Tuesday’s Tidbits


Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a good week. Let’s start our Tidbits day out with a smile. Check out this website that lists Sixty of the World’s Happiest Facts.  If you’re not smiling after you read some of these – you need a serious tude adjustment, lol.

My favourite fact – For someone, somewhere in the world, today is the most amazing day of their life!



Want to be a cool dude or dudette?  Cool Material has a list of 25 Books That Define Cool.   I’ve read a few books on that list but it seems I have a long way before I can qualify.  Are you cool?



 As a child, I loved the Sound of Music, and I think a big part of that was due to the amazing scenery.  When I first visited Austria when I was teen, I wasn’t disappointed.  I have often thought it would be an idyllic place to live.  I want to be with my man sipping some wine on that dock right this minute!

Check out the Top 10 Most Beautiful Nature Spots in Austria.  They look like paintings – the beauty is surreal.


Are you nodding off in the middle of the afternoon?  Wanting to take a nap but you’re in the middle of a meeting at work?  Here’s a short video with some good advice on some healthy foods that you can snack on that will give you that boost you need to make it through the day.

She reminds us that a little bit of dark chocolate is ok to snack on – gotta love that!  Check out this article from Women’s Health if you want to learn more.


It’s all about being cool today and here are 7 Cool Tools To Spice Up Your Supper.


This salad zinger caught my attention because it allows you to create your own dressings so easily.  I think it’s time to invest in one of these, along with the water zinger.  Sometimes it’s nice to have some fruit flavours in your water but I want to do it naturally.   Has anyone tried that brand? I’d be interested in knowing what you think.  Or if the Zinger people are reading this – feel free to send me some free stuff! ha!


The amount of sleep we get is just as important as the food we digest.  Here are 16 Facts About Sleeping That Will Surely Surprise You.



And finally, we’ve got Father’s Day coming up with weekend!  I’ve got some fabulous healthy recipes from one of my favourite websites, bonappetit.com.  I love the beautiful photography on this site and their  unique creations but in the past, I have often had to change up the ingredients to make them healthier.  However, this year they have introduced ‘Bon Appetit’s Cooking School:  The New Healthy’.  Check out their fabulous entrees.

Have a fabulous week, everyone!


Crispy Chicken with Shallots


Grilled Steak and Radishes with Black Pepper Butter


Poached Arctic Char with Basil-Tarragon Mayonnaise


Mussels with White Wine


PS…..To the Food Bloggers:

I’m in the process of organizing a resource page so if you have any info you’d like me to share, please drop me an email and I’ll include it if it’s relevant.  I’m looking mainly at resources for food bloggers specifically.  In the meantime, I wanted to share this cool site that will resize your pics if you don’t have photoshop or paintshop.  It’s free and quick and easy.

Also, if you don’t have a Disclosure Policy  and you’re putting it off because you’re not sure of the wording, you can visit this site and they will generate one for you for free.


  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    June 10, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Good Afternoon Robyn! Great post. I was really surprised to see some of the facts about sleep. I sleep prone (on my belly) so I must be the life of the party… Great informative post and so many things to think about. I love your Tuesday tidbits as it is like a breath of fresh air. I have not tried one of those salad dressing dispensers but would like to try this one. We eat a lot of salads at our house and I always make my dressings homemade. However, the problem is with the standard dispensers no matter how much shaking you do it never seems to pour well, either the dressing is really vinegary or really oily. Sharing your post and now that you have this convenient little side bar that is so easy to do. Take Care, BAM
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      June 10, 2014 at 6:19 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, BAM, and I’m not in the least bit surprised that you are the life of the party, lol. I’m really enjoying putting the tidbits post together each week so I’m happy to hear it’s fun for you.
      I’ll let you know how that dispenser works – definitely going to order one especially now that summer is here. Or maybe the Zinger company will send us both some free stuff, lol. Have a great day!
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    Anita Rivera
    June 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Now this was a super fun post, Robyn! I really enjoyed that link to all the amazing facts! I’m with you; my favorite was about today being someone’s most amazing day of their life! You are just a treat. You give us recipes to feed on, but also uplifting and mind-bending ideas to take with us for the day. Thank you my dear, and guess what? My vertigo is practically gone! Two and a half months later!

    XOXOOOX Anita

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      June 10, 2014 at 6:15 am

      Anita, you have made my day with that great news! I’m so happy that you’re feeling so much better. I love when you visit and your comments always make me smile. Thanks so much for your support – it means the world. xoxo
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    June 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Robyn, Your right I am smiling those 60 facts would put a smile on anyone’s face, interesting info about sleeping, not sure what I am. great post!
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      June 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Are you one of those people that thrash around in bed and go into every position, Cheri? lol. So glad you enjoyed the post today 🙂
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    Debbie Harris
    June 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Robyn, another delightful informative post! I look forward to your Tuesday Tid Bits every week, so thank you for the time you must put into them so that we may benefit.
    I appreciated the info.on ways to get aquick pick me up in the mid afternoon slump period.
    I trust you ate having a wonderful and beautiful June.

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      June 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Hi Debbie,
      So nice to see you! So glad to hear you enjoyed the post. Hope you’re feeling well and able to enjoy this gorgeous weather. You are missed, daffy friend! Hugs.
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    Christin @ Blue Crab Martini
    June 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Hello Robyn!
    Wow, so much great stuff packed into one post 🙂 I was really surprised to find out that some people dream in black and white… that’s crazy! Have a great (and HAPPY) Tuesday.

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      June 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Hi Christin,

      LOL, I was surprised to hear that, too! Thanks so much for your visit. I’m really enjoying all of your beautiful posts these days. Hope your week is fabulous!
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    OMG I love that quote so much, I had to share it on FB!!!! So good and so true!!! 🙂 I like to pretend it’s me, but of course, NOT ALWAYS! 😉
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      June 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Even if it’s not you, if you think it is, that’s what counts, right? lol
      Love your visits, GiGi. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Have a great day.
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    June 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I just love your Tuesday Tidbits – I always learn something new 🙂 Reading about the sleeping positions was quite interesting. . .

    I hope you are doing well, my friend. Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs to you!
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    June 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Love these Tuesday posts friend. I am especially fascinated by the sleep portion (especially because I am apparently in the over 65 category lately with an average of 6 hours or less…) and the snacks for energy (which I also need what with the lack of sleep and all…). Thanks for all the interesting info!
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