Brews with a View

July 14, 2011

Shipping 300 bags of granola, oats and pancake mix.

Not fun.

And expensive!!

But when they arrive, it will be worth it!


Eating a whole jar of gazpacho?

No big deal!

Until you’re finished and realize the jar is gone.

And it was a 24 ounce jar!


I was hungry for vegetables! And it tasted sooo good!


I packed the gazpacho to have for dinner while I closed down the bakery because tonight we headed to Second Street Gallery for Brews with a View…


… where Great Harvest Cville  was supplying some bread snacks!


The event was located on the very top floor of the gallery building – with views of downtown and Montalto!


We donated sliced bread for the event, along with hummus, honey and jam. It was all gone pretty quickly, so I’d say it was a hit1



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I enjoyed a small glass of wine and a few sips of JPAle (love the name of this beer – Cville classic!)


The music was awesome – bluegrass guitar and banjo blast!


And then………this AMAZING homemade (?) instrument donned the stage. It was like a base, drum, cello, keyboard, guitar and more – all in one!! INcredible!!!!!!!


Matt and I just biked home, and I can’t wait to read my book. Tomorrow – well it’s going to be just as busy as today!! Same with Saturday. And probably Sunday. Busy, busy week!

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1 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

That homemade instrument is so cool! I’d love to hear how it sounded.


2 Cait's Plate July 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

This night sounds like so much fun – I hope the samples bring in lots and lots of customers to make up for the expensive shipping of the granola, oats and pancake mix :(

I’m feeling the same way about my book (reading “The Help”) – I can’t wait to get home each night to read it!


3 Mary Legare Whaley July 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Don’t you worry about eating a jar of gazpacho! Straight up veggies–you can’t go wrong! That Dakota bread looks delicious.


4 Molly @ RDexposed July 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Way to go on recycling food jars! I do this with 32 oz yogurt containers.

Beer and bread? Good call!


5 The Healthy Hipster July 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I love that gazpacho can turn an absolutely awful colour and it never bothers me one bit! Always tastes fresh and deeelish.

(P.S. Thanks for the millet tip! My latest batch worked out absolutely perfectly! KERF the (healthy) carb queen, strikes again!)


6 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm

BusyBee! haha at least you have a good book to help cha relax a bit :)


7 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I love local festivals like that! So fun :)


8 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I’m going to get into bed early (yes, 10:15pm is early for me!) to read, as well. I’m re-reading HP #7 (again for the umpteenth time) before we see the last movie this weekend. I’m also in the middle of two other books, but HP has a deadline! :)

That instrument looks so cool!



9 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

That’s a fun donation to make! :)

I’ve never had gazpacho, sounds like a cool and satisfying summer meal, though.

And having 300 orders to fill = GOOD problem! No orders = :( !



10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I’ve never seen an instrument like that before!! Quick question–you said you packed the gazpacho in that jar for dinner. Did you make it yourself then? If you did, is the recipe posted somewhere here?? It really does look fantastic!!


11 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

Yup, I made it a few days ago:


12 Baking 'n' Books July 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Love sitting down to bands.

Busy week? Sounds like a busy weekend!


13 Claire July 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Hey! That’s chris pandolfi of the infamous stingdustera in
stringdusters on the banjo and maybe andy falco on guitar. I wonder what they played. I love them.


14 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

YEs! Thanks for the name clarification!


15 staceyhealthylife July 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Busy day but what a fun evening event and great marketing.


16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

bluegrass, banjos, beer, time with your man, outdoors, it’s the PERFECT summer evening. So glad you two have times like this to connect, relax, and recharge your batteries. You work so hard…it’s a must do :)


17 kaila @ healthy helper! July 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

That instrument is so awesome! Wow I have never seen anything like it!


18 Brenda July 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

As a soon to be recipient of some of those bags, I cannot wait! Thank you so much! Our berries are over producing. I have all the necessary ingredients for SIAB, just waiting for Cville clusters. So excited. Looks like you had a fun evening. But then again, you make housecleaning sound fun!


19 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

That’s the thing about gazpacho — you can’t get enough of it.


20 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I love your shoes!


21 Hannah July 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Love how the bread looks a little like a pleated dumpling.


22 lynn @ the actor's diet July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

woah that instrument is awesome! one of my majors in college was music – reminds me of some of the stuff my classmates made


23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm

What a fun event! Charlottesville looks like such a fun city.


24 Nancy July 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Just a little business thing that caught my eye. I noticed the Great Harvest sign by your display doesn’t give an address, web address, or phone number for your shop. From the way the sign was worded, I’m guessing it was made by the organizers. You might want to bring business cards to put next to your display so people have a “take home” reminder to visit your bakery and know where you are located. Although, that bread looked so yummy, how could they not drop by?!!


25 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

You are correct! We should have brought our menus with all that info


26 Jess July 15, 2011 at 2:45 am

I love all the photos Kath they look wonderful 😀
I adore the little honey bear, over in England you dont see them very often, but i have seen that I can get one in London, so when i next go im so getting one, they are amazingly cute.

have a lovely day.


27 shelly July 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

the bread as always looks delish!! your shoes are super cute too!!


28 Lauren July 15, 2011 at 5:53 am

I ate quite a bit of gazpacho for dinner last night as well. It’s so light and refreshing that it’s almost like drinking your dinner so you can definitely consume more than hot soup.


29 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 15, 2011 at 5:57 am

Definitely a great place to spend your Thursday night slicin’ up bread! Loving your shirt, Kath!


30 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

Sounds like a hard day’s work. I love that you guys are getting involved in the community. I like to support businesses that do that on the regular. Btw, you look super cute! Are the shorts white?


31 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

They are – white canvas-y. From A&F in the 90s


32 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 15, 2011 at 6:12 am

Love your outfit Kath! And the bread looks great too :)


33 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

For some reason, when I skimmed past this picture I thought that you were talking about eating tomato sauce from the jar….
That was a close one


34 Logan July 15, 2011 at 6:28 am

Visited the Great Harvest store here in Greenville, SC for the first time yesterday! Bought a loaf of Popeye for a customer I’m visiting this morning. Theirs has added red bell pepper and it smells really good. Got a loaf of High Country Crunch for us and my husband and I are swooning over it. It is delicious with sunflower seeds and pecans on top. It was the server’s favorite so I decided to try it and we love it! Thanks for the “heads up” on Great Harvest! I’ll be going back for sure and I made sure to point him to your website. :)


35 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:41 am



36 Hillary July 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

I think you just inspired me to take a trip to GH today. That bread looks too good!


37 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

Is that the gazpacho recipe from your magazine spread? I’m dying to try it out soon!


38 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

Yes, and here’s the latest version:


39 Jennifer July 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

Busy is good. :)

I love your outfit!

What a fun evening. Those rooftop events look so cool. :)


40 E July 15, 2011 at 7:25 am

Love that picture of you – the shirt is especially cute! :)


41 rumfunandsun July 15, 2011 at 7:37 am

Matt looks tired! Make him take a nap! LOL! :-)


42 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

He tried – business was too busy!


43 rumfunandsun July 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

Aww P\poor Matt, but yay for being busy!!!!


44 rumfunandsun July 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

Aww poor Matt, but yay for being busy!!!


45 kristin July 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

ah, that one guy (actually his name)! he’s awesome- i’ve seen him live many times.


46 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 8:41 am



47 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 15, 2011 at 7:58 am

I have never had gazpacho. It looks gross but I said that about guacamole too and guacamole is the best thing ever!


48 Angel7 July 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

That is a lot of gazpacho :)


49 britt July 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

that gazpacho looks SO good!

and looks like you guys had a fun night too. oh, how i miss nights out like that! my husband and i need a date night in the worst way.


50 Laura @ Backstage Pass July 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

I bought two orders from the Open Sky promotion, one for my household and another for my sister in Colorado. Didn’t Open Sky charge enough to cover shipping costs for the packages? I believe I paid something like $4 per order.
Hopefully it wasn’t too stressful to package and ship the orders… I would think that 300 orders would be a very positive thing for your new business.


51 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Yes, they paid for the shipping, but it was still a logistics nightmare!


52 Kelsey July 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I’m sure you have posted this before but what book are you currently reading? You always seem so excited to get back to it. I am going to the beach very soon so I’m in desperate need of a good book!


53 KathEats July 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

House of Riverton. Don’t love it..


54 The Healthy Apple July 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

What a fun night…lovely bread, Kath! So happy you are enjoying your summer.


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