Tuesday Tidbits (No.40)

Happy Tuesday Tidbits, everyone.  I hope your week is off to a good start and you’re adjusting to the changes in weather that appears to be taking place all over.   It seems like over the weekend Fall arrived and there’s no going back.  I’m still munching on my summer veggies but it won’t be for much longer.

Speaking of veggies, let’s start off with today’s featured recipes with a fantastic Oven Fried Fish Curry Noodle Soup from Omnivore’s Cookbook.  The minute I saw her stunning photos from Maggie, I knew I would have to try it!

Oven-Fried-Fish-Curry-Noodle-Soup | Omnivore's Cookbook

Oven Fried Fish Curry Noodle Soup |  Omnivore’s Cookbook

I love the flavours, the textures, the colours and the ease in which this beautiful soup comes together.  And the nutrition factor makes it the perfect all around meal.  I love trying Maggie’s creations because I’m always learning something new and I am really keen to improve my skills in Chinese cooking.  Visit her blog here and you’ll be hooked, too!  Thanks,  Maggie!

I know  lots of you are salmon lovers so you’re going to love this gluten-free dish that had me going ga-ga.  No, not Lady GaGa…although I must say she looked fabulous at Sunday night’s Emmy’s. didn’t she?  Who knew that she could go from a dress made of meat to super glam gorgeousness?  But back to our dish… and our favourite fish!

Gluten-Free Green Curry Salmon and Cashew with Quinoa | Cotter Crunch

Green Curry Salmon and Cashew with Quinoa (GF, DF)  |   Cotter Crunch

This sweet and spicy dish is packed full of nutrients and anti-oxidants and is just what we need going into the cooler weather.  Not only that – it’s ready in 30 minutes –  gotta love it!

I have to say that I have not cooked with green curry so I’m very excited to make this dish.  Don’t you love that salmon is so versatile?  Lindsay has a beautiful blog and all of her recipes are gluten-free, healthy and simply delicious!  I’m constantly surprised and inspired when I visit her blog and you will be too.  Thanks for sharing, Lindsay!

And on to dessert!   Marie from Healthy Ideas Place has taken a traditional favourite and transformed it into a healthy treat that we can enjoy guilt-free.

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp | Healthy Ideas Place

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp  |  Healthy Ideas Place

The best thing about Fall is the beautiful colours and food, especially apples.  I don’t think I’ve had apple crisp since I was a kid.  I’ve shied away from it because of it’s high sugar content but Marie has fixed that problem!  She is a registered dietitian and knows how to keep the taste while cutting back on the ingredients we don’t need.

I love the recipes on Marie’s site because they are packed with flavour and she’s a pro at transforming unhealthy favourites into dishes that we can feed our families with the knowledge that they are getting the best.   You’ll really enjoy exploring her creations!  Thanks, Marie!


You know I love Greatist and since we’re talking about ways to keep dishes healthy without sacrificing flavour, here are 83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions that you’ll want to bookmark and refer to time and time again.  I find these super helpful!


Since we’re in the kitchen, how do you feel about decorating your kitchen with black accents?  Or even making it the main colour?  I used to shy away from black but when I saw these gorgeous rooms from Architectural Digest,  I was convinced that it’s a super way to go!


This is just a tiny kitchen but so sexy!  And those chairs are divine, don’t you think?


I could cook in this kitchen all day.  The combination of black and tan/gold has always been a favourite of mine.


And I’m positively swooning over this!  I find that mixing different textures and materials in a room gives it a unique and eclectic feel and this definitely makes a statement!


I could look at these all day long….

Are you a traditionalist? Modernist? Or do you like a mix of everything?  Click here or on any of the pics to take you to the full slideshow of gorgeous black kitchens.

Searching for a new book to read?   Here’s a very extensive list of suggestions of 300 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once.  I was happy to see a number of books I have read in the top 25.  Who’s read Lord of the Flies?  Such a great classic!


Did you know that every year more than 75,000 tons of used and broken crayons are thrown away by schools and restaurants?  This father had a brilliant idea when one night he was at a restaurant and his young sons were colouring at the table and he asked the waiter what they do with the crayons when they’re done,  he said they threw them out.

Bryan Ware from San Francisco was not about to let that happen and he created a system where he melts down the old crayons and pours them into larger molds so that children with special needs and those staying in hospitals can use them.


They have already made over 2,000 boxes and distributed them to hospitals in California.  Click here to read the heartwarming story of Bryan’s efforts to make things easier for these awesome kids!


Have you ever visited Laugh IT Out?  It’s such a fun site and their list of funny sayings just crack me up!


  • Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.
  • It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
  • Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
  • Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.
  • Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  • If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
  • Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the heck alone.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  • Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  • If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
  • Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield.
  • Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
  • The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
  • A closed mouth gathers no foot.
  • Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
  • There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
  • Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.
  • Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  • Never miss a good chance to shut up.

via : Laugh IT Out: Sarcastic Sayings

Virralder is a fun website that has something for everyone and once you pop in, you tend to forget about the time.   Here is a list of Hacks That Will Make Your Home Absolutely Great.


A fun book storage/exchange for neighbours.


Who doesn’t want these?  So handy!


Dutch doors instead of baby gates?  Expensive maybe but they look fabulous!

Click here or on any of the pics to see the list of creative hacks for your house.

I just LOVE this story!  A young bride wants all her closest friends to be her bridesmaids, right?  What if your Grandma is one of your best friends?  Then she joins right in!


I bet she was the life of the party and she looks so lovely!  Click here to read more of the story and see the fun photos.


This grandma is rocking it!

These are so goofy but they made me laugh.  They’re from YourDailyLife.com

Remember that moment when you’re at an expensive restaurant and they hand you the bill?

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Or when you find a friend you can act stupid with?


When you were a kid and got to go to the playground?


And this will make you smile, tear up, laugh and just feel wonderfully joyful.   And if you’re also a big Stevie Wonder fan you’ll love it even more.   You’ll want to dance and sing along too because that’s just the way he is.  Have a great day, everyone.  Thanks so much for returning each week with your kind comments – it really makes my day!


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    September 22, 2015 at 7:38 am

    totally want those kitchens! all of them. Can someone come decorate for me? haha

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      September 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

      LOL, Aren’t they gorgeous, Lindsay? I’m totally going black next time! Thanks so much for popping in 🙂
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    September 22, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Always love your Tuesday Tidbits, Robyn. Thank you so much for including my apple crisp. And you know what? We hava Little Free library in our front yard. It’s fun to see all the neighborhood kids stop by and look at the books. So fun that you have a picture of one in today’s post. Have a great week!
    Marie recently posted…Maple Walnut Apple CrispMy Profile

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      September 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Oh, that’s so cool, Marie! I think I’m going to start that idea up as well. Your apple crisp is so delicious looking – can’t wait to try it!
      Thanks for sharing. I hope you’re seeing sunshine there today!
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    September 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Okay, having your grandmother as a bridesmaid is truly the sweetest and best idea! I wish I would have done that with my dear Grandma Betty 🙂

    Fabulous Tuesday Tidbits, my friend. Love the crayon story – what a blessing 🙂 And the food looks soooo good and perfect for autumn.

    Have a blessed week! Love and hugs to you!

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      September 23, 2015 at 6:46 am

      I had a feeling that you would really enjoy that story, Stephanie. How awesome is she?! Thanks for visiting, sweet friend. xoxo

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    September 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Love to read your post Robyn! And thanks so much for featuring my blog!
    Totally dig the black theme kitchen, and LOVE the third one. Just checked the book list and glad some of my books are there too 🙂
    Have a great day!
    Maggie recently posted…Miso Butter ScallopMy Profile

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      September 23, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for allowing me to share your gorgeous soup, Maggie! The third one is my fav, too, but I have to say the second one is creeping up on that one. Great chatting with you today!

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    Anita Rivera
    September 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Dear dear friend! I am so late! It’s my husband’s birthhday today and my computer is giving me trouble. I have to leave and this morning was unable to visit, but I so love your Tuesday Tidbits because they are always so uplifting and full of great ideas! There goes my computer…..I will come back when I have more time and this machine is atacting better!! Anita

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      September 23, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Oh, I hope he had a happy birthday, Anita! Computer problems are never fun. I hope it gets sorted soon. Take care 🙂

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    September 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I have told you before and this is no exception your Tuesday’s posts are always my favorite blog (any) posts.

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      September 23, 2015 at 6:42 am

      And you make my day every time, Susan! Thank you so much – it really means a lot 🙂

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    September 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I have told you before and this is no exception your Tuesday’s posts are always my favorite blog (any) posts.

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    September 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Great Tuesday’s tidbits, love that the bride asked her grandma to be a bridesmaid, so sweet. And for the kitchens, I love the one with all the different textures, oh that would be lovely to cook in. Take care!
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      September 30, 2015 at 6:54 am

      That one got me too, Cheri! I’d take any of those kitchens but I agree, that one is the best. Looking forward to your cooking club creation!

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