Covered In Soil

February 10, 2012

I worked and worked on BERF today, editing and formatting posts. I’m SO excited to share our story with you all!!!


Afternoon snack of pear + cookie butter.

Matt and I had a date planned tonight – dinner, a piano performance and some theater. Since Holly and I went to Eppie’s on Tuesday, I haven’t stopped thinking about the vegetarian plate of Southern comfort foods! HAD to go back! Plus Eppie’s makes a fantastic quick and inexpensive dinner option.

Check out all of our eats!


The mac and cheese was by far my favorite food on the platter : )


Followed by the sweet potato, which I sprinkled with brown sugar, and the cornbread behind it


I DID manage to eat the collard greens, but only because they were very well cooked. Had they been steamed like we usually make them, I would not have taken a bite. Black beans were good!


I couldn’t quite finish this all, but considering how much was on my plate, most of it was gone.


Our next stop was a visit to Fellini’s where our neighbor, who is 5 years old (!), was playing a set on the piano while date nights and social gatherings listened on in enjoyment.


A. played three ORIGINAL songs – including those titled “Never Race A Cat,” “The Year Of The Dragon” and “Eric’s Bad Day.” She also played duets of “Happy Birthday” and Beethoven and ended with some jazz. She sings too! [A. is the daughter of the neighbors who threw the dance party last weekend :) ]

After the performance, we walked across downtown to the IX project for The Unearthing.


The show was set in a big warehouse space decorated with crazy art installations in every nook and cranny. It was a series of short scenes set throughout parts of the space, and goddess-like dancing women led the audience from one place to another for a different perspective and different scene.

The show was a combination of equal parts:

Fun house


Haunted House

Comedy show

Art installation

Dance performance

Theatrical play

It was quite unique!

I wasn’t allowed to take photographs, but you can see a videos about it here.


I’d say our mile-long walk home in the cold rain was an appropriate ending to the show :)

We were unearthed.

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1 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I can’t wait to read BERF! So exciting. 😀

I love, love, love side dishes. Everything in your dinner looks scrumptious.


2 [email protected] February 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

It’s so strange to read about your newfound dislike for veggies! Crazy how a little BERF can change your taste buds…temporarily. Can’t wait to read BERF posts!


3 Jen February 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

“Unearthed” :)

Hmm…I get the feeling BERF is going to be more than just a fun blog considering all the work you are putting into it – it sounds like a full-time job!


4 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl February 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Haha. Like the ending sentence in tie with the pic above. LOL.

Can’t wait to see BERF. And I love it when children get to show off their talents. That is way cool. Despite the rain, sounds like a pleasant evening. :)


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I can’t wait for BERF! Ahh!! :)


6 Em (WIne and Butter) February 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

It looks like little BERF will have quite the impressive older role model in that neighbour of yours!!!


7 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

Wow, I am so impressed that a 5 year old is not only performing, but has original songs! That’s amazing! I wish I had musical talent like that. Sounds like you guys had a great evening :)


8 jcangirl February 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

Oh man that southern food looks tooooo good! Kath congrats on your bundle! You are so inspiring, thanks to you, in my short time reading your blog, you’ve managed to automate my breakfasts! I hated the texture of cooked oatmeal, so ONO was a welcome addition, not sure how long that fragile bone will last, so I have a question for you.

I’d like to dig thru your archives and get similarly inspired by your weightloss journey. In reading, it seems you did go thru that period and now you are diligently maintaining (God bless you! all the body pumps and walks and runs are amazing, esp considering you’re doing it w/ nausea lurking in the wings :))

Anyhow the question is- can you tell me what period of time the weightloss was so I can visit those archives. Thanks so much for being an inspiration!


9 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

I was done with the bulk of my losing when I started KERF. In fact, my weight has only gone up since then :) But my posts from 2008 are just after and I was still counting calories and getting used to maintenance, so there’s a lot more weight talk in those posts.


10 Khushboo February 11, 2012 at 12:23 am

That food looks so good…I need to have proper southern food, I don’t think I ever have!


11 Dom February 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

Are you going to have a virtual baby shower as well so your blog friends can attend? You could register on Amazon and maybe etsy too? Dinner looks delicious. When was the last time you made a green smoothie? Have not seen those in a bit but have been busy so may have missed it.


12 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

I don’t think it would be proper for me to host something like that :)


13 Dani February 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

I too was a veggie lover who survived the first trimester of pregnancy on nothing but homemade mac and cheese and toast. Soon followed by intense cravings for guacamole and orange juice-both hard things to get in China where we live. Can’t wait to see BERF!! Thank you so much for this blog too though. My hubs and I visit Charlottesville regularly when in the States and looking at your pictures makes us miss all of our favorite Charlottesville restaurants a little less!


14 lindsay February 11, 2012 at 1:05 am

that performance sounds interesting! As does that delish food!! I am intrigued about BERF..what is it? Guess ill scroll backwards on ur posts to answer the riddle for myself!;)


15 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

New baby blog!


16 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

[Yet to be debuted]


17 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

A mile long cold rainy walk home does not sound’re a trooper!

The sweet potato with brown sugar sounds much more fun :)


18 Kelsey February 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

God I want your dinner! MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm southern food!!!!!! Hi little small tiny baby!


19 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

Baby wants to ride on Penny like a horse! And wear little booties.


20 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

What a fun night! That veggie platter looks amazing, especially since it included a sweet potato rather than a regular white potato (which I detest! haha) ….


21 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 11, 2012 at 5:46 am

What a very talented little lady you have as a neighbor! That’s awesome!


22 Mom February 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

So cool about your neighbor! And Unearthed. And BERF. I’m glad that’s the name of the blog though and not the actually baby…


23 Karen February 11, 2012 at 9:37 am

Barb, I think they’re thinking about naming a baby girl after your cat! Guess I’ll have to buy her tuna every Christmas.


24 Mom February 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

Lillian would be honored. HOWEVER, I think Karen Barbara or Barbara Karen would make a great choice too!

Lil is getting your tuna tomorrow. It is the seventh anniversary of her adoption. Her dad is going to pick it up soon!


25 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious February 11, 2012 at 6:27 am

Your date nights are so cute. With our bakery business, we are limited to mostly TV dates. I am so looking forward to BERF. New projects are so exciting.

Have a great weekend.


26 Simply Life February 11, 2012 at 6:59 am

Can’t wait to see the new site!!!! Wow, she is one talented girl!!!!


27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

Oh gosh, that food looks so southern and so delicious!!! And I can’t wait to see BERF! I’m sure it will be great!


28 Aubrey February 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

Check out the little boy in the corner watching in awe of the girl playing the piano. Great shot Kath!


29 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

A’s brother :)


30 [email protected] Flying ONION February 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

Everything about your meal looks fabulous! I wish there were restaurants like that around here (maybe someday! Or maybe, I just need to move! 😉 )

Excited about BERF! 😀


31 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

looks like a great night! Those collard greens look fab :)


32 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

I feel silly for asking this, but what is cookie butter?


33 KathEats February 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

Don’t feel silly! It’s a Trader Joe’s product – a peanut butter-like spread made with gingersnap-like cookies. Knock off of Biscoff


34 Catalina @ Cake with Love February 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

Very excited about BERF! Please let me know what brand is that cookie butter since it looks fantastic!?


35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

Your dinner looks really tasty, especiallyt the mac&cheese, sweete potato and black beans. Yum!


36 Megan February 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

MMM that mac and cheese looks so yummy!!!!!


37 Angel7 February 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Looking forward to the unveiling of BERF :)


38 robin February 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

collard greens and a sweet potato, my kind of food, cant wait until my food shopping day to pick some up.


39 Jolene ( February 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

I think you are going to have the most readers ever on a blogs opening day! Craziness!


40 Joss February 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

mmm that mac n cheese looks so yummy! That is so cute about your little neighbor – so talented 😀 I can’t wait to read berf!


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