Tuesday Tidbits

tuesday header3 Happy Tidbits Day, everyone – I’m so glad you could join us. I’m excited to introduce a fellow Canadian who has also criss-crossed the country and I think we’ve just missed each other a few times.  Helene from La Cuisine d’Helene grew up on a farm learning to cook and bake with seasonal foods from her mother.  She has travelled extensively and her love of global fare is reflected in her gorgeous dishes. Heleneunnamed Helene’s photography is gorgeous as you will see in this Slow Cooker Curry Chicken recipe.  I keep meaning to create some recipes with a slow cooker but with dishes like this  – well, why reinvent the wheel?  This looks perfect! HELENEIMG_6733

 Slow Cooker Curry Chicken     by  La Cuisine d’Helene

 This dish is quick and easy yet has great flavours to complement the chicken.  I’m finding that I am craving chicken a lot since the weather has cooled, what about you? HELENEchocolateraspberrymuffins

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins   by La Cuisine d`Helene

These muffins contain two of my favourite ingredients.  Chocolate and raspberry are a match made in heaven.  Helene lets you indulge in this treat without all the guilt because she has carefully created a recipe with few calories so we can munch to our heart`s content.  This has got to be my favourite muffin on the planet!

You will love this blog with it`s stunning images and innovative recipes!  Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Helene.


I like to include bananas in my diet every day and that’s become easier since I started drinking this smoothie from House of Yumm .  (I leave out the oats and add protein powder. Yes, GiGi – you convinced me on protein powder!). So that is why I was thrilled to read this piece on why bananas are extremely good for you. Chiquita-DM2-minion-banana-3   Here’s just a couple of facts that they point out…

  • Bananas contain Vitamin B6, which regulate blood glucose levels. This vitamin will also put you in a better mood!
  • Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for a 90-minute workout.

Click here  for more fun and important facts.BorderUntitled

I’m sure you’ve all seen that amazing things that Go-Pro cameras can do.  You saw an example of it on Walter the dog as he ran for the water and this link will take you to a very cool eagle view.  But now they have taken it to a new level by giving us an close-up view of the Bardabunga volcano in Iceland which erupted recently.  Fascinating stuff!


National Geographic is airing a special on December 20th, on the world’s biggest cave which was just recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers.  Son Doong is a huge, underground labyrinth in Vietnam.


As much as I admire these explorers, I don’t think I could do this – in fact, I’m SURE I couldn’t do this!  I am glad others like it though.  Click here for more astonishing pictures.BorderUntitled

These images will make you giggle.  It’s a collection of 27 Most Perfectly Times Pictures.


How adorable is that!? BorderUntitled

Here’s a list of random facts that you may or may not know.  If you want to see more, check out this site.

  • A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
  • A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  •   A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the  back of the $5 bill.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a Ladies Room during a dance.BorderUntitled

Finally, I came across these stunning images of Before/After Autumn Transformations.  If you want to embrace this season, pay this site a visit and enjoy the beauty.


  Grand Island East Channel Light House, Michigan, USA


 To join in with the Fall season, I have made an Autumn salad with a very quirky but delicious combination of ingredients. I hope you’ll come by on Thursday for the recipe.  Enjoy your day, everyone!BorderUntitled

Ohhh, one more thing!  I was out at Barrie Hill Farms  on Sunday and took some photos of the biggest pumpkin I’ve ever seen!  Thought you’d get a kick out of it, too.  More on the farm this week!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    October 7, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Happy Tuesday Robyn! Thanks for introducing us to Helene. That slow cooker curry chicken looks divine . I think my youngest son must be part monkey or just working to have enough power for some major powerhouse workouts as he eats something like 6 of them a day. I asked him the other day if he was having a fruit sale out in front of the apartment as where is he putting it all? My husband purchased a Go-Pro for their sailing trip to Australia and we love it. We have not yet tried to mount it on Buddy our dog but we will have look into that option. Now that is what I call a pumpkin! How did you wrestle that one home to put into your autumn salad? Take Care, BAM
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      October 7, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Hiya Bobbi. I really have to start using my slow cooker – I kind of forget about it. Wow – that’s some serious banana consumption. How do you keep up?
      I’d love to have a Go-Pro camera. So fabulous for on the water!
      As for the pumpkin – just tossed it on the roof and tied it down, of course!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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    Anita Rivera
    October 7, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Good morning dear Robyn! As always, your Tuesday Tidbits always make me smile and give me a new idea to explore! TOday? THOSE RASBERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS! Gorgeous photos and fun facts. MUCH LOVE! Anita

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    October 7, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Good morning, Anita,
    I’m in love with those muffins too! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope your day goes well in the classroom, my friend. oxo
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    GiGi Eats
    October 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I could totally use some slow cooker chicken right now… and a walk through some fall trees! LA is about 90 degrees right now… Not exactly “fall” weather, LOL!
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      October 8, 2014 at 8:17 am

      I hope you’re feeling better, GiGi. I think I could cope with the 90 degrees, lol, but the trees are truly beautiful, aren’t they?
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    October 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I love cooking with a slow cooker and should do it more often. Gorgeous fall photos! Looking forward to the update from the farm. Thanks for the introduction to Helene and thank you to her for sharing the muffin recipe – yum!
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      October 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Aren’t those muffins amazing, Mindy! You’ll love Helene’s blog – it’s filled with gorgeous photos and recipes. Thanks so much for visiting!

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    October 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Those muffins!! Yes, I am totally drooling all over the keyboard right now 🙂 Thank you, sweet friend, for introducing Helene to us.

    Another delightful post, Robyn. You always share wonderful tips and beautiful photography. Hugs to you!
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      October 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

      LOL, I am the same way, Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed the post. Always happy to have you visit. I was just thinking that between you and Mindy, I’m going to have to create some kind of 1 millionth visit prize! Appreciate your support, my friend. oxxo
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    October 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This is one of my favorite sites to visit.-If I haven’t said it before, it deserves to be said. Thanks for the smiles, beautiful photos and wonderful ideas for fall eating.

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      October 8, 2014 at 8:21 am

      And your comment has started my day off with a huge grin. You have always been so generous with your time and lovely comments, Susan. It really means so much – thank you!
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    October 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I love gorgeous photos and great recipes, such a pleasure to see and read. You always manage to post so many interesting things on your Tuesday posts. The pictures, visions, mixed with interesting facts and humor makes my day. I am not feeling well this week, have a case of pneumonia. I keep pushing myself….I am also somewhat cranky because of it…. I am off to take a nap. Hope your life is going well, my sweet friend. Lots of love from WW.
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    La Cuisine d'Helene
    October 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thanks so much, I do appreciate the feature and your Tuesday Tidbits. Will share. Have a great day!
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