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Posts Tagged ‘veggies

Have you ever been part of a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a wonderful way of supporting areas farmers and eating seasonally, closer to home. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea, but never really followed through, mostly because I wasn’t sure if making this kind of Committment to Vegetables could actually work for my […]

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 […]

17 Jun, 2013

My favourite new salad – and yes, it’s KALE.

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

A great new recipe for kale salad. It’s our new favourite!

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, […]

11 Jan, 2013

The cheapest soup to make

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, mostly because: a) I like soup. b) I like to save money. When I make my own soup I often marvel at how inexpensive it is to pull it off. It doesn’t take a long time, and it’s almost always pretty good tasting too. :) […]


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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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