Tuesday Tidbits

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Welcome to Tuesday Tidbits, everyone.  I love putting together this mishmash of fun facts each week for you and I especially enjoy introducing you to talented food bloggers!

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This week we have Jennifer of Seasons and Suppers from Muskoka, Ontario (just a short 90 minute ride from me).  I fell in love with her blog the minute I stumbled across it.  The photography, the dishes, the fresh ingredients and her personable style all combine to make this beautiful site a place you’ll want to visit again and again.

Jennifer cooks with the ingredients available in each season and her hearty and healthy recipes will have you experimenting in your kitchen wanting to taste every delectable bite.  Like so many of us, Jennifer is self-taught and has obviously been learning a lot along the way.  I wish she had a cooking school because I’d be the first to sign up.  I’d love it if she had a photography school as well – she is one talented lady.  Each dish looks ready for a big scoop and taste – like the Chicken with Mustard below.  Can you believe how delicious this looks?

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 Chicken with Mustard | Seasons and Suppers

I love that this is a one-pot dish.  Jennifer suggests this as a quick and easy weeknight meal that can also be a lovely entrée for company.  I agree!  And who doesn’t love easy entertaining that looks like you worked in the kitchen all day!

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 Pasta with Mushrooms in a Creamy Mustard Sauce | Seasons and Suppers

I love the way Jennifer uses mustard in her creations and when you combine it with pasta and mushrooms, you just know it’s going to be magic.  This is perfection!  Hmmm, I wonder if I got in my car right now I could make it to her house for lunch?  If I follow the plough, I could probably get there through all this snow!

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 Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto Crostini with Fontina Cheese Sauce | Seasons and Suppers

 Asparagus is one of my favourite Spring vegetables and I know I will be making this as soon as the first crop is ready at the farmers’ market.  Jennifer suggests using it as a side dish for your Easter menu – such a bright and pretty addition!

I know you’ll fall in love with  Seasons and Suppers as I have.  Jennifer makes it feel like home with the stunning images, scrumptious creations and amiable, light-hearted writing.  Thanks for sharing today, Jennifer, such a treat!BorderUntitled

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought you’d enjoy this post from Buzzfeed – 32 Incredibly Beautiful Elopements.  I find small, intimate weddings so romantic and inspiring.  Being married on the beach with just a few close friends would be the ultimate, don’t you think?  Casual dress, sandy beach, soft waves rolling in – fabulous!  (Are you listening, Love? ;))

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If you’re looking for a super romantic spot to honeymoon after your  elopement, what better place than the Maldives?  This would certainly make for some special memories.  This site has 14 of the world’s best spots for romance.  Check it out, some of their choices may surprise you. I’m already planning the next vacation!

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 Kauai, Hawaii

I can personally attest to this one!  It’s heavenly!

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Kyoto, Japan

This looks so special.  The beautiful blooms are spectacular.  Where is your special place?  Have you been there yet or is it on your bucket list?BorderUntitled

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First comes love, then comes marriage….we all know the next line. right?  Here are 12 Hilarious and Fun Ways Couples Have Announced That They Are Expecting….

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So clever!  Click here for more giggles.

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I have a thing about home offices and like my other design preferences, I’m all over the map on which I like best.

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 There’s this light and airy office with both masculine and feminine appeal….

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And this irresistible room that would have me staring out the window all day….

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I’d never be able to sit in my pj’s at this desk.  It would require some serious dress-up!

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I’ve always wanted to paint the walls a dark grey or black….I’m just not brave enough yet!  If you’re anything like me, some days you like glitz and glamour, other days – just cozy.  When all is said and done, I think I just want something that feels like home.  The last one seems perfect.  Which is your favourite?BorderUntitled

And one last thought on romance….. it dares us all to go to great lengths.

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Have a great day, everyone!

15 Comments

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    Anita Rivera
    February 10, 2015 at 6:38 am

    ROBYN! HELLO! It’s a great feeling to come and visit you and to carry on my routine of visiting my favorite blogs. How luscious is that mustard chicken! Her photos are indeed beautiful, and the following tidbits you share are inspiring. What a sweet young couple on their wedding day!

    I can’t wait for spring. This is one consistently over-the-top cold winter! More soup is in order tonight!

    You enjoy your Tuesday sweet Robyn. Anita

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      Robyn
      February 10, 2015 at 8:07 am

      I’m so glad you continue to visit, Anita, and I miss your blog very much. I love that you are working on your photography and poetry though and some day I expect to see a beautiful book from you!
      I’m in awe of Jennifer’s photos and her recipes are divine! I need Spring, too – it’s so cold!
      Have a wonderful day!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    February 10, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for featuring Seasons and Suppers, Robyn and of course, for your kind words 🙂 We share the same long, cold winter, so I’m sure you’ll agree that cooking (and blogging) is a great way to make the best of it. Lots of time for comfort food! Stay warm.
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      Robyn
      February 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

      It’s my pleasure, Jennifer! I’m thinking it must be very cozy in your log cabin beneath all of this snow. I agree – cooking gets us through this season. Thanks again!
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    Stephanie
    February 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Okay, I totally agree with Anita when she says the mustard chicken is luscious! Wow, talk about divine 🙂

    And those offices are gorgeous! I love how each one is different, unique, and beautiful in its own right. The office with the very large painting on the wall drew me in.

    Have a great Tuesday, my friend! Hugs to you!
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      Robyn
      February 11, 2015 at 7:59 am

      You will love Jennifer’s blog, Anita – every single recipe is mouth-watering!
      I love that office too and it is what inspired me to include that little bit today. I hope your day is fabulous, my friend. oxxo
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    Suz
    February 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Again you delight and inspire me. Inspire me to make a difference in the kitchen. I am a creature of habit and I like new and original for me to try. The mushrooms and pasta do it for me today. Thank-you.

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      Robyn
      February 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

      I’m in love with that pasta too, Suz. Jennifer makes some beautiful sauces on her blog. So glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
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    Chrystal @ YUM eating
    February 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    That one pot chicken looks amazing but I am really eyeballing that mushroom and pasta!
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      Robyn
      February 11, 2015 at 8:02 am

      I’m sold on that dish too, Chrystal – I’m a sucker for pasta and mushrooms! The chicken is going on my table next week – irresistible!
      Thank so much for visiting 🙂

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    Kim
    February 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I should be drooling over the delicious looking food, Robyn, but I am stuck on all of those tropical locales. We have so much snow here, I would settle for a warm little patch of green grass right about now! Ps…love that pumpkin announcement! Sweet!
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      Robyn
      February 11, 2015 at 8:04 am

      LOL, Kim, we really need to warm up a little! I thought the pumpkin idea was great! Have a wonderful day.
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    cheri
    February 10, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Robyn, love Jennifer’s blog and of coarse your Tuesday Tidbits. Great spots for the perfect honeymoon!
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      Robyn
      February 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Hi Cheri,

      You’re lucky because you’re already in the warm weather! Nice of you not to tease the rest of us though, lol. Thanks always for your visit and kind words – love when you visit!
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    Mindy
    February 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Oh, an intimate beach wedding sounds perfect Robyn! And what gorgeous spots for a honeymoon : ) Those offices are beautiful – not exactly what I have in my own house but what fun to dream… Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful food blogger. I love the idea of one pot recipes for weeknights especially and love the kick mustard has so these recipes sound great.
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