Girls’ Day Out

June 20, 2008

Mom, Larbs and I went to the brand new Weaver Street Market in downtown Hillsborough for lunch. It just opened yesterday and is like a mini Whole Foods or EarthFare. I pointed out all my favorites to my mom: Fage, Rudi’s Organic, almond butter, wheatberries in bulk, etc. It might take her a while to try some – maybe I’ll just have to come cook for her :) So cool we have a new healthy place to eat in Hillsborough!

I got the salad bar . There was a nice selection, but salad bar on plates is not easy! They need deep bowls ASAP, especially if they want people to load up and spend more.

  • Spinach + mixed greens
  • Peas (2 T)
  • Corn (2T)
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cucs
  • Black bean + corn salad (2 T)
  • Baked tofu (1/4 cup)
  • Tempeh + barley salad (2 T)
  • Kalamata olives (6)
  • Sprinkle of feta cheese
  • Sprinkle of soy nuts
  • Sprinkle of granola

With my favorite sparkling water and delicious Lemon-Tahini dressing !

After lunch we went to Old Navy and I got a few items – a dress, a skirt and 3 t-shirts.

Now we’re waiting for the husbands/boyfriend to get home and then we’re headed out to enjoy Hog Day Eve festivities downtown :)

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1 Steph June 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Does anyone else find it irritating that all the t-shirts in the stores are incredibly narrow and long? If I buy a large to fit my chest, the shirt ends up going down to my knees!
Sorry for the rant!

Kath, you always mix such interesting foods together in your salads! Have you always done that, or is it an acquired taste? For example I don’t know if I could eat peas and granola together!

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2 BethT June 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Weaver St. Market was one of my favorite places in Carrboro! Glad there’s one in Hillsborough as well.

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3 christine June 20, 2008 at 4:35 pm

OH my gosh that looks soo YUM………..Please send me some..lol

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4 Rachel June 20, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Steph, I feel the same way. The shirts at ON are either way too long or make me look pregnant.

Kath, you have had such an influence on my eating habits the past few weeks! I have made the oatmeal snack bars twice, I bought some wheatberries today, and I have almost completely switched from diet cola to seltzer (I realized it’s the carbonation I crave, not the caffeine or flavoring). Thanks for so many great ideas!

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5 Hayley June 20, 2008 at 6:24 pm

I saw that new Weaver Street Market yesterday! I definitely think I need to make the trip to Carrboro again since it’s a bit closer. That salad looks incredible! I agree with Steph – you choose the best combinations…it always looks so yum.

Now Rachel has convinced me that I need to make those oatmeal bars.

Here’s an odd question – can anyone ever find dried fruit that doesn’t have sugar in the ingredient list? Is it added sugar or natural? I checked in Trader Joes and couldn’t find any there…maybe that is a stupid question?

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6 Hayley June 20, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I saw that new Weaver Street Market yesterday! I definitely think I need to make the trip to Carrboro again since it’s a bit closer. That salad looks incredible! I agree with Steph – you choose the best combinations…it always looks so yum.

Now Rachel has convinced me that I need to make those oatmeal bars.

Here’s an odd question – can anyone ever find dried fruit that doesn’t have sugar in the ingredient list? Is it added sugar or natural? I checked in Trader Joes and couldn’t find any there…

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7 Karen June 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Your salad looks great. Undressed salad on a plate is a pet-peeve of mine….I want my salads in a bowl! A big bowl.

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8 deer June 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm

My grandfather was a barber, so he always collected hair for me – I used it throughout our orchard, and now in my smaller vegetable garden. It works very well to deter animals that are afraid of humans (deer). For other pests (ie bugs) you will need to look into different sprays using things such as garlic and hot peppers, depending on the bugs you have issues with. Regarding hair being gross near food – I’d much rather have hair NEAR my food than chemicals that are poisonous to rodents (and therefore, clearly not beneficial to me) IN my food.

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9 Mandy A June 20, 2008 at 8:28 pm

i almost picked up some wheatberries tonight when i was at whole foods.. but i chickened out! Now i’m regretting it… i don’t get to whole foods that often :(

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10 Suzanne June 20, 2008 at 8:46 pm

That salad looks so filling! I usually don’t eat salads for a meal – it just doesn’t fill me up. But I’d definitely be full after that.

Hey – I just did the Corporate Challenge last night in Central park. (I walked it – but I still got a great workout). Are any of you on in the tri-state area? Did any of you do it?

Then me and some coworkers walked to Candle Cafe on 75th and 3rd. A great vegetarian place (I’m not a vegetarian) – the food was delicious and filling but in a ‘light’ way. The desserts were tasty too. It was just what we needed after a long walk. Most of the other runners/walkers went to eat BBQ and beer. I couldn’t imagine eating/drinking all that. I highly recommend the Candle Cafe. :)

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11 tiedtogetherwithasmile June 20, 2008 at 10:36 pm

That salad looks delicious!

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12 A.Cook (formerly Ashliqua!) June 20, 2008 at 11:25 pm

That salad looks really fresh and delicious! You’re right, they need to get bowls to hold in all those awesome ingredients!

Have a great weekend Kath!

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13 Trish June 21, 2008 at 6:52 am

I ove salad bars. they are sparse whre I live to start with and to find one with tofu woujld be impossible, but awesome looking salad. I bet it tasted as good as it looked! :)

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14 Kath June 21, 2008 at 8:39 am

Steph,
My food philosophy has always been if you like each food separately, they’ll probably taste good together too! So I just choose what I like.

Rachel ,
So glad you’re liking all the yummy foods!

Kath

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15 Bev June 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Only salads so far on you trip :(

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