Tuesday’s Tidbits


Hi everyone – hope you`re all having a great start to your Tuesday.

I wanted to start off with  Aida, a lovely blogger friend who has completely captivated the foodie community with her baking creations.  Have you ever seen something as amazing as this chocolate cake?


This is not just any cake – this is a Chocolate Pinata Cake filled with Muddy Buddies.  Aida gives a great tutorial that actually makes it look possible for an ordinary human to make it!

TID, Aida

Her blog, The Crafting Foodie is filled with fantastic images and recipes and is a must see! 

Aida`s attention to detail is amazing and her crafting skills are highlighted too.  Here is an adorable cardigan cable knit sweater she made for her daughter.  This is one very talented lady so pop over with a cup of tea, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

The Crafting Foodie


Just a short while ago I discovered Castles, Crowns and Cottages but I feel like I’ve known Anita my whole life.  She is a remarkable woman who can touch others in a very special way and if you immerse yourself in her choices of music, images and her poignant writings you will come away deeply affected.

That may all sound a little mysterious but I don’t know how else to describe a visit to Anita’s site – once you’re there you’ll know what I’m talking about.  She explains: ” I write to lift up others.  I write because I must.  I compose ideas because the inspiration comes from above.”

Here’s just a little glimpse of one of my favourite posts about love.  It’s Spring time and isn’t everyone in love?  Please enjoy the music while you savour the words and images.


TID1 Anita

You can’t cover it up.


It turns your world upside down.


And once you’ve known it

TID4 Anita


(Visit Anita here to discover more ….)



As more and more people are turning to plant based food, they are also looking at the same solutions for illnesses.  Here is a great site to visit that has an extensive chart on herbal remedies.  Not only are these healthier solutions but you can save a great deal of money as well.



If you’re a follower of TED, they have an updated list of their popular `100 Websites That You Should Know and Use‘  If you haven’t visited TED, here is their mission statement to give you an idea what they are all about.  This site is so informative and well worth visiting whenever you can.

Our Mission: Spread ideas

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything we do — from our TED Talks videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.


This inspiring video is actually a commercial but you don’t know that until the very end.  It is so beautifully done and such an important reminder about what is in important in life.  I loved it and I would like to hear what you think.  Have a great day, everyone!


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    Anita Rivera
    April 29, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Good morning dear ROBYN! I am very honored to see my name here along with Aida! I must go visit her this morning to meet up with her; that cake is beyond words! WOW! And I thank you so much for this beautiful introduction to the place I enjoy writing and celebrating my favorite topic: LOVE. I find myself musing about it, and not just about romantic love, but mostly about a love I wish would be embraced more in the world. The love of words, kind words. The celebration of CHILDHOOD and exploration of our possibilities. But I always come back to think what blogging has done for me…to help me link up with wonderful people like you. AND I LOVE TED! Your bright and delicious blog is filled with wonderful ideas to feed the body AND need to know that we are not alone, that we are loved. And I appreciate your recent extension of kindness to me. I am feeling better everyday, not quite there yet, but I’ll keep you informed of the results.


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      April 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

      I’m so thrilled to be able to highlight your blog this morning! My visits are always a rare, treasured experience. I can see by the heartwarming comments on your site that your creativity and unique character have touched many, many people.
      Have a wonderful day, my friend, and I`m so glad to hear you`re feeling better. Hugs!
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    April 29, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hi Sweet Robyn, such a lovely post full of inspiration and love. Such a dreamy chocolate cake from Aida. Ii shall be visiting. So many bloggers have these wonderful talents to share. Thanks for pointing me to some fabulous people. Love you, Linda P.S. I hope you are enjoying your new kitchen gadget.
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      April 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Morning, Linda,
      I know that you visit Anita and enjoy it as much as I do. And Aida! That cake! I have never seen anything so creative in a cake. When I showed her site to my sister-in-law, she thought it was a professional baker’s website.
      Love the gadget! I am looking forward to this weekend when I can do some experimenting. Have a wonderful day, Wonder Woman. xoxo

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    April 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    HI Robyn, just signed up for Aida’s post, her cake is like art. I don’t know if I would be able to sink my teeth into it. The music is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. I look forward to your Tuesday tidbit’s always so inspirational. Thanks!
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    April 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    P.S. the video brought tears to my eyes!
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      April 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Me too, Cheri – and I’ve watched it three times! lol.
      Thanks for your visit – you are always so generous with your kind comments. Hugs!

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    April 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Dear Robyn, I’ve never ever seen such an incredible creation like that cake! Amazing. I’ll visit Aida imeadiately!
    The video touched me so deeply . I dare to say it almost brought tears to my eyes!
    Thank you my sweet, sweet friend!
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      May 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      LOL, it truly is amazing, isn’t it, Nina! You will love her site. I’m so glad you enjoyed the video. I thought it was really special. Take care, sweet lady. xo
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    April 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

    There are no words to describe my thoughts on that cake…. Wow. Oh wow. LOL!
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      May 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Hahaha, that’s pretty much the general consensus, GiGi! Hope you’re having a great week.
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    Anita Rivera
    April 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Robyn! I am so happy to be here, and to see my dear Linda is here too! ANita

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      May 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      You bring sunshine wherever you go, Anita! Hugs. xo
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    Bam's Kitchen
    April 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Happy Tuesday To you and a happy Wednesday to me… LOL I think you can solve most of the worlds problem with a good piece of chocolate cake and if not then TED always can shed some light on the problem. I love TED as there are many educational talks that are just a must see and sometimes more than once. Great post Robyn! Have a super week. BAM
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      May 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      TED is the best for sure, BAM! So glad you enjoyed your visit. I’m still drooling over your Tex Mex Ahi and Cheesy Rice Tamales – what a beautiful creation!
      Take care.
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    May 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    The chocolate cake looks like any child (or chocolate loving adult) would be thrilled with – but I am in LOVE with that sweater, so beautiful! I also love the commercial you chose and the pictures to go with your love portion are swoon worthy…
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