Know Your Roots

March 19, 2011


“Help! Kanz! I’m stuck in the briar patch!”

Matt and I slept in and then went for a leisurely run on the Goucher College trails.


The trails were fine at first – only covered in roots and rocks. But then we hit mud, fallen trees, streams and finally briars. After getting all tangled up with scratches on my legs, we moved onto the main campus loop road. Much better. Our pace went from 13 minute miles to 8:30s just like that!

~4.6 miles – over the creek and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we went

Pre-run banana


Post run Kenya coffee! I don’t like Starbucks coffee, but I love their Kenya blend!



At Gram’s, she taught us how to make soft boiled eggs soaked up with toast


Egg teaching

With Matt’s challah!


We have so much delicious bread we brought from GH Columbia!


Gram always has a wonderful stash of “burries”


She also had some Oikos yogurt!! So I made a big bowl with burries and Apple Crunch bread on top – and a drizzle of Blue Diamond almond butter!


Larbs is here!


Time for a little shopping!

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1 lynn @ the actor's diet March 19, 2011 at 9:49 am

i have always wanted to eat breakfast fixed by a grandma!!!


2 Ann @ Day by Day March 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love the “burries.” One of my favorite things about coming home to see my parents is their constant supply of fresh berries too! I always clean ’em out by the time I leave. Good luck shopping today. I love your sister’s green top!


3 Anne @ Baking Me March 19, 2011 at 9:55 am

Kenya coffee from Starbucks is my favorite :) Those soft boiled eggs with challah look delicious!


4 Christina March 19, 2011 at 9:55 am

that IS a lot of burries. what a nice stash to have on hand! I think grandmas always have the simplest but some of the most delicious recipes! but I wish my grandma had a stash of oikos yogurt on hand. : )


5 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 19, 2011 at 9:55 am

Enjoy your day at your Grandmas!! It’s SO beautiful in DC so I’m sure its gorgeous up in Baltimore as well.


6 Valerie @ City|LIfe|Eats March 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

I love that you have so much documentation of your time with your Grandma – that’s the beauty of blogging :) I have so few pictures with my grandmothers, and it was all pre-digital anyways, so I need to get them from my parents.


7 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

That bread makes all of your meals so fantastic!


8 Emily March 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

Ummm do you have cowboy boots on? Those are FANTASTIC!!


9 Lesley Lifting Life March 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

Looks like an awesome Saturday morning! Enjoy your day :)


10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

Yummmm, that runny yolk looks delish! I don’t think the “burries” would have had a chance with all that bread around. :)


11 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

Nice! I love runny eggs on toast! So good! :)


12 Ashley March 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

What a fun little visit with the family!! Awesome breakfast bowl!


13 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

Well, I guess that was an adventurous run! The yogurt and challah…that looks so good! I need to master soft boiled eggs. I still haven’t done that. Have a great day with your family!


14 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

My grandparents are obsessed with blueberries too- they put them in the pancakes they always make for us grandkids! So sweet.


15 AJ @ Flowing to Fifty March 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

HAAAAAAA! My Grannie and my Mom also call berries “burries”. That’s totally hilarious. Makes me miss my Gran (passed on) and my Mom (hours away). Have fun with your girls!!!!


16 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

What an awesome breakfast bowl… great mix!

You should definitely give the new Starbucks Tribute blend a try if you happen to stop in when its brewing. I LOVE the flavors!


17 Abby March 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

We needed that burry stash at my house the first summer I came home from college. We used to go rounds because I always ate all the burries! lol


18 cathyb@brightbakes March 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’d do drastic things to have some of those “burries” about now! :)
cathy b.


19 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

Your grams is adorable! I wish mine always had a stash of burries haha!


20 Khushboo March 19, 2011 at 11:05 am

Great morning – nothing beats a run followed by fresh berries, yogurt, almond butter and carbssss! Hv a great day!!


21 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

Sounds like a true trail run you went on this morning!

I’m not a huge fan of Starbucks either, but I’ll have to try their Kenya blend.


22 Baking 'n' Books March 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

I was thinking the same thing – I’m going to have to try the Kenyan too.

Blue Diamond AB is so good! Almost sinful…


23 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

“Burries” haha :)
Your run sounds like mine! I also had a pre-run banana, and an iced coffee afterwards haha :)
I love how the older folks speak. My me-maw calls pants, “britches” and says the name “sarah” like “say-rah” hehe :)
Have fun shopping!


24 Krista (kristastes) March 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

I don’t like starbucks drip coffee, either – I have never tried the kenya blend so maybe I should now! Happy weekend, enjoy it with your fam :)


25 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

Your Grandma is so adorable!

I love eggs — but I don’t think I’ve had them soft boiled before!


26 Amy at TheSceneFromMe March 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

I wish I had all that bread sitting on my kitchen counter! Looks so delicious.
Your life would make anyone jealous Kath!


27 Michelle | gold-hearted girl March 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

What a gorgeous route! I get sick of running through streets and traffic and try to get a dose of nature as much as I can. :)


28 The Teenage Taste March 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

Sounds like a lovely morning…well except for the fallen trees, roots, and mud part! Have a great weekend, Kath! :-)


29 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

Even though running on trails is so pretty, I hate tripping on all those roots!

Your grandma sounds like she has a blogger’s kitchen. Berries, oikos and AB? Sounds perfect! 😀


30 Chris March 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone making soft boiled eggs with toasted besides my parents! They tear the toast up in bite sizes pieces and mix it all up in the bowl with the egg. It’s good.


31 Katherine: Unemployed March 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

grams make the best soft boiled eggs! mine does the same


32 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

How fun! Soft boiled eggs now sound amazing 😉 It’s bee na while. It’s so wonderful to be with family; enjoy your time! (Man, you guys run fast!)


33 Kim March 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

My fiance’s grandma makes eggs that way too, basically my favorite thing ever! Of course, I can never get it to taste as good, it must be a grandma thing. We call them ma-maw eggs because his great-grandmother (mamaw) actually started it in the family. Apparently they are more popular than I thought!! Mmmm.


34 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day March 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Enjoy having your grandmother around! I miss mine so much!


35 Namaste Gurl March 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

How fun- great to see all your family and what you’re doing!
You’re so pretty and glowing, by the way!


36 Cindy March 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Your grandmother looks like so much fun!


37 Nicole @ Vegan in the House March 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Okay…where did you get those boots? Love them…


38 Kath March 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Rack Room!


39 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

That egg dish looked delicious. I love soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

Have fun with the family.


40 Eileen March 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I think I see why your grandma is so vibrant and rockin’ … all those healthy, beautiful burries!


41 Lisa March 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

HI Kath,

Just wondering how you tracked your run above – is it runkeeper app?


42 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I’ve never had a soft-boiled egg before, but I loveee runny yolk! I’m going to go look up how to make them!


43 Kat @ Cupcake Kat March 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I love you Kath. You make each day an adventure! Looks like you had some great food too


44 KathEats March 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm
45 Hannah March 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Apple crunch bread! That sounds fantastic!


46 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

can you teach us how to make the egg and toast thing? that’s one of my favorite combos!


47 KathEats March 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

You hard boil an egg but only for 3-4 minutes so the middle is not all the way cooked and then break the shell and pour out the egg into a bowl with toast underneath


48 Allison @ Happy Tales March 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Awwww, this looks like so much fun. I hope you have been enjoying yourself to the fullest! What a family full of love :)


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