Brrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2008

It’s winter out there!! I was freezing waiting for the lightrail and the bike ride home was frigid. And there’s a mean wind too. I will be bundling up in a coat and gloves for my next bike ride event of the day!

The husband and I ventured uptown today to meet blog reader Farah for lunch at Pewter Rose! She was joined by her friend Veronica. I enjoyed meeting both of them and hearing about their experiences living in lots of different cities :)

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As luck would have it, Pewter Rose was serving their A.mazing Butterscotch Scones again. But this time instead of gobbling mine down I had a third of it and gave the rest to the husband. I wasn’t as hungry as I was last time I was there, so it was cool. But then I had another bite of Farah’s at the end of lunch!

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I debated and debated on what to order. I really wanted the hummus platter that I had last time, but I decided I should branch out. So I ordered the Waldorf Salad with blue cheese, pecans, pears and a raspberry vinaigrette topped with a piece of seared sockeye salmon. Also on the side – a fried green tomater! I ate most everything on my plate, sans 2 shares of salmon and the dressing.

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My tablemates ordered:

A Waldorf Salad with grilled chicken for Farah (I had a chicken bite)

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A spicy Chorizo Omelet with hash browns for the husband (I had 2 bites)

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And the Bananas Foster Stuffed French Toast with Rum Butter Cream for Veronica! SO GOOD!!

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She was kind enough to share some with me :)

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But even after all of that, I still left feeling a little empty :( Farah and I both wished our salads were heavier on the greens.

So 45 minutes later I’m home and sipping a cup of tea and dug into the Maple Pecan Granola. This stuff is SO GOOD!!! I had 4 handfuls straight from the container..

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I need to be disciplined and get some studying done for my back-to-back midterms this week before I venture out again for dinner/drinks. I’m making the house study-friendly with Pandora jazz and candlelight. I wish the sun would come back out too, but I suppose this gloom fits the study ambiance.

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1 Danielle October 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I’m drinking a cup of tea, listening to Pandora and studying for a midterm right now! :) Good luck!

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2 coco October 18, 2008 at 2:18 pm

such a comforting lunch! And it’s so nice that you meet with your blog readers. I wish I could meet you someday.

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3 SmA033 October 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm

omg i’ve SO been there & not known! i checked out the website, and it’s the same place– i’ve been to the top floor (Tutto Mundo Lounge) for a couple of bridal showers but i’ve never checked out the pewter rose bistro! I HAVE to try it now!!

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4 VeggieGirl October 18, 2008 at 2:37 pm

FREEEEEZING here as well – only 40°F!!

Hooray for meeting blog readers!! So fun :-)

Butterscotch scones?!?!??!! Yes, please!!!

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5 madison (follow my weigh) October 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm

wow everything looks SOO good! good job on the scone =P

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6 Marianne October 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Good luck on the studying!

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7 Megan October 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

What a wonderful lunch! I will take the butterscotch scone and the French toast. YUM! Good luck studying!

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8 Lisa October 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

How cool of you to take the time to meet a couple of readers!

Question – when you order a salad, do you not use dressing at all? I usually use much less than I’m given, but I need at least a touch – and raspberry vinaigrette is my favorite.

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9 Beadie October 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Yay for meeting blog readers!

Lunch looks fab!

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10 Laura October 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm

We’re down in the 50s here in VA, so I know exactly what you mean! I’m going to have to start bundling up just to take the dog out.

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11 Shelby October 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Butterscotch Scones? Yes Please!!!

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12 Kath October 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm

SmA033 ,
Oh cool you’ve been there!! How was Tutto Mundo? Seemed like it would be a cool lounge.

Lisa ,
I usually use a tsp or two of dressings, but I try to eat the toppings with the lettuce first and usually only use the dressing for the end of a salad. But if it’s a super fabulous dressing I will use more.

Kath

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13 Katelyn October 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Everyone’s food looks absolutely wonderful! Your salmon looked so beautiful, it makes me wish I liked fish.

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14 emmy October 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Kath – just wanted to give you heads up that I added you to my blogroll; let me know if it’s a probelm.

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15 Biz319 October 18, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Wow, that french toast looks amazing!

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16 Camille October 18, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Hey Kath,

I went to fresh market today for the first time and saw a lot of the foods that you’ve posted on here before such as fage, the granola planks, and LARABARS! i shop at a generic supermarket so it was nice to shop there for a change. I picked up some of the granola planks and LOTS of greek yogurt, but the Larabars were TINY!!!!
I don’t know if i’m the only one, but after all the hype about larabars, they sure are tiny and can’t be that filling! Is it worth buying it though at 1.50 per bar? Haha, I actually laughed when I saw it. It’s so cute!

You look awesome as always.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Camille

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17 Maureen October 18, 2008 at 7:01 pm

OMG, I’ve been biking to work at 6 a.m. It’s COLD. It’s about 4 deg celcius (39 F, I think) and my hands are frozen when I get to work. Argh, why can’t it stay late summer forever?

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18 Krista October 18, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Awesome looking food! You always make such good choices! :)

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19 renée October 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm

hi. i just found your blog through a link on kalyn’s kitchen. i’m really enjoying it! just thought i’d introduce myself and tell you i’m psyched to try some of your recipes. keep up the good work!

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20 Celia October 18, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Gosh, the weather here in Aus has been pretty wacky of late … one day it’s all rainy and cold, the next day it’s the exact opposite! Wow, I <3 your meal choices, they look really yummy :D The scone sounds amazing … I wonder if they make any sweet scones there (I’m not a big fan of savory baked goods)!

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21 Elina October 18, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Hi Kath,
I went to TJ’s today and they were out of their greek yogurt here in Boston too. I remembered your posts and bought the European style, but then at the checkout decided to ask the guy if they discontinued the greek yogurts. I got the scoop on the situation: they had some quality problems and will be out the greek style yogurt for a while. Hmm, I’m not happy about that, but hopefully the European style isn’t bad. It’s a lot cheaper too :)

Also, question for Matt, I made his bagels today and they came out really small. Were yours/his small? Mine are almost like mini bagels (I posted a picture on my blog). Did I screw something up?

Thanks!

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22 Roxana October 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm

I wish I could reach through the screen and take that french toast!! (and that omelet minus the chorizo)

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23 Grounded Fitness October 18, 2008 at 9:36 pm

man, you’re just a regular little celebrity!

its freezing here, too. Im drinking a hefeweizen right now, and contemplated microwaving it.

Kelly Turner
http://www.groundedfitness.com

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24 Bridget October 18, 2008 at 9:46 pm

I too spent a large part of the day studying with Pandora!! OMG that french toast looks AMAZING!! So cool to dine with a reader!

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25 Kath October 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm

emmy ,
No problem – I’m honored.

Camille ,
You might be the first to spot granola planks in person! LaraBars are not big, but the trick is to eat them verrrrrry slowly. I chew and chew each nibble.

Maureen ,
You need gloves!

renée ,
Welcome to KERF!!

Elina ,
You must have missed this week’s comments – the Greek was recalled because of weigh issues. I do like the European though. It’s tangy and thicker and not watery at all. A good alternative for sure.

The husband’s bagels are not nearly the size of bakery ones. I believe they are closer to 2-3 oz cooked and bakery ones are 4-5. So yes, they are closer to mini bagels. I think they are the perfect size – about 200 calories each – for a portion of bread.

Kath

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26 Fancy October 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

I bought Granola Planks at my local Whole Foods a few weeks ago (Chicago)!

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27 SmA033 October 19, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Hey kath– sorry to comment back so late! i forgot i had written one!– tutto mundo is cool if you want a private area for a party. it’s spacious and has casual furniture. oh & their food is pretty awesome too! ;)

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