Tuesday Tidbits

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Hi everyone, I hope your week is off to a good start and I’m so glad you’re here for Tuesday Tidbits!

We are revisiting one of my favourite bloggers, Tieghan, from Half Baked Harvest today because she has a dish that I find completely irresistible!  This salad has it all – fruits, veggies, fresh herbs and steak!  This will have everyone in your household begging for more.


Thai Steak Salad with Sweet and Spicy Tahini Dressing and Sesame Chili-Lime Cashews

Can you believe how amazing that looks?!  Tieghan is not only a fabulous photographer but her creations are so intricate and inspired, I can only think of her as a food scientist!  I love every single ingredient in this recipe.


And this dressing!  Garlic, ginger, limes, tahini, fish sauce, sweet Thai chili sauce, ponzu sauce, and fish sauce – can you imagine how flavourful it is!?  Did I mention that Tieghan even added hard boiled eggs?  This salad is a dish that you can make over and over – whether for family or company, it will be a big hit!


Thanks for another delicious recipe, Tieghan!


Neila Rey has a great page where she recommends which snacks to have in the morning and the ones that are best for you in the evening.  I make the mistake of snacking on grapes in the evenings and I have to break this habit.  Grapes have too much sugar to be eating late at night.  Carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes would be much better choices.  Check out Neila’s page here for some great suggestions.



I have always had a thing for unique sinks – kitchen, bathroom, you name it.  Here’s a site with some extraordinary sinks that I would love to have in my home!19

This is one of my favourites and you can see so many more at Amazing Interior Design.  Can you imagine how excited your kids would be to watch the goldfish while they brush their teeth?  It might not make it such a chore to get them in there to wash up, either!



I love interesting architectural design – both interiors and exteriors – and of course, Pinterest  makes it so much easier to find special places.  But do you ever find yourself getting blasé about it all because you see one fabulous design after another and after awhile nothing really stands out? This why I like to travel around looking at different Home exteriors. This means when a buildings exterior design is really great, it really does standout! The greatest thing about getting outisde and looking around is that if a homes exterior is being worked on, you can see how it’s being built and more importantly what company is working on it! Through my hours of studying I have found that if you are looking tohave exterior work done on your home, a great company you could use is M&M Home Exteriors. As they seem to be able to make a home stand out with a smooth exterior look. However, not make the building stand out like a sore thumb from neighbouring houses.

That’s how I was feeling until I came across this home.  I think it’s the natural light and the casual elegance that attracts me.  This is somewhere that you could comfortably call home.


 Situated on Lake Austin in Texas, the weather would always be lovely and the water views spectacular.  The kitchen and the outdoors really captured my imagination as well.



The Cove House by Furman and Keil Architects – Home Adore

Click on the pics or link above to see more of this special home.


Would you describe yourself as an extrovert or introvert?  How about those closest to you?  Do you think about them in those terms?  Here are a couple of interesting charts that will give you something to think about.   I know I’ll be reading this a few times.


Which one are you?



 This mother from Arizona has 10 children and she takes magical photos!  Lisa Holloway has won many national and international awards for her stunning work.   What more can be said about perfection?




Click here for Lisa Holloway’s Facebook Page

Thanks for visiting and have a great day, everyone!


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    August 26, 2014 at 5:16 am

    My dear, dear Robyn,

    I am so happy that my internet service is finally working again! It was out for three days, but we had the cable fixed so I’m back in business here!

    You are sharing yet again, some delicious ideas for the palate and the eyes! That veggie dish, THAT PHOTO of the Emerald Princess with the wings….I look forward to FALL as the colors speak deep secrets of a woodland forest. My dear, enjoy your day! BIG HUGS, Anita

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      August 27, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Wow, Anita, 3 days is a long time to go without internet. We have all become so dependent on it!
      Isn’t that salad amazing?! I loved the princess too – she just steals your heart, doesn’t she?
      How is your first week back at school? Thanks so much for visiting, sweet Anita! xoox
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    August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    what a nice post!!!
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      August 27, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Thanks so much, Mimi, and thank you for visiting!
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    August 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Yes, yes, YES to everything!! The salad – oh my word! It looks amazing!

    And the sinks, I don’t think it can get any better than that. My son would love to have fish in his sink…so would my cat 🙂

    The pictures of the children are simply precious! Thanks for blessing my morning. Hugs!
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      August 27, 2014 at 4:49 am

      I just have to have that salad, Stephanie! I can hardly wait to make it. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favourite dishes ever – and I almost never eat red meat, lol.
      I always love it when you visit, my friend, and your Berry Eclairs are to die for!
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    August 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Hi Robyn, love Tieghan’s site, she is amazing, also the chart on introverts and extroverts is a great one. Those sinks were very cool, though I could see outside help cleaning would most likely be needed. And the little boy with the leaf and the little fairy were just adorable, great post, Happy Tuesday!!
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      August 27, 2014 at 4:52 am

      Thanks so much, Cheri. I am definitely a Tieghan stalker and spend more time there than I do on Food Gawker, lol
      I was wondering about the sinks too – you’d have to bring in aquarium cleaners, I think!
      Thanks so much for visiting today 🙂
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    August 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    What a lovely salad, full of yummy things. I will visit for sure to see more. Love the sinks. It would be really cool to own multiple houses so we could decorate each one differently. I never tire of looking at dream houses. The photos are amazing and so vivid. Enjoy your week. Hugs from WW.
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      August 27, 2014 at 4:54 am

      LOL, You would be so happy with a dozen houses that you could design, Linda! And they would all be stunning, I know 🙂
      I love your tart, my friend, it looks scrumptious! Lots of love to you, xoxxo
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    August 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    The pictures of the kids are stunning! I absolutely love the kitchen overlooking the water and that outdoor dining area…sigh. I am not a steak eater but am thinking of substituting, wait for it – shrimp! I know you would approve : )
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      August 27, 2014 at 4:57 am

      I am not a steak eater either, Mindy, but this salad is making me crave it! LOL, shrimp would be a fabulous addition – why didn’t I think of it, lol.
      I loved your recent post and I was completely blown away by the power of it, my friend. I will be back to comment once I can gather my thoughts on it. Have a wonderful day!
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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    August 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    More great finds! You have a great eye for beautiful photos. I’d love to be seated at that table by the water. How nice is that?! Hope you have a great week 😀
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      August 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

      I am fascinated by gorgeous images, Cindy and there are so many out there! I love that table too and I think a big family lunch with great food and wine would be such a good time!
      My week is great so far. How’s yours?
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    Debbie Harris
    August 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Great great post! I enjoyed every thing you had to offer us today, thank you dear”daffy”friend. 🙂
    That salad was amazing and those snack ideas… I learned a lot checking those out and will certainly be changing some habits.
    This was a wonderful end to my day.
    Have a terrific week, Robyn.
    Joy to you! Debbie

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      August 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Thanks so much, Debbie! I am always learning more and more about healthy foods, too. I’m glad that we’re finally getting access to good information. So glad you could stop by, sweet lady. xoxo
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    August 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    THAT FISH TANK SINK!!! Oh that’s a MUST IN MY FUTURE HOUSE! Ha! And I will totally make that Thai Steak Salad in my stunning kitchen that will also be in that future house of mine 😉
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    September 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Awesome post from beginning to end!

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      September 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Thanks so much, Susan. I love doing Tidbits each week 🙂

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