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26 Nov, 2013

Make your own Bits n’ Bites

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

My mother-in-law made a batch of these homemade bits and bites and it suddenly dawned on me… we used to make these all the time but somehow it totally fell off my radar. I’ve decided it’s time to revisit this little treat. It’s easy, yummy, and it makes A LOT, but you can totally make this […]

03 Nov, 2013

One of Piper’s favourite things

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

This dog is crazy about poofy cheese snacks. Not that we ever feed them to her, no sirrreee. But there is a history here. Once upon a time a Cheezie fell on the floor and she swooped down to nab it even before you could stop and say “HEY I DROPPED A CHEEZIE.” I don’t think […]

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It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl and we’re wrapping things up with a mouthwatering post by Ottawa blogger Karie Dufour. Her blog is called Pub Patio Playdate,and if that seems familiar it might be because she was featured in Capital Parent a few issues ago. I was thrilled when she approached me about the […]

I would like to preface this post by pointing out how fun it is to say BABA GHANOUSH. Say it out loud a few times: BABA GHANOUSH BABA GHANOUSH BABA GHANOOOOOOOOSH See? It even sounds fun. Here’s what it looks like: Baba Ghanoush (also spelled Baba Ganoush) is a dip made out of roasted eggplant, […]

01 Feb, 2013

Good Eats Friday: The Winterlude edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

That means it’s time for another instalment of Good Eats Friday. I thought this week it’d be a good idea to post a recipe or two that will give our families some good GET UP ‘N GO. You know, because it’s Winterlude and we all need as much GET UP as we can muster.


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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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