El Tigre

March 28, 2011

No sign of snow here! In fact, we have sunshine!!

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I biked over the gym and took Body Pump. Again, Chris almost killed me on the bicep track! And on chest (I was attempting 1 large and 1 medium per side) I had to stop midway through and drop weight. SO HARD! I am still still in awe that I actually like Body Pump! Don’t mess with a good thing while it’s going.

From the gym, I flew down the hill on my bike to the bakery to meet our contractor and discuss lighting. So many decisions. It also looks like lots of rain and a new roof the landlord is putting on might delay us a week :( Waaaa.

By the time I got home (a 3 mile bike ride with lots of killer hills) I was famished!

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I made an amazing KERF salad – the usual ingredients – plus a nice egg on top!

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And AB&J on Cranberry Orange on the side!

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So delicious.

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Our kitty friend’s name has evolved from Tiger to ‘The Tig’ to now, ‘El Tigre’ thanks to this funny chalkboard sign that I drew

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And here’s a little playtime for you ;)

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My day keeps getting interrupted with calls – to coffee vendors, GH, etc. In fact, I have another call in 2 minutes!!!

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1 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I love the kitty pics and the AB&J on Cranberry Orange. YUM!

Quick question for you…when I am using lightroom to make a photo collage like you referenced in your Home Neat Home post “On the PRINT tab, you can use templates to put photos together and then print as a JPG”…Once I make the collage and drop in the pics I want to use, I cannot for the life of me get it to “Save” or find a way to right click and export it. It’s like it’s just “stuck” there in the print tab and other than printing it, I can’t figure out how to save/export/or somehow move it.

I know you said “this new JPG goes to my IMPORT folder and then automatically appears in my photo box below so I can keep on working” — I can’t quite get there.

Sorry to bug you…I know you’re busy, Kath!

And probably beat from the great body pump class :)

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2 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The first line of the ‘Print Job’ section says “Print to:” and you see printer and a drop down menu to the right – JPG is the next selection.

And you’ve now used your one free customer support ticket ;)

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3 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I heart you. Thank you!!

I just tried it, worked like a charm. Would have NEVER seen that little tiny itty bitty drop down menu with the option for save as jpeg or figured that out in a million years.

Thanks for letting me cash in on my customer support ticket :)

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4 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

:) It took me a while to find it, but I knew it had to exist!

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5 Ashley March 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Too funny about that cat…always coming to play! I topped my lunch with an egg as well. Can’t go wrong!!

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6 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I heart BodyPUMP! I killed me (and my class) on the biceps and lunge tracks last week –it is oodly fun to be with the members and watch them (and me!) struggle and get stronger. Cool feeling :) I love eggs- great for after a good BodyPUMP class too! cute cat

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7 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I love that El Tigre is in a cycle on photos on the right side of the blog — he is so precious!

Your salad is beautiful — the colors so make me excited for Spring!

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8 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

That salad looks so pretty with all the colors! It makes me think spring but I’m still holding out for warmer weather!

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9 Lesley Lifting Life March 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm

There’s finally sunshine here too! Now the temperature just needs to figure out how to catch up!

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10 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) March 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Such lovely cat pics! Screw the bakery, I think you should become a pro cat photographer! I’m sure the money is amazing :P

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11 Sable@SquatLikeALady March 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I have been LOVIN’ eggs lately. Seriously — I seem to have one at every meal! haha. Hey, they’re a great source of healthy fats and protein, so I’ll ride this craving out ;-)

Your kitty is just too cute! Looks playful too :)

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12 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

That cat looks exactly like our cat Casper when he was younger. He’s a bit grayer and rougher now at 16, but still cute!

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I’m not even into cats, but those photos are adorable!! I can’t believe you got all of those shots without it (or I should say, “El Tigre”!) noticing you. LOVE the looks of that salad – it’s so colourful! :)

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14 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Awww, El Tigre is adorable!

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15 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I wish I could use my bike for commuting more, but sadly there is still snow on the ground and the roads are either icy (in the morning) or full of puddles (in the afternoon).

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16 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch March 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Grrrr, El Tigre strikes again!

My cats have been extra frisky these past few weeks, I think it’s the spring weather!

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17 Christine @ Merf In Progress March 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love cats. I honestly fear that I will someday turn into a cat lady.

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18 Christie {Nourishing Eats} March 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Aw, in those pictures, El Tigre reminds me so much of my georgy kitty! So sweet and playful!

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19 Abby March 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Love the shots of El Tigre playing with the daffodils! I can’t wait to see signs of life like that around here! :)

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20 NJMOM March 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

After my first Body Bump class I could not squat or lift anything for two days. So painful!!

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21 Hope March 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I love the pictures of El Tigre! So cute! Seeing pictures of that cat makes me want one of my own! I love the egg on the salad. So unique!

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22 Ellie@fitforthesoul March 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

*mellllllllt* awwww El Tigre is soo funny! what pretty coat tigre has..love it.

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23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I wish I had a kitty to play with, although I don’t think my bird would appreciate el tigre :)

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24 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

What a sunny and gorgeous-looking meal!

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25 Julie March 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Kath, my 7 year old son loves to look at the pictures of El Tigre! He’s one of the cutest cat’s I’ve ever seen!

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26 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Aww yay

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27 Hannah @ Healthy Whip March 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

You make me want to try Body Pump- I’ve always been too intimidated. That cat is too cute!

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28 Alaina March 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

That cat is just too adorable. And everything about this post is making me yearn even more for the spring and summer! :-)

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29 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Awww, sweet orange kitty! Makes me miss my own orange cat, Five!

You’re so active– I need to take a cue from you!

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30 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Ha, go Monday’s! I have loads of homework to do :(

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31 Dimple Snatcher March 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Love the kitty photos! Makes me think of this morning when Vex Kitty was using the litterbox and Suave Kitty went over and started poking Vex Kitty as if to say “HURRY UP MAN!!” Hahahah

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32 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

salad with an egg on top = my favorite lunch!

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33 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I’ve been craving eggs like nobody’s business lately. Maybe it’s a spring thing?!

Can you please send some of the sunshine a little further south? :)

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34 Erin @ Big Girl Feats March 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I would not think to top salad with an egg but that is genius! Such a good idea.

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35 Namaste Gurl March 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

You never fail on simpleness and presentation. :)
Good luck with GH stuff!

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36 Paula March 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Eeep! I want that adorable cat.

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37 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Awww, I love the chalk drawing of El Tigre!! So cute! He reminds me of my Gingerbread. :( Only much smaller; Gingerbread was 20 lbs!

That salad looks incredible. I want it… NOW! :P

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38 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I LOVE that you guys refer to him as El Tigre! Making me laugh out loud :)

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39 MonsteRawr March 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

My kitties, who are not allowed further out of doors than our porch, are writhing in jealousy that The Tig is allowed outside in the sunshine. Or would be if they weren’t busy fighting over a used dryer sheet.

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40 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I had an over easy egg on a spinach salad today for lunch that my husband made for me and it was so good…mostly because he cooked it for me and the runny egg was the perfect dressing. Love the pics of the kittie! I hope you survive all the calls…I hate talking on the phone!

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41 Katie @ peacebeme March 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I know you photoshop it, but your pictures are amazing! That egg looks so good. :)

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42 Kristi @ KristiAteIt March 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Never thought to put an egg on salad. Looks really good though!!

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43 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

We have sunshine too! Made for a lovely day :)

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44 anne March 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Kath! Just wanted to tell you I tried Moose Drool for the first time this weekend. It is delicious!

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45 Tina March 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Lucky you to have some nice weather come back. Hoping it travels my way very soon. I would be very happy to see this snow go away again (for good)!

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46 Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds March 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

such a vibrant lunch today kath!

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47 lynn @ the actor's diet March 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

i love the shape of that bowl – everything in my life is so round!

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48 kaila @ healthy helper! March 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I think its time you and matt got a kitty! Tiger seems to love you and maybe you could give him a little friend to play with? :) Yummy lunch BTW~!

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49 MorgzSyd March 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

AWWWWWWW! your kitty is too cute! i am snuggling with my little guy as I type this! (his name is mo after mariano rivera and he is a kitten my older guy is benson named after george benson who is like 14, both are bengals, mo has a lighter coat) I NEED THAT SALAD!!!!!! it actually looks insanely good!

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50 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass March 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

El Tigre is super cute. It’s fun you have a friend while you take your pictures outside. My 2 kitties pretty much take over my food photographing and sometimes they get a taste before I do!

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51 Baking 'n' Books March 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Awesome cat shots – perfect model! Runny eggs ROCK :)

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52 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

hehe you have certainly made a new friend in the Tig!!

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53 Morgan @ moments of mmm March 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Beautiful lunch!
I made the blended breakfast smoothie for my lunch today and it was pretty much incredible. Reminded me of eating cookie dough..how amazing!

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54 Johanna B March 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Luv, luv, luv el tigre.

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55 Kate @ Fitting into the Windy City March 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I wish your salads would magically appear in my life every day, they look unreal!

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56 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I love how you guys use chalkboards! I’m thinking I might have to invest in a few :)

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57 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

“El Tigre”, how cute. :P I take it he’s a stray that just keeps coming around? I think you may have unofficially adopted him. :)

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58 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Ahhh, LOVE El Tigre for the kitty’s name… fits it well! :)

So glad to sun came out for you. Just seeing that snow was depressing! ;)

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59 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

It’s been nice and sunny here, too! Just wish the temps were a bit higher..

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60 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) March 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

KATH, I’VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO UVA! :D

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61 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

OMG – CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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62 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

(are you coming for sure?)

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63 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) March 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I just got my letter today, so I signed up for “A Day on the Lawn” on April 8th! I am beyond excited, but I’m not 100% decided. I’m so, so, so happy. :D Charlottesville is clearly a fantastic place to live.

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64 Laura (Starloz) March 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

i ‘ve only just begun to love fried eggs & oh boy the thought of one on a salad, it sounds delicious!

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65 Hannah March 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Yesterday’s snow to all this sunshine?! Crazy but good!

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66 Hilary March 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

That salad is so colourful and beautiful! And so jealous of your lack of snow!

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67 Stephanie @cookinfanatic March 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

El Tigre’s twin must live in our neighborhood because I find him rolling around on our sidewalk all.the.time.!!! :)

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68 Cara Craves... March 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I love that cat, he is so precious!

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69 Cindy March 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I love how you’ve sort of adopted the kitty :)

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70 staceyhealthylife March 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

So cute. I love the little kitty playing with the daffodil.

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71 rebecca lustig March 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

ooooh, the life of a cat….

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72 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

That cat is certainly taken with you!

A beautiful lunch – I am so glad you didn’t get anymore snow!

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73 j March 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I luv seeing El Tigre play with the daffodil! My old kitty is 17 so he doesn’t play too much anymore :(. He’s still a sweety, though! Yummy eats as usual..

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74 Jess (Sweet Potato) March 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Aw! El Tigre is so cute playing in the sun!

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75 Erica Caterina March 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

such cute pics of the kitty!!!! I love the one where he is playing with the flower <3

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76 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

It’s so cute how El Tigre is always playing around your house! Do you know if he/she has owners in the neighbourhood??

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77 Lauren @chigallauren March 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

These pictures of Tiger are so precious!! Such a sweet little thing!

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78 Khushboo March 29, 2011 at 2:07 am

That egg beats any dressing I’ve seen yet! It looks SO good. Right that’s decided then, eggs for dinner :)

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79 Charise March 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

A fried egg takes anything you put it on to the next level ;). That salad looks great!

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80 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Hehe, “El Tigre” is SO CUTE!!! :D

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