Different Strokes For Different Folks

June 23, 2012

It’s hot out. I’ve done a lot of walking in the sun lately.

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So I decided I needed to get my butt to the pool this morning! I’m trying to swim once a week, but if you read this post, you’d know that I struggle to find the motivation to pack up all my gear and actually go to the pool. Luckily my gym is right by the City Market and so it made for a convenient stop by on the way there and back – and just enough time to get super sweaty and ready for the cold water!

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My swim was good. As a compromise/reward for going, I decided I only have to do 26 minutes of laps instead of a longer 45 minutes. You’d think once I was there I should put in more time, but it’s part of the deal. I actually swam for 28 minutes straight today and mixed up my strokes. Not surprisingly, doing different strokes made the time go by so much faster.

ALSO – I HAD THE POOL TO MYSELF!! I absolutely hate sharing lanes and when I arrived there was not a soul in there other than the lifeguard. I might have to make this Saturday morning swim thing a (10-weeks-to-go) habit.

I showered there and went back to the market to say hello to Matt and pick up our weekly produce. I took him a No Bull Burger for lunch!

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And picked up all of this great loot – love summer veg! And it was so great not to have to think about greens because we have them already growing here. Hopefully sooner rather than later we will also have okra and tomatoes!


Hardest workout of the day: walking home with all that on my arm, in the sun, PLUS beef, chicken and No Bulls on my back!

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I snacked on a few samples at the market and then had lunch at 12:30.




Gobbled down a goblet of blackberries – huge and plump!


And ate some millet salad – topped with greek yogurt and almonds! Greek on greek Winking smile


It was nice to have a chilled lunch waiting


Water with lemonade


Somehow I am wiped out from my morning and am resisting a nap. Although that is on my baby to-do list…..so perhaps it is necessary…


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1 Annette @FitnessPerks June 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Ahhh yes. SO hot outside! Good for you for getting in a swim-I hope to go for one in a bit –outside! Wahoo. ENJOY those berries :)


2 Molly @ RDexposed June 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Our GH isn’t at our city market therefore I just got back from an individual trip to GH. No other bread shall due now.


3 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

:) Agreed.


4 Amy June 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm



5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Oh, I bet that salad tasted even better today! Berries look awesome!


6 Cait's Plate June 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Haha – I used to walk to the grocery store all the time when I lived in the city and it’s so true what a workout lugging all the stuff back home is. People wouldn’t believe me when I’d say how tiring it was!

I say give into that nap…sometimes it ends up being more productive :)


7 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

That salad really does look good! Nothing makes me happier than picking up fresh produce in the market, love a bit of wandering and picking up the new treats on offer! Well done on the swim! :)


8 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I shouldn’t be allowed to buy blackberries anymore. I eat wayyyyyy too many of them! (And raspberries!)

I love the GH stand! It looks awesome =]


9 Sandy June 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Love the farmers market day here. Perfect food – peaches, blackberries, corn, green beans, brocoli, and cucumbers. And a couple of cinnamon twists and a mini loaf of blueberry raspberry yogurt bread with a lemon glaze. What a wonderful haul.


10 Jen June 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

That bread sounds incredible!


11 Laura @ She Eats Well June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Those berries look amazing!!! And what a fun glass. Happy Saturday!


12 Jen June 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Swimming sounds refreshing. Outdoor pool?

Do you plan to give KERF a break and focus on BERF when the wee one is born? :)


13 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

gorgeous blackberries and farmers market finds…and having the pool to yourself…ahh, God’s Gift to a pregnant lady in the summer :)


14 Julie June 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

New border of pictures at times makes things difficult to read. :)


15 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I don’t understand..


16 Becky June 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I have the same problem when I read on my mobile. The mobile webpage loads with a boarder of photos running down both sides. You might want to check it out from an iPhone.


17 Jessica June 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Gotta ditto. I cant even read the text from my iphone, there are pictures in the way.


18 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

Iphones need to clear browser cache to fix this


19 Amy in TO June 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Gorgeous wine glass!


20 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I agree that it’s hard to go swimming. I keep thinking that I will, but I need to buy goggles, and I hate being wet afterwards (my gym is way too gross to shower in…) and sharing lanes gives me anxiety! Ahhh all too much. haha


21 Khushboo June 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Well done for getting in the swim!!


22 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I’m so excited for my tomatoes too. There’s nothing like a freshly picked tomato from the garden! They’re so tasty that I just like to eat them plain with a bit of salt. 😀


23 Lee June 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Don’t resist the nap; naps are one of the best things about weekends!


24 Jojo June 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

nice loot from the market 😉 and your lunch looks delicious. i’m kinda jealous.


25 Emily Butler June 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I usually don’t nap, it’s the only time I get kid-free to do things in the peace and quiet, but when I’m pregnant I ALWAYS NAP. I don’t think I could make it through the day without one! I really need to get to the farmers market next week, we have a decent one but it’s quite a drive so it makes it harder to get there, boo…wish the closer one wasn’t so crappy! Makes me want to move to a larger town!


26 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Haha – I love how you worded that :)


27 Joy June 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Wow I don’t know how you find to blog everyday and post picture of everything you eat???!! You are my hero! You also make everything look so pretty to eat :)


28 Joy June 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

oops I meant to say how do you find the time :)


29 Elisabeth June 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I love raspberries (my fav fruit, along with nectarines), but I just can’t eat blackberries… I’ve tried many times, but they’re just too firm. Too bad because they always look delicious!


30 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

These were so juicy they were almost mushy! Try some freshly picked ones sometime? The bigger the better. But I do know what you mean about being firm – and sour – if they’re underripe


31 Karen June 24, 2012 at 7:02 am

So true re. those delicate blackberries…amazing when just picked and perfectly ripe, but more often than not if you pick them up at the grocery store, the taste and texture is just a bit ‘off” and they are just plain icky!

I LOVE that close-up shot of those glorious berries in the wine glass…now,those are some beauties! Nothing signals the sweet spot of summer like blackberries.

(I can’t wait to dig into my own stash from yesterday’s haul; ate too many peaches, and have fruit overload stomach ache this morning as a result!)


32 Angel7 June 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I do not think that I have ever had okra before. I will have to try it sometime.



33 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 24, 2012 at 2:03 am

Millet salad with yogurt looks delicious! YUM. The blackberries are so pretty in that goblet.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


34 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 24, 2012 at 6:58 am

I love going to farm markets! Everything so fresh…those blackberries…yum… Do you make your own lemonade or buy it prepared or from a mix? Just curious. It always looks so refreshing!


35 KathEats June 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

I buy it.. Strawberry lemonade!


36 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Love the rainbow of farmers’ market goodies! Tasting the rainbows, without skittles even involved :)


37 Lindsay June 25, 2012 at 6:53 am

I feel you! Seoul has been FRYING us over here in S. Korea, we are actually counting down to monsoon season so that it’ll at least wet us down a bit and cool us off, perhaps??! But I also loved your berries in the wine glass, your plethora of fresh fruits and veggies, and that adorable baby BUMP! Have a great week!


38 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Jealous of your market loot! I love your berries in a wine glass!


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