It Is Dark Before Sunrise

October 4, 2011

BreakfastBlog

^^ Profound thought of the week

Did you know the sun does not rise until 7:13am? I did not.

So you can imagine my disappointment when my alarm went off at 6:15 to pitch darkness.

I do not run in the dark alone.

So I waited patiently [in my bed!] until there was light in the sky and set out. This means I’m running late, but luckily that is OK.

I jogged a beautiful sunrise 4 miles complete with mountain views, gloves, running tights, a vest and a hat. It ain’t summer anymore.

Breakfast was waiting on my return

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Overnight oats [Coach’s Oats style] soaked in milk, yogurt, chia seeds and banana along with raspberries on top and Barney Butter on the bottom. Delicious!

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See that sunshine? It is REAL!!

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Coconut tea on the side.

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Wish me luck goin’ north on 95!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat October 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

Farewell to running in tank tops! Are you coming to my neck of the woods?!

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2 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

Driving by you!

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3 Sweet and Savvy October 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

I hate that the sun is rising later and later! I love waking up to sunshine! :)

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4 Sarah October 4, 2011 at 7:39 am

Time to bundle up during morning runs! Goodbye to summer but hello to all of the wonderfulness Fall brings!

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5 Khushboo October 4, 2011 at 7:41 am

Oh man I would love to scrape off that jar- love how much Barney Butter is remaining in the jar! Have a great day!

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6 Michelle Hunt (PeachyPalate) October 4, 2011 at 7:42 am

I’m in the office before the sunrises. It’s one pitfall of the winter…darkness. Getting up at 5.30 is so much easier when it’s bright outside!

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7 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 4, 2011 at 7:42 am

I’m always surprised by how dark the mornings get in the fall and winter!! Yet another reason why I’m always happy when summer rolls around– early runs! ;-)

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8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

I am so not a fan of this staying dark so late stuff! It seems like it started staying like an hour darker overnight!

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9 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

I love when it is light out…..so sad when it is super dark in the a.m.! But at least you got that run in. Have a fun trip :)

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10 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

It’s finally sunny here too :)

and I’m not liking the dark mornings!

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11 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal October 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

Stay safe!

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12 Karen October 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

Have a fun trip with Mom and safe travels, Kath!

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13 Cait @ Beyond Bananas October 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

I feel you on the darkness. For the past 3 weeks I have been driving to work in the dark. It is pretty depressing. It won’t be a sunny drive until April. Wahh.

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14 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes` October 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

Yeah for sun! Breakie looks great :)

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15 Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

Wow those raspberries look amazing! So pink :)

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16 Molly @ RDexposed October 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

Under-jar shots are muchly improved! Your determination is noted and admired.

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17 Elisabeth October 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

Ha! I was thinking the same thing ;)

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18 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

HAHA!

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19 Lindzjane115 October 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

There’s something refreshing about exercising as the sun is rising–a great way to start the day! I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Coach’s Oats (yay Open Sky!) and the end of my peanut butter jar–your OOIAJ look so good! Safe travels today!

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20 Krissy @ Shiawase Life October 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

Yup, that’s why my weekday runs are usually treadmill runs…

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21 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

It’s getting harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning with these late sunrises. Although, I’m hating the shorter night even more than the dark mornings.

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22 Karissa October 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

Had the same problem this morning waiting for the sun! But in about a month I guess Daylight Savings will help with that :)

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23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

Yay for sunshine! It’s finally sunny here again too, and I’ve even heard rumours that it’s meant to be nice and warm this weekend. I’m not holding my breath though! I’m not a big in-the-dark runner either. Running at sunrise however, is gorgeous!

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24 Anna October 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

Our nut butter jars are on the same schedule- I had OIAJ the day after your sunbutt OIAJ, and tomorrow will be another OIAJ day for me! :)

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25 Angela @ PattycakesnPancakes October 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

I haven’t tried Barney Butter yet. How does it compare to other nut butters?

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26 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

It’s really good! Nice and roasty and melty

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27 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

I hate that it’s so dark. I usually leave my house to drive to work around 6am and it’s pitch black outside. Sometimes I need to remind myself that it’s actually morning and not night time! I love your breakfast!

Have a safe drive and have fun! :)

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28 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

If you live in a safe area, you may want to look into a headlamp for pre-dawn runs. It makes life much easier when the mornings take longer to get light. :)

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29 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

i woke up around 6:20, a little before my alarm, and could not believe how dark it was!! already missing the bright early mornings of summer. breakfast looks delicious… those raspberries are gorgeous!!

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30 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food October 4, 2011 at 8:42 am

Dark mornings are one thing that I definitely dislike about fall! It’s so hard to get out of bed!

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31 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

Time to start pulling out all the fall clothes! I am so ready for sweaters. But I don’t like at 6:30 when my alarm goes off and its still dark!

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32 JessE @ Love Life From Scratch October 4, 2011 at 8:45 am

Your breakfasts pictures always look so amazing and stress-free (like a mini vacation from the day). It must be the outdoors and the sunshine. If only it was light out and warm at my 7AM breakfast time :)

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33 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

What beautiful morning pictures! Have a safe trip :)

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34 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

It’s 6:45 as I type this and still dark! Wah.

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35 Laura October 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

I feel you! My roommate and I try and run together at 6 a.m., and it’s harder to be motivated when it’s dark and cold outside!

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36 Katelyn October 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

Where can I find Barney Butter? Love your photos in the bright sunshine this morning! :)

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37 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Fresh Market has it. And online. Not sure what stores you have in your area

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38 Katelyn October 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thanks for the info! I’ll have to make a trip to Fresh Market. I’m a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper ;)

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39 Christy October 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

Hooray for the sunshine! Yes, the later mornings and earlier evenings are a sure sign of Fall…I don’t like getting up in the dark either…my dog drags her feet too! Happy travels! :)

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40 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites October 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

I LOVE this running weather! I bet your run was super refreshing :-D

Are you coming to BOSTON!?

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41 Elisabeth October 4, 2011 at 9:22 am

I hear ya on the late sunrise! I leave for work at 9pm & it’s dark…then I leave work in the morning at 7am to go home & it’s dark… Makes for a sun-less existence in the fall/winter!

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42 Lindsay @ biking before bed October 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

I have been doing indoor workouts so I don’t have to run in the dark. I wish I could show up at work later so I could enjoy the fall weather. I hope you have some good music or podcasts for what could be a hellish drive:(

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43 Cait's Plate October 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

Gah! I CANNOT WAIT for my Coach’s oats to come from OpenSky! I just want to make a big old bowl of pumpkin oats with it :)

Though now I really want overnight oats in a jar with them too…it will have to be a game time decision as to what I do first.

Also? I know! I woke up at 6 to run this morning and realized it was completely pitch black out! I had no choice but to go – luckily the entire waterfront is well lit but you better believe I brought my cellphone with me and was clutching it the whole time!!

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44 Hillary October 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

Have safe travels up here to my neck of the woods!

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45 eliza October 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

I hope you hit zero traffic!!! I miss my University of Maryland but I do not miss that drive on 95 :)

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46 Lindsey October 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

I don’t run in the dark along either. I definitely don’t feel like it’s safe!

Where did you get your mug with the bikes? I love it!

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47 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

It was a gift from a NY blog reader

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48 Angel7 October 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

Raspberries would brighten anyone’s day :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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49 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] October 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’m hungry for breakfast again now :)

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50 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

Wow nice sunshine!!

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51 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 4, 2011 at 10:36 am

Safe travels and have fun!! :)

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52 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

WOW – is it better weather in the UK than in the Carolina’s!?! Its baking hot here (although, admittedly, no-one can get over how weird that fact is….) xox

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53 Pat October 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

Virginia, not Carilina.

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54 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

oh dear – sorry Kath!!

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55 Meredith October 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

Safe travels today! I thought these song lyrics were appropriate to share :)
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Well it’s a long way to Richmond
Rollin’ North on 95

Tearin’ down that highway
Like a modern day Bonnie and Clyde
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Travis Tritt

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56 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

That’s exactly what I had in mind!

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57 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep October 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wow, I had no idea it was so cold in North Carolina to warrant gloves and a vest! So glad I moved to Florida!

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58 crystal October 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

Don’t you get hot running in all that? Here wearing that much for a workout doesn’t usually happen until Thanksgiving, even if it’s been on the colder side. I’m just wondering how you didn’t overheat!

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59 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I was actually perfectly fine in that outfit. I’d rather be hot than cold!

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60 Elisabeth October 5, 2011 at 12:44 am

Eh. I’d rather be cold than hot ;)

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61 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

I feel like I see that coconut tea every time I read your breakfast posts. Must find myself some!!

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62 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 4, 2011 at 11:13 am

I ran with the school buses today. Well after the sun had risen. It was a chilly, quick run, but I enjoyed it!

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63 Johanna B October 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

I leave for the bus at 6:20AM. It’s pitch black. That’s about the only time I go out alone in the dark. Mornings walking to the bus don’t seem so scary. This morning was clear and crisp and I could see stars. It was nice to enjoy it in solitude.

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64 Allyson October 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

Wow, just realizing now that it’s dark out in the mornings. Must be nice to sleep in every day. It’s been dark in the mornings for weeks now. I wake up at 5 every morning for work and not much later on weekends for runs.

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65 crystal October 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I don’t get up early for work (I’m a SAHM), but my kid wakes up at 5 for a feeding (and the toddler probably woke up at 4 with a nightmare) so I’d say get used to early mornings KERF if you’re planning on a kid :)

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66 Katie October 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

I found that out recently too, I have been having to get up at 5:30 , and my breakfast pics have been failing, no light outside for me to photo and I cant wait until 7 to eat, cause I would be starving!

Love the OIAJ! Yum!

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67 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

Ironic on my part that you had this for breakfast. I saved the jar of peanut butter we finished off a couple days ago. I have fresh raspberries off the vine when we went picking this weekend. And I was just telling myself this morning I need a ‘recipe’ to put all this together. Open this post up today and POW. Raspberries and Nut Butter. Now I know what I am having tomorrow morning. Thx. :)

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68 Lysandra October 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I recently discovered your site and LOVE IT. I was strolling the internet looking for a healthy sweet potato gnocchi and your beautiful site popped up. This is such an inspirational healthy site, I can’t wait to try more recipes! I made the sweet potato gnocchi on Sunday (with NC sweet potatoes!), and HOLY POTATO, it was delicious! I started a blog in January and am always looking for clever sites like this one. Thank you so much for a great recipe and a healthy site I can learn a lot from. Wooohooo for morning runs!

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69 KathEats October 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Welcome!

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70 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

The one good thing about living in a city: Street Lights! Although still slightly creepy anyway. I think we should send the sun a letter and ask him (her?) to come up a little earlier. please and thank you.

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71 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Those raspberries look so good. Hope you’re having good luck on 95!

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72 Laura @ CookKnitRun October 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’m not a fan of dark mornings either. I’ve gone from summer to hibernation mode! Oh well. I’ll trade dark mornings for this cool weather and not having to turn on the AC any more!

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73 Johanna B October 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Strangely enough I enjoy the dark quiet mornings. I don’t feel that I need to be outside doing something. I can enjoy solitary pleasures and drink a cup of hot tea. Ahhh, fall….

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74 Jazz October 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Lol, if I waited till the sun came up to run I would be wasting half the day by Dec ( comes up at 10:30 – 11am)

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75 Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise October 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I think the sun is still coming up around 6:15 here….the closer you live to the equator the more “even” your days are. The only bummer is in the summer time it gets dark way earlier than say, the US Mainland. I’m always jealous of the folks that have the sun out past 9pm that time of year…..Aloha!

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76 Ellie@fitforthesoul October 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

haha I love dark mornings when it’s early! Not sure why :P But I guess running in it wouldn’t be very fun either! Have a safe journey~

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77 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

It’s getting darker earlier in the evenings, too. Sniff.

The overhead/top down shot of those raspberries is PERFECT! I hope you submitted that somewhere b/c it’s gorgeous!

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78 Cherie October 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

What’s the temp there in the morning? In Chicago, I wear that get up when it’s below freezing. :)

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79 Catherine October 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I know it’s weird (and not very safe), but I LOVE running in the dark. I have to be at work super early, so it’s always dark when I run no matter what time of year. I used to be very scared, but now I refer to myself as the “Vampire Runner” because any daylight seems to zap my energy!

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80 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Coconut tea sounds good! I’ve never seen or heard of it before.

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81 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy October 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I have been obsessed with raspberries lately, they’re probably one of my favorite fruits. :)

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82 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I’m so bummed about the darker mornings now. Especially since it makes my breakfast photos look terrible! :P

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83 Erica Caterina October 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

Hey Kath~
Any hints on where to get Coconut Tea? My tea season has officially started, coconut tea sounds to good to be true! I am Marylander (outside of Bmore) so we have most all stores.

Thanks~
ECC

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84 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Hey Erica,

Mine is from Adagio teas online store – it’s the best I’ve ever had! I have found that basic grocery stores have a fair selection or places like World Market or Fresh Market. Just saw there’s a new Fresh Market in Towson!

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