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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 […]

A giveaway for the one item that everyone can use: gift cards to Sobeys. Check it out.

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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