A Small Feast

July 11, 2012


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!!


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


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!



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


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



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.


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 [email protected] July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That little girl is so stinkin’ cute!!


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!!


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!


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

feast looks like FUN!


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! :)


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.


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.


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. :)


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…


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.


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.


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 :)


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 :)


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!


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

I love those ladies! What an awesome lunch date!


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

Looks like such Fun!!


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!


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!


19 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Haha I can’t imagine!!


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.


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!


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!


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

Oooo those spices sound amazing!


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

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


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

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


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!


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!


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

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


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. :)


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!


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

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


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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