June 30, 2011

My massage this morning was heavenly. And LONG! The gift certificate was for 90 minutes, and Jay generously spent even more time on me from start to finish, including a consultation.

Jay runs Core Revitalization and does a unique blend of therapies that involve making the body looser, stretchier, softer and more malleable. He did a little reflexology, a little acupressure, a little deep tissue massage, some stretching and LOTS of jiggling + shaking!!! My toes, hips, quads and hamstrings got quite the knead. Revitalized! Thank you Jay!

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After my massage I treated myself to lunch downtown!

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Walking the mall was so exhilarating. It’s a beautiful day, and all the people out and about were full of life.

I settled on lunch at Eppies, which is perhaps my favorite casual spot on the Mall

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What started as a vegetarian plate of black beans, cornbread, sweet potato and a side salad…

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Turned into quite the KERF-ed up salad!

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I poured the black beans on top and diced up the sweet potato. Cornbread on the edge!

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Their cornbread is like cake!

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This salad completely hit the spot and left me so full I canceled my plans for gelato!

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I also brought my book, however..

Books = timeless

Blogs = real time

…so I ended up reading blogs + emails on my phone. Still fun!

I’m down at the bakery now, ready to get some afternoon action. If I can muster up the energy in my muscles!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I have to really be in the mood to want cornbread, but that looks so good!


2 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Gift certificates for massages are my favorite present to receive (and give). You just can’t go wrong. I am so glad you were able to treat yourself today.


3 Cait's Plate June 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm

That was so creative putting the sides right into your salad. I never would have thought to do something like that – I guess that’s why you do what you do 😉

Glad your massage went well – hope your muscles aren’t too doughy to work this afternoon!


4 Colleen (What's Baking in the Barbershop) June 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Mmmm, that salad looks fab! Glad you had a great massage too! So nice to treat yourself every now and then :)


5 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

That sounds like the perfect day to me :)


6 robin June 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm



7 Sarah June 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Love the “kerfed up salad” sweet potatoes and black beans are such a yummy combo!


8 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Your downtown is so beautiful! I love massages and you deserve one :)

Have a wonderful long weekend!


9 kaila @ healthy helper! June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

That massage sounds heavenly….I could really use one! And that veggie platter looks even better! I love all three of those components…..specially the cornbread with REAL chunks of corn!


10 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

…so I ended up reading blogs + emails on my phone. Still fun! = THAT IS ME!

I always end up reading blogs, my email, my google reader, anything other than real books, usually…what can I say, I love the instantaneous, real time stuff!

And a 90 min massage, and you were able to venture out and walk around? Impressive! I am usually just a limp noodle after a massage and walk around totally aimlessly and disoriented in my post massage bliss…haha!


11 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Mmmm…traded “cake” for gelato I suppose, right? Glad the massage was a good one– there’s really nothing better!


12 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Yummm, cornbread.
Gelato is one of those things that no matter how full, I still go for it :)


13 The Teenage Taste June 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Aren’t massages the best?! Glad you enjoyed it, Kath! Jay sounds wonderful! :-)


14 Emily June 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

KERFed lunch looks great! I always get torn between books and blogs when I have access to both…trying to do get wrapped up in a new book!


15 Melissa @ HerGreenLife June 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Skipped the gelato? That’s never good 😉

When we were in Italy this spring, our strategy was to share a gelato every day. We got to try lots of great flavors, and it was never too much — you just needed Matt with you. All of the walking we did also helped us work up quite the appetite.


16 Ashley June 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I had a similar tasting lunch. Corn tortillas with sweet taters + beans! hehe Could definitely go for that cornbread!


17 rumfunandsun June 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I lose track of time with blogs and books! I tend to get caught up either way! I do have to say blog reading is much easier to tear myself away from! Glad your massage went well!


18 Meredith June 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I <3 Eppie's!!!! Especially the ham biscuits on pumpkin bread :)


19 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing June 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I love having a few hours of “me” time! Glad you could squeeze some relaxin’ and pamperin’ in :)


20 sarah (sarah learns) June 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

sounds like a perfect morning! i’m jealous of your massage – i could use one right about now too!


21 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Hhaha I love how blogs took precedence over books. I am totally that way too.. however – the past two days have been different as I have been engulfed in a book called Ain’t No Sunshine by Leslie Debious. Very Strange – but hooking book. (Hooking is NOT the right word, either.. guess I’ve read to much today.. brain is dead..)


22 Nacho Lindsay June 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Good call on sweet potatoes and black beens. Excellent food combo.


23 Laura @ prettylittlewords June 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Ohhh I could TOTALLY use a massage right now. Jealous! Do you ever exercise after your massages?


24 KathEats June 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Nope, before only!


25 Baking 'n' Books June 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Are you sore from the massage? – y’know in a “good way”? Massages can typically leave you sorer if worked hard.

90 minutes! I’ve only ever had a 45 min. one – and they stuck to the limit! I need a Jay.


26 Kim June 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I have a massage gift certificate I need to turn in soon! That Eppies plate looks amazing – we walked by there the last time we were in town and I’m planning on stopping for lunch next time. I’ll have to try your KERF creation!


27 Alex June 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

That cornbread looks great! I love the texture of it when it’s full of kernels…


28 Christine (The Raw Project) June 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Nice on the massage and thanks for reminding me I have a gift certificate to use and soon! Lunch looks great, what a nice day.


29 Foodie June 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

“This salad completely hit the spot and left me so full I canceled my plans for gelato!” –> I never do that. You’re so smart, actually paying attention to how full you are.


30 Mama Pea June 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Blogs=real time
Books written by bloggers=best of both worlds

Just thought that was worth mentioning. 😉


31 KathEats June 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Haha, true dat!


32 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) June 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I always love seeing your colorful and creative salads! Never a dull meal for you :)


33 Namaste Gurl June 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

What a fun and creative lunch! I’ve never seen a place that serves black beans and cornbread together :) I love when restaurants serve sweet stuff with meals, hits the spot!


34 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Beautiful sunflowers!!! It’s so great having a girlie day. Good for you!


35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

That cornbread looks heavenly! The salad looks like a great way to end the massage! I hope you have a great afternoon!


36 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I love eating outside. It is SO peaceful and heavenly. It makes life sweeter! And a massage to top it off, what a great way to end JUne :)


37 Simply Life June 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

oh that salad does look like a great combo!


38 Noya - gluttonandstudent June 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

yummy combo! that cornbread looks sweeeeeeeeeeeet!


39 Angel7 June 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

You had to go from being kneaded at your massage, to lunch, then to kneading bread the bakery :) Or maybe you just sold bread at the bakery?


40 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass June 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Such a nice way to treat yourself. You deserve it!


41 Christine June 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

90 minutes? Lucky!


42 lynn @ the actor's diet June 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

i love massages then lunch. perfect “artist’s date” as julia cameron calls them.


43 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Note to self – get massage. STAT! 😉


44 Molly @ RDexposed June 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm

A massage and cornbread? I’m liking that combo.

We have a massage therapist that wanders around at the hospital, but I swear she never comes to our department. :(


45 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

That’s awesome. Do people ever look at you funny when you’re concocting these KERF lunches?


46 KathEats June 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Not that I ever notice..


47 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Sounds like a perfect day so far, hope you get to read that book more tonight! :)


48 Hannah June 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I love that you love Eppie’s! I miss that place!


49 Lynn June 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Is your bread made from organic wheat?


50 KathEats June 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

No,but wheat is relatively low pesticide.


51 [email protected] Flying ONION June 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Cornbread is my favorite. This one looks so cakey and doughy. Love! 😀


52 Lauren @ MRS June 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm

A massage feels good right about now. My poor back has been suffering from my bad posture and my awful chair. I really should get one, one of these days.


53 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) June 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

ohhh cornbread how i love thee


54 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. June 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I’ve been reading the blogs lately instead of my books as well! I feel the same way!


55 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Lunch downtown with a good book sounds like such a great way to spend some “me time”. I’ve always been too nervous to dine alone at a restaurant though!


56 Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds June 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Kath, I want your photog skills!


57 KathEats June 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm
58 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Absolutely HEAVEN!!! 😀


59 [email protected] June 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I like your rationalization about blogs being real time. I have been feeling a little guilty lately neglecting my books and my scrapbooking in order to blog. But, those things will be there when I get done looking at all of my favorite blogs!


60 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

LOL the books = timeless, blogs = real time gets me all the time!! I’ve pulled out the book I’m trying to read at least a dozen times this week only to wonder what’s going on in the blog world 😛
Black beans + sweet potato is a dangerously delicious combination btw. <3


61 Khushboo June 30, 2011 at 11:29 pm

What a wonderful afternoon! You can always count on blogs for ‘company’…I know I do :)


62 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I find myself reading blogs & working on my own on my lunch break rather than…uh…eating lunch!? haha it’s funny how quickly it takes over your life! But so fun


63 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 1, 2011 at 3:33 am

I would LOVE a massage, I’m very jealous! I always spend my lunch on blog business :)


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