August 26, 2011


Good evening. Hopefully not the last for a few days with this storm ready to pounce.

I got a lot done at the bakery today, including a nice yogurty snack topped with Groovy Granola! I’m a Cville Cluster girl, but Groovy is great too. Nicely sticky-crunchy-chewy.


I biked home (when did it get so hot!?) and too a refreshing shower before sitting with Karen on the porch to sip a cocktail.

I bought this new flavor of kombucha at Cville Market. It was quite too – very refreshing – but not as vinegary as Synergy brand (I kinda like that part!). This was slightly less expensive and less fizzy.


Tonight’s dinner was sponsored by Karen, who brought over barbecued [loganic] chicken in a big pot along with asparagus and a tomato salad. Thanks Karen!



Karen said she would post the recipe for the chicken in the comments later tonight or tomorrow. Our buns were the new Virginia Buns – SO soft!!!!!!! Thank the potato.


Ter-maters are so sweet these days! Mixed with olive oil and taleggio cheese!


Roasted with garlic..



Thankful there won’t be too much rain tomorrow because we’re slicing bread for a race first thing in the morning!

Goodnight, sleep tight

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1 [email protected] August 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I’ve wanted to try that brand of booch, but not sure I wanna drop $$ on something I might not love. I do love the vinegary-ness and fizziness, so I think I’ll stick to GTs.


2 Lara @ TresLaLa August 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Don’t let the bedbugs bite!


3 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

That brand isn’t raw, that’s why it’s cheaper :) Dinner looks delish!


4 Ann @ Day by Day August 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

That asparagus looks perfectly done!! I love it tender like that. I’m usually just so impatient that I want to eat it before it gets to that point!


5 katie @KatieDid August 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Wo that looks like a delicious dinner. Your meals always look good, but this looks especially tasty- with the roasted garlic and cheese additions!


6 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Dinner looked delish! love summer fresh tomatoes :)

How is Karen doing by the way?


7 KathEats August 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

She’s good! Thanks for asking!


8 Shayla @ The Good Life August 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm

That dinner looks delish! And I love your “goodnight, sleep tight” ending…when I was little my dad and I would always say that to each other when he tucked me into bed :)


9 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

That’s the only brand of booch I’ve ever tried. Glad to hear a comparison to others. I think I’ll just keep buying Wonder.


10 Hillary August 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I just described cherry tomatoes as “sweet as candy” to someone. I can’t stop popping them!


11 The healthy hipster August 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Sigh…in these dog days of summer let’s enjoy the tomatoes and asparagus while they last.


12 The Purple Carrot August 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I’ve been LOVING tomatoes lately too, they’re perfect! I actually think I prefer that brand of ‘bucha, the flavor is just a little more appealing to me. Perhaps the price subconsciously makes a difference too 😉


13 Namaste Gurl August 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

It blows me away HOW sweet Karen is– You guys are so lucky to have her! :)


14 Allyson August 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm

How are you guys not getting rain and affected by Irene? We live outside Philly, not on water line, and the weather men have been going nutso. Me and hubby were in OC for vaca and had to evacuate this morning.


15 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

That sandwich looks so good! It makes me want some barbeque!


16 Susan Mc August 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That dinner looks amazing… and I’m so behind, but congrats on the house, awesome news!


17 lynn @ the actor's diet August 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

those buns look bangin!


18 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama August 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I want that salad! Karen is so sweet to bring over dinner. Have a great weekend!


19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

What a puffy bun. Cute!

And Ive never seen that brand of ‘booch but being that I make my own, I also don’t really pay attention to too many of the commercially-sold kinds..there seem to be so many popping up! Good info and review though, thank you :)

Good luck w/ the race event tomorrow morning. Hope it’s not raining on you guys!


20 KathEats August 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

omg…just realized where the name ‘booch’ comes from. wow.


21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

kom BOOCH a



22 KathEats August 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm



23 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) August 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Yum! I hope you guys are safe when the weather hits! Is your favorite part about owing your own bakery bringing home all the bread?? You seem to incorporate it into one (or more) of your meals every day… do you ever get sick of it? :)


24 KathEats August 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Not sick of it yet!! A little sick of some kinds, but not in general


25 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm

chicken in a bun sounds fun! <—uhh totally just rhymed.

Have fun tomorrow at the race!


26 Angel7 August 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I like Kombucha very vinegary and fizzy–carbonation is great!



27 Chadsworth August 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

It was very nice meeting you today! The bread was exceptional as always! I was on my way back to Philadelphia and took a rather long detour just to stop over in C’ville to grab some. On the way out stopped at wholefoods and is now a J Crew Warehouse. Eventually found the new store but had no idea it had moved!


28 KathEats August 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Chad! so sorry we didn’t get to chat more! Thanks so much for stopping in…hope it was delicious!


29 Chadsworth August 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

Couldn’t have been better! You both did an incredible job bringing the place to life!


30 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Wow, what an amazing dinner! Potato is such a great addition to breads. I use it in my rolls and and in loaf bread! Stay safe Kath!


31 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

That sandwich looks perfect!!!


32 Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Oooh, those buns do look rather fluffy. I love potato buns – they are definitely the fluffiest! 😛


33 kaila @ healthy helper! August 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I’ve never had potato bread!! It looks delish though. And pulled chicken is SOOOO yummy! I love it!


34 Cait's Plate August 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Those buns look like the most perfect things ever. Potato bread really is just so wonderful. Soft, doughy and fluffy.

And I love the idea of the bbq pulled chicken. That Karen is a keeper :)


35 Sweet and Savvy August 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Good luck at the race! :) Have a great time!


36 Shannon @ My Place In The Race August 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Dinner just looks amazing! Yum, yum! I could probably clean out the entire tomato salad myself 😛


37 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures August 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I could pop those little tomatoes like candy!

I have been wanting kombucha all day long. I will have to go get some tomorrow!


38 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I just got home from football and decided to sip on a cocktail, not quite as good as yours. Less healthy, oops. Great tasting just the same! 😉


39 Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl August 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Good luck at tomorrow’s race, your dinner looks wonderful….can Karen come to my house?


40 Hannah August 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I’ve still never seen kombucha in Australia. Hopefully one day!


41 Margo @ peanut butter trees August 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Looks awesome! Love that bun.


42 Army Amy* August 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Those tomatoes look so fresh and yummy! What a great summer meal!*


43 Khushboo August 26, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Love roasted garlic, fortunately it doesn’t seem to give that funky of an aftertaste!


44 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 26, 2011 at 11:53 pm

karen is seriously the best mother in law. Her meals always look great!


45 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) August 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

I completely agree!


46 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 27, 2011 at 5:02 am

Karen’s dinners always look so great – you should give her a page of her own on KERF :)


47 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 27, 2011 at 6:32 am

Yum! Karens dinner looks fab, she’s pretty sweet :)


48 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

That dinner looks incredible… especially those buns! Love all the colors on the place too!


49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

What a fantastic dinner! I’ve been loving local tomatoes lately – especially the little yellow/orange cherry tomatoes. They’re so sweet!


50 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

That tomato salad looks rockin’!! Sad to think tomato season is almost over.


51 KathEats August 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

Karen’s Recipe!!

Chicken BBQ

2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup water
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
shredded cabbage (around two cups)

Bring chicken in 1 cup water to boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes, till done.
When cooled, chop into small bite-sized pieces and put back in pot with the water which has turned into a good broth!
Add remaining ingredients, except the cabbage.
Bring to boil, then simmer for 45 minutes. (Be careful not to let all the liquid cook out.)
At last minute, add the cabbage.
Serve on buns.


52 Mary Frances August 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thank you…looks yummy and easy. Karen, glad to hear you are doing well.


53 Caroline Calcote September 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

What is “loganic” chicken? I’ve seen you mention that word a few times and I Googled it and apparently Google doesn’t even know what it means! LOL


54 KathEats September 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Just me being too lazy to keep typing “local and organic” :)


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