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08 Jan, 2014

The easiest granola, ever

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

*Now with recipe costs! Scroll to the end of this post for the breakdown. I was at the grocery store the other day and I tweeted about my all time favourite granola and received this response: @missfish clearly you haven’t tried my homemade maple pecan granola! Yummy and way less expensive per serving :) — […]

28 Dec, 2012

A decadent cinnamon bun recipe for you!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Recipes and Food

My MIL has been making these cinnamon buns for holiday breakfasts as long as I can remember. I cannot describe how good they are – warm, sweet, gooey – the perfect sugar rush to go with a hot cup of coffee when you need it most. I was the one who was tasked to make […]

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In the first post of this series I mentioned that my ill-fitting pants were a direct result of the terrible meals I was eating in the month before our move. I just wasn’t making time to feed myself properly. I almost always forgot to eat breakfast, so I’d eat one lunch at 11, and another […]

17 May, 2012

Building blocks for bones

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Fishbowl patrons

Are you getting enough calcium? I think my kids are, but I’m not so sure about myself…


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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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