Tuesday Tidbits (No.37)

Corn grows near a barn . MADATORY CREDIT Ken Kashian

Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tidbits, everyone.  I hope your summer is looking as beautiful as these corn fields.  I’ve got lots of fun little bits for you today so grab your favourite beverage, kick back and enjoy!

Speaking of corn, let’s look at some fun recipes with a variation of this popular food…


Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn | Betsylife.com


Corn on the Cob with Roasted Herb Butter | Dishing with Divya


Roasted Corn with Smoky Lime Butter | Simply Fresh Dinners

 Corn has gotten a bad rap in the last while and Eatingwell.com has an informative article on the great debate – is corn healthy for you?

Some important facts:

  • While most field corn (feed for cows, etc) is genetically modified, sweet corn (the corn we eat) is not.
  • An ear of corn has the same number of calories as an apple, and less than 1/4 of the sugar.
  • Anti-oxidant activity which occurs when corn is cooked helps protect the body from cancer and heart disease.
  • Sweet corn is loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that promote healthy vision. A midsize ear also offers a helpful 3-gram dose of dietary fiber.

For more info, click here to go to eatingwell.com.  A good read!

Now if you want to grow something interesting…


How about this Frankenstein tree?

An American art professor has created 16 ‘Frankenstein’ trees, which produce 40 different types of stone fruit.

Each of Sam Van Aken’s trees take five years to create and produce varieties such as peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and almonds.  Click here or on the pic to read more.  Love it!!


Are you travelling with your kids a lot this summer?  Here are 12 Ways to Improve Your Family Vacations.   They have some great suggestions from healthy snacks to letting your kids help in the planning.  These helpful ideas could eliminate some of the headaches that can ruin a holiday.  After all, you’re supposed to relax too, right?

And when you’re away from your kids this is the perfect reminder.  Adorable!


You can send your child’s drawing to this company and they will make a titanium keychain for you!  Your child will be proud that you thought so much of his picture and it will make you smile every time you pick up your keys.  This would make such a great gift, too!  Click on the pics or link for more fabulous keychains.



So lately we looked at ‘She Sheds’, that wonderful equivalent to man caves that women are building in their back yard.  And the other day, I saw pub sheds on my friend, Lorian’s FB page.  These would be so much fun, don’t you think?


Now these folks are taking it seriously!


And here are 25 of the Most Beautiful Villages in Europe  . Stunning!


Smogen Village, Sweden


Český Krumlov, Czech Republic


Bled, Slovenia

I’ve always been fascinated with doorways and entryways to a house.  Don’t you think it tells you a lot about the people living there?

Here’s some gorgeous entryways that caught my attention on Pinterest…


 All time favourite entryway.  Don’t you just want to hang your hat and stay awhile?


 This entryway would make me so curious about the rest of the house.  Gorgeousness!


Did you know that 50% of Domino’s Pizza was once traded for a used Volkswagen Beetle?  Or that Ben & Jerry’s was originally going to be a bagel company?  Take a peek at this great website called, Feed Your Brain and check out 8 Interesting Facts About Famous Businesses.

I’ve travelled back and forth between British Columbia and Ontario quite a few times and every time I look down on the Rocky Mountains and see the pristine blue lakes I have such a desire to see them up close and photograph them.  Then I came across this photo and it left me speechless.


And let’s be sure we’re all smiling today.  Actually, I burst out laughing when I saw this!


Have a great day, everyone!


  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    August 4, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Happy Tuesday Evening Robyn! I crave some real tender tri-corn! All we have here in, you know where, is equivalent to cow feed, not that I have ever eaten cow feed, but I am sure it close…I miss that delicate crunch and sweetness! It is a toss up between vacationing at one of those beautiful in Europe or a She Shed. Could we have both?!! Thanks for another great Tuesday Tidbits! Welcome back!
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    Anita Rivera
    August 4, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I AM LAUGHING SO HARD! Oh my Robyn dear, you are the best. And I can hear your laughter right now. Do you know how magical that day was when we spoke? I was sitting on my porch with the sun shining so beautifully, and I just remembering thinking, “She is magic.”

    THOSE VILLAGES! I have been to Eze, France, FOUR TIMES! What fun you share with us, and that Frankenstein tree is wild! Corn? We have so many beautiful fields here of it…..loving every moment.

    Have a super day! Anita

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      August 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

      I’m still laughing every time I look at it, Anita! lol. I so enjoyed chatting with you as well – we certainly did laugh a lot. And we could talk about photography all day long 🙂

      So glad you enjoyed today’s tidbits. I’m off to see your latest post. I’ve been waiting for it!!
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    August 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Definitely one of my favorite Tuesday Tid Bits, Robyn 🙂 What perfect timing for the corn since we will be having some tonight. And that tree! Does it get any more amazing than that?!

    The last picture gave me a good chuckle, my friend. I know how the dog feels because I feel the same way about water – how I love it.

    Have a beautiful day! Love to you!

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    August 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Hi Robyn, love the she-shed…..how creative. Those key chains are adorable too. Happy Tuesday!
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    August 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Thanks for all the good news about corn. It does get a bad rap. Thanks for the beautiful photos and for putting a smile on my face for this bright and sunny Tuesday!

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    Anita Rivera
    August 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

    ROBYN!!!!!!!! You came to my post….oh you dear and beautiful friend. Well, we do what we love, and if it can elicit a chuckle, guffaw, a tear….then we’ve done our job and passion. AND YES! I see your comment up above, and could we EVER talk photography! I need to tell you that my husband and I were at Best Buy the other day and after we do some research (and pay some bills), he is going to get me two new lens! AND…..he is going to get me Lightbox too! I best learn first how to better use my camera, however! I thought you’d appreciate that!

    BIG HUGS! Hey, what’s cookin’?

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    August 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Oh, I love fresh corn on the cob! Those villages and Sweden has me swooning. How are you friend? It has been way too long! So happy to be back reading your Tuesday Tidbits : )
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    Kalee @ The Crowded Table
    August 8, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I love your Tuesday Tidbit posts, Robyn!!! Thanks for sharing the corn facts, we love corn in our house! That last pic made me laugh out loud. Too funny! Hope you have a good weekend 🙂
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