Buckwheat + Buddha

July 15, 2010


I didn’t get a full 8 hours in because I woke up too excited to go back to sleep. And our inn is a creaky old house and made noises all throughout the night :)

But much to our delight, breakfast this morning was really nice. Continental, which I’m finding I prefer to formal (buttery!) 3-course breakfasts at inns.

Here are the trays Matt and I filled:

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Lots of fruit, a carrot, raisin, walnut loaf, an apple for later, 2 cereals, 2 coffees, banana

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I had a cereal – a mix of raisin bran and homemade granola with 2% milk (a treat!!)

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The granola was AWESOME!!!!! Crunchy like grapenuts. It had almonds, sunflower seeds and a bunch of crunch, which I discovered was buckwheat. Recipe pending!! Should have it for you all tomorrow :) Can’t wait to make it myself!

I also had a handful of grapes and strawberries and half of the loaf

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And two of these! Matt’s quote: “I really like this teacup but I’d only buy it if it came with a servant to refill it for me when my two sips were gone.”

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Summer Of Buddha

Buddha Bowls are back for the summa! Green + Blue combo. $10 off with coupon “GoneBowling.” 30 packs available. And remember, they take 1-2 weeks to hand make and ship.



We brought our BIKES and are off to a few appts via two wheelers!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet July 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

I bet it will be so fun biking to check places out! I wish I lived close enough to town to bike.


2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

How fun that you brought your bikes! I feel like you can learn the layout of a city so much more quickly on bike than by driving!

Have a great day!


3 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

I need to get my hands on that buddha bowl!!

Enjoy your day today :)


4 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

How cute that they have trays for continental breakfast? What an upgrade too compared to hotels cereal in a box, muffin and bagels continental!


5 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

I want that breakfast! What a delicious spread :)


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

Great thinking on the bikes! That should be fun! Breakfast looks delicious. I prefer a “good” continental breakfast to really heavy formal breakfasts any day. Especially in the summer time. Buckwheat is a favorite of mine! So tasty. Have fun today!


7 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

How fun! If I could bike everywhere in life on my beach cruiser…I surely would!

Good luck and have fun!


8 Nicole July 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

Yummy food!

I have a question about your Camelback- what size/style do you carry? I’ve been thinking about getting one, but I’m not sure if I should get a 50 or 70 oz one. Plus, I don’t know what else I should be looking for! Thanks in advance!


9 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

Those buddha bowls are super cute!! Have fun apartment hunting on your bike!


10 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans July 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

I LOVE that you guys brought your bikes with you! I have to agree with Matt on the mugs. I need a giant tub for my tea and coffee every day!


11 Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

Have fun checking out new places! :) I love buckwheat… never thought of it in granola, even though I used to eat the grains dry.


12 sweetersalt July 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

Nice! I love when inns have a good continental breakfast (and really hate it when it is a bad continental breakfast!). Have fun via bike!


13 Krystina July 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Those berries look so fresh and delish.


14 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) July 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

Looks scrumptious! I made a carrot cake that looks similar to that one. :)


15 rebecca lustig July 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

buckwheat and buddha– talk about a catchy title! hah

ahh have fun with the bikes!! <3


16 Daniel July 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

Ooh, I love buckwheat! I can’t wait for the recipe 😛


17 The Wife of a Dairyman July 15, 2010 at 8:48 am

I know what you mean about 2% milk being a treat. Before I married my hubby, I drank nonfat milk but now on the ranch we have fresh, raw, full fat milk and it’s so creamy….such a treat:) Have fun today!


18 Wei-Wei July 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

I find that cereal never fills me up :( Maybe I’m eating the wrong kinds?



19 Meg July 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

HAHA @ Matt – I agree 😉

What a sweet breakfast! I can’t wait til you make that yourself as well so I can use the recipe 😀 Have a great day Kath – best of luck!


20 Jocelyn July 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

mmm..I drink 2 percent milk all the time. It is sooo good. My friends own a farm and all they drink = 2 percent, 3 percent..raw. They love it :) And they are so healthy, so that’s good news! lol Enjoy the day!


21 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

That breakfast looked delicious!! Especially that carrot walnut loaf :-) I love when breakfast buffets have those (because they are delicious) but then also dislike it because I can NEVER have just one piece (because of said deliciousness, lol).

Good luck today 😀


22 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

That granola sounds fantastic – I love my granola crunnnchayyy! Also that carrot, walnut, etc. loaf looks awesome!


23 Camille July 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

Tasty looking breakfast! Have a nice day out on the bikes and good luck with the search!


24 Heather July 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

What a beautiful breakfast. Enjoy bike riding in a new place and good luck in the search.

I love Charlottesville – what a great town!


25 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

i hope you take TONS of pictures on your bikes…i bet you see some really amazing things!

good luck with the apartments!


26 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

That’s a very impressive breakfast spread. Enjoy taking the bikes out!


27 Marina July 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

What a great breakfast!
Good luck with the search!


28 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com July 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

What a great looking breakfast, esp. that carrot raisin bread!


29 Allison K July 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

Have fun! You make me want to go house hunting!


30 Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

Oh gosh that breakfast looks sooo good! There’s just something about granola and milk.
Good luck today!


31 jaclyn@todayslady July 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

Have fun on your bikes today!!!

That breakfast looks so yum! Definitely better than a heavy formal breakfast!!!


32 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 15, 2010 at 10:06 am

Awesome that you brought your bikes! That’s definitely the best way to wander around.

I need to make a carrot, raisin and walnut loaf. Sounds delish!


33 Tina July 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

I need to bike more! I can even bike to work, but I rarely do & now its 90 degrees everyday!


34 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

What a great breakfast! Now if only hotels could provide such nice continental breakfasts, then we’d be on to something…


35 claire July 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

yum, I much prefer buckwheat to the flour! Sounds like a lovely bfast and I might just have to get some buddha’s now…


36 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

What a fabulous breakfast for it being a continental breakfast. Have fun :)


37 Emmanuelle July 15, 2010 at 10:28 am

Granola with buckwheat? Sounds like a yummy idea, can’t wait for the recipe!
Have a nice day :-)


38 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

That bowl of cereal is just my style. I’ve recently switched to 1% milk, now non-fat seems pathetic ; )


39 Annie @ stronghealthyfit July 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

I want those bowls!


40 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

Have fun exploring on the bikes! Bicycling (along with running) is a great way to really get a feel for a place that you just don’t get from inside a car. Hope you have nice weather for your two wheel adventures.


41 Kate July 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

Happy House Hunting! Honestly, I’m a wee bit jealous. I love our house and where we live, but I also love the adventure of finding a new home! Have fun!


42 Rosey Rebecca July 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

I love continental breakfasts! It really depends where you go, though. Sometimes they’re not so great. Yours looks yummy! Love those bowls!


43 tanya July 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Your breakfast looks so good, love the blueberries.


44 Simply Life July 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

hope you find something you like!


45 Carrie July 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

That looks so much better than my breakfast. Now I’m craving really buttery waffles and real maple syrup. Thanks Kath.


46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

That is a killer breakfast! I’ve never managed to score a breakfast as good as that when I’ve stayed at inns/hotels!


47 Nelly@CrazySexyFit July 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

That granola looks amazing! I’ll join those above in waiting with watering mouths for the recipe.

I am TOTALLY getting me some of those bowls this time around.


48 Lea July 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Your breakfast look good. I like staying at hotels with breakfast included and especially ones with healthy options. Sometimes I take a extra fruits to go to snack on the rest of the day.

I’m looking forward to the buckwheat recipe, love crunchy stuff


49 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

have you ever tried kaia’s buckwheat granola? it’s my absolute favorite!



50 Laura July 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Love Matt’s comment! The bread looks so delicious!! Have a wonderful time on your bikes:) x


51 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Can’t wait for the granola recipe. And that cup is definitely a small cup of coffee.


52 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I’ve never stayed at a B&B, I definitely have to try it! Seems so much more fun than a regular ole hotel room. :)



53 Chelsey July 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

AHAHAHAH I love Matt’s comment – it is too funny! Aren’t blueberries super yummy in cereal?


54 Hannah July 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Matt’s quote is hilarious! Must say, that’s a far nicer-looking continental breakfast than most of th eones I”ve had in my life, where it’s just a banana, rice bubbles, and stale bread!


55 Emily July 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

So strange to see my street on your blog!!! Hope you enjoyed Belmont – it is awfully hilly to bike, though!


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