Clusters Rule

June 1, 2011

Welcome, June.

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One of my favorite months!!! Simple. Warm. Festive.

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I did not sleep well last night at all – I tossed and turned. I think really I was just too excited to get up and eat Lynda’s Granola.

Pablo and Lynda shared the recipe for the most delicious and addicting granola ever with us. Because we don’t have a Lynda at our store, we’re 99% sure we’re going to call it Cville Cluster! Because it’s all about the clusters..

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I piled a bunch on top of a cup of greek yogurt and a banana and topped it off with a dollop of Smucker’s Natural.

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I promise there is yogurt underneath!

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It’s an early start for me – headed in to the bakery on my bike. Hope I make it!

It might be dark by the time I get back home! But I’ll see you at lunch.

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing June 1, 2011 at 6:38 am

Have a good day at the bakery! I do love June – the perfect summer month.

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2 Katie @ cooklaughmove June 1, 2011 at 6:39 am

YUM! Looks good to me!

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3 Baking N Books June 1, 2011 at 6:39 am

Now – can you share Lynda’s recipe with us?! :) (for some reason my comments aren’t showing – is there a problem with them?).

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4 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 1, 2011 at 6:40 am

I agree– in fact, I think June might be my *very favorite* month!! :-)

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5 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 1, 2011 at 6:45 am

Those clusters do look DELICIOUS!

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6 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

Oh that granola looks delish. Enjoy your day!

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7 Marina June 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

Clusters are my favorites, I always search for them in my granola bags :D
Have a good productive day!

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8 Molly @ RDexposed June 1, 2011 at 6:53 am

Simple is such a good descriptor for June! I love how there are no holidays, no weddings (this year), cookouts, and sunshine. Perfect.

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9 Kate June 1, 2011 at 6:57 am

Why haven’t you tried the incredible sweet potato butter or dulce de leche from feast yet?

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10 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 7:21 am

Because I didn’t know about them yet!?

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11 Nicole June 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

I had the same exact breakfast, sub blueberries for the bananas. Granola clusters are the best- our bag from the Farmers Market has all huge chunks in it… its like eating cookies.

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12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

I love granola clusters too – especially the Nature’s Path Ancient Grains granola ones! June is one of my favourite months as well. Even thought it’s hoooooooottttt, I’m not complaining because it seems like it took spring/summer forever to get here!

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13 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 7:24 am

LOVE Ancient Grains but have no Costco!

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14 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats June 1, 2011 at 7:01 am

omg I started drooling before I even read what it was that was piled inside your bowl – LOVE crunchy clusters! Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal has the BEST, massive clusters. Happy June!

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15 Krystina (Organically Me) June 1, 2011 at 7:01 am

Clusters are my FAVORITE part of granola.

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16 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 1, 2011 at 7:05 am

That granola looks amazing! Have a great day!

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17 Caitlin June 1, 2011 at 7:09 am

1.) I LOVE June!
2.) Your bkfst looks phenomonal…as it always does :)
Have a wonderful start to June!

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18 Marisa @ Loser for Life June 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

Mmmm…clusters are the best part of granola!

Have a great day at the bakery, Kath!

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19 Stephanie @ StephSnacks June 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

Mmmm you can never go wrong with granola clusters!

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20 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen June 1, 2011 at 7:12 am

I LOVE granola was big chunks (clusters is a way better word haha) – it’s one of the factors of whether or not I’ll get that granola aaagain.

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21 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 1, 2011 at 7:14 am

Wow so awesome of Lynda to share her recipe with you :) I can’t wait to drop by and grab a bag of the granola you’re always raving about!

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22 Katie June 1, 2011 at 7:21 am

Are you sure you can’t share the recipe? My kids and I have almost polished off our last 3 batches of granola. They love making (and eating) it! Also, 4 1/2 year old son needs the address of your Great Harvest so he “knows how to find it”. My kids are ready to pack up and come visit but it’s a long drive from Nebraska. Meanwhile, we make frequent trips to our local GH (DD wanted to know if they were open Memorial Day). Enjoy your day at the bakery. Everything looks wonderful, a result of all of your hard work. Thanks for brightening up my mornings with your posts.

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23 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Sorry, I can’t!

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24 Mary Frances June 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I guess that is why when I was trying to click on the blue highlighted name of ‘Cville Cluster’ it did not take me to the Recipage link with the recipe–thought something was wrong with my computer. Guess I’m not the only one who was hoping to get the recipe…hope it is a big seller for you! How exciting in your final countdown and being able to share it with family, friends, your wonderful staff and Great Harvest mentors. Have fun…and try to sleep so you can be 100%. LOL

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25 Allison (Have it Your Weigh) June 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

Happy June! After reading so much about how good Lynda’s granola is I’m dying to try some! So excited that you’ll be selling it at your store.

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26 Karen June 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

Ahhh..I spy my all time favorite blue buddha bowl!

Safe riding, Kath!

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27 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

June IS the perfect summer month, totally agree! Have a good day!

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28 Hope June 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

Yum! Your breakfast look delicious! I love the June placemat! Have a great time at the bakery today! Good luck with everything! :)

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29 Dee June 1, 2011 at 7:38 am

I am so excited for you guys! And I totally cannot wait to come visit and finally taste all the foods you’ve been raving about! ;)

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30 Marissa June 1, 2011 at 7:43 am

Wow, thanks for reminding me that today’s the first day of June! I completely forgot. Hah, isn’t it ironic that the first *real* day of summer is the first time I eat hot oats in forever? That granola looks delicious, though–I made my own super clumpy granola for the first time this weekened! SO GOOD.

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31 Khushboo June 1, 2011 at 7:48 am

Sometimes breakfasts with minimal ingredients are as ( or more) satisfying than those which are totally pimped out! Pb+granola+banana+yogurt–> all my favorite foods in one bowl!

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32 Amy June 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

I feel like the only person in creation who DOESN’T like granola clusters. I like my granola loose!

Super excited that it’s June, too. Good luck with your last few days!!

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33 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

Granola is all about the big clusters — those are the best!

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34 Sarah@The Flying ONION June 1, 2011 at 8:07 am

The big clusters are what granola is all about. This looks wonderful! :D

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35 jenna June 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

will you be selling that granola @ the bakery? it looks amazing! i love clusters!

have a great wed.

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36 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Yup!

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37 Cait's Plate June 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’m totally with you on the clusters. They definitely do rule. Whenever I get a new box of Kashi Go Lean Crunch the first thing I do is comb through the box and pull out the big clusters to pop in my mouth :)

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38 Anastasia June 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love June too! I just love summer to be honest. I can’t get enough of the warm weather.

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39 JenATX June 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

i dislike when granola comes with no clusters :( where’s the crunch! cheers to clusters

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40 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free June 1, 2011 at 8:23 am

Clusters are so much better than crumbly granola! Happy june!

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41 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

oh my that does look lovely! You’re so right that it’s all about the clusters! :)

Good luck today! :)

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42 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

How did June get here already? Beautiful breakfast bowl!

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43 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 1, 2011 at 8:38 am

I can’t believe it’s already June!! Time’s flying! AND that you’re so close to opening your bakery doors!!

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44 full body suit June 1, 2011 at 8:38 am

Oh that granola looks delish. Enjoy your day!

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45 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

I’m super impressed you even have a June-themed linen! Nicely done. :)

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46 Johanna B June 1, 2011 at 8:48 am

Welcome June. I love that you hung your grandmother’s artwork in the bakery.

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47 Lindsay June 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

That breakfast looks amazing! All of yours always do! :)

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48 Paige(Running Around Normal) June 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

I didn’t sleep well last night either. Huge bummer!
That granola sounds delicious:)
Always nice to have house guests. Have fun!

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49 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

Clusters are the best!

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50 Katherine: Unemployed June 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

true story

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51 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

I love big chunky clusters of granola! I made my own granola a few times and it turned out quite well :)

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52 staceyhealthylife June 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

Best of luck in your day. That granola sounds yummy, gotta love clusters!!!

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53 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

June IS my fave month. It’s summertime and it’ smy bday month!

Big clusters are the best. Why eat pulverized particles when you can have big clusters :)

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54 Kate June 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

You need to eat at these two places…. both incredible and all local food
http://doctorhoshumblepie.com/
http://www.greenwoodgourmet.com/
Get the egg salad and bacon sandwich

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55 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I’ve heard of Greenwood, but not Doctor Hos!

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56 lynn @ the actor's diet June 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

holy crap it’s june?!? i have to change my contacts!

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57 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey June 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

(This made me laugh out loud! Love it!!). :)

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58 Emily @ Savory and Savage June 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

That granola looks delicious. I am glad you are going to carry it in the bakery :-)

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59 Krissie J June 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

It ‘s almost lunch time and those clusters are making me hungry! I love your June napkin, where did you get it and is there one for every month?

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60 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Yes, every month. It was a gift for my mom

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61 Natalia - a side of simple June 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

Love the name of the granola :) AND the way the bananas are trying to get in on that cluster action!

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62 Sarah June 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

Agreed! I love clusters. Your granola looks absolutely fabulous!

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63 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

Like actually. The clusters are kiiind of the best part. Slash I will come allll the way to your great harvest JUST to taste some of that granola. It’s okay that we can’t see the yog. No shame ;)

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64 Laura @ prettylittlewords June 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

That looks heavenly!!!!

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65 Abby June 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

Clustery granola is the only way to go! :) Have a good day Kath!

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66 Hilary June 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

Mmmm…those clusters look AMAZING indeed…sure to be a top-seller!

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67 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) June 1, 2011 at 10:49 am

Wow that looks delicious! Those clusters look amazing :)

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68 Joanne June 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

The addition of the banana and Natural Spread really makes the dish look great. Nice work.

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69 Jen June 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

Clusters make the world go round!!!
So exciting to see that GH is opening soon for you guys!!!! Hope opening day is perfect :)

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70 kris (everyday oats) June 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

clusters DO rule and that’s a heck of a good lookin breakfast! I’m totally one to get excited about breakfast and want to fall asleep sooner so it’ll be morning before I know it :)

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71 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

June is one of my favorite months too!!

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72 Kristin @ STUFT Mama June 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

Yay for June! Okay, I always think I’m cool and eating a yummy cute breakfast until I see yours. How can you make something sl simple look so fabulous???? Good luck with everything today!

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73 Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

Happy June! That looks like the perfect meal to start a great month :)

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74 Michelle June 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

I’ve been rocking the yogurt/granola thing lately for lunch lately. You’re my inspiration!

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75 Isabel June 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hi Kath, what type of bike do you have? And where did you get it? I’ve been looking for a commuter bike. Thanks!

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76 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Trek 7.2 from a local bike store. Love it!

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77 Kate June 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Also, Spring Valley has cherry picking right now

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78 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

mmm I love clusters in granola. YUMM

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79 Angel7 June 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I like June, too! Being that we live in a state that is deprived of sun for most of the year–our winter months are so long–it is so nice to get some Vitamin D and endorphins :) from it during the summer months!

I like the name “Cville Cluster.”

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80 Rachel June 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Is the granola gluten-free? And will you have any other gluten-free treats? :) I’m always looking for gluten-free options at new places. I think I’m coming to C’ville this weekend, I definitely want to try and come by to see the grand opening! So happy for you guys!

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81 KathEats June 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

It’s not gluten-free because we use oats. We also are a wheat-based bakery, so it’s extremely difficult for us to do gluten-free recipes. I’m sorry, but I hope you’ll still stop in!

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82 Hannah June 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

That looks amazing! I love dense thick mixes :)

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83 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Darn, I wish you could share the recipe on your blog! I guess I’ll just have to come to Cville to try it. ;)

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