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14 Dec, 2013

Growing rosemary

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Home/reno|Oh! Things!

Sometimes the smallest projects are the most satisfying, aren’t they? Back in the fall I decided I needed a supply of rosemary over the winter. So I grabbed a spade and dug out the rosemary shrub in our garden, dumped it in a pot, and brought it inside. Amazingly, it survived. (I don’t have very […]

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a “will they eat it” post here on the Fishbowl… mostly because I’ve been cooking up the same dozen recipes over and over. I felt like it was high time to get out of my rut so I poked around for a new chicken recipe that might win my family […]

23 Nov, 2013

My new fave recipe for dry rub

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Awhile back I bought a package of chicken drumsticks, somewhat grudgingly, with a sigh. They were on sale ($4.23 for 8 pieces), but I had no clear idea what to do with them. This dry rub makes the chicken very flavourful, and it works with the skin on or off. (We make drumsticks with the […]

19 Nov, 2013

Do you wish, for a dish, of fish?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

We’ve become enthusiastic fans of fish here at Casa Fishbowl. I’ve been slowly trying new recipes to see which ones everyone will eat, mostly because fish is healthy and I would like to get away from eating so much meat. I have a few recipes in rotation at this point. Here’s a really good one […]

15 Oct, 2013

Will they eat it: Turkey Curry

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

This is one of my favourite recipes for turkey curry. It makes great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey too. Let me know if you try it!


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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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