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Happy New Year....A recap and the way forward...

 

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2018…

Where does the time go? The years just fly by..Don’t they?

So no long list of New Year resolutions for me for 2018 (I don’t) generally do New Year resolutions in print… maybe in my head or verbally to friends and family but in print… No!

My New Years resolution this year is to work smarter, schedule posts and allocate time to write and stick to it…

About me…I always cook from scratch and that will never change…

It is cheaper, easier and no nasties and I think that overall I have been surprised how easy it is to make some food items which in the past I have bought …Driven by the fact that where I now live I don’t have access to much of which I previously purchased from stores…

I also have a little more time to experiment and have I had some disasters along the way…Oh yes!

We also now grow much of our own including Turkeys and very soon I hope to have lots of little turkey babies as the mums are sitting on their eggs and have been for a few weeks now…Exciting times and I have seen lots of new fruits and vegetables spring up On the farm over the last year as well.

All of which will provide lots of ideas for my posts in the new year…I do hope you enjoy them…

Overall a good year for me but next year will see me spend time out ( I will) schedule more posts to enable me to finish my “Cookbook”..Come on…who doesn’t write a cookbook?

It will incorporate recipes I have discovered and been gifted since living here and recipes passed down through our family over the years…Coupled with my move to Thailand this has seen my outlook and recipe file expand greatly over the last 7 years…

I hope now you know a little more about me and my plans for Orienthailiving are to cover  travel, recipes and as it also contains associate links  this coming year I will be selling goods which I have locally sourced so if you love my Thai recipes I will be providing some of the pots and pans which we use here…

My initial idea is/was to keep my baby..my first blog completely separate from this one…What do you think.?..should I merge them at some point this year????

Maybe it would be a good idea .. it would definitely make life easier for me…

 

Last but not least my Cookbook or maybe 2 and then to complete my first stand-alone novel…I have short stories in two Anthologies…so thought it was high time I sat down and wrote a novel which is an extension of one of my already published short stories.

That concludes my about me and my plans for 2018… What would you like to see on here? Please let me know in the comments.

If you have any friends who you think would love this blog then please share and if you haven’t already if you sign up for the Newsletter then I will send you a free PDF on how to make your own Thai curry pastes…

If you plan to make jams and jellies( recipe ) in my link above then like me you will need lots of jars…I learnt the hard way and bought some here(Thailand) they were NOT heat proof and cracked when I put in the hot jam…That was a very messy, quick lesson for me…

 

Thank you again to all my loyal followers you are awesome and I hope you have the best 2018…

Happy New Year....A recap and the way forward...

 

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Carolcooks

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. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionst hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. 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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