Carolina Adventure (or, Do Not Turn Down Free Pie)

November 22, 2008

Our trip to wine country was a fun success! Anna came back with a bottle of red and white 8)


I had 2 tastes and a handful of oyster crackers at the winery 😳


We didn’t leave the winery until noon and stopped by Davidson on the way back so she could see my college and we determined when we were almost back to Charlotte that we were both extremely cranky from hunger! Our pumpkin oatmeal did a great job tiding us over though. We finally got to EarthFare around 1:30 and piled up bowls of salad.


I had the usual tidbits of this and that and can’t really remember them all today – except the highlights: that fabulous salmon, a falafel ball, a grape leaf and that awesome butternut squash salad.


And then the husband (who was working) surprised us with samples of pecan pie and soy whipped cream (which tasted like regular whipped cream with a soy milk aftertaste)!!

KERF Policy: when presented with a free piece of pie, do not turn down!


We also enjoyed a few cheese samples, a coffee sample and a bread sample!

We are now enjoying hot tea and are looking forward to a dinner party at our friends Kate and Nate’s house tonight!!!

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1 Maggie November 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I love hot tea :) Pecan pie is SO good! Never turn that down!

Your lunch looks awesome. It’s so nice to spend time with family 😀


2 HangryPants November 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Funny, I have the same policy!


3 Mel November 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Free pie? Nope couldn’t turn that down either!

Your lunch looks really good!


4 Oh She Glows November 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Looks like a great day! :)
I concur about the free pie, heh.

Kath, I created a super nutritious muffin last night that I thought you might like to try out!

Its called my Banana-pumpkin-bran & oats muffins! They only have about 105 calories and 3 grams of fibre each. They would be a great pre-workout snack. :)


5 mags November 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

fun day!
why the shameful taste after the winery samples, kath? its the weekend! give yourself a break


6 Kath November 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Oh She Glows,
Sounds awesome!!

Shame only because I was driving and wasn’t planning on tasting – but we walked around the winery afterwards, so it was fine. Don’t worry, I’m drinking tonight at dinner!



7 Gliding Calm November 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm

that salad looks amazzzzzzzzing


8 Erica November 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

It sounds like you are having so much fun with the cous! Can’t turn down pie- not at this time of year 😉


9 ashley (sweet & natural) November 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I’m a recent pecan pie convert, so I can now appreciate the deliciousness of that sample!


10 carolyn November 22, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Salad looks great, but I must tell you that I just finished lunch and I had your Buternut Squash and Kale soup! I used ground turkey and added some onions to the base of carrots and celery. It was fabulous!!! Thank you for the idea. Also, it was my first time trying kale.


11 VeggieGirl November 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm



12 Mara November 22, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Pie is the BEST!!!


13 Nellie November 22, 2008 at 5:08 pm

it just wouldn’t be right to pass up pie!


14 Biz319 November 22, 2008 at 5:46 pm

That looks like Pecan Pie? I just tried it for the first time and am in love!

Um, turns out there’s a lot of sugar in pecan pie!


15 Jessica November 22, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Enjoy your time with your cousin and the vino tonight, Kath! You did a much better job at the winery than I would have, I would have probably had a glass and walked for an hour afterwards.


16 Kath November 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm

carolyn ,
So glad you liked it!!



17 Megan November 22, 2008 at 6:11 pm

What a fun day! Love the little pie sample!


18 sarah November 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

i concur with you and hangry on the free pie policy.

i love pie. when i watched waitress, i think i drooled throughout the entire thing. also, when i say ‘pie’ i am also referring to the copious amounts of REAL freshly whipped cream which need to be on top of it.

yes, i am excited for thanksgiving!!!


19 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Have fun at dinner!


20 caitlin November 22, 2008 at 8:59 pm

pecan pie is my #1 fav pie!!! love it


21 Lee November 23, 2008 at 8:56 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had pecan pie.


22 runjess November 23, 2008 at 10:48 am

Of course you shouldn’t turn it down!


23 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Wow, free pie! That’s one of my rules, too, Kath! Great looking lunch, and good for you to take a day off from the gym!! 😀


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