Tuesday’s Tidbits

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Good morning, everyone!

With Easter fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to hear from everyone about their cooking plans.  Do you cook at your home or celebrate at family or friends’ homes?  Do you cook the same dish every Easter or change it up?  Perhaps you cook according to your ethnic origins – Greek? Italian? Asian?  I’d love to hear about your menu plans.

Here are some scrumptious traditional and not so traditional dishes from that fabulous website, bonappetit.

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 Grilled Saffron Rack of Lamb

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Ham with Reisling and Mustard

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Two Dishes for the Pescatarian – Cod with Lemon, Green Olive, and Onion Relish

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Littleneck Clams with New Potatoes and Green Onions

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Grill Roasted Turkey

We are turkey lovers in our family so this is our choice for most Easters.

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Cider-Brined Pork Roast with Potatoes and Onions

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For the vegetarians –

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

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And for the vegans –

Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

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I love play time with kids. I love having adventures with kids where we let our imaginations run wild and travel to the moon and back.  I love snuggling with the sweet smell of kids.  And I love photographing kids.  Here are some photos that I’ve come across on Pinterest that just melted my heart.

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Those eyes!

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 A mini Audrey Hepburn!

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Adorable, impish kids in Tibet

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A boy and his faithful friend.

For more kids, visit here.

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I love beautiful entrances to a home or a garden or, if you’re lucky, a secret passage.  I’ve been collecting images of unique doorways on Pinterest for awhile now and wanted to share some here.  I think I was meant to live in another time….or at least in a place where the architecture captures your heart – like Italy or France.

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Perfect PURPLE!

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Tuscany, Italy

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French Countryside

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Greece

Click here if you want to see more of my Doorways Board.

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Just a final little note to the food bloggers.  How do you feel about watermarking your photos?  For quite some time now I’ve considered not watermarking and after reading this article, I’m convinced.  There are ways to imbed your ownership of the photo without having to spoil the look by writing all over it.  This fellow made a lot of sense and there are many good reasons for not doing it. This is a good read if you struggle with the same problem.

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Have a great day, everyone!

19 Comments

  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    April 1, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Oh Robyn, I want to try those cauliflower steaks! Along with tomato and olives?YES MA’AM! And I too love photos of kids with those innocent smiles and giggles….happy Tuesday my dear! Anita

    • Reply
      Robyn
      April 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Don’t those look special, Anita! I think I need to put them on my list of things to try for the blog. Happy day to you as well, sweet Lady! xoxo

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    cheri
    April 1, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Hi Robyn, I always prepare something different, last year was salmon for a late lunch and a peeps tree for fun.

    • Reply
      Robyn
      April 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Cheri,
      I love salmon for a holiday lunch or dinner. It’s the one fish that most people will eat and it’s so easy to prepare. Thanks so much for visiting and brightening my day!

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    Linda
    April 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hello Robyn, Not sure what Easter dinner will be this year. I will be inspired soon! The children expressions are priceless…..so photogenic as well. Love your doorways. How fun to collect diffent visions of doorways. I love the idea of a secret garden…Big hugs….

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      Robyn
      April 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Whatever you make is sure to be delicious and gorgeously presented, Linda. Thanks for your visit. Talk to you very soon, my friend. I’m missing my giggle time with you! Lots of love. xoxo

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    Mindy
    April 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    We have varying preferences in food with our extended family with the full on carnivores, the pescatarians and vegetarians so we have a mixture and everyone usually comes away pretty full. I love the little kid pictures, sweet, and the doors make me want to explore and re-read the Secret Garden…

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      Robyn
      April 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

      LOL, you’ve got it all, Mindy! It’s not difficult to make dishes to satisfy everyone these days so I’m sure you have a wonderful assortment of flavours. Aren’t those kids adorable? I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read The Secret Garden yet. Thanks for visiting!

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    SizzleandZoom
    April 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    What wonderful ideas for Easter brunch/dinner. You gave me lots of choices. Thanks.

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      Robyn
      April 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for visiting, Susan. I bet you’ll have very nice weather for Easter – I’m so jealous! lol

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    Nina
    April 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hi, dear Robyn! I must confess that at Easter time we usually are away, making some trip. So we don’t pay a special attention to the food!
    What an amazing post!
    (those eyes …!!!)
    Beijinhos

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      Robyn
      April 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Oh, I’ll look forward to reading your posts about your Easter adventure, Nina! So glad you enjoyed the images. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

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    Antionette Blake
    April 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oh my all of those dishes looked delish but I am not a big Easter Dinner cooker so am not sure what I will be serving, but thanks for the ideas. Watermarking is good for those with excellent photography skills, so you may want to – your pics are fabulous!

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      Robyn
      April 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Antionette, but I’m really bothered by the way the watermark detracts from the photo. I’ve learned a way to embed code into the photo that protects it so I’m going to leave the watermark off for now and hope that the pics aren’t pilfered too often, lol. Always enjoy your visits, sweet lady!

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        Bam's Kitchen
        April 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

        Hi Robyn, can you send me the link on how to embed code into your photos. Is it complicated?

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          Robyn
          April 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

          Sent it, BAM. Hope it helps! Will put more on this topic in next week’s TIdbits.

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    Bam's Kitchen
    April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Great round up of recipes Robyn! I have no idea what I will be making for Easter as it depends on what they have in the market that day but these recipes are inspiring. I love the doors and Italy and France always win me over. Great kid photos and their bright beautiful eyes are just gorgeous. I started to leave some of my photos without a watermark on them and some with not because I meant to leave it off but is almost like habit to always do it. I will try to remember to leave them all off with the next post. Have a super weekend. BAM

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      Robyn
      April 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

      I love that you can go to a market where there’s fresh produce every day, BAM. I’ll be so happy when the spring and summer markets open here. Can you believe it’s snowing here again today!! Unreal!
      I sent the meta data info to you…hope it’s helpful. Hope everyone is well and your weekend is great.

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