Grand Ole Time

January 25, 2011

Lots of fun with lots of friends tonight!


Andrea and I met at her place and walked downtown (~3 miles) to our gym where we met Faith for a yoga class! I am so very glad I decided to go because the class was great. I got that “building heat on the inside” feeling that indicates you are building strength : )

After yoga, Faith and I headed downtown to meet a group of friends for dinner.


[FYI, if you live in Cville and want to be our friend for dinners and stuff, please email me!]

We chose Revolutionary Soup because the menu is the bomb and the food is local!


I got a delightful arugula salad with truffle oil, goat cheese, and an ever-so-famous Polyface Farm egg!


The salad was plentiful and my craving for egg, satisfied.


I also ordered a cornbread muffin on the side, because I like to have bread with meals, and an Honest Tea – love those.


After dinner we walked over to Sweet Frog for a treat!

Faith, Crystal, Holly, Cara, Krissy


I had a mix of Red Velvet (not as amazing as I’d hoped), White Chocolate Macadamia (really good!) and Oreo (always good) with chips and sprinkles for blog-worthy color


After dessert, a few of us headed to The Southern to check out a free concert!

Carleigh Nesbit was the opener, and I really enjoyed her music. She was like the Dixie Chicks minus the chicks with a hint of Jewel. Really really cute song called Kitchen that I loved too!


Faith and I walked back to her house, sampled some of her Kefir waters (more on that soon!) and then she drove me home. Thanks Faith!

Going to get cozy with either:

    1. My computer = blogs!
    2. Lonesome Dove (which just arrived – The Postmistress is a bit slow)
    3. Glee

Not sure which yet!

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1 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I always crave carbs with light meals like soup and salad. That cornbread looks great!


2 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I think the best part of that salad is that corn muffin! Yum.

I would choose Lonesome Dove — only because I would love to be lost in a film right now.

Good night!


3 Heather (heathers dish) January 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Glee!!! I live my blogs and computer but nothing beats Glee on a Tuesday night :)


4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Fun time! That salad looks like my dream salad.

Next time I’m in C’Ville to see DMB, I’d love to meet up! :)


5 Meg January 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

“…for blog worthy color” haha love it :) Sprinkles are too cute and colorful to pass up!

What a wonderful night with wonderful friends :)


6 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Do you have a Yogurtland near you? They have an amazing red velvet flavor!


7 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

We don’t!


8 Camille January 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

My vote is for Glee!
I used to work at a yogurt shop and we had amazing Red Velvet (and I don’t like red velvet usually). Maybe you just need to try it somewhere else?


9 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm

What a fun night!!
Now I have a massive craving for frozen yogurt :)


10 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

That’s funny you added sprinkles for “blog worthy color.” I know how that is.

Free concert! How fun! Sounds like a great Tuesday!


11 Jessica January 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

My vote is always for Glee… and Honest Tea! Their mint tea is my favorite.



12 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm

It was a good Glee tonight!! And that salad looks delish. I imagine arugula and goat cheese pairs really well.


13 MS January 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm

hi kath!

this is totally un-related, but my boyfriend and I are going to San Francisco this weekend, and I was wondering if you had a top 5 list of your favorite vineyards in the area (we’ll have a car)? any help would be appreciated! thanks =)


14 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Sonoma and Napa are about an hour drive north, but very much worth it.

My favorites are all Sonoma:

Ridge (near Healdsburg)
Ledson (near Sonoma)
Trentadue (near Healdsburg)
Kendall-Jackson (in the middle)
Ferari-Carrano (near Healdsburg)

and anything along West Side Road


15 MS January 26, 2011 at 12:32 am



16 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) January 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Looks like a fun night! It’s awesome that CVille has walkability! I miss that about my old town.

Choose GLEE, it never let’s me down!! 😉


17 Therese January 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I’m so jealous you live so close to Polyface Farm! How do I convince my parents and in-laws that my husband and I want to move across the country? haha


18 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Oh I LOVE froyo! I always get original tart with blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, mango, and mochi! It’s the yummiest combo!


19 Annette January 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a fabulous night on the town with the ladies :) Good choice of activities (esp with fro-yo included in the evening!!)


20 Faith @ lovelyascharged January 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

You have no idea how crazy it is always seeing you talk about Faith. Half the time I read those sentences like “whoa whoa wait I did what? WHEN???” and then realize…it’s a different Faith! haha I’m lame, I know, but I’m not used to other people having my name!


21 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Yay how fun!


22 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama January 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Mmm that cornbread is making me hungry for a bread snack. I need to stop reading blogs at night!


23 Ash Bear January 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

That salad looks delicious! I may have to recreate that at home as I have almost all the ingredients. I miss Cara! It’s so fun to see her face on your blog every now and then!


24 Megan January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I’m with everyone else on wanting the cornbread! Yum.

So fun to have a night with girlfriends!


25 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I don’t live in Cville but I wanna be your friend and eat sweet frog with ya!


26 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Of course! Let me know if you want to come visit again :)


27 Krissy January 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Yay! Great times were definitely had! Thanks for introducing me to everyone, looking forward to next time =)


28 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Mmm arugula salads are the best.


29 Beatrix @ Beaglebea January 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Sounds like fun…too bad I don’t live in Cville..would love to join you lovely ladies.


30 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Great, now I want fro-yo now. 😉


31 Sana January 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I love it when bloggers get together!So much fun!


32 stacey-healthylife January 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

What a fun night. I think that’s awesome that you invited locals to be your new friends, how fun.


33 Samantha January 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

How does Matt eat while away from you? Will he still make the same efforts as you did in the hotel? Or does he just eat out? or eat junk? Or skip meals? Or just eat bread for a meal?


34 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

He’s been eating hotel foods. I asked him tonight and he had:

Kanz: sardine sandwich on honey wheat with mesclun, plus broccoli and hummus


35 Christine @wtfdoor January 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Oh, Kath, this makes me wonder. Do you have any suggestions for eating sardines? I love them but am entirely bored of eating them straight from the can on crackers.


36 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I have a pretty good sardine salad recipe – and a video to match. I eat them with chips, crackers or as a sandwich. And I think we’ve stirred into spaghetti sauce once!


37 Christine @wtfdoor January 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm

That recipe looks perfect! Exactly what I was looking for to just add some interest to my sardines. Going to make it tomorrow. Yayyyy.


38 Kiran January 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Love how delicious the salad looks.. Yum :)


39 Christine @wtfdoor January 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I wish I was still in c-ville!!! Let me know if you’re ever in the northern VA area or DC for dinner.


40 Christine January 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I vote for Lonesome Dove! By the way, if this leaves you on a western kick you may want to check out Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses :)


41 Jane January 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Do you use any type of glove or special socks for yoga?


42 KathEats January 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Nope! Just bare


43 Natural Juice January 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

MMMMMM!! Yumm love that mint tea…


44 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

cant wait for the kefir discussion! i make my own homemade vegan countertop kefir and it’s soo easy. i love making kombucha and kefir..and talking about it and hearing others’ recipes and thoughts :)


45 faith @ gracefulfitness January 26, 2011 at 8:08 am

Did you make Kefir Water Soda? I just got on a Kefir kick and it’s a little out of control!


46 Alaina January 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I just had a muffin as a late night snack. Topped with jam and peanut butter.

Everywhere, I’m seeing ice cream and frozen yogurt. The temptation is taking over!


47 Sarah January 25, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I’ve read Lonesome Dove! So good!


48 Jen January 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I was all excited to see a mention of Polyface. I think that might make me really dorky.


49 Hannah January 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

I may have just eaten a ginormous sticky date and ginger cookies, but I don’t care. I’m still crying on the inside for that frozen yoghurt…


50 [email protected] January 26, 2011 at 12:54 am

Kefir waters?! My interest is officially piqued! :)


51 Lauren January 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

I LOVED Lonesome Dove! Cant wait to see what you think of it


52 Gill (snaxandthecity) January 26, 2011 at 3:31 am

goat’s cheese salads have the be the best thing ever! i’ve never had cornbread…it looks tasty though.


53 Haleigh January 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

A salad with egg and goat cheese sounds delicious!


54 foodandfarm January 26, 2011 at 7:45 am

I love that salad! Do you know where to find the truffle oil? I wonder if WF would have it?


55 KathEats January 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

I don’t know, but Feast might – aren’t you in Cville?


56 foodandfarm January 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

I am in Nelson :) I loooovveee the truffle oil, it just makes the salad


57 KathEats January 26, 2011 at 8:25 am

Whoa! Fast response!!

We should hang out :)


58 foodandfarm January 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

This is my blog browsing time :) For sure!


59 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 26, 2011 at 7:52 am

I always like to have carbs on the side of my salads too. I don’t feel satisfied otherwise!


60 Allie January 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

Glad you had a fun night with friends… wish I lived in C-Ville! The corn muffin with your salad looks so yummmmyy :)


61 Meagan January 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

Girls night out with no Matt! :)


62 Hope January 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

What a fun night!!! The frozen yogurt looks so delicious! I wish we had a self-serve frozen yogurt place where I live. The only place we have is TCBY. That is still great but it’s not the same as what I see in a lot of bloggers pictures. :) C-ville looks like such a fun place! I totally need to visit!


63 Olivia January 26, 2011 at 8:54 am

Yum what a delicious meal you got last night! I absolutely adore Honest Tea but I’ve never had their Black Forest Berry flavor; sounds delish! Love that you got to enjoy a locally made meal, those always taste the best. Oh, and I lovvvve white chocolate macadamia froyo! Great pick;)


64 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

The salad looks delicious! Arugula is something that I never used to like, but now I love it. I need to eat it more often, I think. 😀


65 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) January 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

I wish I lived near you to join in on the fun! I <3 Arugula and that salad looks awesome!


66 Kori January 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

Your evening looks like a lot of fun! Do you have any flavors in particular of Honest Tea that you would recommend? I want to try it soon, but there are so many flavors to choose from! :)


67 Kath January 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

I always get caffeine free ones (because I have trouble with too much caf) and my favorites are minty!


68 Kori January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

Thanks so much! I’ll let you know what I think. 😉


69 Jessie -- January 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

That corn muffin looks fantastic!!


70 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life January 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

The arugula salad looks awesome! I haven’t had arugula in so long! I may just need to go get some!


71 Kara January 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

Are you watching or reading Lonesome Dove? I thought the book was great, but I haven’t seen the movie (or mini-series, whatever it is)


72 KathEats January 26, 2011 at 10:28 am



73 Rachel R January 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

The Sweet Frog in Carytown just opened! I went and got a mix of cheesecake and red velvet- and the you are right, the red velvet was disappointing :( but the toppings were delish!!


74 Beth @ DiningAndDishing January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

Any salad that comes with truffle oil is a winner in my book! :)


75 lindsay January 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

Love the new green color for your replies! Random…I met with the CEO of Honest Tea for a business meeting a year or so ago. You would love their offices – its full of used, mismatched office furniture. No walls/offices, windows that OPEN (unheard of really for office space, I think) and they have a tea lab where they actually create and taste new flavors right onsite. There is a fridge in the lobby full of tea for the taking and their CEO is actually called the TeaEO. No joke :)


76 Kori January 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

That sounds so cute! I love eclectic and mismatched furniture together. Lucky you for getting to visit. :)


77 KathEats January 26, 2011 at 10:28 am



78 Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses January 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

Can’t wait to hear about the kefir waters!!!


79 Stacy R. January 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’ve had Lonesome Dove on my bookshelf for quite some time…It was challenging getting into it at first so I put it away, but I think it’s time to dust it off again.


80 Allison @ Happy Tales January 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

Mannnn oh man I want to come visit Charlottesville!!! It looks like SUCH a neat town!!! So glad you are loving it there. Y’all are seriously so blessed!


81 Jess @ atasteofconfidence January 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

Looks like a fun night! & I love honest tea:)


82 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

I thought, at first, that your cornbread muffin was a chuck of fried goat cheese, which is REALLY good on salads.


83 wendy sue January 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

ooh pick me pick me! I am in cville, we can be friends!


84 natalie (the sweets life) January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

haha “if you want to be our friend for dinners and stuff just email us”…you are too cute and too sweet! I wish I lived closer and actually could!


85 Kristi January 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Ditto…I want to be friends and go to KERF fro-yo dates too!


86 Hollie January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I just had to say Lonesome Dove the mini-series is WONDERFUL!!! You should watch it. :) :)


87 Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

How fun!


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