Hot Buns

July 2, 2011

Hot cross [Apple Crunch] buns!!

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Think we just sold out of those. Also, a customer bought 32 hamburger buns first thing this morning. Wonderful for her and us, but not so good for all the other people looking for buns this morning. We shouldda known the 4th would need more buns!

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My employees know me so well. Allie brings me crumbs. Alex brings me giant balls of cookie dough!! I took one big bite of this – groaned in pleasure – and then passed it back. SO GOOD. SO decadent!

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Lunch came at 1:30 with a big salad (loving the garden greens we’ve had in the fridge all week) and half a curried tuna salad sandwich.

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Jenny knows me well: “I styled this sandwich for you since I knew it would be on the internet” Smile

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I added some apricots to my salad and just a drizzle of honey as dressing.

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3 hours to go till it’s the happy weekend. Although I might take off and run some errands first. We need all the summer fixins: sunscreen, a natural bug repellant, shampoo!

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1 Hillary July 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I need to work in a place where people are handing me apple crunch buns and cookie dough.

Although, that could be REALLY dangerous ; )


2 Lisa Fine July 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Have a great time, Kath! It’s great that every time we have Monday federal holidays, you two get a full weekend together. Yay long weekends!


3 katie July 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I’ve been meaning to ask because it looks so amazing, what is your recipe for the curried tuna?


4 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I can’t reveal, as it’s now a GH recipe, but it’s very similar to the tuna salad recipe I have here on KERF on the recipage


5 katie July 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

haha Thanks. I usually add raisins to mine, you should try it sometime!


6 Nanette @ Making Me New July 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Going to give your recipe a try. Do all GH bakeries share their recipes or do they develop there own?


7 Stacy @ Every Little Thing July 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Love the drizzle on those buns!

I never would have thought to get buns at Great Harvest so that’s really neat. I need to see if my local bakery carries any!


8 lynn @ the actor's diet July 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

i’ve never had a hot cross bun. and i’ve wanted one since i was a kid!


9 Emily @ Savory and Savage July 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Those hot cross buns look yummy!

I agree that the curried tuna salad looks really interesting – and now I am craving tuna for lunch!


10 rumfunandsun July 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Hot buns is what I have right now! Its hot out and we are hanging by the pool!


11 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Oh those buns look soooo delish! Are you headed to the beach?!


12 Khushboo July 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Having fellow employees bring you yummy nibbles throughout the day…hmmm quite a sweet deal you got going on 😉


13 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’ve been slacking on the crumb delivery lately! I hope you sell out today and have a great holiday with the fam, Kath.


14 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I want to work for you! You and Matt would be such fun bosses :)


15 Jackie Smith July 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I took my hubby to our local GH for breakfast this morning. He got an eggwich w/ turkey on rye & a raspberry/blackberry scone. He said it was the best eggwich he’d ever had, and he bought a loaf of cinnamon chip for the road. He’s a convert!


16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

“Jenny knows me well: “I styled this sandwich for you since I knew it would be on the internet””–

Oh that is AWESOME! I would love my own personal food stylist! Funny story is that my 4 year old knows that she can’t eat anything until photo sessions are over and the camera gets put down.

Don’t touch it, don’t move, don’t bite into it til pic taking is over. I may be able to talk her into being my food stylist in a few years :)

She actually loves looking at the pics on my computer afterward. A blogger in training :)

Happy 4th Kath, and congrats on all those buns…sold!


17 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Wow crumbs and cookie dough deliveries! living the good life I see haha :)


18 Mama Pea July 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I told you you were out of buns 😉


19 Erica July 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

YUM! Those buns look so ridiculous good! I bet y’all are SUPER busy this weekend. Hang in there and enjoy your 4th


20 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Wow 32 buns that is crazy!! At least your are selling them!

Enjoy your weekend, Kath!


21 Christine (The Raw Project) July 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Just yum on the apple buns and cookie dough, wow! So lucky!


22 Cait's Plate July 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Mmm – that salad + sandwich looks like a perfect summer meal. Yay for being off in just 3 hours!!!


23 Amy July 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

which natural bug repellant do you use? I need to get some, but I want something that’s going to work!


24 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Just bought EcoSmart Organic Natural Repellent – we’ll see if it works!


25 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I have found that spraying a little bit of the all-purpose cleaning solution of the Shaklee Basic-H2 on the furniture or towel or blanket where I am sitting helps to deter bugs! It’s organic; something about it bugs don’t like. Works great!


26 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

Brilliant! Laura told me it makes a good bug killer too, but i have yet to try it


27 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:13 am

Yep! Basic-H is amazing stuff!!


28 Bee Goes Bananas July 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Wow those look incredible! You two are so creative and work so well together!


29 [email protected] Flying ONION July 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Mmm…delicious! To the buns, your sandwich and that dough ball. 😀


30 Baking 'n' Books July 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Buns and balls 😉


31 Molly @ RDexposed July 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Hope Matt stocks up on good beer for his time off!


32 Hilary July 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

So sweet that your employees know you so well! And that dough ball? SHUT UP! I WANT SOME!


33 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Haha, those are some good employees styling your lunches and all :)


34 stella July 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

what shampoo do you use?? i always love trying new shampoo!!!
so jealous of the GH bakery bread :)


35 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I love John Frieda Blonde line and my hair loves Pantene and Herbal Essences, but I’m on the hunt for something more natural. I tried Whole Foods Natural and HATED it. It was too liquidy, didn’t lather and left my hair unclean. This time I’m trying an expensive Alba that smells awesome!


36 Ali July 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm

If the Alba doesn’t work, give Avalon a try. The lavender kind smells so great!


37 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

As much as I love strong herbal scents for cleaning and in the kitchen, I don’t love them a ton for beauty. It seemed to be SO strong when I sniffed it! Maybe it’s different on teh body?


38 stella July 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm



39 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Kath, I think you would like the Shaklee ProSante hair care. Botanical and fresh. Concentrated, so lasts and lasts. Very economical.


40 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

Possibly – but you know me, I’d have to smell it first!!


41 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

Of course. : ) You know, Shaklee does have a wonderful 100% guarantee. So, if you possibly didn’t like the scent, it could be returned, no questions asked. When you shampoo with it, the scent is refreshing AND, of course, the scent doesn’t stay on your hair.


42 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

Forgot about that!!


43 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love their guarantee and great customer service. Hey, we’re here at the lake house for the holiday weekend with some friends and family. We’ll be in C’ville this evening for dinner somewhere. Maybe we will see you around! We’ll probably visit the downtown area to walk around, either before or after dinner. Trying to stay cool! Wish we could make a bakery run today, but “lake activities”; i.e. golf, kayaking, swimming, fishing are occupying the day today! We LOVED our GH “supplies” that we picked up two weeks ago there!


44 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 9:38 am

Have fun at the lake! We’re closed today and the 4th – time for some R&R! I think we’re going to Stinson Vineyards for music + a BBQ this afternoon, but have fun downtown. Check out my Cville page if you need recommendations!

45 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

Is the bakery open tomorrow?


46 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

Nope :(

47 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

Wow! You have a nice three-day holiday. Enjoy!

48 Ali July 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Yeah, the I don’t find that the smell lingers – I just like sudsing up with it! I use the peppermint shower gel, too, and it makes my skin feel so refreshed. Love that stuff. :)


49 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) July 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had a hot cross bun before!


50 kaila @ healthy helper! July 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Where ever I work when I’m older….I hope my coworkers/employees bring me yummy food! That would make working bearable for sure!


51 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Haha! One of the perks in a. working in a restaurant and b. getting close with your restaurant co-workers is that they totally know what you’re in the mood for somehow! I almost always say “I want lunch, can you make me something?” and get a meal I had no idea I was craving! <3
Hope y'all have a busy 4th weekend!


52 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Yeah, I’d say a job with people passing each other delicious treats like that would be the best one ever!


53 Jackie & that deep breath July 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Those apple crunch treats look great! And of course the cookie dough. Have a great weekend!!


54 Gena July 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I am excited as heck to come visit you guys and eat GH bread.


55 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm
56 Lindsay July 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Everything looks delish, as always…that cookie dough has inspired me to make some of my own today!


57 Debbie McKnight July 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Is that a Shaklee water bottle? Are they still available online? Thanks!


58 KathEats July 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

It was a gift – I’m not sure if they sell them on the site, but I bet they do?


59 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Yes, they still have some water bottles that are similar to the one I gave you. One is white like yours that is 24 oz. stainless steel with a single wall, threaded top, flip up straw and carrying loop. If she goes to your Get Clean link and types in 58512 in the Search box, it will be there. There are a couple more styles, too, 58515 and 58505.


60 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Hi Debbie,
Yes, Shaklee still has water bottles to choose from. If you click on Kath’s Get Clean link, then type in these item codes in the Search box, you will see the choices. 58512, 58515, 58505. One is very similar to the one I gave to Kath that is pictured in her blog entry. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


61 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Whoops, my apologies; rather than the item codes, you will need to type in either water bottles or Shaklee style to find them.


62 Becky July 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Goodness, Debbie, my apologies AGAIN! I actually located the water bottles on a site for Shaklee members that is different from Kath’s site. Kath has access to that other site, or I am more than happy to direct you if you’d like to email me.


63 Debbie July 3, 2011 at 5:08 am

Thanks Becky! I’m really trying to find the “get clean” one. If you can point me in its direction, let me know. Thanks again.


64 Becky July 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

Hi Debbie. I’m pretty sure that that particular bottle was a limited time offer. But email me separately. I may be able to locate one for you and ship it to you.


65 Hannah July 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Giant bowls of cookie dough! Oh, what a wonderful workplace!


66 Simply Life July 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

congrats on what sounds like a great weekend of sales!


67 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 3, 2011 at 4:36 am

Mmmm apple crunch buns sound and look fantastic! I love apple in baked goods :)


68 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 3, 2011 at 7:09 am

You have such thoughtful employees! 😀 My mom is the same way when she makes me a meal – she always arranges it so nicely for me so that it will make a good picture.


69 Anne July 3, 2011 at 7:56 am

Do you eat in a carton plate at work ?


70 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

I don’t know what a carton plate is?


71 Anne July 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

Sorry for my english… is it a paper plate ?


72 KathEats July 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

Yes. I apologize in advance.


73 Angel7 July 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Cookie dough… YUMMY!!! I love cookie dough!


74 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 5, 2011 at 8:49 am

I haven’t had ‘Hot Cross Buns’ since I lived in the UK! Yum!



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