Carol Taylor’s Food and Cookery Column 2019

I am so pleased that Carol Taylor has joined the blog in a new capacity as the food columnist.  You can look forward to being introduced to new foods from around the world, prepared in delicious recipes that will delight the family.

You will also find health and tasty recipes in Carol’s series from 2017 – Cook from Scratch:

Introduction and Egg Drop Soup

The Wonder Tree – Jackfruit

Staying in for Valentine’s Day by Carol Taylor

And These Are? Water Chestnuts

For all you Hot Curry Lovers

Exotic Fruits

Hot Cross Buns and Fish Balls.

Easter Celebrations around the World and Easter Treats.

Lemon Grass Chicken and Jamaican Chicken Wings

Find out all you need to know about Vinegar.. using ‘shrubs’ strawberries and how to make the perfect homemade fish & chips.

Carol Taylor was on an Easter break this week but did put together a delicious lighter three course meal after the excesses of the chocolate (from Paul and in the Easter Eggs).




This week Carol was talking about herself in Getting to Know You Interview.

A feast of Chicken

Lucious Lamb

Thai Curry Pastes

Family favourites and spices in action Part Two

This week Carol Taylor takes us through the five basic or mother sauces that every cook will find useful.

Carol Taylor shares some recipes for those trick or treaters who might get cold and hungry when out knocking on doors… Halloween warmers…

A lesson in Thai cookery – making authentic fried rice.

A vegetarian menu of Christmas day and for visitors who prefer not to eat meat all year around.

Last week Carol Taylor delighted with her Vegetarian Christmas Menu.. and this week she created a feast for those of us who like some turkey for our dinner… with all the trimmings. An amazing amount of work and I am so grateful for all her efforts in the last 18 months.

Carol shares some of her favourite recipes from 2018.

If you are confused by differing food names across countries and measurements, Carol gives us a helping hand.

More wonderful recipes from Carol Taylor.. including Chinese Chicken or Pork with Water Chestnuts.. and if you have a glut of cucumbers.. get pickling..

This week East Meets West..

This week Carol shows us How to add fuss free flavor to your food. To make delicious family food you don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy ingredients which cost a fortune. Most of us have access to a whole range of simple herbs, spices and aromatics which we can use to accentuate and bring maximum flavor to food.

Carol Taylor shares the joys of soup which can be eaten whatever the weather as a starter or as a snack even as a main meal if it is a substantial one served with lots of fresh crusty bread or with the addition of rice or noodles as it is served here

©Recipes Carol Taylor

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 vegetables 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 have to improve our health and wellbeing.

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!

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