Ice Ice Baby

July 23, 2011


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


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!


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


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




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!)


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!


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!!!


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!


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!


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!


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’.


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 :)


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

ha ha – i remember your coffee shapes!


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 :)


11 kelsey July 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

Pottery! I love the pottery!


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


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. :)


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.


15 Kaci July 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

Yum!! Have fun with your family!!


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 :)


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!


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!!!


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! 😛

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


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!


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. :)


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!


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 :)


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!


25 Bea July 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

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


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

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


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

holy smokes it is HOT out there! Stay cool 😉


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

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


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?


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. :)


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 : )


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!


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!


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!


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.


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 😉


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!


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 😀 Oh and that is a seriously cool looking bowl


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!


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.


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.


42 Shana July 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

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


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!


44 Samantha August 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

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


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