Category Archives: Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Health Column – Influenza – The herb Goldenseal.

Cold and flu time is creeping up on many of us…If you are looking for natural remedies then this post offers some good advice 🙂

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In the last few health column posts I have covered the upcoming influenza season with news of a mega-vaccine and how to boost the immune system to prevent infection. I also mentioned the preventative and therapeutic properties of Echinacea and  in this post I want to follow up with another herb with similar properties but is not quite as popular.

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Echinacea is an herb that might help prevent infections from colds and also help alleviate the symptoms if you actually caught one. Goldenseal has similar properties and also has a number of other reported medicinal properties including being anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal as well as being full of nutrients. It contains Vitamins A, C and E, B-complex, calcium, iron and manganese.

A word of warning about Goldenseal, it is a uterine stimulant which means that you should not take if you are…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Meet the #Reviewers – Monday October 1st, 2018 – D.G. Kaye reviews Leslie Tate, Carol Taylor exposes Hot Dogs and Teagan Geneviene illuminates the 1920s

My thanks go out to Sally for the inclusion of my post in her new Daily meet the reviewer’s posts. I am honoured but also feel the unethical practices of greedy manufacturers should be exposed…Thank you, Sally 🙂 xxx

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Welcome to the first Blogger Daily of October. Didn’t that come around fast. But whatever the month, there are always fantastic blog posts to share and here are just three from the many great articles I have read over the weekend.

The first post is the usual Sunday Book Review from D.G. Kaye, and this week she is reviewing Heaven’s Rage by Leslie Tate.

Today I’m reviewing Heaven’s Rage by Leslie Tate. This book is classified as an imaginative autobiography and I’d have to agree that’s an accurate description. Tate invites us in to his deepest thoughts and memories, giving us a ring side seat into fragments of his life.

Blurb:

HEAVEN’S RAGE is an imaginative autobiography. Reporting on feelings people don’t usually own up to, Leslie Tate explores addiction, cross-dressing and the hidden sides of families. Writing lyrically, he brings together stories of bullying, childhood dreams, thwarted creativity…

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Smorgasbord Reblog – A visit to D.G. Kaye and new book excerpt

I am always happy to promote, Sally as she tirelessly promotes all of us so time to pay forward 🙂 xxx I hope you will enjoy learning more about this lady called Sally you are in for some surprises 🙂 xxxx

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Was delighted to be invited over to Debby Gies blog as a guest with a post about the changing face of friendship, plus an excerpt from Tales from the Irish Garden due out in September.

Featured author of the weekThe Changing Face of Friendship

My thanks to Debby for inviting me over for a chat today on her amazing blog. Her friendship is one that supports and encourages me on a daily basis, and has made me a firm believer in the positive aspects of social media platforms.

I wish that this technology had been around a long time ago. As a child we moved around a lot, and the greatest sadness for me was leaving friends behind. I have met people, who still have a relationship that have lasted 50 years since school because they have remained in their home town, but I am sure many of you have moved and lost contact…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food and Cookery Column – Carol Taylor Cooks with Mince

I think mince is the most versatile food ever so much you can make with it…Check out my Thai Burgers something different…

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Welcome to this week’s cookery column where I will be cooking with mince…sometimes I buy my mince ready to go and sometimes I mince my own using a very sharp knife it is a coarser mince then but some recipes call for a coarser type of mince meat.

If I am mincing already cooked meats i.e. that elusive lamb for a cottage pie I would use my Nan’s mincer which I still have, which is many years old and has been around the world with me, it must by now be 70 plus years old or more and still works .

Mince is a very versatile ingredient and today I thought instead of dishes with all the sauces and preparation I would show some quick meals which can be made with mince…
Any meat can be used chicken, pork, beef and where to start??

I prefer chilli to spaghetti Bolognese…

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An interview with author Sally Cronin

I had to reblog this as it shows the lovely lady that is Sally and I would like to express my thanks as to how much Sally has helped me along my journey…Thank you, Sally…You are a star 🙂

Joy Lennick

Sally CroninThank you very much Joy for inviting me over for an interview… it is a great pleasure.

Where you born and what was your first memory?

I was born in Wickham, a village in Hampshire, not far from Portsmouth. My parents lived in a house that my mother grew up in from about the age of 8 years old. Her step-father was the village butcher, with a shop in the main square. We went to Ceylon, as it was called in those days, when I was 18 months old for two years, and my first memories were of noisy monkeys. Small macaques lived all around us in the forest, and they would come into the house at any opportunity to thieve food, my father’s cigarettes and my mother’s jewellry. I also have vivid memories of the scents and sunshine, and I remember swimming at a very early age in my…

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