A Small Feast

July 11, 2012

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There’s a special guest in town – Lindsay’s List – and Sarah Smart organized a lunch for us to get together! Lindsay came to Cville with her two cute kids and sister Katy for a short trip. They went to Polyface Farm yesterday and brought me some eggs!!

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We went to Feast!, a local favorite lunch spot (especially blogger friendly too!)

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Appetizers came from Feast’s amazing sample table – Dr. Pete’s Praline Glaze with goat cheese and VA Plum Chutney on bleu with gingersnaps and Carr’s crackers!

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For lunch I had the summer salad – with bacon, bleu, corn, and fresh tomatoes

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Plus a bean salad on the side [ate around the red onions!]

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After lunch we poked our heads into The Spice Diva, where you can find any gourmet spice you need. I smelled things like rose sugar, lime salt and 3 kinds of smoked paprika! I came out with maple flakes (oatmeal topping!?) and a super smoky applewood smoked salt.

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My workout for the day was the walk there and back – it wore me out! Maybe 2.5 miles total for the trip out, but carrying eggs, gifts and wearing flip flops made it feel like more work than a tennis shoe power walk.

I’m already thinking about a snack…and have a handful of things left to do before the day is over.

[Pizza for dinner!!!]

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That little girl is so stinkin’ cute!!

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2 Krissy @ Shiawase Life July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I really shouldn’t have read this post hungry! Now I am famished, lol!!

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3 Sana July 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I walk several miles in flip flops, for some reason I hate tennis shoes. However, you can blister easily in flip flops!

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4 lynn @ the actor's diet July 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

feast looks like FUN!

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5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Now that is a store I could linger in for ages! Love all the spices in their containers…how fun to see all their various creations! Very inspiring I am sure! Bean Salad is one of my favourites…even with the red onion! :)

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6 wesley @ the way home July 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Aww I’ve been there and that reminds me of college! I’ll be back in Cville in a few weeks though, so excited to be back there.

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7 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I love seeing my favorite bloggers get together! How fun!

The Spice Diva sounds like a little slice of heaven. I could get lost in there.

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8 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Ooh looks like a fun way to spend the afternoon! I love spice shopping and smoked paprika is one of my faves. I actually just re-stocked on my lunch break today! Glad you had fun. :)

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9 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning July 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’m so bummed that I didn’t make it to Feast when I was down there! It was highly recommended by the folks at Blenheim. Next time for sure!
I LOVE Lindsay (and her sister Katy!!) and Sarah!! Those are some of my most favorite gals right there- and how thoughtful of them to bring you eggs from Polyface! Henry and Clara are pretty darn cute, too. :) Wish I could have been there to join you guys- I came down a week too early!
I would go nuts in the Spice Diva. Pretty sure I’d spend all afternoon there…

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10 ashlynn July 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I’m a fairly new reader, and I know you don’t like onions, but what about them don’t you like – smell, taste, texture, raw v. cooked? Just curious. Because my sister doesn’t like the texture, but likes the taste, so she cooks with onion powder or pureed onions.

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11 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I don’t like their strong, pungent, grassy taste, but what I hate most about them is that they linger on your breath like garlic. I don’t really eat raw garlic either, but I do by accident sometimes (like last night’s pesto!). I don’t dislike the taste of garlic so I can get over the linger, but the smell of onions to me is so offensive I can’t imagine tasting it for 24 hours. Cooked are easier to manage, but I still don’t like the taste.

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12 lindsay July 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Is she Lindsay with an A or Lindsey with an E??
As a Lindsay (with an A) – I notice these kinds of things :)

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13 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

With an A! I wrote it E first and then forgot to change the second one. Good catch – although sounds like you’re on the lookout :)

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14 lindsay July 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I can’t help myself :)

My name is always misspelled with an E, but I wonder if LindsEys are often misspelled with an A? Just one of those things!

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15 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I love those ladies! What an awesome lunch date!

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16 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Looks like such Fun!!

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17 Cait's Plate July 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Oh my – the Spice Diva would be my heaven!

Yay for a pizza dinner!

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18 Kate July 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

My heart breaks a little whenever I see your poor, unloved, left-behind onions! :) I could eat red onions like an apple!

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19 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Haha I can’t imagine!!

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20 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Maple flakes!!! That sounds amazing. I wish we had a spice store like that here.

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21 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Dr. Pete’s Praline Glaze, Plum chutney and gingersnaps?! You hit the jackpot – My idea of perfect!

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22 Johanna B July 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I’m afraid that I would have to spend my entire paycheck at the Spice Diva. What a neat store!

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23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oooo those spices sound amazing!

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24 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

hahaha “blogger-friendly.” i love it. lindsay’s little girl is adorable!

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25 Grace @ Grace Dishes July 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

What a fun way to spend the day! The praline glaze sounds amazing!

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26 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I love the pairings of cheese you had! I would have never thought to try cheese on a gingersnap!

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27 Emma July 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

That place looks so good! A lot of my friends go to UVA so next time I’m in C-ville I’ll have to check it out!

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28 Full Flavored Life July 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Looks like a great day! That bean salad looks tasty!

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29 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I’ve been crazy excited about walking lately! Running has not appealed to me at all, but walking? Love it. :)

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30 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 12, 2012 at 6:25 am

I have maple flakes and I love them! They melt when I put them on oatmeal, but they stay crunchy with yogurt. I haven’t thought of any other ways to use them yet!

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31 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

I had a wonderful time, Kath! Hope the eggs turned out ok!

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32 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I have found that wearing flip flops while pregnant makes my calves hurt after being on my feet most of the day. Most flip flops have no support to them.

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