Ice Ice Baby

July 23, 2011

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Dad and I were up exercising at 7 this morning. He was out reading + walking and I went on my 4 mile route. It was hot hot hot, but not too hot to enjoy a little AM movement.

Back at home, Mom and I had yogurt bowls and I made some french press coffee

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French press because when I opened my coffeemaker I saw a huge pile of old grounds and MOLD that I apparently had forgotten about last week!!!!!!!!!!!! Gross!!! I cleaned them out and then ran a vinegar cycle. And made french press coffee in the meantime!

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Poured over ice! Love the slight bloom from the french press. Remember the olden days of coffee shapes!?

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Breakfast was yogurt with cville cluster granola, banana, strawberry jam, which always requires a side of drippy crunchy peanut butter and some frozen blackberries.

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I’m hanging out with my parents until we’re headed to the bakery (dropping me off for a few hours of work) and then dinner out tonight.

I’m NOT biking today. I decided I just don’t feel like getting that sweaty in 100*!

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1 Cait's Plate July 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

We had similar breakfasts today…except yours looks way better. I’m loving the frozen blackberries.

I also love (and am so jealous of) the fact that you and your dad got to exercise together. That makes my heart happy :)

Enjoy your day (and your dinner out!)

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2 Jenny July 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

I’ve heard about those legendary heat waves in the US this year… Hope you manage to stay cool! Not biking is definitely one good way of achieving that. ;) In any case, you exercised already – at the most opportune time, too! Not too hot in the early morning, right?!

So nice that you and and do exercise with your parents! What a healthy family you guys are! So inspiring. :) Have a great Saturday – looks like it’s off to a good start!

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3 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

Oh the coffee shapes! …I couldn’t see one today. Practice may be in order?
I don’t know what to do about this heat either, if I’m not running by 6:30 in the morning, I’ll regret it later…. Happy Saturday!!!

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

Mmmm… that’s about to be very similar to my breakfast too. It is SO HOT!

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5 Allie July 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

I think the animal looks like… just kidding :) Definitely not a biking day! Try to stay cool!

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6 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have to run vinegar through my coffeemaker every month or so, not b/c of mold but b/c our water is so horrendously hard the calcium deposits clog up the coffee maker! I hate the smell of the vinegar brewing, it permeates the entire house!

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7 Mary Frances July 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Plug it into an outdoor outlet and let it sit on the porch or something for that ‘cleansing’.

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8 Baking N Books July 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

Did Matt get a morning off?!

Hah – it sounds like your Dad does the read and walk thing too :)

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9 lynn @ the actor's diet July 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

ha ha – i remember your coffee shapes!

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10 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Frozen blackberries are the perfect way to cool off! ugh I so would not bike either on a day like today! to HOT :)

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11 kelsey July 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

Pottery! I love the pottery!

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12 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East July 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Your breakfast bowl looks so delicious! I make similar bowls but mine never look so good. YUM

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13 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

This made me seriously miss my crunchy PB back home! All we have here is the generic smooth stuff. Ohhh how I can’t wait to get back to my stash. :)

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14 Kris July 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

LOL at the coffee maker. I visited my mom at Christmas, my sister was with her at Thanksgiving. When I took the coffee maker out of the closet and opened, there sat grounds and mold from my sister’s visit. Obviously, her mind was elsewhere when she put it away :) Now we both do TJ’s instant. No more mold.

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15 Kaci July 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

Yum!! Have fun with your family!!

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16 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees July 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

Love french press coffee. Those frozen berries look great in that bowl – good for hot weather. Enjoy your Saturday and try to stay cool :)

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17 Nikita July 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

Sometimes if we leave a tiny bit of coffee in the coffee maker, it molds super quickly. What is that mold? I would think coffee was too acidic to grow mold. It drives me crazy!

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18 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. July 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

You’re so much more motivated than me to get out and running that early today! It is a scorcher here. Stay cool!!!

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19 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

So glad you get to spend time with your parents! I love that your dad walks and reads at the same time though I think I would do an audiobook instead because I would totally trip on something! :P

Those blueberries look yummy except my teeth hurts thinking about their frozen frostiness! :P

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20 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

Have a fantastic time with your parents!!! I think having family in town is such a treat!

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21 Sweet and Savvy July 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

Peanut butter and jelly is such a perfect, classic combo that works for every meal! Have a great weekend. :)

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22 Natalie S. July 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

Blech I’ve found moldy coffee grounds before too — really freaked me out! Vinegar should do the trick though :) Have a great Saturday!

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23 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 23, 2011 at 11:26 am

The blackberries look beautiful!

Hope you have a great day Kath! Stay cool :)

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24 Kate @ NaturaStride July 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

Love yogurt bowls!! I had a similar one today – greek yo, honey, berries, bananas, granola. So great.
Enjoy spending time with your parents!

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25 Bea July 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

A nice way to begin your day. Have a good one.

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26 Reading (and chickens) July 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

We ARE biking today, thanks to the Northwest “heat wave.” 72!

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27 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

holy smokes it is HOT out there! Stay cool ;)

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28 Molly @ RDexposed July 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Oi, biking today!! Don’t remind me… le tour.

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29 Jessica @ Jessica Balances July 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Good choice to not bike in the heat — I don’t know what it’s like in Charlottesville, but it is absolutely miserable in Nashville. Definitely an indoor day for me! Also — I love your french press! Where did you get it?

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30 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Good call on not biking today. The heat has been brutal! Enjoy your visit with your parents. :)

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31 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

That’s great that you could get out so early to exercise! I went on a 3 mile walk with my mom which was fun : )

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32 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Your breakfast looks amazing! I love your coffee cup with the K on it! super cute!

PS went to a Great Harvest today in Lafayette Indiana today! I just had to snap a few pictures!

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33 Khushboo July 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm

From a fellow ‘K’, I love your mug! I’m thinking jam+yogurt could possibly be the new jam+peanut butter!

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34 Bear July 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Are Bocker, Beaker + Churton back home after their summer adventure? Please tell them I said “hi” and I hope to hear about their time at their Gram’s house!

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35 KathEats July 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Hey Bear!! Grammie said the 3 bears were sent to a sleepaway camp this week while they are visiting. We received a letter from them today – they are having a blast! Although Bocker was stung by a bee, so that was a scare, but he was much better after he got a cone of ice cream.

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36 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I see reading & walking at the same time runs in the family ;)

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37 Karen July 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I remember those coffee shapes “back in the day!”

I cannot get enough homemade hummus these days; it’s both satisfying and light and manages to work with both salads and sandwiches and just about any raw veg. makes a good vehicle for transporting it to my mouth :)

Stay cool and have a blast with the mom and pop, Kath!

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38 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living July 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I think it’s the berries with the bowl but 4273 was a fantastic shot to me. It really must be all the purple tickling my eyes :D Oh and that is a seriously cool looking bowl

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39 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Those Cville clusters sound delicious, but I’m almost glad (key word–almost..)I don’t have them in my house; I would eat the entire bag in a day!

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40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Mouldy coffee is so gross! That once happened to me in my travel mug and I had to toss it because I just could not get rid of the smell! I hope your coffee maker has a better fate.

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41 Jenny July 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I wish I could run, it is 100* here in NYC! I am too much of a wimp and don’t have anything to carry liquids in while I run.

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42 Shana July 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

You are brave! I totally took my workout indoors today! And stayed there!

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43 Hannah July 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

When I saw the words “mould” in the text I then thought that the white on the berries was mould, not ice! Phew!

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44 Samantha August 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

Thanks for using my bowl again! Hope that you keep cool!

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