Day 2 Tuna

June 4, 2011

Welcome to Great Harvest! Today we have Cheddar Garlic, Apple Crunch, Nine Grain, Honey Whole Wheat, Dakota, and Farmhouse White!

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I iced up some coffee when I went in and then hit Staples for some office organization tools.

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Is there anything more beautiful than a jarfull of Sharpies!? I <3 pens. The cheap Staples brand ones I bought a few weeks ago were awful. They didn’t work at all! I had to upgrade the store – easier now that we have green coming in!

When I returned, Apple Crunch was hot out of the oven!! Taste tester.

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I just paused for lunch at 1:45. It’s definitely a challenge to find time to eat! I’m sure in time I’ll get more into a schedule, but I’m just so excited to keep doing stuff that it’s hard to sit down and take a break. Good energy though! I had several KERF readers come in today – so nice to meet you guys!! I especially love it when someone says “I’m a KERF reader!” because they know the lingo Winking smile 

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Curried tuna salad!

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Along with our Peach White Tea – delicious!

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I’m deciding between a quarter of Savannah Bar and our Butterscotch Scotchie cookies for a snack later on!

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Have a great weekend!

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1 The Healthy Hipster June 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Mmmm I LOVE curried tuna sammys and wraps…and with a lil peach tea on the side? Heaven! The only question is….do you like your tea sweet or no? In Canada we don’t have the option but I always wonder what you yanks like bettah ;)

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2 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I like it slightly sweet

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3 Hilary June 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Mmmm…what a delicious decision! Looks like you are having so much fun…enjoy day 2!

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4 Krissy - Shiawase Life June 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

the bakery looks so amazing. i think it will be my saturday ritual to stop in after yoga ;)

eric loved the muffin i got for his after tennis snack!

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5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I think my choice would be the savannah bar :)

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6 Jonna Green June 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Congratulations to you both on your opening!!! Sounds like everything
is going so well! Beautiful job!!!!

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7 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Day 2 sounds like it’s going great! That bread looks SO fantastic. Glad a few readers stopped by too… so fun!

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8 kris (everyday oats) June 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I wish I could try great harvest bread…It’s just a shame there are none near me. But at least I can imagine what it would taste like through your great pictures!

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9 Dee June 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I love that you’re so passionate about your business. It really encourages loyalty. :)

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10 Emily @ Savory and Savage June 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

The opening sounds like it is going really well. Congrats!

It is really great that you have some help during this time so you are not strung out on zero sleep.

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11 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

That Savannah bar looks pretty enticing! Not that you could choose wrong between those two :)

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12 Charlotte June 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Go with the Savannah bar! Those chocolate chip pumpkin muffins look UNREEEEAL! Major congrats on the opening! The store looks amazing. You guys have done a fantastic job!

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13 Sandy June 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I think the Savannah bar wins!

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14 Lauren June 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Everything looks so awesome, that sandwich is perfect! When I get back to VA I will certainly have to visit the bakery!

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15 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan June 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

If I worked there, I’d have to “taste test” all of the bread and then there would be none left for the customers. I <3 bread!! :-D

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16 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) June 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

That’s so awesome that the store is doing so well! I bet a lot of your customers will start reading your blog after they hear about it!

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17 Molly @ RDexposed June 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

The apple crunch bread sounds fab! Hope you’re energy level stays up!

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18 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

What’s in the Savannah bar?

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19 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Fruit, oats, sugar, flour

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20 Cara Craves... June 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I would like one of everything please!

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21 Bee @ Icky Bee's Piece O' Cake June 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

That tuna looks fantastic, and I am so glad you’re enjoying your time at the bakery! I love that we get to experience it with you, even if it is from afar.

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22 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Working in a bakery would be the best thing ever – I <3 me some bread!

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23 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Savannah Bar and Butterscotch Scotchie cookies both look awesome but the Savannah bar looks richer, thicker, and more decadent. That’s my choice :)

How cool that KERF readers are coming in to see you…that’s awesome, and they know the lingo too!

Have a great day and glad it’s going wonderfully!

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24 Caroline @ French Ponytail June 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

It’s true — there’s something intensely satisfying about office supplies. They always remind me of back-to-school shopping and getting all my Note Totes organized.

Your bakery looks like a lovely place to work!

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25 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place June 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I’m so glad that your store is doing well! I wish someone would open a Great Harvest in the western burbs of Chicago!

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26 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) June 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Oooh i love pens too!!

Congrats on a successful opening.

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27 Angela June 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

It is very inspiring to see you guys pursue your dreams and live a life that you enjoy and is fulfilling, despite all the challenges in opening up your own business! Congratulations on your accomplishment of opening the bakery!

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28 lynn @ the actor's diet June 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

oh my god, your life now…living in a bakery – i can’t even imagine!!!

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29 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Quick quesh — did you buy or make that tuna? And if you made it can I have the recipe? ;) unless it is already in your recipes section which I am checking right now!

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30 Angie June 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

They sell it at their bakery. So my guess is that the recipe’s off limits. We can hope, though!

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31 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Yes, the official bulk recipe is off limits, but it’s based on my Curried Tuna Salad recipe on the blog

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32 erica June 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

omg, i love sharpies. they make me happy :)

i think i’m gonna go hunt down a great harvest location near me. all these pics are making me crave…..everything!!!!

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33 Sarah June 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

yumm! I vote the scotchie! I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like :)

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34 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Scotchies! I LOVE Butterscotch cookies!! My mom makes an oatmeal one that’s amazzzing. Which is probably what your butterscotch cookies are most likely. :P

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35 Candice June 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Congratulations on the bakery! I started following you about 1 month ago and have been drooling over the breads you’ve been showing. I told my husband we had to find a Great Harvest around us somewhere because I HAD to try this cinnamon chip bread that looked like heaven. We went to the farmer’s market this morning, and lo-and-behold, there was a new stand from the local Great Harvest! Yay for Cinnamon Chip and Red, White and Blueberry bread.

Anyway, the bakery looks beautiful. Good luck to you both!!!

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36 kaila @ healthyhelper blog! June 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I really want to own my own bakery/restaurant now! It looks so fun! I would love to serve customers all day long and make FOOOD! You’re so lucky! But I do know how much hard work it took to get to where you are!

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37 Justeen @ Blissful Baking June 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

It looks like you are having so much fun at the bakery! And I’m so envious of all those delicious breads and sweets you get to enjoy all the time! After visiting my local GH yesterday for the first time, I am officially a HUGE fan of the bread. I’ve been eating my loaf of Dakota nonstop!

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38 staceyhealthylife June 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I wonder what a scotchie cookie is and what it tastes like?

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39 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Butterscotch!

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40 Lauren June 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I came in today with my friend and it was awesome!! We just tried our pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and they were AMAZING!! Can’t wait to share the loaf of bread with my family tomorrow–I’ll definitely be coming back! Also, I saw you on your porch the other day when I was walking…we live so close!

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41 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

omg on all accounts!! say hi next time :)

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42 Sarah@The Flying ONION June 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

So fun! I’m in love with your bakery. :D

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43 Kristin @ STUFT Mama June 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Everything looks sooooo great (and yummy). :) I’m so happy and excited for you! I wish I lived closer so I could come by and visit and tell you I’m a KERF reader. he he! I’ll just have to pretend throguh your blog since I’m pretty darn far away in San Diego. :)

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44 Jane June 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Day two sounds wonderful! Good job KERF and MERF!! Can’t wait to make a road trip to your lovely bakery!! I have to try one of those sandwiches!!! Yum! :)

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45 Julie June 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

CONGRATS on you success so far, Kath! It all looks great and I am glad you are having a fun time with so much going on.

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46 Amelia June 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm

That sandwich looks delicious! I had a grilled Gruyere with a farmers market heirloom tomato on High 5 for lunch. So good!

I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the Savannah Bar that I picked up from the Lowcountry GH this week. It was lacking in flavor, despite the fruit in it. My husband even asked if it was from a box. I was most certain that it was made from scratch so maybe their baker had an “off” day? Still <3 the bread!!

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47 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

oh noooo!

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48 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Apple Crunch?! That sounds incredible!!

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49 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I love the Honest Tea brand teas–just the right amount of sweetness.

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50 jean June 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I love reading about your great harvest adventure :). I LOVE Great Harvest, it is just a long drive for me to get to our closest store – about 45 min. away but I make it there! Your posts have made me go more often because just looking at the bread makes me want more!!

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51 Katherine June 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I’ve so enjoyed your posts over the last couple days. You and Matt and family must be so happy and proud. Hope to visit you guys one day!

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52 Meredith June 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

mmmmmm savannah bars :D

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53 Kat @ Cupcake Kat June 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

That looks like a delicious sandwich! I love all of your beautiful baking, I want some! The Savannah Bars look really good, what are in them?

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54 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Fruit, oats, whole wheat flour

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55 Amber Faye @ One "Faye" At A Time June 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Oh my, I love pens too! I’m glad I’m not the only one. :)

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56 Taylor June 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I don’t live in Cville so I can’t visit you guys. But I just went to the Great Harvest in Herndon, VA and I LOVED it! I love how you can smell the bread baking, watch the bakers knead it, and see it sit in the racks. I’m sure you guys are that much and more! If I ever go visit Cville, I will be sure to stop by!

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57 KathEats June 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

But you can come visit!

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58 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

All your flavours of bread sound so delicious! I love all the variety at bakeries compared to grocery stores!

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59 carla June 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Whoa, my imagination is running wild trying to figure out what is in that Savannah bar – it looks A-mazing!!!

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60 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

That curried tuna looks AMAZING!

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61 Amanda Jewell June 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

That Apple Crunch looks DELICIOUS! Please send some to San Diego, k? thanks :-)
oh and I’d totally dominate that pumpkin chocolate chip muffin!

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62 Morgan @ moments of mmm June 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Savannah Bar PLEASE!!

I tried Apple Crunch a few weeks ago and fell in love! It was like an apple orchard in my mouth. :)

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63 Meg June 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Sighhh…if only I lived closer ;)

I smell a GH roadtrip haha!

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64 Gretchen June 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Congrats on your bakery’s opening! I’ve been a longtime reader of yours, and it’s been fun to see everything that went into owning your own business! My fiancee and I are travelling to Missoula, MT next month, and I’m looking forward to checking out their Great Harvest :) If I’m ever down south, I’d love to stop in and say HI…best of success to you!

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65 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I need to try those pumpkin muffins! My favorite :)

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66 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 4, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I am officially going to Great Harvest for Cookie Friday this week! Those treats look delicious!

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67 laurie June 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Wow! I’ve been away from my computer for a couple of days and as soon as I got home, I rushed to check out KERF to see what I’ve missed! The store is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The GH stores we have here in Utah pale in comparison! Congratulations on creating your dream working environment! You guys are AWESOME!!!!

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68 Ellie@fitforthesoul June 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

oh my lawwwd that pumpkin muffin and curried tuna sound delicious. I love curry AND tuna, so now I’m officially hungry. I’d soo go if I lived there Kath! :)

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69 Meagan June 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Hmm. It’s 10 o clock at night and I want an avocado… I had guac today too! Your sandwiches always look great Kath :)

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70 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen June 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Agreed 100% on the Sharpies!! and that sandwich looks phenommm. I’d be torn too both the bar and the scotchie look amazing!!

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71 Khushboo June 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I love bread despite my bakery limited selection. If i had a GH nearby, I think
I would be a bread monster!

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72 Hannah June 5, 2011 at 3:33 am

Oooh, I wonder what a savannah bar is? Intriguing!

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73 Tamara June 5, 2011 at 3:42 am

Ever since discovering your blog, and reading about your Great Harvest adventure, I’ve been extra homesick. I live in Seoul, S. Korea with my fiancée and have ZERO access to bread like GH makes. We’re moving home in about 7 weeks, and lucky for me, there is a GH about a mile from my parents house. I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing your amazing bakery adventure!

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74 Emily June 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

Kath, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. I ran a half marathon yesterday and missed a WHOLE day’s worth of posts, I was trying to read a few last night and decided I’d save them all for this morning. Sometimes I like to get behind on your posts of the weekend and save them for Sunday morning to read with my coffee – weird I know, but true! I love hearing about the bakery, it makes me really want to do the same!

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75 Abby June 5, 2011 at 10:32 am

You have Scotchies?! Oh my goodness…lol. Do other Great Harvest locations probably have these as well?

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76 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

Honest white peach is my favorite flavor! That sandwich looks yummy but I’m not sure if I like curry. :)

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77 Misty June 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Owning a a bakery sounds wonderful! Being around all the great smells and getting to sample treats! I may be a little envious :) quick question: how old do you have to be to work in a GH store? My daughter would love to. We have one right by our house, but unfortuanately it’s not yours!

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78 KathEats June 6, 2011 at 5:20 am

It varies from store to store. We’re currently at 18 but some are 16

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