Marsh Mellow

December 29, 2010

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We have been mellowed.

But we’re headed home today. First through Fayetteville to visit Matt’s family there and drop off Andrew. Then up I-95 through Richmond to Charlottesville. If anyone wants to have dinner along the way… : )

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Breakfast today featured a few persimmons from a nearby organic farm that Rod gave me. Yay for the tomato kind!

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Chopped and mixed with plain yogurt, banana, strawberries, pineappple, Quaker Squares, granola.

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Hopefully the next time we’re here it’s 90 degrees and we can jump right in!

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1 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) December 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

That marsh is just gorgeous!

And your breakfast looks summery and makes me miss summer :) but YUM!

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

Love those beach pics! Safe travels home :)

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3 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 29, 2010 at 8:56 am

90 degree weather… you’re teasing me!

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4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 29, 2010 at 8:56 am

Love that last beautiful shot.

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5 Suki December 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

That last photo is absolutely gorgeous! So shiny!

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6 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

Tomatoes are so good for you and I just can’t get into them! Ugh, so frustrating. I can deal with them pureed and in sauces, but whole or chopped? Nothx.

All that fresh fruit looks good though! Have a good day!

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7 Krystina December 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

Beautiful pictures!

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8 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 29, 2010 at 9:19 am

I am sorry it is time to go home. Have a safe trip.

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9 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

Carolina marshland is just SO pretty…it makes me miss the lowcountry! Have a safe trip home!!

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10 sweeter salt December 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

I tried a persimmon and found it tasted really off. I’m not sure if I got a bad one? It made my mouth feel like sand paper and my throat got super dry. It was also super mushy. I feel like there must be better persimmons out there!

Laura

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11 Ashley December 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I had the same experience. Kath, how do you get around the drying effect that persimmons have in your mouth?? I had to throw mine away :(

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12 Kath December 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

You guys had the ACORN shaped persimmon – which I had once and did NOT enjoy! Apparently they have to be super-duper ripe to be good.

http://www.katheats.com/the-eighth-dwarf-drippy/

I eat the TOMATO shaped ones – which are good when they are slightly soft to the touch. No cotton mouth!

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13 faith @ gracefulfitness December 29, 2010 at 9:25 am

Travel safely and hurry home, we miss you!

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14 Debbie B. December 29, 2010 at 9:29 am

I’m loving all the marsh pictures!! Sounds so relaxing and like a great get away :)

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15 jassy December 29, 2010 at 9:30 am

is the water deep? :)

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16 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

That bowl looks so delicious! After all the Christmas celebrations, I’m craving nothing but fruits and veg right now. Have a great day Kath! :)

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

I have yet to eat a persimmon this season. Those look fantastic!

Safe travels home. :)

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18 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

such pretty water! And the breakfast bowl looks fantastic…I need something along those lines to detox from sugar overload this past weekend at Moms!
safe travels!
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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19 Lauren December 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

please excuse my bluntness and curiosity but… is Andrew single? ;)

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20 Kath December 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Unfortunately, no ;)

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21 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

i LOVE persimmons! i also love quaker squares :)

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22 Camille December 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

Much as it sucks to have vacation end, isn’t it so nice to be going home?
Have a safe drive!

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23 Khushboo December 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

Sorry if this is random but wasn’t sure where else to post this. I know you love okra so next time you put them in the oven, cut them into really small pieces. They end up becoming super crispy and make a yummy soup topper- much like healthy croutons :)

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24 Kath December 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I have a similar recipe that I love :)

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25 Allison K. December 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

I’ve never had a persimmon. But I do know a great camp song that has the word persimmon in it…

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26 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

I bought a persimmon once and never ate it. I’m so curious!

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27 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 29, 2010 at 10:53 am

I love persimmons! Whenever I eat them, though, my roommates think I’m eating a tomato.

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28 Christin@purplebirdblog December 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

Persimmonssssssssssssss! Love!

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29 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write December 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

What a beautiful place. I love that you guys go there as a family. Great tradition. :)

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30 Tracy December 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

Ah yes, good ole’ Fayette-Nam! My husband and I met at Ft. Bragg when we were both stationed there :) His job always threatens the possibility of returning. I love the Carolinas but not Fayville so much!

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31 Leanna @ Raptortoe.com December 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

I really don’t like the texture of persimmons. Kinda….slimey. Hard to describe.

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32 Jenifer December 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

Can’t do dinner… booo. But I can recommend you some great places anywhere between Richmond and Charlottesville. Lol.. I’m a Goochland Girl.

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33 Kath December 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

Please recommend!

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34 Ashley December 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Sticky Rice in Richmond is good. They have a variety and it’s a very unique place to eat.

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35 Jessi @ Life-Tangent December 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

I’ve enjoyed the pictures of your trip!

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36 Namaste Gurl December 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

Have a good drive home! :-)

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37 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

it all looks so beautiful! i am not sure i’ve ever been to that part of the country before?

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38 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

WATER!!! i miss being around water so much sometimes…90 degrees and a dip in a lake sounds like heaven to me :)

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39 Jenna December 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

it looks like you all had so much fun! what a great break! I miss the beach and wish i could have stayed longer this past week. have a good trip back home! hopefully, 95 won’t be too busy for ya all!

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40 Jen December 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Beautiful pictures! Have a safe drive home :)

Jen

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41 Katherine: Unemployed December 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

My grandmom lived in Cali for a bit and now insists on buying persimmons all the time. They’re great and an uncommon treat for me!

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42 Kat December 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I’ve never had a persimmon but I really want to try one

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43 Faith @ lovelyascharged December 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Same! Kath, what do they taste like? Is there anything they’re close to?

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44 Kath December 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Like a hybrid of a peach and a mango

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45 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Safe travels back home and the persimmon with banana, strawberries, pineappple looks delish! :)

Here’s to 90F next time, too!

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46 St. Pete December 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Amazing photographs, as usual. Looks like a really good breakfast!

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47 carlee December 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

THats gorgeous!
90 degrees! In January, that’s crazy!

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48 Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Safe travels – and the fruit looks delicious.

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49 Amy K. @ Healthy Peanut December 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I had a persimmon once but it was not the tomatoey one. I was not a huge fan but maybe I need to try that kind! Safe travels!!

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50 Heidi - apples under my bed December 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Safe travels! Wouldn’t it be nice to swim there, it looks gorgeous!
Heidi xo

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51 Christine (The Raw Project) December 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Breakfast sounds wonderful, have a safe trip home!

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52 Alison December 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Hope your trip home is going well!!! Your fam will be in our thoughts / prayers tomorrow!

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53 Kaitlin December 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Those persimmons look delicious! Glad you’re having a great time :)

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54 stacey-healthylife December 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Have a safe drive.

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55 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

mmm i love persimmons! have i told you how much i love your breakfast pictures? they make me want to eat breakfast all day long!

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56 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Pretty! :)

I’ve never had a persimmon , but I am dying to try one!

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57 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Pretty pictures! Glad you got some rest and relaxation. :)

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58 Ashley@TheHungryScholar December 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

What a great view! I wish my winter looked like this!

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59 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 29, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Despite the chilly weather, your posts (and meals!) have been so summery and bright lately. I love it! :D

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60 Hannah December 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Are those fuyu persimmons, the hard kind? I love those but can’t stomach the squishy hachiya kind… :P

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