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Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I can’t wait to share my latest blogger discovery with you. Or should I say bloggerS?  This cooking family came up with the unique idea of collaborating on a site to keep them connected while everyone is in a different spot on the globe.  The Woks of Life is authored by Bill and Judy (Mom and Dad),  who are currently living in Beijing, Sarah (oldest daughter),  a recent college graduate and living in the US while deciding on a career path, and Kaitlin (younger daughter). living in the US and attending college.  You can see in the `About` section that this family has a ton of fun together and their common love of cooking truly bonds them despite the thousands of miles of separation.


The recipes on this blog are divine!  Everything is so mouth-watering and I love the freshness of each dish.  This scrumptious chicken dish is one of their latest creations and I know it will be a favourite with readers here.  I am loving the beautiful photography, too!


Roast Chicken on Wild Mushroom Sticky Rice ‘Risotto’      The Woks of Life

The secret to the ease of this dish is the sticky rice.  Instead of spending a lot of time on traditional risotto, Sarah recommends using sticky rice to speed things up.  I love it!  She seamlessly blends Asian and Western cuisine with delicious results.


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 This is great for both a weeknight meal and special guests.

So many dishes caught my attention but one in particular is going to the top of my list to make very soon – Roasted Ratatouille Pasta.  You know I love pasta and you know I love tomatoes so this is something that I must have – and soon!


 Roasted Ratatouille Pasta      The Woks of Life

The roasted veggies, the fresh herbs, the added, differing flavours of tomatoes – heaven!  I know that this dish will become a staple in my house and I love the simplicity of it.

Thank you Bill, Judy, Sarah and Kaitlin for sharing your family story and recipes with us.  I will be visiting often for more inspiration!



Do you ever wonder what’s going to happen to the millions of books on this planet now that we do so much reading online?  Here’s some very creative folks that have found a way to put them to good use.  I am of two minds about this.  I’ve always thought that books were a sacred thing and to destroy them just seemed wrong but looking at their results, I think I’ve changed my mind.



Bembu.com has a list of 36+ Foods That Heal Common Health Problems.  People are turning more and more to naturopaths and whole foods for healing minor ailments and I believe that they truly do make a difference.  Oranges for allergies?  Papaya for bruises? Can’t hurt to give it a try.



Want to travel around the world with your kids but the hole in your wallet is saying ‘wait till next year’?  You can visit an aquarium, Old Faithful, an African Watering Hole, an eagle’s nest and watch the Northern Lights all on from your computer on a webcam right this very minute.  InkTank has over 20 suggestions of fun places to explore and some are even interactive.  I loved the watering hole and I’m really looking forward to checking out the International Space Station.


Even Cool.com has some suggestions for some of the absolute best things in the world.  I found myself nodding and thinking ‘oh yeahhhh’ to some of these and I bet you will too! 


When the lights go down right before the concert starts….


I must have wanderlust these days because I came across this site that offers some ideas on ridiculously gorgeous places for adventure.

Would you like to like to

  • hang-glide over the hidden beaches of Kapaa, Hawaii?
  • explore a glow worm cave in Waitamo, New Zealand?
  • go rainbow peepin’ at Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park?

                                         or how about……



 Sitting 15,000 feet above the ground in the Himalayan outback.  With a dog.

The locations and images are stunning so don’t leave without taking a peek – it’s worth the time, I promise!

Have a great day, everyone!


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    July 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Great post as always! Have a wonderful week. 🙂
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      July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Thanks, Marie. Always happy to have you visit. 🙂
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    anita rivera
    July 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hi hello my friend. I have no internet due to a storm and my phone is limited! Great post as usual! Anita

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      July 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Oh no, Anita! I hope you get your internet back soon and I hope the storm is gone now. Take care! xoxo
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    July 8, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Hi Robyn, what an adventurous post today, very cool. Also love the wok blog, what a great way for a long distance family to stay close. Tidbit Tuesdays are my favorite!
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      July 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

      LOL, I think I’m in the mood for adventure these days, Cheri! So glad you enjoyed it. Hope you’re having a fabulous day.
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    July 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Great post and amazing pictures, dear Robyn!
    I wish you a pleasant week.
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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    July 8, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Great story and blog. Love those pictures, too.
    That one with the books is crazy! I love books and hate to see bookstores getting smaller and smaller.
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    July 9, 2014 at 4:34 am

    I’m so excited about finding The Woks of Life, Cindy! I know I’ll be making many of their lovely dishes.
    I love bookstores too and I miss finding those lovely old stores with so much character.
    Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
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    Bam's Kitchen
    July 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for introducing us to Woks of Life Blog. What a fun and delicious way for a family to stay connected. I guess I am still old school there is just something special about going to a book store and thumbing through some delicious cookbooks and touching the pages with my fingers. I am also an avid Kindle book reader but would bot want to be reading that in the sun due to the glare. I also love the paper cookbooks as when I cook, I can tell you there will be messy fingers touching the ipad…What about you?
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      July 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      I had a feeling you would love this family blog, Bobbi! I know what you mean about book stores but I have to admit it has been a long time since I have even had the luxury of spending time in one. If I am following a recipe, I sometimes print it out but usually follow it on my phone. So far no mishaps, lol.
      Thanks for visiting, busy lady!

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    Christine | No Gojis No Glory
    July 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    That chicken looks amazing! Think I’m gonna have to pin that one for later. What a great premise for a blog…keeping the family connected. My heart just melted a little…

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      July 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      I know what you mean, Christine! I am so taken with this family and their blog – very special. I hope you’re having a great week so far.

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    July 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Ratatoullie is one of my all time favorite dishes!!!! It’s weird that it’s a summer dish, considering it’s HOT – but whatever, LOAD ME UP A PLATE, please! 🙂
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    Debbie Harris
    July 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Robyn!
    Wow! Did you ever take us on some gorgeous trips in this post, breath taking! So many amazing places.
    Your new blog, “the woks of life” looks like a fun place, and great meals. I too love pasta with tomatoes, yum.
    Always a pleasure to visit you. 🙂
    Have a beautiful rest of the week.

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    July 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    What a fun way for that family to keep connected – and that pasta, yum! The first of our tomatoes have just turned from green to just slight orange so red is just around the corner. And with days in the 90’s it shouldn’t take long! Thanks for all the fun finds Robyn : )
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      July 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      And no doubt you will be overrun with tomatoes, Mindy, lol. Lucky you! Wow, you’ve got some hot temps going on over there! Thanks for visiting, friend. xoxo

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