would set up my stall and tell you a little more about myself.

My passion for cooking and writing is all consuming, I love to cook, find new recipes, unusual foods and living here in Thailand I am discovering foods I haven’t seen before, tasted or even heard of.

The world of blogging has also opened up…

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