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15 Jan, 2013

Looking for your domestic wisdom! And a superquick giveaway for Twitter followers

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews|Publishing/writing/career stuff

Two things:

Remember the potato soup I made out of wrinkly potatoes last week? Well, it inspired my latest post on the UsedEverywhere blog about using up those slowly perishing leftovers. I would love to get your two cents over there! This is one of those instances in which sharing our collective wisdom can be very helpful. :)

ALSO, the fine folks at UsedOttawa have given me two tickets to give away to the Ottawa Home Renovation show this weekend. (More info about the show is online here.)

Just to shake things up, the giveaway is taking place on Twitter.

If you’re on Twitter please tweet the following text to be entered:

Hey @missfish I’d love 2 tix to @HomeRenoShow. Tx @UsedOttawa #Ottawa #FishbowlGiveaway

The winner will be chosen at 10:00 p.m. tonight!

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  • andrea tomkins: Lisa, I just LOVE the idea of cheeseburgers for breakfast. Sounds like the perfect hot meal, especially for growing kids!
  • andrea tomkins: The amount of sugar in grocery store products is positively astounding. Caesar salad dressing! Pita crisps! Ketchup! Battered fish! I wish I had a bet
  • Amy: I've recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it's made me take a lot harder look at all the sugar in my diet. Even though I was trying to
  • Lisa from Iroqouis: I have no problem with ribs for breakfast. I love leftovers in the morning. No fuss no muss. Isn't that what leftover Chinese food and pizza is for
  • andrea tomkins: Food traditions are so interesting! I could continue to eat like this, but meat is my stumbling block. I would prefer to eat less of it, not more. I c
  • Claudette: I also prefer veg to fruit in the morning. The other day I was watching an episode of a cattle farmer and they don't eat anything until 10:30 am s
  • Misty Pratt: I read that NYT article (the one about reducing your sugar?) and went to check a few things in our cupboards. I was happy to see the Farm Boy pita cra

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