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10 Jun, 2009


Posted by: andrea tomkins In: My media (sideblog archive)

I was looking up some info about the Ottawa Farmer’s Market and realized that they list all the vendors on their website, along with all their email and web addresses. I like knowing where my food is coming from! Did you also know that they’re open Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays as well? Share the post […]


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 […]

26 May, 2009

Talking about talking about eating local

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Yaktivism

I’m not sure how to structure this post because I want to cover a few things about my recent bloggy/media jaunt weekend in Toronto and open up a discussion about local food. The two are related in kind of an interesting way, so if you’re keen, grab a coffee and read on! Share the post “Talking about talking […]


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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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