Hot On Raspberries

June 7, 2011

Boy oh boy have I been missing out! I tend not to buy raspberries from South America during the winter, but now that they are ripe in the USA (I consider Florida local for the purposes for delicious fruit), I bought a pint the other day.

It’s a toss up between black + rasp which berry is my fav, but this week raz wins!

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Overnight oats also wins for the world’s easiest and most delicious portable summertime breakfast.

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The Mix

  • 1/3 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat organic yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1 whole small banana

STIR

  • Berries on top

FRIDGE OVERNIGHT

Jars also win for best transport container! Tupperware leaks. Jars do not!

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My bike ride in to work this morning was simply gorgeous again. I so wish sunrise was at 6 year long! It was a bit chilly out there though, I might add! But I do not miss the heat and humidity of last week.

Coffee taste test!

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We’re still tweaking our Great Harvest Blend from Shenandoah Joe’s. I love the latest one Dave!!

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All you knead is love!

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1 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews June 7, 2011 at 6:14 am

Raspberries are amazing this time of year! They are my favorite summer food.

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2 Baking 'n' Books June 7, 2011 at 6:14 am

I would think jars would be hard/messy to eat out of it? Even with a long spoon – hard to scrape up? But I’ve never tried so wouldn’t know!

Love the simplicity of the first shot with the white background.

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3 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

Awesome that you are designing your own coffee for the bakery!

Overnight Oats… are KEY during the summer. I love eating cold oats. Hot oats.. just don’t do it when it is 90 degrees outside!

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4 Lisa Fine June 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

I have been buying blueberries from the south since I want to eat more fruit, and we haven’t even hit strawberry season yet. Plus, I love bananas, so while I try to go local as much as I can, fresh food is delicious.

Hope you’re able to cut back on hours soon too! You must have a constant ‘to do’ list!

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5 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 7, 2011 at 6:21 am

I love overnight oats in the summertime — I’m having some right now!

Thankfully my mother in law grows raspberries in her yard so we get tons all summer long.

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6 Stacy @ Every Little Thing June 7, 2011 at 6:23 am

Raspberries are so delicious but lately I’ve been eating massive amounts of strawberries, since I can get them from the farmer’s market!

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7 Paige @Running Around Normal June 7, 2011 at 6:26 am

I love all things raspberries! I especially love adding them to (cooked) oats. I think blueberries are my fav, though :)

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8 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 7, 2011 at 6:26 am

I love love loveeee jars for everything. Non-foodies think it’s such an odd concept — but I think they look pretty!

Raspberries and blackberries are a close tie in my mind as well, but since I have a huge wall of blackberry trees/bushes taller than three of me at my vacation house, I guess I am slightly biased toward those :)

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9 Lucy @ Porridge and Parsnips June 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Mmmm, I love raspberries :) well, I love most summer fruit really, it tastes so much better when it’s in season!

I like the idea of oats in a jar as a portable breakfast option, kinda fun too! :) I’ve had hot oats in almost empty nut butter jars, which I love of course, but I’ve only had overnight oats once and wasn’t completely keen. I”ll have to give them a try now the weather’s warming up! :)

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10 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Spring berries are the best! I made a overnight blackberry chia pudding and still can’t get over how HUGE the blackberries were. Cheers to local foods!

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11 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic June 7, 2011 at 6:29 am

I’m a big fan of raspberries and blackberries, really any kind of berry. I love being outside in the morning time in the summer. It is so refreshing and it’s still nice and cool. I love starting out my Saturdays and Sundays with a walk. Weekdays I usually don’t get up early enough to walk before work.

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12 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 7, 2011 at 6:32 am

I can’t wait to get raspberries local here…they are just the best! I always eat them too fast though and then I’m sad when they are all gone. heh

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13 Sandy June 7, 2011 at 6:35 am

I agree with the sunrise at 6 year round, Kath. Love this gaining daylight every day life.

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14 veganlily June 7, 2011 at 6:35 am

Hi Kath — what’s your biggest single piece of advice for someone who is pondering open a food business? More specifically, I am pondering a vegetarian cafe/juice bar in my town, which badly needs one, but doesn’t have one…

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15 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

Oh man…I don’t know!! Since we did a franchise, it was a bit easier for us because we had someone to ask for advice. I guess my advice would to be see if you could shadow a restaurant owner in your town so you can see what it’s like to own a business?

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16 Sheila June 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

Here’s a pretty good article I read today from one of the investors on the Shark Tank (love that show) that sums up a lot of the basics. Hope this helps!

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/kevin-harrington-shark-tank-advice-1367/

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17 r8chel June 7, 2011 at 6:43 am

Whoa – early post!

I just had raspberries the other day for the first time this season. So, so yummy.

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18 Chad @ thebreakupnote June 7, 2011 at 6:46 am

Yyyyyeeeeaaaahhhh when school is out i’ll be makin stuff like this and having it down at the PARK or something.

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19 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

Is that PARK a clue!?

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20 Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 7, 2011 at 6:48 am

I think it’s SO cool you’re working on your own coffee blend- seriously, that’s awesome!!

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21 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 7, 2011 at 6:54 am

Those oats look so refreshing! Berries are still pretty expensive in my local stores.

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22 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 7, 2011 at 6:57 am

Ooooh, I LOVE raspberries!!! I have to be careful with mine because they often mold easily…just means I have to eat them quickly, which is NOT a problem :-)

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23 Faith @ lovelyascharged June 7, 2011 at 6:59 am

Summer berries are my absolute favorite (and luckily in Florida, they *are* local!) I was debating between blackberries and raspberries last night at the grocery store…raspberries lost, but I think I’ll pick up a carton on my next trip!

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24 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

I haven’t had a good batch of raspberries yet! The blackberries have been delicious though.

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25 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

“All you knead is love.” — I like that.

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26 Mary Frances June 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Bob Dylan reference yesterday, The Beatles today…whether you realize it or not, the blog world is being exposed to the greats that shaped what music is today. If you are not familiar with their music or think it is not your type, it is worth listening to with an open mind/ear.

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27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

I was gone at the end of last week to a convention with my husband and missed all the posts on the opening of the bread shop. I finally got caught up and I am just so happy for you guys and how great things are going so far! You all have worked so hard and I wish you so much luck with this adventure!

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28 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

Overnight oats may be my new favorite breakfast. Not only because they are portable (I usually take them to work with me, too!) but because cold oats are totally new to me and they are delicious!!

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29 Molly @ RDexposed June 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

I love how the oats look in a Mason jar!

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30 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

I’m liking these earlier-morning posts of yours Kath! :) I also had rasps with my breakfast this morning (in my green smoothie) and there were definitely a few consumed in the process of making it too…. I agree with you – non-imported ones are SO much more delicious!

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31 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen June 7, 2011 at 7:13 am

Mason jars are just amazing for so much! and raspberries are easily my favorite berry.

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32 Katie June 7, 2011 at 7:15 am

My 5 year old daughter just announced last night that her current favorite fruit is raspberries (recently it was mango). She also reminded me that she ate the last of the raspberries for breakfast, but next time she would save some for me. We are headed to the store for more today. I love all berries on their own and mixed together, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, plus all the other spring/summer fruits = YUM! Sometimes I feel like there is so much wonderful produce this time of year that I have a hard time eating it all! I agree that all you “knead” is love.

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33 Bee Goes Bananas June 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

I know exactly how you feel. I prefer buying local as often as I can, ESPECIALLY when it comes to produce items like berries. But it’s so hard to pass up delicious looking raspberries in the stores all winter long! I’m so glad it’s summer and local produce is coming into season!!

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34 skinny latte June 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

I’m loving raspberries at the moment too – I do love summer when we can buy more exotic fruits grown at home. Rest of the year it’s bananas from Costa Rica and strawberries from Spain ;)

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35 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 7, 2011 at 7:27 am

I’m definitely using a jar next time I take my oats to go! I always have the leaking problem and never even thought of that.

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36 Hope June 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

Raspberries and blueberries are perfect for this time of year! :) That jar is the perfect oatmeal container!

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37 Hannah June 7, 2011 at 7:41 am

One of the things I’m most envious of you all in America, apart from coconut milk ice creams and flavoured nut butters, is the affordability of berries. Even in season, raspberries here cost $8 for 5oz. Your breakfast is a breakfast of the gods to me :D

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38 Jennifer June 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

“All you Knead is love.” (haha) That cracked me up. :)

Being from Florida, I used to love picking wild raspberries. They seemed to grow practically everywhere in the wild.

Hope you have a great day! I’m sure things are a little hectic and the days are long being that this is really week one but once you get a routine down, it will become easier. ;)

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39 Marina June 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

I can’t wait to get some berries myself this season, they really make the perfect breakfast :)
Have a good time at the bakery!

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40 Jen June 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

I have to say, I bought red raspberries for the first time over the weekend and a day later they were molded! I was so disappointed. Is this typical? I stored them in the fridge.

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41 Kristina June 7, 2011 at 7:54 am

I know I’m not Kath…but I buy a lot of raspberries. They do mold a little more quickly than other berries, but definitely not in a day. Sounds like something weird happened.

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42 Jen June 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

That’s what I thought. Maybe that’s why they were on sale!

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43 Eileen June 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

Another tip … only wash what you need. If you wash the whole box, then put it back in the refrigerator, they’ll mold very quickly. They’re delicate little things.

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44 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

I think it all depends on how fresh they were when you bought them…

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45 Amelia June 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

It must be so nice to ride your bike everywhere! I am envious. I have never been able to ride my bike for transportation, except for when I lived in Japan as a child.

Your breakfast looks refreshing. :)

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46 Kristina June 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

Totally agree on jars being the best transport container for overnight oats… I had an unfortunate bag spillage incident and never went back to tupperware after that!

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47 Charise June 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

I just caught up on all the posts from Thursday to now – so fun to see all your bakery grand-opening posts at once. Hopefully you’ll get to start working a more sane number of hours soon – it looks exhausting. But it looks like it all went well – congratulations!!!

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48 Emily June 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

Breakfast looks so good!! This inspired me to make a quick batch of your doughboy smoothie…hopefully it will “overnight” while I’m at yoga :)

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49 Kim June 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

I just made my first overnight oats (in a jar) for the first time this season! So scrumptious.

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50 Khushboo June 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

Haha cheesy last line- my kinda humor ?! Those berries look delectable! Have a good day making more dough (interpret as you please) :D

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51 Cait June 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

Those oats look amazing. I’ve never thought of berries in oatmeal – which is weird because I’m a strawberry-in-my-cereal fiend!

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52 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey June 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

Agreed – a jar is a MUST for transporting my overnight oats (and green smoothies) to work. I don’t bother to make them in anything else, ever. I have a *slight* Ball jar addiction, and need an entire cabinet to house all of my empties that cycle in and out. :)

Just bought local blackberries at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday for the first time this season. A little sour still, but delicious nonetheless.

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53 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

You’re so right about the convenience of overnight oats! Those berries look wonderful!

I love that you have a mug from your time at Great Harvest, perfect for owners! :)

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54 Adrienne June 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

Yum! That oatmeal sounds great! And it looks so cute in the jar!! I’m definitely going to be picking up some jars here soon haha

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55 E June 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

Raspberries are my favorite fruit! (along with nectarines – can’t wait for those to be in season!) :)

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56 mel June 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

have a great day and take some time to relax with Matt tonight! You deserve it girl

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57 Meagan June 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

If you are riding to the bakery at 6 am, that must mean that Matt goes sooner to get the bread in?

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58 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

He was in at 3AM!

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59 Kate @ NaturaStride June 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

Yup! Those oats look summery and filling. I strangely miss the heat/humidity too, but it looks like it’s gonna be 98 here in Philly tomorrow !
PS – looking forward to meeting you at Healthy Living Summit in August!

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60 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me June 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

Yum what a tasty looking jar. I keep meaning to try this for breakfast but never end up thinking of it till the morning of…which isn’t overly helpful!

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61 Kelly (meatless with a man) June 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

I vacillate between blackberries and raspberries too – yum! Your first pic is gorgeous! Makes me want some berries RIGHT NOW. :)

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62 Heather June 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

My husband makes fun of me because I save old jars exactly for that purpose!

I cannot wait for the fresh berries this summer – especially from the Farmers Market!

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63 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

Those raspberries look perfect! Yum! Kind of craving some now. :)

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64 Marissa June 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

Raspberries are my favorite, too! Blackberries have too many seeds… but they’re still tasty. I also love strawberries and blueberries! Heck, I guess I love all berries… haha; why oh why must they be so darn expensive?!

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65 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

Strawberries are my favorite :) I wish the sun would rise early all year too- it makes getting out of bed SO much easier!

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66 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates June 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

Looks like a delicious breakfast!

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67 Amanda (Eating Up) June 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

I pick raz right now too. I have some in my fridge!

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68 lynn @ the actor's diet June 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

anything eaten out of a jar = instant fun!

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69 Sable June 7, 2011 at 10:09 am

I LOVE raspberries!!

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70 Hilary June 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

Mmmm…..perfect summer, on-the-go breakfast. And looks great in the jar! I am with you on the earlier sunrises….so much easier than running in the dark!

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71 Sarah for Real June 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

I’m the same about berries except since I’m in Washington state, I consider California produce local enough. I just got blueberries and about died. My favorite! Can’t wait for u-pick.

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72 Emily June 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

Hey Kath, have you ever tried overnight oats with cottage cheese instead of yogurt? I recently tried overnight oats for the first time, and while I LOVED the cold factor, I couldn’t get over the tanginess of the yogurt… to me, oats shouldn’t be sour, lol. But I’m thinking cottage cheese might work as well and give it a sort of cheese Danish-y flavor?!

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73 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

I think I have before – it would most definitely be delicious!!

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74 Mary Frances June 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I bet if you made it with Oikos plain Greek Yogurt, you would love the taste. It could just be the type/quality of the yogurt that is making it tangy/sour.

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75 Robin June 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

Hi Kath-
I know you’re super busy right now, but I have a crazy question. I remember a while back you raved about some comfortable shoes you got- I think it was during your internship. Do you know what brand it was? I need some work-appropriate shoes that will allow me to be on my feet all day. Thanks!

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76 Pat June 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Not Kath, but I’m pretty sure that it was her Dansko shoes she was raving about. They are super comfy if you’re on your feet a lot. I love mine.

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77 Robin June 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thanks, Pat!

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78 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

We won’t have local raspberries here for another month! I can’t wait until they’re ready to pick!

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79 Kara June 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Congrats on the bakery!! It looks awesome! My fav GH bread is oat flax bran! In regards to raspberries spoiling the best thing I have found is to lay a paper towel in the bottom of a Tupperware or glass dish and then lay the berries on the paper towel not stacking them at all and refrigerate to store. The paper towel absorbs moisture keeping them fresh longer!! Best of luck with the bakery! Very inspiring!

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80 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm

That’s my favorite too!!! We’re going to call it Cville Crunch!

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81 Gina (Yogattude) June 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I love berry season! I am hoping to go out berry picking this year for each!

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82 Ellie@fitforthesoul June 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

ahhhh berries are sooo good around this time! :D And the overnight oat looks so good right now~really creamy and satisfying. haha! love that–“all you knead is love”. True that!

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83 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm

yumm! Berries are SO awesome!

Do you take your overnight oats with you to work or do you eat them before you head out on your bike? I’m always looking for things to take with me on the train for after my morning workouts… I’m wondering if this would be a good idea :) It’s looks fantastic though!

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84 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I took them in my bike bag and ate over the course of an hour at work when I could sit down for a few bites

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85 Namaste Gurl June 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I’ve been enjoying the bounty of fresh berries recently as well. In fact, I just about ate a whole pint of organic raspberries– they were delicious! You gotta love summer :)

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86 Emily @ Savory and Savage June 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Those berries look delicious!! One of these days I am going to have to try overnight oats.

Do overnight oats work with steel cut oats or does it only work with rolled oats?

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87 KathEats June 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I’ve only tried with rolled and think they probably work best..

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88 missy June 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I cannot do the texture of rolled oats, but I love using steel-cut for overnight oats!

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89 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I looooove raspberries! you make me want to gobble up a handful!

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90 Susan (Oliepants) June 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I picked up some raspberries from WF recently and I cannot have oats any other way now!!!

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91 Anna June 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I love overnight oats and fresh berries! My niece and I have been picking a bucket full of strawberries from their patch for the last three days ^_^ When I was traveling for student teaching I started putting my overnight oats in a mason jar so I could take it and eat on the road or once I got to school. Great way to transport a healthy breakfast!

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92 kris (everyday oats) June 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love raspberries on oats! Its an amazing combo. I have a friend thats been asking about some good and healthy breakfasts for working people and I think this is the perfect example. I’ll have to show her this for sure!

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93 Lauren June 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Just went raspberry picking today at Grelen Nursery over in Somerset, VA just over the border in Orange County! They have tons of red and black raspberries left and tons of yellow raspberries waiting to ripen in the next couple weeks. $5 a pint for red and $7 for black. Can’t wait to use them in this recipe!

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94 Angie June 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

Hi Kath, this looks amazing. I’ve been reluctant to try overnight oatmeal, but you ahve just made it look so good!

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95 Paulina (One Smile Ahead) June 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Raspberries sound so good right now! I wish we had some around here, but sadly I haven’t seen any. Overnight oats are the best summertime breakfast! I got some of those jars yesterday :D Thanks for the portable breakfast idea. It’s gonna prove very useful!

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