Bakery Hoppin’

August 18, 2012

After I woke up…again…I set out to meet Matt at the market. He worked the first half of the day and Matt B. took over the second. We decided to eat + shop together and then he took the rest of the day off!


When I arrived at the market, I ran into about 5 different mom friends all in a row. So many cute babies and pregnant women!

Since I had a small first breakfast at 6am, I wasn’t too hungry when I was marketing at 10 but eventually felt the need to eat something, so we went over to Belle Haven Farm Bakery for one of their spiced peach muffins! We’re friends with the owners there and I love their muffins! Matt and I shared it 2/3 to me and 1/3 to him.


Matt was starving and wanted a snack so he ate a No Bull Burger. And then was still hungry so we went to Paradox Pastry for more!

He is friends with the owner, Jenny, and introduced me. I would like my birthday cake to come from Paradox this year – buttercream dream! Also can’t wait to try the Earl Grey Chocolate Torte sometime soon! The Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte we had a few weeks ago was divine.


He ordered a croissant sandwich and we split this one 2/3 to him, 1/3 to me.


And I got a cool coffee! (Hot coffee with ice)


We then completed the bakery circle by headed to our bakery for Matt to pick up a few things and then turned around and walked home – maybe covering ~4 miles total this morning.

I drank a whole water bottle and this when I got back:


A few hours later, I started to get hungry and prepared a simple salad.


Greens, olive oil, honey and salt with an egg, sharp white cheddar…


Corn chips and a nectarine


My cup of raspberry leaf iced tea for the day!



Lunchtime reading material. It feels amazing outside!


You’d think with a wide open Saturday we’d have a long list of fun things to do, but we can’t seem to decide on anything!! We do have an idea for dinner though – exciting.

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1 Christine August 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Ahh! Raspberry Leaf Tea! That stuff works! Are your going to try EPO as well?


2 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Yes, taking it by mouth once a day now


3 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Mmm… Croissant sandwich! I dropped by the Folsom, Ca Great Harvest today : ). I didn’t get anything, but it all looked delicious! I will definitely have to stop by again sometime soon and grab a sandwich.


4 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

sharp white cheddar and corn chips sound like a great snack – and so does that muffin!


5 Kat @ Kat's Health Corner August 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm

With all that walking I’m sure you’ll be sitting with your feet propped up tonight!


6 Mom August 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

If I come up for my birthday this year, can I start the day with a Belle Haven Farm muffin and end with a buttercream birthday cake from Paradox Bakery? I’ll earn my keep by entertaining the baby…


7 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Yes, with scuffins for lunch!


8 Jenica August 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Yum, that croissant sandwich looks amazing…they are definitely something that’s hard for me to be moderate about though.


9 Heather August 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Thanks Kath for mentioning NoBull burgers in your blog! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for options!
My order arrived safely in Florida on Thursday and I have eaten them 3 days in a row for Dinner!
Yummmmmmm :)


10 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

So glad you like em!


11 Allyson August 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Heather (Or Kath!) Did you order the No Bull Burgers online? I’m looking on the website and can’t find where to order them from! I’ve been dying to try them!


12 KathEats August 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

You just need to email them directly :) hopefully online ordering coming soon


13 Marcy August 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm

that muffin looks so tasty! Makes me wish I lived in the area so I could eat one :)


14 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma August 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Eggs on salads are the best! Hope you’re getting this lovely cool weather your way – Midwest is about 70 degrees! SO nice.


15 Living, Learning, Eating August 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

That muffin looks delicious – I know it’s not a GH muffin, but it still reminded me that I need to swing by GH while I’m at home for these two weeks of summer break. Thanks!


16 Emily Butler August 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I second the Red Raspberry Leaf tea working, took it my third time around and I noticed a GOOD difference! (And I also believe the EPO worked well, at the end of my pregnancy.. I ahem, inserted it elsewhere…)

I’ve been wanting to give coconut water a try (I did try it once, but just a sip of someone else’s) how often do you drink it yourself? Is it a daily thing, or a few times a week thing?


17 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

What kind of diff. did you notice with the tea? I hear it “tones the uterus” but I’m not sure how that applies itself!

I drink coconut water when I feel like I need extra hydration – maybe once or twice a week.


18 Emily Butler August 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I believe the tea definitely did it’s job by strengthening my uterus, so when it came time for labor the contractions were more effective, therefore less contractions, less painful contractions, but more progress. If that even makes sense. All three labors I had no epidural, my first two (although quick) were PAINFUL. So overall with the tea the contractions were manageable pain-wise, but still doing a great job dilating. A guess a good analogy would be training for a marathon, train properly and your body is in tip top shape to do it’s job more efficiently. As far as the EPO, which is suppose to help with effacement (you know when they say you’re about 80% thinned out…), when the cervix is soft the better and faster you should dilate, it all works together, the more “thinned out” you are going into labor, I think that’s a good sign you should have a quick labor. I also know that taking care of myself my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies made a difference as well with labor, and then the best is how awesome you feel (although jiggly haha) after just having a baby :) I’m no doctor, and I just did my own research when I did this stuff, but if I have another I will use both again :)


19 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Thanks! You had me at “less painful” :) I’ve just been doing epo by mouth thus far, but ill see where I stand on monday.


20 Teddi August 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Your salads always look do delicious! What is your ratio of honey and olive oil? I plan on concocting one of my own tomorrow 😉


21 KathEats August 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Just a drizzle of each… maybe a tsp max?


22 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

That croissant sandwich looks so delicious!


23 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

That muffin looks delish!


24 Tracy August 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I love HGTV magazine!


25 Angel7 August 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I like the Harvest Bay Coconut Water better than the VitaCoco.


26 Kiki August 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

I have had the Earl Grey Choco Torte from Paradox…


27 KathEats August 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

and was it amazing!?


28 Emily August 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

What is an EPO?


29 KathEats August 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

Evening Primrose oil


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