“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
-Winnie the Pooh
It’s been a happy little week here in
Smidge’s Hundred Acre Wood
I won a draw!
a subscription to Bon Appetit…
so I’m sending my ♥-felt thanks to
I can’t wait to start browsing magazines for new techniques and recipes!
If you haven’t met
Sarah at Sarah’s Place
A self-taught chef, she loves to create gourmet dishes,
she knits, is an interior decorator and loves to travel..
Amazing… so much talent in one sweet person!!
Another food blogger gave me a “shout-out” this week..
affectionately known by many of us as
Cecelia runs an organic micro farm filled with farm animals
Queenie, Hairy McLairy, TonTon and Daisy are but a few…
many an escapade takes place there and
her talented posts are filled with gorgeous photos of a quiet life many of us long for.
You can find her at
If you go visit her, make sure you come back for these…
Have you met Bobbie?
She’s an awesome food writer with a kitchenful of teenagers!
She’s ended up in Asia…
and sends us all on imaginary travels
with her internationally flavored exotic dishes
Her website is
(love that name!)
Be sure to stop in and say hi!
But don’t forget to come back here for these…
I’ve been on a mad search for “the perfect granola bar” and I can’t tell you how elated I was to find this lovely recipe called Totally Nuts for My Honey on Bam’s website.. and her cute little healthy snacks were shaped like ♥s!
Bam’s years of work in cardiology meant she knew that February is Heart Month. Her recipe is full of protein and fiber and many of my favorite ingredients… all I had to do was throw open the door to my pantry and toss in a few extra handfuls from my stash of
No problem, they’ll just get used up with my morning’s yogurt.And.. I finally discovered the secret ingredient that helps granola bars to “stick together”:
a little smackeral of honey is all you need!
“Smidge,” said Bam kindly, “you haven’t any brain.”
“I know,” said “Smidge humbly.”
I was fairly detailed in the description of ingredients here, because they are my favorites. Please know that you can substitute all of these for your own brands that you have on hand… I guarantee they will taste fabulous!
Pooh’s Healthy Hunny Smackerals
(adapted from “Totally Nuts for Honey” in Bam’s Kitchen)
“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”