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Posts Tagged ‘breakfast

Another great recipe for homemade granola bars. These are soft and chewy and delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

18 Jul, 2011

Bon Echo: more about the food and stuff

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

As a bit of a continuation of the campfire pizza post I wanted to write more about the camping food side of things. I have to confess that for all of our healthy eating, for us it’s a time to junk out… so much so that when I’m grocery shopping before we go I cringe […]

16 May, 2011

The eldest turns 12

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Oh! Things!

Twelve years ago today I was cradling a one-day old newborn in my arms. In fact, this was the scene: This is one of my all-time favourite photographs. I’m glad we have a scan of it, because it’s one of those things I’d run into a burning house to retrieve. It was sunny and beautiful […]

21 Jan, 2011

Yo Go

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

A recipe for natural homemade yogurt, made without a yogurt machine. A healthy kid-friendly food that is surprisingly easy to make… yummy and good for you too!


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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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