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01 Nov, 2017

Lunch at Holland’s Cake and Shake

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa|Recipes and Food

When I got in the car I started out with a very specific lunchtime destination: the newly renovated Corner Express convenience store in Hintonburg. It’s been relaunched as the Spadina Dina and had a grand opening on October 24. I’ve been determined to visit ever since I read about the proposed menu, which includes authentic […]

To review: every other Tuesday is my day off and I’m trying to use this time to recharge my batteries. No work, no meetings, minimal errands. Last time, I visited the Arctic via the Canadian Museum of Nature. It’s been awhile since I posted a report of a Tuesday adventure, but since my last missive it’s […]

13 Jun, 2017

Ketchup chips! So Canada!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|Recipes and Food

I included a very important story in my recent weekend reading roundup. A definitive ranking of Canada’s best ketchup chips was posted on the Chatelaine website and I thought it deserved a bit of extra investigation here. I was intrigued. As a fan of ketchup chips, I felt it was my duty to follow up […]

04 Apr, 2017

More about yogurt

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

So I’m not ENTIRELY done with the food photos. Today, for example, I wanted to talk about yogurt, which I started making myself because we eat it for breakfast almost every day: I’ve been making homemade yogurt since February and I wanted to post an update in case anyone out there is inclined to try […]

17 Feb, 2017

Make this clam chowder!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’ve had a hankering for clam chowder but kept putting it off. For some reason, I thought that clam chowder was a complicated dish that possibly involved shucking clams (does one shuck clams?) and loads of time spent simmering and stirring. I wanted chowder, badly, but didn’t feel like investing time in chowder, no matter […]

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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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