Battle Of The Seasons

February 2, 2011

What did I tell you – it’s now 63 degrees outside!!!!!!!!!!!


Looks like spring is putting up a fight to arrive early


Matt and I ran 5.0 miles this morning (me in cropped pants and no gloves!). Glorious weather. I always consider February the start of spring, even if it means we still have more snow to come. One warm day here and there is all I need to get excited.


And then the two of us met Karen for a lunch business meeting. We discussed sandwiches over sandwiches!


We were actually a party of four because this stink bug arrived as a stowaway on Matt’s shoulder!


We went to Cville Coffee, our new neighbor who also serves up some delicious lunch items.


I built my own! It came with: tons of hummus, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, sprouts, banana peppers and cranberry sauce (from the turkey + cranberry sandwich and it was great!)


The sandwich was awesome – especially the rosemary bread!


BYO water. I recently got this new KOR water bottle on Amazon when my Thermos one broke. This guy rocks.


We all shared a donut from Carpe Donuts (another neighbor!) for dessert. It was amazing – cakey and apple cidery. Makes me so excited for the farmer’s market this summer!


Back at home, sippin’ on mint tea. ‘Bout to get some work done online and take some photos for upcoming OpenSky stuff – including the bag photographed above! It’s recycled and fair trade and I am in love :)

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I don’t start thinking about spring until March and even then, that’s a bit early as a native Michigander :) I can’t imagine thinking about spring in February!

That stinkbug brings back bad memories from when I lived in Virginia (Lynchburg). They were ALL OVER the place! Those and ladybugs. I couldn’t stand it.


2 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

What a great looking sandwich! Gorgeous pics too :)


3 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

It is really warm here in DC too (relatively speaking) but I can’t accept that spring is coming until all the snow is out of the way!


4 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

What a great idea adding cranberry sauce!


5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Oooooh, I love the look of that sandwich! It reminds me of the “moist-maker” from Friends :-)


6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Mmmm love doughnuts!
I wish our weather in Ontario were that nice. It just doesn’t stop snowing here!


7 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

so jealous–it is bitterly cold and very icy here. looks like summer in your photos! enjoy it.


8 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I don’t even like donuts and that donut looks delish!


9 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Sounds like a yummy afternoon!

You should totally apply for this:


10 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I thought about that, but I decided I am too busy with my own endeavors at the moment :)


11 Carla @ Will Run for Health February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

That sandwich looks amazing…esp. the cranberry sauce!


12 Ellie@fitforthesoul February 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

yeahhh tell me about it~it’s so easy on the eye too, very prettttttyyy. Yay for pretty food <3


13 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

No way, girl! It is Snowmageddon up in hurr, I am so jealous I might explode. I can’t wait for the day I see the first flowers!:)


14 Kim @ girlevolving February 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

You are definitely from the south if February is the start of spring to you! February is the month of “is winter EVER going to end????” for me!


15 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I can’t even tell you how jealous I am of your weather! Ah I’d love to be more than a few hours south right now!!


16 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh spring – I can’t wait! Spring = one step closer to finishing uni for EVER which I’m waaay too excited about 😛


17 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Still looks like winter here in NY, especially after the snow we got last night… and the night before. 😆

That sandwich looks AWESOME! I would have built the same thing. YUM 😀


18 Colleen February 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I am so jealous of your weather, Kath. My arms and back are killing me from all of the shoveling I’ve been doing up here in MA. I need a break!!!


19 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Okay…3 things…
First, I always think of February as the start of spring too.
Second, I like the bag you’re holding. A lot!
Third, you have NO idea how good your sandwich looks to me and how much I want one now!!


20 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I am so jealous of your weather. It is 18 degrees here.


21 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Ohh so jealous of that little bit of green…I honestly don’t know when I’ll see my yard next… That donut looks sooo good – I think my mouth actually watered. haha


22 Lindsey February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I also consider February the start of Spring, it most cases it usually up hill from here :)


23 MonsteRawr February 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Our local apple orchard makes fresh, homemade apple cider doughnuts. They are *beyond* delicious.

That being said, I would gladly trade all the homemade apple cider doughnuts in the world for some of your 63 degree weather instead of our 23 degrees with three feet of snow.


24 Camille February 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Amazing sandwich!!


25 lauren @ spiced plate February 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Love the sprouts coming up! Outside my window, another blizzard is ripping its way through…I don’t know when I’ll get to plant my veggie garden this year!


26 lynn @ the actor's diet February 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

wow it’s almost as warm as it is in LA here!


27 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The sandwich looks really good! Plus now I am craving a donut big time…


28 Linda February 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Cville Coffee looks amazing, like so many other places you feature on your blog … my husband is taking me to Charlottesville on a valentine’s weekend trip, do you have any places that are a ‘must visit’?!


29 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Check my Cville page – they are ALL good!


30 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm

PS. If you tell me what you’re looking for I can be more specific!


31 Linda February 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

that list is great – how about … what is your favorite place to eat in Cville? Doesn’t matter the price tag. A place that highlights Cville, its locals, and its foods, from your point of view. Thanks so much for your suggestions!! By the way – thanks to your blog i now eat so much better and love almond butter (never thought to try it before – until I saw your amazing photos. Yum)


32 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Mas, Tavola, Orzo, Mono Loco, C&O, The Local are all fabulous.


33 Linda February 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Thanks so much! Enjoy the warm weather :)


34 Heather February 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I love that waterbottle!

My husband just oogled that donut – I love donuts. I would never have thought to combine hummus and cranberry sauce – savory and sweet though. Love the idea!


35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Dang, I don’t know what looks better…the sandwich or the doughnut? YUM!


36 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I love that bag! Super adorable!!!

It was warm here today, but definitely very overcast. :/ But I’m excited and crossing my fingers that winter is behind us. :)


37 Anne @ butter and bear February 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

That sandwich looks delicious! Interesting combo, I never would have thought of that but now I want one:-)


38 Hope February 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I am so jealous of the warm temperatures! Your outfit looks so cute! That sandwich looks amazing! I love hummus on a sandwich! :)


39 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That sandwich has given me a craving for hummus – mmmmm :-)

And good luck on the eventual (and I am sure successful) opening of your store!


40 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I’m jealous of your 63 degrees. And I want one of those donuts – stat! :)


41 Lacey Q February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I love that bag! Can’t wait to find out more about it! The water bottle looks awesome too!


42 Natalia - a side of simple February 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Oh boy, so jealous of your weather AND that lunch! Spring and summer please come soon :)


43 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Ooooh I’m so jealous of your weather!! Love the bag, and the waterbottle too!


44 erica February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i’ve been looking for a water bottle to bring w/me to work! i think i’ll go look into that one! it looks great! :)


45 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) February 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

so jealous of your weather! PS: had some sardines with my lunch today as influenced by yours yesterday- delish!


46 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Wow, it’s warmer than there in California! I think the high is supposed to be 60 today.


47 Christine (The Raw Project) February 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The lunch sandwich sounds great! I’m already thinking about and looking forward to spring too with our nice weather this week.


48 Christin@purplebirdblog February 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

So funny that you guys are in the 60s and we here in Texas are in the 20s today!


49 Allison @ Happy Tales February 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

It was partly sunny and 65 here today in Charlotte! Although, the colder temps are already starting to settle in….

That sandwhich looks sooo good. I love any sandwhich that has banana peppers on it. I always ask for extra!!!



50 Carrie H February 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I wish I could consider February the beginning of spring! :) It was -40* both yesterday and this morning when I woke up, no joke. That wasn’t even the “feels like” either. Yeesh.


51 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

That weather is crazy by you!! I wish I could get a 65 degree day. Actually, I would settle for a 65 degree hour!


52 Lee @ Fit foodie Finds February 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

So jealous of that weather Kath! I’m still waiting for the dnage snow to melt!


53 rebecca lustig February 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

that bag is recycled and fair trade?! cant wait to read more!


54 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

That sandwich looks awesome – I can’t get enough rosemary right now.

Cute bag!


55 Lane February 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Hey o – just an fyi – a few blogs on your blog roll are no longer active. It was kind of a bummer to click through. No big deal, just wanted you to know.


56 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Lane. I’m way overdue to edit those!


57 Annette February 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I love pictures of delicious looking sandwiches- good picks :)


58 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

your KOR bottle looks soooo cool!

and i LOVE!! that white bag of yours! where did you pick it up? i want it!


59 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Your sandwich is so colorful! I love it!


60 Hannah February 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

And here it’s about 95 as opposed to 105 – small differences make a huge difference sometime! 😛


61 Krissy - Shiawase Life February 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I went on a run today too! Yay warmness!!

That sandwich looked amazing…


62 Mandiee February 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Wow, that’s such a cool looking water bottle! Your sandwich looks packed to the max and delicious, too. I’m sure your Great Harvest sandwiches at your bakery will be even better, though :).

Have a lovely day!


63 Sarah February 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Wowee that sandwich looks so good, i love cranberry sauce!
Cute water bottle too :)


64 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Oh I can’t wait until our farmers market opens back up!
That sandwich looks delicious, I love the idea of cranberry sauce on ANYthing 😀


65 M February 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi Kath, I’ve been looking for a terrific water bottle for some time now. Does your KOR bottle sweat?


66 Meagan February 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Very interesting water bottle!


67 Nicole February 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Still digging out here in Chicago but dreaming about your 63 degrees!


68 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Your sandwich sounds great – but I’m totally craving that cake donut right now! :)


69 Laura February 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Brace yourself hon….I don’t think that weather is going to last. Two/three days before we got a foot of snow dumped on us here in OKC….it was 76 degrees. Absolutely glorious weather….and now we have wind chills of -15. Ick.


70 Darlene February 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

lunch business meetings is this a tax write off LOL Sounds like your bakery is starting to come together .And that sandwich looked so good i keep forgetting to put cranberries on my turkey sandwich


71 Simply Life February 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

oh I am so jealous of that weather!!!


72 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Woohoo for the warm weather!! That sandwich looks killer, too. Hope you all had a good sandwich metting. 😉


73 Michelle February 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Seriously, Mother Nature is one fickle gal. Ooh, and did hear the verdict from Mr. Groundhog?? Spring is coming! I guess it started today!


74 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

SO jealous of that weather! and your awesome water bottle!!! :) the sandwich doesn’t look half bad either 😉


75 Amanda February 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Do you LOVE your KOR water bottle?? We just did a huge custom order of that water bottle for one of our clients. We have one in the office that I am accidentally waiting for it to fall into my bag.


76 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I do!


77 foodandfarm February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Cville coffee is awesome! Try and go to one of their shows!


78 stacey-healthylife February 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Love that sandwich, looks great. I love build your own.


79 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I wish that gorgeous weather would make its way north!


80 Christine February 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I can’t wait to read more about your guys’ bakery! When do you anticipate opening it?


81 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) February 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm

that sandwich looks delectable!!! yummy looking bread too.


82 Katie February 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I love my blue KOR water bottle!


83 Alaina February 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Cute bag! Mind sending some of that warm weather up to Boston?


84 Kristina February 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

63??? So jealous! It’s below zero in MN… le sigh.


85 Raulston February 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

The forerunner looks fantastic, is it a bit bulky for you? From the picture it seems a rather large, but then again it is a close up! I use a polar but the strap does not seem to always pick up my BPM, does the forerunner use a strap as well? Fabulous blog-supremely crafted, well done!


86 KathEats February 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

It was a little big at first, but I’m totally used to it


87 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Kath, you look great!


88 KathEats February 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm



89 Jessica February 4, 2011 at 7:14 am

Oh gosh, I’m so jealous of your temperatures. I love winter though, but I think I put on half my running gear to go out yesterday!



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