Hot Enough To Fry An Egg

July 7, 2012

I had a swim on the agenda today, but there were three reasons why I didn’t want to swim:

1) The walk home post-shower would mean re-sweating myself

2) I didn’t want to drive my car

3) I was feeling just a bit sore from my lifting yesterday and not very energetic in general

So a walk to the city market sounded much more appealing – even in the 100* heat! What!?

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Of course I chose the shadiest route there, hugging the buildings. In the shade with a hat, sunglasses and ice water in my hand, it wasn’t all that bad. It’s just the stretches of sun that are terrible! My pregnant belly button got a not-so-lovely bullseye.

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I met Matt there and we shopped around for a bit. Sipped on some ice cold lemonade/passion tea mix.

It’s sweet Ellen’s last day before she moves to Northern Va : ( We will miss her lots!

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Back at home I kissed the door of my house with it’s AC on (although I am terrified of our electric bill this month…) I sprinted out to the garden and back for some greens before taking a cold shower.


This is my favorite lunchtime salad: greens, tomatoes (homegrown!), sharp white cheddar, olive oil, honey, sea salt, an egg and a slice of bread.



With lemonade water!


Name that room!


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1 The Healthy Hipster July 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Egg on greens with toast is my dream brunch! Looks like Saturday perfection to me! :)


2 [email protected] July 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm

The summer heat makes me crave fried eggs. I don’t know why…perhaps because it’s hot enough to fry one outside? :)


3 Becca July 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Baby’s room!


4 KathEats July 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

You got it!


5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

that salad looks great, and refreshing for a hot day! It’s pretty steamy here in Chicago too!


6 Gretchen July 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

You’re in baby’s room! Only 97* in TX. Still can’t believe the weather everyone is having, and ours is mild in comparison!!!


7 KathEats July 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm



8 Angel7 July 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

If I put a pan with an uncooked egg in it out on our driveway around noon today, the sun would surely have cooked it! I cannot believe the weather we are having! But like I always say, I am not one to complain about the heat being that we do not see the sun for many months out of the year.

Our gas bill was actually really low last month. We keep our air conditioning at 74 degrees, which sometimes I turn it down to 73 from time-to-time.


9 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love the HEAT! Our area has been having pretty hot temps but I can’t say that I would mind 100 degree readings too much…I’d much rather be hot than cold!


10 KathEats July 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I would definitely much rather be hot than cold!


11 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm

It is so hot in Wisconsin too! A trip to the farmers market was the only thing that got me out of the air conditioning today!

Your lunch looks so good and refreshing!


12 Katelyn Block July 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Seriously — this heat is so STICKY! I’m road tripping back home and I’m pretty sure we’re headed back into another storm. We’re so lucky. And you’re totally taking pics in the baby’s roo
— it’s such an awesome chill spot. Ps I love spray painting things (ie a few posts ago) and teal. Can’t wait to see how the bookshelf comes out! xoxo and much love to you, Matt, and Karen.


13 j3nn July 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I haven’t gone outside during the day all week. Thank goodness for AC and salads!!


14 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Ugggg, it’s super hot by me, too. I believe 100 degrees! I had plans for going on a run at 6 am this morning to avoid the heat, but that actually didn’t end up happening since I pulled a muscle in my leg 2 days ago and figured I was better off skipping the run to avoid injuring myself more. Probably good that I got to stay out of the heat (and sleep longer), though!


15 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm

this sounds perfect: greens, tomatoes (homegrown!), sharp white cheddar, olive oil, honey — yes, I want that salad right now!


16 Amanda July 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm

You often mention a salad dressing with olive oil, honey, and salt. Do you whisk them all together and then drizzle? And what proportions? It sounds simple and tasty…


17 KathEats July 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I just drizzle them on individually. Maybe 1 tsp or 1/2 a tsp of each.


18 Cait's Plate July 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Ellen is so cute! I hope all goes well with her move – so sad she’ll be leaving you guys!

That egg looks so incredibly perfect right now. You’ve got me craving one now!


19 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I hit the market too today…although ours is not a walk away! Picked up some local corn…my boys and nephews will love the first of the season corn! Experiencing high winds too cool off with…windows are all open…loving the fresh breeze again! Salad looks perfect!


20 Erin Motz July 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Don’t even get me started on our electric bill! I’ve had months where it’s been over $150 and that was when we were in a tiny apartment – gotta love FL!


21 Emma July 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Good thing you found ways to beat the heat! I’m on the west coast now but my friends back home (also VA) keep telling me how steamy it’s been!


22 Liz @ Virginia Bloggers July 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Yum! That salad looks fantastic! It’s been so CRAZY hot!!! Stay cool :)


23 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Loving eggs + cheese from the farmers’ markets here in DC lately!!


24 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm

These are the days I am incredibly thankful that the utilities (including a/c) are included in my apartment rent…


25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 8, 2012 at 5:02 am

That’s a salad I could really go for!!


26 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

All your food always looks so delicious.
I know what you mean about walking home from swimming, after a shower, in the heat. I always need another shower by the time I get home.


27 Kelly Kurcina July 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi! I live in No. Virginia (Gainesville), will Ellen sell at farmers markets up here?


28 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

No, she was just working for us here in Cville.


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