Tuesday Tidbits


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Hi everyone, it’s another Tidbits day and I want to say thank you for all your kind words and comments on my last post.  It really does make it fun for me to put this together each week.  Today I will be adding a little extra because next weekend is a long weekend in Canada and I’m turning it into a 4 day weekend!  It’s definitely time for some summer fun.

Today’s featured blogger is Michelle from Healthy Recipe Ecstasy.  I was immediately drawn to her blog because, like so many of us crazed 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 ga-ga over her beautiful 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 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 few of my favourites.


 Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Chive Stuffed Mushrooms            Healthy Recipe Ecstasy 

 All summer long I’ve been thinking about stuffed mushrooms and I haven’t come up with a recipe idea that I wanted to make until now.  These are divine! wings-6-768x1024

 Char-Grilled Coconut and Lemon Grass Chicken Wings with Green Chili Emulsion 

     Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

 The ingredients in this recipe are blowing my mind.  This is genius and must be made.  Michelle, have you ever considered competing on Masterchef? Seriously!


 Leek and Wild Mushroom Flatbread with Truffle Oil  

Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Ok, now the mushrooms can`t wait another day.  The photos, the food – heavenly!

It was so great having you here today, Michelle.  Every once in awhile it’s possible to get blasé about food and then someone comes along that truly inspires.  Thank you!


 Ok, if you can tear yourself away from the fabulous food for a few minutes, I have some very cool lamps to check out.  I love the children’s laps and there is even a cloud lamp that gets dark and stormy!  And how about this book….




Colors and Joy 


If you do nothing else today, you must watch this – promise?  PROMISE!  It’s only 3 minutes of your life and it’s awesome….Click here now –  JUST DO IT!


Aren’t you glad I’m SO bossy!  It was worth it, wasn’t it?  🙂


Bette Midler does extraordinary work all over the country transforming unused spaces into beautiful, green community gardens.  Architectural Digest has a slideshow on some of her accomplishments and it’s so gratifying to see how she brings people together to create sustainable plots to provide fresh food for the local people.



  McCleod’s Community Garden, East New York, Brooklyn




Just as I like layers and texture in food, I love it in design as well.   We’re going to Architectural Design again (this month’s issue was super!) to see some beautiful ceilings that have that extra ‘pop’.  Don’t you find that it makes the room extra special?


 Tom Brady’s and Gisele Bundchen’s outdoor living space


 Check out Gerard Butler`s rustic loft in NYC.  OH. MY. GOODNESS!


Funny or Die has a fun collection of Most Hilarious Kiss Cam Goofs Ever. They are right – they are REALLY funny!



To send you on your way with a smile, I have two  short videos.  Now, of course, I would recommend you watch both but I will give you a heads up on these.  The first one about the whale is truly amazing and you may have seen it on the news lately.  It will make you smile and laugh and say ‘Oh my gosh’! and think about what you would do in that situation….

The second video will make you smile BIG but it might make you cry, too.  So, if you’re at work I’d wait until you get home to watch it because it made my mascara run, lol.  It’s beautiful, touching, inspirational…


Have a great day, everyone!


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    Anita Rivera
    July 29, 2014 at 4:46 am

    GOOD MORNING! Robyn, I love your Tuesday’s Tidbits. Not only are your recipes fun and tasty to discover, but the other fun surprises you share really do send me off on my day with smiles AND ideas. I LOVE THAT CLOUD LAMP! And those whale videos and the surfer????? I’m grateful for many things, but one thing I’m happy about as I get older is that I’m noticing more things. Call it learning, call it curiosity, but I’d like to think that this connection we have to one another is what helps us keep going. Sharing with others the things that make us wonder in awe helps keep us seeing the beauty in this world. OH! And mushrooms…did I tell you I made little pizzas the other day using large portobello mushroom caps as the “crust?” They were fantastic. They were basically large stuffed mushrooms, but with all the pizza goodness on top. Try it!

    Have a super day dear friend, Anita

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      July 30, 2014 at 6:34 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Anita, and you will love Michelle’s blog. I know her recipes are right up your alley. You really need to start a food blog or start sharing some of your fabulous dishes with me! Have you taken any pictures of your recipes with those new found photography skills?
      Thanks for coming, friend. xoxo
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    July 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Hi Robyn, a wonderful food blogger to check out. The mushrooms look divine. Lots of great possibilities with mushrooms. The lamp is awesome, so creative, yet fun. I did see those kayakers on tv…Amazing!
    Touching video of Angel and her efforts to help more children. Such a great way of giving. You are right, it did make me cry. Wonderful tidbits my friend. Have a great Tuesday. Love from WW.
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      July 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Thanks so much, Linda! I’m in full stalker mode on Michelle’s blog, lol, and I think the ingredients should put together for the chicken is so inventive. Can’t wait to try it.
      Always nice to see you, Wonder Woman. hugs!
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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
    July 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Robyn – this is the best feature! I love the recipes you chose. P.S. That outdoor living space photo is beautiful – so jealous!

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      July 30, 2014 at 6:37 am

      It was a real joy to discover you and write about you, Michelle. Thanks so much!
      That outdoor space is killing me too! And I want that loft as well. I`m sure we`ll be able to buy those when our blogs make us millions, lol.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    July 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    LOL! My bro and I look NOTHING alike, so when we are together, people totally think we are boyfriend/girlfriend… No awkward at all, Nope! LOL!
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      July 30, 2014 at 6:38 am

      LOL, I`ve just had that happen once in the grocery store with my brother and yes, VERY awkward, lol.
      Thanks for visiting, GiGi.
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    July 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Great post, Robyn. Yes, that video was definitely worth watching – what beauty that man shared!

    The featured lady was fabulous and her stuffed mushrooms look incredibly tasty!

    Also, the videos at the end were wonderful especially the last one! There were indeed tears in my eyes.

    Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!
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      July 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

      Oh, I’m so glad I was bossy, Stephanie, lol. I was completely lost in that video and I knew you’d love it with the fabulous photography.
      Michelle IS fabulous and wait till you see what else she has on her blog. Very creative!
      I cried a river on that last video 🙂 So glad you stopped by!
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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    July 29, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I love your Tuesday posts! I’m going to hop over and check out Michelle’s blog.
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      July 30, 2014 at 6:46 am

      Always great to see you, Cindy. You will be a big fan of her healthy dishes. Now I must go and check out your latest creation – I love a good skillet dinner!
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    Debbie Harris
    July 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Hello dear Robyn!
    What a pleasure to come and visit with you. I have not been here for a while as I have been extremely busy with my parents. I have missed my blogging community friends, such as your self. 🙂
    As always, some wonderful looking foods. I must try that flat bread recipe.I love breads of all kinds. I try not to eat too much of it, but sure do enjoy it.
    That video of the blankets was quite the heart warmer. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    There really is no greater joy than to give to the needs of others.
    Enjoy your four day week-end! Summer is moving along with a good clip and will soon be over.
    Much love to you, Debbie

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      July 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Hi Debbie,
      I was about to visit your blog today because I hadn’t seen any notifications of new posts and wondered if it wasn’t working so I’m glad to see you!
      I’m glad you’re feeling back to 100% and hope your parents are doing well. 🙂
      I love breads too , they are my weakness but Michelle’s healthy ingredients takes the guilt away!
      I’m definitely looking forward to a 4 day weekend and may turn it into a 10 day holiday, lol. Take care, my daffy friend. Hugs and love, xoxo
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    July 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Your Tuesday Tidbits are my absolute favorite! Such good picks each week. The video about Angel was my favorite this time. What a special person, story, and a well made video as well. The world has so many good people in it. Watching that was a perfect way to start my day.
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      July 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

      And you just made my day with such a sweet comment, Traci! You were one of the first features on Tidbits and I love getting my daily smile in my inbox from you. Thanks so very much! Have a great day. 🙂
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    July 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hi Robyn, had to compose myself before writing this as the story about Angel was so incredible, loved all the videos and adventure that you had for us today, great post!
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      August 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

      I loved Angel too, Cheri, she really touched my heart. I love your enthusiasm for Tuesday Tidbits – thank you so much!
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    August 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I love that garden transformation! The stuffed mushrooms sound so good – I will visit the featured blog soon. You are so kind to feature these wonderful cooks. Enjoy your weekend friend.

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      August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I had a feeling you’d like that garden, Mindy! Michelle has so many fabulous recipes, you’ll love her gorgeous site. It’s my pleasure to introduce other bloggers – so much talent out there! Hope you had a fabulous week, my friend. xoxo
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    Bam's Kitchen
    August 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Okay my mascara is running all down my face!!! Angel is beautiful and wish the world around us could be so giving and caring. Thank you for introducing us to Michelle a new blogger and I really want two of those book lights one for each end of my table. I hope you are having a delightful time on your holiday. Take Care, BAM …Just shared…
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      August 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Thanks, Bobbi, had a very relaxing time off and feel ready to face the busy world again. Aren’t those lights incredible? I want them too! Talk soon. Take good care.
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