Tuesday Tidbits No. 28

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Happy Tuesday Tidbits Day, everyone!  I hope you all were able to celebrate a beautiful Easter holiday with your friends and family.  Don’t you notice that everyone is smiling more these days with the warmer weather and sunshine?  Gotta love it!

I hope to keep you smiling with today’s post because we’re visiting some more delicious Spring recipes from my talented blogger friends as well as some very uplifting stories from around the world.

First up is my good friend, Bobbi from Bam’s Kitchen.  You all know her by now because I’ve featured many of her recipes over the last year and I’m one of her biggest fans.

Shrimp Boats with Pickled Relish | Bam's Kitchen

 Shrimp Boats with Pickled Relish | Bam’s Kitchen

Bobbi describes these as gentle on the waistline and full of flavour – my kind of meal!  One of the reasons I love Bobbi’s recipes is because she teaches us how to pack the most taste into every bite and this special treat is a great example.  Every week Bobbi surprises me with her creativity.  Visit her blog for more healthy deliciousness!

Asian Shrimp Stir-Fry | Natural Chow

Asian Shrimp Stir-Fry | Natural Chow

  This beautiful dish is from another good friend, Margaret of Natural Chow.   Margaret uses produce from her garden and sesame oil to create the fresh flavours.  I could eat this for dinner every night!  So perfect for Spring.  I didn’t realize until I was actually putting this post together that I had chosen two shrimp dishes to feature.  I obviously just can’t get enough of it!

Margaret not only has recipes on her blog but DIY, crafts, and tutorials.  Check it out here.


This next item truly warmed my heart. Huffington Post has published a letter from a passenger to a pilot last week after the tragic Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.  I’m sure she made an amazing difference in his day and helped many pilots and frequent fliers who are dealing with the stressful aftermath.

The note reads:

In light of the very recent tragedy in the French Alps and the loss of those poor 150 people, I feel the need to reach out to you and extend a compassionate hand.  At the end of the day, we are all humans just trying to live this rollercoaster of a life we have been handed. I understand an event so horrific as this one affects those with your responsibility more than others, and maybe sometimes a kind word, random but heartfelt, can make a difference. I’m hoping to create a ripple effect and spread some compassion and understanding.

Thank you for taking me home. Thank you for doing so safely. Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do in Spain and split my time with my family in England too. You make the excitement I feel now to see my family possible. I hope you get to see your families soon. I’ve had a wonderful flight and hope you have too.

You’re making a massive difference and you’re the reason I can smile tonight.

Take care and spread love,

kindest regards,


The pilot said that airline regulations prevented him from giving details of the airline or the flight involved so the woman will remain anonymous, which I’m sure is what she would want.  A few moments and kind words can truly make a difference in others’ lives.  This letter went viral and lifted spirits world-wide.

H/T Mashable


At the bottom of the HuffPost article is a slideshow on all the reasons why Gratitude is healthy for you.  Take a peek – great to know! 

This story is a little kooky, fun and makes me smile.  According to The Good News Network, “This Acrobat couple Rhiann Woodyard and Cheetah Platt are on a marital mission to tie the knot in 12 different countries over the course of 83 days. With 21 ceremonies under their belt already, the cost of this international nuptial tour has been less than $10,000.”


You can follow their journey as they tweet and Instagram their weddings around the world.  And yes, she wears the same wedding dress every time.  It’s certainly a memorable start to their life together!  Read more about their story here.


This next lady is my hero.  Lauren Thierry is a former CNN anchor who has designed a clothing line for teens with autism that eliminates buttons, zippers,  and tags.  It even has a GPS sewn into the garment in case the child gets lost or wanders off.  These clothes will help any child whose fine motor skills are still developing and I just love it that they are so versatile and can give the child that all important independence.  Take a peek at this short video.  Awesome!

And here’s a story from Newser that made me pump my fist in the air and yell ‘YES!’


(Newser) – Some young basketball players in Wisconsin are getting national attention for a class act. During a game in Kenosha, the players from Lincoln Middle School realized that some kids in the stands were making fun of one of their cheerleaders—a girl with Down syndrome named Desiree Andrews, reports TMJ4. Three of them, Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien, and Chase Vazquez, walked off the court, into the stands, and got the insults to stop.

“A couple of us went over there and were like, ‘Can you guys just stop, that’s not right,'” says Miles. Word of the kind gesture has spread on social media, and the Kenosha City Council will give the youths a citizenship honor next week. Desiree’s dad, Cliff Andrews, tells the Kenosha News that his daughter, an 8th-grader, wanted to be a cheerleader after watching Glee. “Those boys, I tried to talk to them in person, but I couldn’t keep the tears back.” (For the first time ever, Fashion Week featured a model with Down syndrome this year.) 

And I’m going to do it again to you – sorry, but you’ll need some tissue for this one!  Duncan Keith from the Chicago Blackhawks is one very special dude!  Have a wonderful day, everyone and don’t forget to smile 🙂



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    Anita Rivera
    April 7, 2015 at 6:21 am

    teeehee…that elephant…a witness to the wedding! HAHHAHHAHHHAHAAA

    Oh how true the words are here….”this rollercoaster of life.” Just having come off my week-long spring break, I realized how necessary it has been to slow down and meet yourself again. It was a lovely time, and now I’m back to work but the great thing is is that school ends for me the last week of May. Not too shabby!

    Dearest Robyn, I’d love to hear from you when you get a chance. Enjoy your day! Anita

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      April 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Isn’t that adorable, Anita! I laughed hard, too.
      Those words spoke to me and I love that she wrote to the pilot.
      I’m glad you’re going to have a long summer break – you’ll need it to thaw out, lol. Let’s be in touch this week!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    April 7, 2015 at 8:03 am

    You made me smile, laugh and cry all in the same post!!! How do you do that?!?! Thank you for the warm welcome and feature in todays Tuesday Tidbits, so sweet of you and I know how much you like shrimp!!! A delicious shrimp bowl from Natural Chow… even more delicious shrimp to love. I could not agree more how random acts of kindness is catchy and I am so glad these kinds of things go viral on the internet and they are far more interesting than anything BBC or CNN could ever come up with. don’t you think? sharing, of course!!!
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    April 7, 2015 at 8:40 am

    You did? Then my Tidbits is a success! lol. I’m always thrilled to have you here, Bobbi, and you know I adore your skills in the kitchen!
    I can’t even turn on the news anymore. I find it online and I’m very particular about finding true sources instead of all this sensationalistic garbage they put on TV.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    April 7, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Just a quick note.. your ad choices really do work. A few minutes ago I was researching Wilderness Medicine Training for my teenager and your ads have all the different ads regarding this type of training everywhere all over place. Awesome…!
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    April 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Hello sweet Robyn, I have missed you! Love the cute elephant and this couple making their wedding so unique. Your features are lovely and so appetizing. Seafood is such a fav of mine.
    The special note does make one thing and appreciate how precious life is. We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. I hope all is well with you my sweet friend. lots of love from W.W.

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      April 8, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Hi Linda,
      I hope my comments are going through on your blog but I have a feeling they’re disappearing into cyberspace 🙁
      I’ve had the same issue here with a couple people so not sure what to do about it.
      So glad to hear you had a great time on your vacay and can’t wait to hear about it!
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    Debbie Harris
    April 7, 2015 at 11:27 am

    You have done it again, another fabulous Tuesday tid bits. I love these, Robyn!
    Yep,I had to get the Kleenex. That little Cammy was precious. What a delight for her as well as her parents. And them that letter to the pilot, just wonderful! Not only does being kind to others bring joy to their lives but to ours as well.

    I trust you had a blessed Easter.
    Our carrots were delicious!

    Joy to you!

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      April 8, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Debbie! I loved Cammy best – her laugh is contagious! Aren’t roasted carrots just the best! We had them too and they were devoured!
      I’m off to visit your beautiful blog and looking forward to it because I saw some very fun pics in my email!
      Love and hugs to you, my friend.
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    Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow
    April 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring me on this week’s edition of Tuesday Tidbits! Clearly we BOTH have shrimp on the brain—I bought 3 lbs. of it today for use in recipes over the next few months. Can’t get enough of that shrimp. Thanks again! 😉

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      April 8, 2015 at 7:39 am

      My pleasure, Margaret. I’ve always thought I should call my blog, Simply Shrimp, because I can’t stop eating it! I’ll be looking forward to your recipes!
      Have a great day and thanks for popping in 🙂
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    April 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Robyn – I just loved this Tuesday Tidbits! Everything in it speaks to the heart. The last video was my favorite – the little girl is so cute and was so adorable on the hockey rink. Definitely a tear jerker, but a good one. And the two recipes look scrumptious. Off to take a look at them.
    Have a wonderful week!
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    April 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I will be saving the stir fry recipe until I find the tamari sauce. It looks delish. The last video was a winner. It brought tears to my eyes.

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    April 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Robyn, I received your email and hope you received my reply, please let me know. I love reading your Tuesday Tidbits every week, lot’s of great stuff. Mary

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    GiGi Eats
    April 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I know I am a GIRL when I get warm fuzzies in my stomach when I see that couple up there kissing 😉
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