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11 Feb, 2010

Taking stock

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa|Publishing/writing/career stuff|Recipes and Food

Awhile back I paid a visit to the newish T & T Supermarket for an article I was pulling together for SavvyMom. (You can read it here.) T&T, if you haven’t been, is a massive grocery store (owned by Loblaw) that is filled to the rafters with Asian foods. Visiting T&T – for me – […]

05 May, 2009

New experiments with spicy soup recipes

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Another great soup recipe: spicy, healthy, and delicious.

Before I write out the recipe, please take a moment to behold the healthy goodness: I’ve been on a soup kick lately, especially since I discovered a few things: Chicken stock is easy to make. Homemade soup can be chock full o’good things. It is a vehicle for vegetables. Soup takes the edge off my hunger and […]


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