Homeless Again

February 28, 2010

I’m being kicked out of my house again today! Not sure what I’m going to do, but it’s kind of fun to have to be out and about. (Although I’m sure it would get old!)

No sign of sickness from me, but I did just bite into a moldy chocolate and accidentally swallowed some…

I read blogs and cleaned all morning. It’s amazing how many things need touching up in 24 hours. Sinks, toilets, showers, floors, counters. The house looks great, and we have another beautiful day for showings! 6 groups came by yesterday and 2 seemed interested. Crossing my fingers and toes for some activity today!

I showered and made lunch at noon. I’m just going to take today off of exercise (although I may go for a walk while I’m out because my stiff legs could use loosening).

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Pizza pizza! More leftovers! Wish I could have baked these in the oven, but I didn’t want to dirty up a pan before the open house, so microwave it was. Still tasted great though!

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Item two was a leafy salad

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Romaine, red pepper, carrot, and QUACKERS! What a great salad topping these made! Still loving them Gena :) I drizzled the salad with the usual: EVOO and honey.

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A POM spritzer

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The molded chocolate :( I guess I didn’t realize that since these had cheese in them they needed to be consumed quickly. I should have frozen the leftovers. D’oh!!!

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I compensated with some of Chelsea‘s orange chocolate!


Charlottesville readers!! [My friends-to-be :) ] Email me if you want to get together for a run and/or brunch next Sunday!


I’m off on an adventure!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm

moldy chocolate?! I have never heard of such a thing. Then again, chocolate never stays in my house long enough to become moldy. :)


2 Run Sarah February 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Your leftover pizza looks great! Pizza always tastes better the second day around!


3 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs February 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I’ve never heard of mouldy chocolate either..I thought chocolate was one of those foods like cous cous or something that just seem to last forever and ever…well, you learn something new every day!
Have a great adventure ๐Ÿ˜€


4 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Never knew that chocolate molded…. hmmmm….

Have a great Sunday!


5 Hannah February 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I accidentally ate some moldy tomatoes yesterday, but I figured that I was already so sick that it was hardly going to make much of a difference! ๐Ÿ˜› I’d be far more devastated to have to throw out chocolate though…


6 Nicole, RD February 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Chocolate can mold? Sad! I knew it could get a little “dusty” when it gets older…but mold? :( Sad day!

Have a fun adventure!


7 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Glad you’re not feeling any sickness today! But EWWWW about the moldy chocolate. Just last week I polished off a granola bar and found the SKIN of one of those little hard worms in the bottom of the wrapper. Yikes!


8 Ameena February 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I love to freeze everything, including chocolate! It defrosts so fast and stays totally fresh that way.


9 Cole February 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Bleh, mold. Quackers rock though


10 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Moldy chocolate? Yuck!

We never have chocolate long enough in our house for it to mold :-)


11 Jeanna February 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm


Are you in Charlotte, NC or C’vill, VA? I read your blog regularly, but Im in Charlotte, NC visiting family for the week. Id love to hit up a trail with you! Im training for a 1/2 in LaJolla in April:). Good luck with your house selling!



12 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Charlotte, NC moving to C’vill, VA in August! I’m going to be gone this weekend and will be running early in the AM because of work. Send me an email though.


13 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Leftover pizza is one of the best things ever!! Good luck with the house showing!


14 homecookedem February 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Kath, have you ever tried heating pizza up in a skillet on the stove? I swear it’s magic!! If you haven’t ever tried it, you need to!! You’ll never heat up pizza any other way. It’s amazing and I’ve converted many people since I first tried it out. Have a good day and good luck with your house showing today!! :)


15 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Yeah, but I didn’t have time to dirty a pan!


16 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

It would get real old to get kicked out every weekend. Although it might be fun at first to go to a coffee shop and hang out with friends.


17 rustique February 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I have this suspicion even moldy chocolate is halfway decent.


18 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Bummer they were moldy–they look so chic. Hope you find a fun place to take an adventure today.


19 Danielle (Coffee Run) February 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I didn’t know chocolate could get moldy?! Not that I keep it for long enough to get to that point ๐Ÿ˜‰


20 Lauren @ eater not a runner February 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Sorry about the not-so-hot chocolate! Can’t wait to hear about the adventure :-)


21 Sara February 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

hey kath,
i know today is your day off running — but i just wanted to tell you that you have really inspired me to try running. i commented a few weeks ago that i wasn’t sure how to increase distance past 1-2 miles — and with your advice to just keep at it and run more often — today for the first time in my life i ran almost 4! ok, it was really slow (5mph), inside on a treadmill, and nowhere near the time/distances you run, but i’m actually starting to enjoy it, have faith that if i keep at it will be able to increase speed and length, and hoping to have a new outside hobby when the weather in chicago gets warm again! for someone who thought they would never be a runner, thanks so much!!!


22 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm



23 christie @ honoring health February 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Yikes. sorry about the moldy chocolate!

You may have said this before and I probably missed it but what are you guys going to do if your house sells before you are ready to move?


24 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm

We’ll move in with Karen. I sure hope it sells before we’re ready to move!


25 lk - healthy delicious February 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm

are you sure the chocolate is moldy and it hasn’t just bloomed? (which looks white but is perfectly safe to eat)


26 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Yes, it was green inside!!


27 Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl February 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Moldy chocolate?! Scary!!!

That pizza looks amazing! Restaurant leftovers or is that one of your own delicious creations?!


28 Stacey February 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Hope your adventure is great! At first when you said moldy chocolate..I was like “Whaaaaa??? Chocolate can get moldy?!” ๐Ÿ˜€


29 Daniel February 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Sorry about the chocolate, but it’s good to hear you have people who appear interested in the home. Good luck selling!


30 shannon (the daily balance) February 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

oooo what is this adventure?!

have fun!


31 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) February 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I love leftover pizza, I like to warm it up in a frying pan to get it crispy. I like it cold, too. ๐Ÿ˜†



32 Lisa @bakebikeblog February 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Great looking lunch! Good luck with the house inspections yay!


33 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

i’ve never heard of moldy chocolate! sounds pretty icky though…hope your afternoon is wonderful!


34 The Paris Food Blague February 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

ha! i thought you meant molded chocolate, like chocolate shaped in a mold. but from commentaries it looks like the chocolate was actually moldy. that seems to work better with cheese than chocolate..hmmm.

gorgeous beautiful colory-ful meal, by the way! looks healthy


35 Meghan@traveleatlove February 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

We are back and forth about putting our condo on the market. I am crossing my fingers for you guys!


36 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Eww about the moldy chocolate! I’m intrigued though – chocolate with cheese? Interesting.

Have fun on your adventure!



37 jaclyn@todays lady February 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Good luck with the open house! I’m so sorry you had to eat moldy chocolate, how horrible!! Enjoy your “out and about” time!


38 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm

That pizza looks so good even the second time. I’m going to great harvest this week and getting some dough.


39 Samantha February 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

K, I hope that when you move to your new home you will treat yourself to a new set or 2 of pyrex storage containers (or the like) glass dishes with plastic lids. I was surprised to see all your plastic wear in your fridge the other night. I fear the toxins coming from those plastics! Best wishes with the sale of your cute house.


40 Sonia - Master of Her Romaine February 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Moldy cheese chocolate?!?! WEIRD! When I was younger I used to peel a bunch of strings from string cheese and wrap them around chocolate coins…I was strange, but it was delicious!! Hehe…
I have a question for you! I absolutely love your sense of style- you always look so put together and “clean,” if that makes sense. I was hoping for some fashion advice! I have a grad school interview in a week and modeled some outfits on my blog. Do you think any are suitable?


41 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Sonia :) I’m sure your outfits are awesome!


42 Julie @SavvyEats February 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Bummer that it was moldy! I LOVE Gail Ambrosius though… she actually went to the same Pilates studio as me!


43 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal February 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

How exciting! Good luck on the showings. I hope you get some bites ๐Ÿ˜‰

Speaking of bites..sorry about the moldy chocolate. Blech!


44 Julie February 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

leftover pizza .. mmmm


45 Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward February 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Have fun on your adventure! I had leftover pizza for lunch, too, yum!


46 Lauren February 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I just made a salad like that to eat with my supper and I just might have to try some honey and EVOO on it.


47 Shawna Coronado February 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Really love honey & evoo on any greens!
I also am a big fan of re heated pizza – it is mucho better the next day.


48 Ellen February 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Wow! Not that I don’t like health food to start with, but you make it look soooo appealing! The colors are gorgeous.

I once bit into a piece of Easter candy that was like a year old. Mistake! I thought I’d never get the awful taste out of my mouth!


49 Gabriela February 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Holy Moly!
Delicious eats ๐Ÿ˜€
That pizza looked great… ๐Ÿ˜‰
Have a great week, Kath!
Brazilian XOXOยดs,


50 christina cadden February 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

All your food looks great!


51 Erin February 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Hey! Where’d you get Gail Ambrosius chocolates!? Those are made *literally* down the street from my apartment in Madison, WI! I was so surprised to see that box when I scrolled through your entry! :) They are delicious…though I’ve never had a moldy one… ๐Ÿ˜‰


52 Kath February 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

They were sent to me by the Wisconsin Cheese Board!


53 Ginny February 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

To avoid dirtying a pan I always put some aluminum foil down and then heat the food. When it is done just discard the foil and put the pan back in the cabinet. I know this is totally lazy bit it beats washing the pan.


54 AnnQ February 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Moldy chocolate? Yuck! :-(

The WORST think I’ve ever eaten (by accident) was a 1/2 graham cracker with maggots on the bottom.

That was 12 years ago and I seriously can’t eat a graham cracker without checking underneath first! (and I didn’t eat them at all for literally seven years after that….SO gross)


55 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 1, 2010 at 12:47 am

i like the idea of being forced out of the house….


56 Joan March 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Sorry your chocolate was moldy! It’s because it was filled with marscapone, which doesn’t last more than a week. Gail made those specially for the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid for Valentine’s Day and doesn’t sell them online for just that reason.

Just so you know, many gourmet chocolatiers don’t use preservatives in their chocolates and you should eat them within two weeks or refrigerate them. That is, if you can wait two weeks. I never can. If they don’t have cheese in them, they won’t be moldy, necessarily, but they won’t taste as good. It’s kind of like eat good bakery items — they just don’t taste as good after a few days.



57 Kath March 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Yes, I’m so sorry I did not eat them faster!! Next time I will know :(


58 Ayla March 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I just ate half a chocolate truffel. It tasted odd so I looked at the remainder. OMG it had a green mold between the filling and the chocolate shell. I feel a bit green now myself. Didi you have any effects from your encounter of the moldy kind???
I’m a bit nervous as mold can be a very toxic substance


59 Kath March 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

No, I didn’t feel any effects. Sorry you had the same experience!


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