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Yesterday I had a full day traipsing around the countryside learning about Ontario food producers, although maybe traipsing is a bit of an exaggeration considering we were on a coach bus and we stopped at three places. ;) The tour was organized by Farm and Food Care Ontario and was designed to (a) coincide with […]

For years, we’ve been driving past Silver Springs Farm, which is right on the edge of Bell’s Corners in Ottawa about five minutes from Bayshore Shopping Centre. I’ve always been intrigued by their roadside signs promising fresh garlic, but every year we somehow missed the small window of opportunity to check it out for ourselves. Well, this is a […]

It’s not Canada Day in Ottawa if it doesn’t include some strawberries. We went to our usual U-pick strawberry farm the other day: Richmond Nurseries on Richmond Road at Fallowfield. It was stinking hot, but when there’s four people filling three big baskets (and a promise of strawberry milkshakes afterwards) it goes pretty quickly. Richmond Nurseries […]

Summer = fresh strawberries. Yum. I’m researching the best U-pick strawberry farms in the Ottawa area for an upcoming article. This photo is from last year. And it’s making me hungry. We have a good place to go (near Kanata) but I know you must have your favourite places too. Care to share? Frankly, I’m a […]


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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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