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20 Sep, 2016

Cream cheese addiction

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa|Recipes and Food

So I was at Tastes of Wellington West this past weekend. It’s kind of a street festival designed to bring people to the Wellington/Hintonburg area and showcase local businesses. I poked around and sampled food from a number of local restaurants. After awhile I was getting a little too soaked by the rain to hold out much longer (a busted umbrella didn’t help). Soggy shoes aside, I decided this was as good a time as any to pick up a dozen bagels at the Ottawa Bagelshop. As part of Tastes of Wellington, they were giving out samples of bagels and a new cream cheese, so I went ahead and sampled.

That’s when it started. This is where I am now…

September 17 #dailylunches - Saturday bagel

… slathering every bread product in sight with bacon and jalapeno cream cheese. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s light, it’s creamy, it’s got a real kick to it. Plus, BACON. Damn you Bagelshop! Just when I was trying to lose a couple pounds! ;)

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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