Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday June 2nd 2021 – #CulinaryAlphabet Carol Tayor, #Monet Rebecca Budd, #Future Chris Hall

A small selection of posts that I have read and enjoyed and I hope you will head over to read them in full.. thanks Sally.

Another interesting and informative post from Carol Taylor… the Culinary Alphabet with foods and culinary terms with G in the middle.. great reminders of how many varieties there are across the spectrum of the food that is available to us

Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet…WHERE the middle letter is G…

Nothing is as it seems here…this new series is the brainchild of Chel Owens who writes at A wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing…my followers are so good to me they think up all sorts of permutations of the Alphabet for me to blog about…not sure if they want me to call it quits or what they will come up with next…Chel like Pete was, however, will be called on to make her contribution every two weeks…they don’t get off scot-free…so I hope you have started brainstorming Chel…haha x

So what’s in store? In this series the A, B, C, etc will be the middle letter, for example, Aga, Cabbage, and Yucca… how easy that will be who knows I am sure some of the letters of the alphabet could cause the grey matter to rebel or implode…haha…I also don’t want to use plurals to form a word as I may need that word for another letter and its sort of cheating I think…unless of course I really get stuck…which I am sure will happen…

Today it is words where the middle letter is G…which as it happens was a lot easier than I initially thought…The Aga..the oven my grandmother taught me to cook with or on… to a child it was big, hot and always on…Bangers is the British slang for sausages…Kugel a baked pudding or casserole…Vegan is a diet plan so food is involved and Clingfilm is our word for plastic wrap… of course, Papa Gino’s is not allowed …x

So let’s go…


I have such happy memories of learning to cook with my grandmother… she had this Aga in her kitchen and to me, as a child it looked huge and hot…The Aga has been manufactured in England since 1930…My grandmother’s aga was a buttercup lemon colour but pretty much identical to this image..nothing fancy but she made the best bread and cakes… 

Head over to Carol’s discover more foods and culinary terms: The Culinary Alphabet …..Series 3… the letter G 

The beautiful artwork of Claude Monet is explored in this post by Rebecca Budd with the reminder that hopefully the galleries will be open soon so that these magnificent paintings can be seen in person.

The Guardian in a May 19, 2021 article announced that, after a closure of more than six months, the gardens at Giverny that inspired Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies and other masterpieces will reopen.

I was reminded of the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden” held between June 24 – October 1, 2017, which featured 38 paintings from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris 

Head over to Lady Budd blog and discover more about Claude Monet and enjoy more of his artwork:Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

And now for a story from Chris Hall that highlights the vulnerability of earth in the vastness that is the universe… and how a reset from time to time might be the answer.

Great Being Five had been practicing mindfulness while idly airbrushing some of the scenery on Orea, her second favourite planet, when a Thought Bubble popped up in the corner of her monitor. It was her friend and protégé, Great Being Nineteen. His Bubble glowed amber with agitation.

‘It’s Planet Earth. Something’s wrong!’

Five flicked a switch and focused her Third Eye on the spiral galaxy that contained her most beloved planet. Nineteen was right. Planet Earth was behaving very oddly. The whole world was flickering, like one of the earthlings’ little light bulbs when it was about to go out. Her Eye roamed around the screen. The stars in the Milky Way were shifting and shimmering ominously.

‘I think it’s the Time Grid,’ Nineteen yelled. ‘Something has gone wrong with the reset on Planet Earth1. Do something, Five!’ 

Head over to enjoy the rest of this thought- provoking message:Planet Earth: Restart (again)


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these excellent posts in full.. thanks Sally.

45 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday June 2nd 2021 – #CulinaryAlphabet Carol Tayor, #Monet Rebecca Budd, #Future Chris Hall

  1. Sally – you have the best Blogger Daily that brings our community together. I have met so many wonderful writers and bloggers when I visit you. The word, Smorgasbord, is perfect because ask us to join a table of kindred spirits where enthusiasm for life is served and ideas welcomed with a joyful openness.

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  2. Ahhhhh what a post…fantasy with an important message woven in the words and the master of the art world the one and only Monet…and moi..I am honoured…Thank you, Sally will share later Hugs xx

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