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. 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!
Slow Cooker Curry Chicken by La Cuisine d’Helene
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. 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.
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.
How adorable is that!?
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.
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!
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!