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On the nightstand: What She Left Behind
I’m going to be at the West End Studio Tour and Tastes of Wellington this weekend. If you see me please say hello!
I’d like to grow more veggies in our backyard, but we don’t have enough sun back there to support very many different plants. We do, however, have room for a few pots of herbs and some tomatoes. I bought four different varieties and this one is my favourite:
It’s called a yellow pear tomato, and the fruit is small, about the size of cherry tomatoes. The smell is heavenly, but I suppose the same can be said about all tomato plants.
Isn’t it wonderful to have edible things growing in your own yard? It’s a real gift – albeit given in return for a lot of care and watering- but still, it’s a gift which ought to be cherished, with every bite.
My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (15) and Sarah (13). I am the editor of the Kitchissippi Times, Capital Parent Newspaper, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. 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.