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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor – Getting to Know You.

I do lead a boring life…Carpet slippers and hairnet included… Haha…Fooled you…

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I know that you were expecting some new and delicious recipes here today from our resident cookery expert Carol Taylor… however, I thought instead that I would share Carol’s Getting to Know you post instead. Since you were already here!!!

Carol and I teamed up a year ago for a cook from scratch series (expect that to be reshared at some point). And then as the blog moved towards a more magazine style, I suggested that Carol might like to be the food columnist. Since the beginning of the year we have been treated to recipes for many of our favourite ingredients but also some of the more exotic offerings of her home in Thailand. Always beautifully presented and easy to follow.

Carol’s column directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/carol-taylors-food-and-cookery-column-2018/

Before Carol shares the five questions that she has chosen for her interview, here is a little more about her.

About Carol Taylor

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Allergies or Intolerances – The difference.

A very valuable and well-written guide to Allergies and Food Intolerances from Sally…Well worth a read 🙂

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In this post I am going to take another look at the terms Allergy and Intolerance and explain the differences between the two. Many people will say that they have an allergy to certain foods for example but in fact they have an intolerance.

At this time of the year people will be finding that they are experiencing hayfever, resulting in sore eyes and sneezing from pollen. It is very wearing and not pleasant at all.

Today I am looking at one of the other causes of allergies. When we react to certain foods in our regular diet.

There are many symptoms, and common ailments that are linked to food allergies. Finding out what might be causing these is the first step in resolving the problem naturally.

Some of the health conditions associated with dietary allergies or intolerances.

  • Anxiety,
  • Arthritis,
  • Asthma,
  • Bronchitis,
  • ME.(myalgic encephalomyelitis)  also known as CFS (Chronic…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor – #Pork! Perfect!

How to make perfect Pork crackling every time 🙂

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Pork! Perfect!

Welcome once again to Carol’s Cookery column and this week it’s one of our family’s favourite meats after Beef (now) I have found a butcher… I do hope that you enjoyed the Beef recipes last week.

Perfect pork crackling eludes many, and there is many a time when I am screaming at the screen when those cookery contestants don’t get their crackling crispy…

How to get perfect Pork crackling every time.

Nothing is better than perfectly crisp Pork Crackling.

How to achieve it, well, it’s easy!

When you buy your Pork, look for pork which has a layer of fat underneath the skin (this) produces the best crackling.

It has to be thinly scored, for this, I actually use a Stanley Knife and woe betides anyone who uses it for D.I.Y.

The piece of Pork I have pictured is a piece of Belly Pork approx 2 kilos and…

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The Militant Negro.

The man behind the tough-talking guy we know and love…He is the wizard of put-downs ( if you deserve it)..doesn’t give a flying****  and he can cook!

 

via The Smorgasbord Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You – The Militant Negro™

Orienthailiving and Retired No One Told Me! Weekly Roundup…The Charade,Obesity and Beef..

weekly roundup 10 th may

Welcome once again to my weekly roundup…If you have missed any posts then sit down with your favourite cuppa and have a browse…

The Charade.

A little while ago my friend and author S C Richmond send out the offer of co-writing a few chapters of a story she was working on…For the last couple of weeks, Steph has been posting some of the chapters which I have been sharing with you all.To read all the chapters to date head over to Stephs website…

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/the-charade-chapter-8-2/

Fruity Fridays saw a post about the Juniper Berry a berry which I knew existed but hadn’t cooked with until I moved to Thailand.

Fruity Friday's Juniper Berries

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/fruity-fridays-the-juniper-berry/

Then it was the turn of a beautiful lady who suffers from ALS…A terrible disease which I didn’t know much about and devastates lives …The most famous person I had heard of who suffered from ALS was the recently bereaved Stephen Hawkins…

our-wedding-001 Lisa

The lovely courageous Lisa on her wedding day…Please read her story and when you have finished shedding a tear like I did acknowledge her for the beautiful lady that she is …

No to Diets and Yes to Healthy Eating ...I am looking at a few countries which we all are familiar with and their place on an obesity chart and the food they eat as a nation…Why? You may well ask ..just because I can and I find it interesting and I hope you do …No more Diets France

I just cannot believe the claims some people make and they are not doctors…Lose 8 lbs in 3 days, 11 lb in 2 days, 45 lbs in 3 weeks…WHO believes this absolute crap !

Wednesday it is my Cookery column over at Sally’s and the topic with recipes was Beef.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-with-carol-taylor-recipes-beef-stroganoff-corned-beef-thai-beef-salad-nam-doc-nua/

As health is dear to my heart then I also reblogged a post on Cholesterol written by Sally. She has many years experience and talks common sense unlike some of the claims I have mentioned above and if you really want to lose weight and keep your body in good condition then listen to those who know and not those who make exaggerated claims.

cropped-for-web Sally Cronin

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/smorgasbord-health-column-cholesterol-parttwo-the-fats-and-the-myths-by-sally-cronin/

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup if you have then please hit the share buttons…xxx

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New additional Bloghttp://myhealthyretirement.com/welcome-to-orienthailiving-my-first-post/

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Until tomorrow when it is Fruity Friday then have a lovely evening , take care and laugh a lot xxx

Cholesterol…The Fats and Myths.

Once again Sally has written a very factual and informative post in language which is easy to understand on Cholesterol…

cropped-for-web Sally Cronin

 

via Smorgasbord Health Column – Cholesterol PartTwo – The Fats and the Myths by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor – Delicious Warming Soup.

Once again, Sally has let me indulge my passion…Cooking… and as many of you still have snow and we have tropical storms( rainy season) and I have a cough from hell… I thought Soup would be ideal on so many levels…Enjoy!

Thank you, Sally, for the shout out for my cookery book…Timers on and FB notifications off and limiting myself to 5 a day and that is not fruit as per the excellent advice on The Apes reblog…Thank you, Chris 🙂 x

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Delicious Warming Soup.

Soup can be eaten whatever the weather as a starter or as a snack and even as a main meal if it is a substantial one served with lots of fresh crusty bread.

I know that many of you are experiencing icy cold temperatures and even snow still so I thought that a few soups would be nice to help warm those tummies and hopefully help to keep away those nasty bugs and which are also easy to make.

For those of you who are experiencing warmer weather some soups as well as no matter what the weather I enjoy a bowl of soup…Don’t you???

Soup has gone through many revivals over the years I remember my mother making soup from chicken or turkey carcasses or as a treat we had Heinz tomato soup…

This saw an increase of packets and cans of soups of many varieties…

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