Tuesday Tidbits

tuesday header3

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  Are you finding that even though the daylight is getting shorter each day that your workday seems to be getting longer?  Me, too!  With the busy holiday season approaching quickly, we all need to take some a moment to breathe, relax and have a few chuckles.  Ready? Set? Have fun!!

Today’s featured blogger is Michelle from Healthy Recipe Ecstasy.  Regular readers will recognize Michelle from an earlier Tidbits last July and today we have some new recipes.  Michelle also recently announced she’s expecting her first baby and she’s written some wonderful posts about her journey to date.  She’ll be developing healthy recipes for pregnant women over the next few months that we can bookmark for ourselves and share with friends.  Michelle writes beautifully expressive posts and it’s as much fun reading her anecdotes as it is discovering her new recipes.


For the new readers, let me tell you that I was immediately drawn to her blog because, like so many of us enthusiastic foodies, she has a passion for great tasting dishes while keeping it healthy.   Michelle believes you don’t have to give up your favourite foods to eat right, you just have to create a new way to cook them.  As you know, I`m all in with that and I am crushing on her recipes.

Michelle is an attorney who loves to sample new cuisines on her globe trotting adventures as well as preparing delightful creations for her readers.  Doesn’t she look like you want to make her your new best friend?  I just know sharing a meal with Michelle would be a ton of fun!  You’ll be chomping at the bit to visit her site when you take a look at just a couple of my favourites.


Sweet Potato – Apple Soup with Sage Brown Butter and Pancetta Croutons by Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

This beautiful soup has been a hit on social media and you can see why!  So many fabulous flavours and those croutons – wow!  Michelle’s photography is beautiful as well and you’ll find yourself getting lost in the many pages of scrumptious dishes.


Salmon and Spinach Quinoa Salad by Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Michelle calls this the ‘ultimate pregnancy lunch’ and I can see why.  It’s packed full of essential nutrients and flavour and looks so tantalizing!  I know many of you are fellow salmon lovers and I can’t wait to put this dish on my table.  So many great textures with that added zing of fresh lemon.

So many happy and wonder-filled times ahead for you and hubby, Michelle, – congratulations!  Thanks so much for letting us revisit your blog today and we’ll be looking forward to hearing about your new adventures.BorderUntitled

 I love the site Distractify and today they bring us 40 Powerful Photos of Love and It’s Many Beautiful Forms.


A father and son hold hands at different stages of life.


A woman is reunited with her dog after a flood in La Plata, Argentina.


Two siblings embrace in southern Sudan, 1998.

Click on the pics or titles for many more moving photos.  It will make your day.BorderUntitled

As the colors are changing here, we can look at other places on our planet where there is a completely different array of stunning hues.


Yuanyang, China

The terraced fields in China create an unpredictable array of layered colors, while also providing rice for millions across the country.


The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Home to over 1500 species of fish and 600 types of coral, the reef is a getaway for native Australians as well as travelers looking for the ultimate diving experience.

Visit here for 20 more gorgeous photos.BorderUntitled

 With our busy schedules today, I think we could all use a pair of  rocket skates!  Can you imagine if we were all zipping around on these?


You just strap them on to your shoes and away you go.  Once you’re in, you just glide along the streets effortlessly.  You can even walk up and down the stairs with them on.


What do you think?  Is this the answer for you to keep up with your hectic life?  I’m guessing you’d save a lot on your shoe budget because those things don’t look like they’d accommodate designer heels!BorderUntitled

Here’s an amusing list of Great Truths About Life that Children Have Learned from UC Berkley Parents Network.

1. No matter how hard you try, you cannot baptize cats.

2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

3. If you sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the
second person.

4. Never ask your 3-year-old brother to hold a tomato.

5. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

6. Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.

7. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

8. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.

9. Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time.

10. School lunches stick to the wall.

11. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

12. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

13. The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma’s lap.


I don’t watch much TV, but I do love a Canadian show called ‘Just for Laughs’.  They play wonderfully funny pranks on people and I’m always delighted to see how good natured people are about it.  Here is a collection of some funny ones.  Each clip is about 90 seconds long so you can watch one, two or a bunch.   Have a great day, everyone!


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    October 28, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Oh Robyn, what a delight for my MORNING! I so love that photograph of the little boy and his dad, and then as a man and his aging father. My goodness, I wish I could have had a photo of me and my mom or dad as such, but I could have a photo done like this of me and my husband….

    And those life lessons from children…what a HOOT!!!!!!!

    And the attorney/food enthusiast…what a lovely young woman and photographer!

    Enjoy your day dear friend! Anita

    • Reply
      October 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      I loved that photo too, Anita. We should all be documenting our lives like that! Thanks so much for your visit, sweet lady!
      Robyn recently posted…Tuesday TidbitsMy Profile

  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    October 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Happy Tuesday to you Robyn! Congratulations to Michelle and looking forward to reading her upcoming recipes featuring healthy meals for expectant moms. That photo of Yuanyang, China is just stunning! I think that should be the new fashion here in Hong Kong with wheels as everyone likes to get places fast, very handy. I have to add just one more thing to what kids have learned, if your mom is serving some disgusting clam based sauce and your a little kid don’t expect your dog to eat the clams to cover for you. Been there, done that! Wishing you a super Tuesday! Take Care, BAM
    Bam’s Kitchen recently posted…Chili Taco Salad BowlsMy Profile

    • Reply
      October 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      You’ll love Michelle’s blog, Bobbi, she’s very creative and there are a lot of recipes there for your teenage boys, too!
      I’d love a pair of those rocket skates, lol.
      Oh my…clams to the dog? yikes! lol. Thanks for popping by 🙂
      Robyn recently posted…Tuesday TidbitsMy Profile

  • Reply
    October 28, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Hi Robyn, your “Just for laughs” is a hoot, very funny. Love Michelle’s blog and the father and son pics. Great Tuesday Tidbits!
    cheri recently posted…Grilled Fig Salad with Spiced CashewsMy Profile

    • Reply
      October 28, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Cheri. It’s such a funny show! Always appreciate your visits and sweet comments!
      Robyn recently posted…Tuesday TidbitsMy Profile

  • Reply
    October 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Wonderful post Robyn. Love the salmon and spinach quinoa combo. Just for laughs is a crack up!
    The fish pic is incredible….so vibrant! I always adore the dog stories. Unconditional love from them.
    Have a fab week, my friend. Lots of love from WW.
    Linda recently posted…Witch Cake StandMy Profile

    • Reply
      October 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Hiya WW,
      I knew you’d love the salmon dish – isn’t it fabulous! I want to go to Australia – still on the wish list. I don’t even realize how many dog stories I’m putting in each week, lol. I’m just naturally drawn to them, I guess. How’s your little gang of pups?
      Robyn recently posted…Tuesday TidbitsMy Profile

  • Reply
    October 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Eesh…some of those photos have me in tears. So touching. That salmon (our shared love…) and spinach salad has my mouth watering and I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet. Yum. Hope you are getting some relaxation time. Happy Wednesday friend!
    Mindy recently posted…From ashes to beautyMy Profile

  • Reply
    October 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my friend, you brought tears to my eyes with those precious photos and then you gave me a sweet laugh with the video 🙂 Another wonderful post, Robyn!

    Love and hugs to you!
    Stephanie recently posted…3 Uses For Fabric Flower ClipsMy Profile

  • Reply
    October 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Inspired, delighted and smiling. Thanks!

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge