Cheers To Hops!

August 8, 2012


Matt and I were on a special mission today – TBA in a week or so. What was in the box did not come from the bakery!


Our afternoon was fun and then we walked back home, I put my feet up for a bit, and then we headed out again. I think I must have walked close to 6 miles today.


Visit to Meade Park Market!


Followed by a spontaneous dinner at Beer Run!



We ended up meeting our new friends Genevieve and Lane there, who just moved to Cville from Hawaii! They are big beer drinkers so we had lots to discuss.


I described the similarities between hops and hibiscus in my handcrafted soda : )


For dinner Matt and I each got Evergreen salads – started out with the greens


And shared the beer run nachos for dinner : )


Quite the boat load of delicious! Remember this visit to Beer Run for nachos? I was newly pregnant and feeling terrible with morning sickness and faked a beer when really I got the same hibiscus soda I had above!


I can’t decide what is more appealing – Olympics or bed!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

What’s in the nachos?! You are glowing right now!


2 KathEats August 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

The usuals – beans, beef, peppers, lots O cheese


3 Spice Chicken August 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

I agree! You look amazing, like a cover model for Fit Pregnancy. It’s so inspiring to see a woman who is expecting make health, nutrition, and fitness a priority.


4 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Those nachos look insanely good! And I am so so SO excited about pumpkin beer!


5 Andrea August 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I cannot believe I am saying this because I am in LOVEEE with summer, but I am so excited for fall! Pumpkin, bonfires, leaves!! And those nachos look amazing. What all is on them?


6 KathEats August 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Beans, meat, peppers, cheese..chips!


7 Sana August 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Nachos are super yum! Those look fully loaded ;)


8 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

You look so gorgeous! And your hair… WOW! So smooth silky!

Hmm…How about Olympics in bed ;)?


9 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Whoops- smooth AND silky.


10 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 8, 2012 at 11:16 pm

And wow… Just reread this comment… I did not mean it in a naughty way! I just meant watch the Olympics in bed. Today is just not my day, I guess :-).


11 Krissy @ Make it Nakead August 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

OH! You’ll have outside baby just in time to enjoy some schlafly! Cheers to that!


12 Krissy @ Make it Nakead August 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Also, you look freakn adorable.


13 Laura B August 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

yumm can’t wait for pumpkin [beer] season! i’m partial to dogfish head punkin :) and those nachos look great!


14 Clare @ Fitting It All In August 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

OH MY GOSH! I’m FROM stl (home of schlafly) but live in Dallas and cannot find the pumpkin ale ANYWHERE> will have to have my family ship it!


15 Shelly August 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Those nachos look amazing, ha! And you are super adorable!!


16 Nicole August 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Are your friends military by chance? We lived in Hawaii 3+ yrs thanks to the military and almost moved from there to Charlotesville for a possible ROTC instructor position :) Miss the Aloha life!


17 KathEats August 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

yes, he was… did you know them?!


18 Nicole August 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Ha. Probably not. It’s been 4 yrs since we moved. I just guessed correctly because they didn’t look local (kama’ania) and therefore assumed military :)


19 Denise August 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

My twin sister also lived in Hawaii for 2 years via the military. They’ve been in Virginia now, but they’re moving to WA in less than a week.


20 Christine August 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Gah! You are so pretty in that shirt!!!


21 emily August 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I thought I was super jealous of the pumpkin ale but then I saw the hibiscus soda and realized I want that way more!


22 Leslie August 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I can see that your baby is dropping. I couldn’t see it in your earlier pictures on baby kerf but I see it in the above pic. Love the way the afternoon sun spotlights the baby bump. I’m so impressed with your energy level. You have remained active with your walking for sure. Have a relaxing night.


23 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Wow – it just somehow seems a teensy bit too early yet for pumpkin to start showing up everywhere. Where did Summer go? I tried hibiscus iced tea in Texas – that was the first and only time I’d ever seen hibiscus on a menu before. I wonder if it’s a regional thing?


24 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Kath you look gorgeous in your shades and blue shirt – just so happy and chipper and 8+ mos pregnant in the summer heat – you go girl!


25 Alison August 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Ooo I wonder what this top secret mission is! ;) Those are some intense nachos!! Yummm


26 natasha August 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Pumplin, Yay!! I am so excited for the season of pumkin flavored everything to be here. I know you aren’t a Starbucks fan but I am and their Pumpkin Spice Latte will soon arrive!! You look so pretty in that picture, the aqua is a great color on you.


27 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) August 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

You seriously look so beautiful in that picture!


28 Andrea // LetLooseLittell August 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

The sight of pumpkin ale just got me super excited for fall… just sayin’. Can’t wait to see what’s in that Great Harvest BOX!


29 Karissa August 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

What did you say were the similarities between hops and hibiscus?! I can’t think of two more dissimilar tastes.


30 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 6:47 am

I’m kidding


31 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Pumpkin Beer! I’m hoping to try to find some good pumpkin beer this year. Last time I tried it I think I had a not so good kind because it wasn’t very yummy….


32 Kelsey August 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

You look sooo great! I hope when I’m pregnant some day I’m just as cute as you are:)


33 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 9, 2012 at 12:58 am

From Hawaii?! That’s quite a distance to move, almost halfway around the world!!!


34 everhard August 9, 2012 at 3:04 am

those nachos looked yummy :)


35 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 9, 2012 at 6:06 am

You look great! :) I am so happy to see pumpkin beer coming back! I love trying new varieties of pumpkin beer.


36 Simply Life August 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

very impressive to walk so much in the heat and while you’re pregnant! and you look beautiful as well! :)


37 Shana August 9, 2012 at 6:20 am

That is absolutely my favorite pumpkin ale!!!!! But I have a no pumpkin beer until AT LEAST September rule :)


38 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) August 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

Love that blue maternity shirt! Looks great on you. Those nachos sound awesome!


39 Christa @ Edible Balance August 9, 2012 at 6:42 am

Can’t believe there’s talk of pumpkin already! Having said that, I’m super excited for it ;)


40 Molly @ RDexposed August 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

1. You look fabulous in that shade of blue.
2. I’ve renounced pumpkin beer. I just don’t like it.
3. Hanging out with another beer couple is a lot of fun!


41 Erin Motz August 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

That picture of you is gorgeous! I’ll have what you’re having! :)


42 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

It must be quite the adjustment for them…Hawaii is COLD compared to Cville now, lol!!!


43 Emma August 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

Very cryptic, you tease!


44 Katy August 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

Yey pumpkin beer!!!!!!


45 Cait's Plate August 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

Oh my gosh those nachos look unreal.


46 Courtney @ Brussel Sprouts and Beer August 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I am also SO excited about Fall beers…my favorite that I tried last year was Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale. I can’t believe it is already almost that time of year!


47 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I just want to face plant into those nachos–YUM! You look fab, btw!


48 Kerry August 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Ooh, I hope your secret announcement has something to do with brewing beer and those are hops in that box- it could easily be harvest time out where you are! CVille fresh hopped IPA?? Just in time for octoberfest if you brew now!! Beer dorks unite! :)


49 Angel7 August 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Hibiscus in a soda sounds really good! I am all about different kinds of healthy drinks! However, sometimes I have a soda just for the fizz :)


50 Heather McCann August 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

LOVE good beer! Just tried gluten-free beer (RedBridge) for the first time…and was surprisingly impressed


51 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Holy nachos! Those look and sounds insanely good :)


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