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Casa Fishbowl goes glassblowing!

A bit about a great local place to snap your photos:

18 May, 2011

I’m already planning iced tea for Saturday

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

From now on I’m making my own iced tea. Here’s how.

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05 Jan, 2011

Chalkboards: the new art

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

The other day someone from a PR firm asked me if I wanted a sample of the new baby elephant chalkboard wall decal set from WallCandy Arts. I replied in the affirmative because it was TOO CUTE TO REFUSE. We picked it up from the post office before the holidays. The girls were over the moon. […]

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21 Nov, 2010

Edible Christmas gifts to make and to give

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Ideas for easy and inexpensive homemade Christmas gifts for those of us who can easily ruin $100 worth of cookie-making ingredients.


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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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