Tuesday Tidbits (No. 32)

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Happy Tuesday Tidbits Day, Everyone!  I’ve got lots of fun in store for you today.  Beautiful spring recipes, some gorgeous architecture,  some surprising facts that will make you smile and much more.  I’m very excited about this week’s post so let’s get started!

This first recipe is from Sue at The View from Great Island.  She has a salad that embodies the essence of Spring and I just had to share it with you.


Purple Kale and Pansy Salad | The View from Great Island

Adding edible flowers to a salad makes it so special, don’t you think?  Sue has a way of creating eye-catching dishes that blow me away every time.  The blues, greens and purples in this salad  will make a beautiful presentation for any occasion.  She has also added lots of fresh herbs which I know you all love putting into your own creations!  There is a little crunch of sunflower seeds with this salad but other than that, it’s bursting with super healthy greens.  Love this, Sue.  Thanks so much for sharing today!


 Red Snapper Tacos with Sunrise Salsa | Vitamin Sunshine

 I love red snapper but I often forget about it in my quest for good salmon.  I’m not sure why because it’s such a delicious and versatile fish.  Michelle created a gorgeous sweet, spicy and citrusy salsa that takes it over the top and this dish is perfection, in my opinion.

Don’t you just love when a fresh dish is easy to create yet offers so many diverse flavors?  The colors,  textures and fresh bursts of citrus make these tacos fabulous.  Best of all, I think you could even convert some non-fish eaters with these!  Michelle suggests that these will go equally well with chicken as well – YUM!

Thanks again, Michelle, for sharing your kitchen expertise with us.  You know I’m a big fan of your recipes and I’m always looking forward to what’s coming next!


Are you a Bill Murray fan?  Funny thing – I always thought he was Canadian until I was writing up this post.  He’s so popular here that Toronto once had a ‘Bill Murray Day’.  If you’ve never seen the movie, ‘Stripes’, you must!  I’m sure I’ve seen it 10 times and I laugh more each time.   I came across some interesting facts about him recently that makes him even more interesting and thought I’d share them with any fellow fans out there.

  • Bill Murray doesn’t have an agent, manager or publicist.  He simply has a 1-800 NUMBER for directors to contact him.  Genius!
  • Once when he discovered his cab driver was a saxophone player who never had time to play, he pulled over and drove the cab so the driver could sit in the back seat and practise.
  • He didn’t watch any Seinfeld episodes until the very last one – and he didn’t find it funny! (that last one was definitely a disappointment)
  • Bill only bought a cell phone in the last couple of years.  And only then so he could text his sons.

He’s so eccentric and I love that he bucks the whole system.  For more fun facts about Bill click here.

Since we’re in Hollywood, let’s look at director Michael Bay’s home.  Like his movies, (Transformers, Armaggedon),  it is somewhat unreal.  Every single room is over the top.  Take a look….


 It looks like something that landed from outer space….


All I can say is ….  WOW!


Click here or on any of the pics for the spectacular slideshow from AD.

 Distractify.com calls this pictorial ’60 Rare Photos That Will Destroy Everything You Knew About the Past’.  That’s an extreme title but these shots are definitely amusing and worth a look ….


Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer, Ip, in Beverly Hills, CA -1958.


Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.


 Marathon Runners at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece – 1896

HuffPost.com has a great story on 15 Adorable BFF Moments Between Newlyweds and their Moms.  I know Mother’s Day has passed but isn’t it something to be celebrated every single day?  Wedding season is coming up so if you’ve got one coming up you might want to think of trying to capture some of these moments….


I love the expressions of pure joy in these shots.


Mom and daughter look so much alike!


And what’s more fun than to dance with joy with your mom on your wedding day?!  Click here or on the pics for more.

I think I found the perfect room!


I guess I’m a fan of modern after all.  I would build an entire house around this room.  Look at those windows!  Hmmm …. Now I’m thinking that if you owned a home like this you’d definitely have to live out in the country to make the most of all that glass.  Do you think a bear or cougar could just run right through them? lol….I suddenly got nervous.  Oh well, it’s worth the risk!  Would you risk this or do you prefer your walls to be solid?


How much time do you spend sitting at a desk?  Because I need to spend a lot of time at my computer, I have moved it so that I’m standing at it for most of the day rather than sitting.  I recently read these facts  about sitting and decided I really needed to do something about it.

  • A UK study of almost 800,000 concluded that those who sat the longest had a 112% increased risk of diabetes.
  • A 2012 study of nearly 12,000 Australian adults that 6 hours of TV a day may reduce your life expectancy by 5 YEARS!
  • Sitting too long slows down circulation which can lead to blood clots
  • Studies indicate that no matter how much you exercise, sitting still for too long might still be harmful. (Think about our ancestors – our bodies are not geared to sit still.  If they did, they’d be killed and eaten by animals!)
  • The average commuter spends approximately 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.  That’s a lot of sitting!
  • Standing at your desk has been linked to increased focus and productivity.
  • Standing burns about 50 more calories per hour than sitting.

And if you stand the way I do, you’ll burn even more.  When I need a brain break, I play workout music and take 5-10 minutes to do a light workout at my desk.  If you don’t want to work out, just dance!  You’ll be so surprised at how it changes your mood, increases your movements and generally makes the day better.  I know this isn’t possible for everyone but you can try it at home if it’s not possible at work.  Here’s the ultimate playlist to get you inspired.

And who isn’t motivated by this song?    Cheers, everyone!


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    Anita Rivera
    May 12, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Good morning my dear friend! Your tidbits leave a big impression on me for the day, and those RED SNAPPER TACOS? HELLO! I know what I’m having tonight, but with SALMON! YES!

    Joy, good taste, whimsy. Find it all here, folks!

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      May 12, 2015 at 6:36 am

      LOL, Anita! I love coming here every Tuesday morning knowing that you’ve left a sweet message. Thank you so much!
      It’s a lot of fun putting Tidibits together and I’m so glad everyone is enjoying them. Have a wonderful day, my friend. Can’t wait to chat on Thursday. 🙂
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    May 12, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Please don’t ever stop doing Tuesday Tidbits….they are always a highlight in my week 🙂

    Canada seriously had a Bill Murray day?? Wow 🙂 I loved the info about him and may I just say that he is aging quite nicely!

    Thanks for the smiles, my friend. Happy Tuesday! Hugs!

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    May 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Robyn, such a lovely post. Your Tuesday posts are alwats filled with wonder and interesting facts. Love tacos with all different fish and meats. Salads are so lovely to eat in the Spring and summer. This one is a beauty.
    I do sit at my desk a lot, so I shall try standing. I do use my ipad in the kitchen, while standing…Have a terrific day my sweet friend. lots of love from W.W.

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    May 13, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I’ve always wanted to put pansy’s in a salad! It looks so beautiful. I guess you would need to grow your own pesticide free pansy’s? And those tacos just scream Summer, I’m going to give the cantaloupe salsa a try, sounds yummy.
    So many interesting things to read about on Tuesday Tidbits, I never knew Audrey Hepburn owned a baby deer, how adorable! Hope you have a lovely day my friend!

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    May 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Great collection! That salad is beautiful. I have used nasturtiums in salads before and love the look of an edible flower. My husband thinks I am somewhat nuts when I tell him that many plants (not edible) look good enough to eat and make me crave salad greens, ha! Bill Murray is eccentric but very entertaining. I would definitely try a glass wall if I could have some privacy – wouldn’t want to be on constant display : ) Audrey Hepburn and her deer – just another reason to have loved her.
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    Bam's Kitchen
    May 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    What a fun read Robyn!!! Of course the first thing I had to do was head on over to Michelle’s to check out those gorgeous fish tacos. I would love any of the rooms you have featured today. I love Bill Murray in the movie Caddy Shack and he still makes me laugh to this day. My son’s favourite actress is Katherine Hepburn and his room is filled with her photos so will have to be certain to share this one with him. As you know I spend most of my day standing and have created a standing station for myself so I guess it has a lot of positives too. Wishing you a super day !
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    May 15, 2015 at 11:28 am

    awwwww, this was my first tid-bit experience and i thoroughly enjoyed it!! lot’s of very fun and sometimes colorful stuff!!!!
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