Matchy Match

December 30, 2010

I’ve been a ball of nervous energy all morning – no news on Karen yet.

But we did take out the tree!




These guys are much happier now that they don’t have to be angels!


I burned off some more energy on a conference call and then I biked to the gym and back while Matt babysat the phone.

I returned, no news, showered and we sat down to a great lunch.

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Smoked Salmon + Cuc Pitas with side salads and fruit


The WW pita was stuffed with wild Alaskan salmon (a post-holiday treat to make healthy eating extra fun!) plus cucumber, capers, dijon mustard, jalapenos. All was baked for 5 minutes to warm it up


Side salads were made of spinach drizzed in olive oil and cherry vinegar plus espresso salted nuts, rosemary salt and goat cheese (another treat!)


Citrus for me, apple with PB for him


Served in a ginko mug!


More Match!

All these wonderful colors are part of a new line in OpenSky – KERFy colored and perfect for blogging : ) I’ve been requesting more unique dishware products and was very excited to find these –


The set of four ginko mugs is $32


Also the similar floral mugs from today’s breakfast


And the fun TAG plates – a set of 6 in every color. These just went through a 30% off flash sale via my OpenSky newsletter this week – hope all of you who bought them are pleased!!


Check out my Green Smoothie recipe in Volleyball Magazine!!


We’re getting the crockpot going with this recipe in anticipation of being at the hospital this evening and needed someone thing to cook for us!


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1 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I’m keeping your MIL in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get some good news soon!


2 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Cute pictures of you and Matt. Did you set up a tripod for those?


3 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

What beautiful colors! Love everything :)


4 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

The dishes and deals$ are awesome…thanks for sharing these, Kath!

Enjoy your new crockpot, too…I just got one about 3 mos ago and it’s been fun to play with.

Fingers crossed for Karen’s speedy recovery!


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I thought you would have news…I am on pins and needles here. Hopefully you will hear soon!


6 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats December 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm

All best to Karen. I hope you hear soon.

And what a nice lunch :)


7 andrea December 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

The smoothie sounds great..what can I use instead of milk and are rolled oats the same as quaker old fashioned oats?


8 Jackie December 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Andrea, when I make mine I use almond milk…I’m not a huge milk fan 😛


9 Kath December 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Yeah, use any kind of milk alternative you like and any kind of oats!


10 Marci December 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

All the best for a speedy recovery! Do y’all really sit on the same side of the table? Looks like a lovely and colorful lunch.


11 Allison K. December 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

aww. I love sitting next to my husband. I know that some people find it strange, but we always do!


12 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Cute pics! Lunch looks so professional!


13 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I hope everything went well with Karen. I had plans of starting to take down my Christmas decorations, but a fever is getting in my way.


14 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

love the photos. and this is full of my favorite loves at the moment: goat cheese, citrus, and smoked salmon!


15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I love the color of your walls!


16 Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Those colored mugs are really cute!


17 Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

The ginko mugs are so good! You all are in my thoughts – best to Karen for a speedy recovery. Oh, and the time lapse pics of you and Matt are too cute.


18 Christin@purplebirdblog December 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I love the candid set of eating pictures!! Super cute! Fingers crossed for Karen.


19 Kelly December 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I immediately regretted my decision to not buy smoked salmon at the g-store after reading this. Major craving now. :)


20 Sarah December 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm


I am so glad that I have discovered your blog! I love all the recipes and LOVE your tribute to Oatmeal! I made the whipped banana and it was yummy! I can’t wait to make Almond Butter!

Thanks for blogging!


21 Kath December 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm



22 Ashley December 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The best way to get through the day is by staying busy…hope you have good news soon!


23 carlee December 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Those pics of you two are sooooo cute! :)
lunch looks fabulous! I always look forward to seeing your pictures every day!:)


24 Camille December 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I had a pita sandwich for lunch too :) Tasty, huh!?


25 Ally (Girl V Food) December 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Keeping Karen in my thoughts!

And sidebar: That shot of you and Matt side by side is adorable!


26 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith December 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Still praying for you guys! I know the waiting is so hard.

I’m really curious to see how your blogging changes once your Great Harvest opens. I anticipate a lot of meals to go?


27 Kath December 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Maybe at first I will spend a lot more time there, but my ultimate goal is to continue my work as a blogger and writer while working part time doing the marketing / PR / website for the business. My hours are better paid off at the computer, if you know what I mean. So I will make every effort to keep KERF going as it is – with perhaps a bit more stress and pre-planned meals in the mix.


28 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith December 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I understand completely – and I am selfishly really glad KERF will stick around like it is now. You are really good at what you do!


29 Kath December 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm
30 Fi December 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Haven’t had salmon in a sandwich for ages! Smoked salmon on brown soda bread is a big Christmas thing in our house though. I love the smoothies recipe too. I can’t imagine my house without my Christmas decor now! It’s going to look so boring! X


31 Mom December 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I’m so glad the Bears are out of the tree. It didn’t seem like a very productive way for them to spend the holidays.


32 Jill December 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm

The pics/smoothie look great for the mag, but will it improve my volley? :)


33 Kelly December 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Random question – do you happen to have a grandmother who lives at the Elks Home in VA? I just returned from visiting my grandmother who lives there and was chatting with another resident who mentioned that her daughter was a dietitian in Charlottesville. I wanted to ask if her granddaughter had a blog, but wasn’t sure if they would known what a blog was :)


34 Kath December 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Haha, no, that’s not my grandmother unfortunately!


35 Natalie @ Will Jog for Food December 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Green Smoothie Recipe looks great!

You guys are such an adorable couple :)


36 Sana December 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I hope you guys hear good news soon!


37 Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) December 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Your house is soo cute!!!


38 alana (at) the food December 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

that pic of you and matt staring at each other is so sweet :)


39 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm

aww those are the cutest pictures!! your lunch looks so yumm!


40 Anna @ ciaotochow December 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Adorable living room!! :) Keeping your mother-in-law in my prayers!


41 Namaste Gurl December 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

What fun colored new plates– I gots to get myself to Crate and Barrel and find me some new and improved ones :-)


42 Amanda (Eating Up) December 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Cranberry chicken? I may need a Crock Pot just so I can make that!


43 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm

wow, your lunch table was gorgeous!
cathy b. @ brightbakes


44 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm

hope you hear soon! the pix of you two at the table are adorable


45 Krystina December 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I hope you get news soon. <3


46 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Aw, I love the new dishes! They’re so bright and cheerful. 😀


47 kell December 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm

love the side by side seating arrangement, so cute!!


48 Lisa December 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love the photos of you two! My thoughts are with you guys. Fingers crossed that you get (good) news soon!


49 Betty December 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

It’s terrific that you will be able to cook for her! You may already know this, but some pain killers can be VERY constipating, so keep that in mind for your menu planning. Another thing you can do is rearrange some of her things so that they are easier for her to get to herself. It’s nice to have help, but nicer to be able to do things for yourself. Ask her what her coziest comfy clothes are and put them in a drawer that is easy to reach. My fingers are crossed that the news will be good and Karen will have a quick recovery.


50 Kaitlin December 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Sending good wishes for Karen!! Hopefully things go smoothly for her.

Love your collage of you and Matt at the table– very cute!


51 notyet100 December 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm

wish ya happy new yr 2011


52 Lauren December 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I love your montage of lunch photos. Haha you guys are too cute. That is just how I imagine your lunches would be. :)


53 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

i hope you guys have some relieving news tonight! at least you have eachother :)


54 sarahMTSBB December 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

waiting is so excruciating! been there…too many times. thinking of you all and hoping for the best possible news!


55 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

omg-those lunch pictures were so cute!! You two are adorable 😀


56 Emily December 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

These house and lunch looks great. I am definitely ready to be done with the Christmas decorations, too. we have the little candles in our window and it always drives me crazy that they keep the shade from being completely shut when I go to sleep at night. Hope all is well with Karen, sending love your way!


57 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! December 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Those dishes are too cute! I’ll keep Karen in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you get good news soon!


58 Annie@stronghealthyfit December 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Cute pictures and colors! Your lunch looks amazing. I don’t know if I’d be able to finish it all!


59 Amy December 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Any news on Karen yet? Thinking of you!


60 Hannah December 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Ohhhh, such cute photos of you two lunching together! :)


61 lani December 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Best wishes for Karen’s speedy recovery. I hope it all goes as well as possible.


62 Meagan December 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm



63 Sara December 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I’m sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way. I hope all went well today.


64 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I love the photos of you eating lunch! :) Super cute!!!

Sending my best to Karen!


65 kristin December 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way tonight.

I am glad to hear KERF will live on after GH, yay!


66 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Your stuffed pitas look delish!


67 Mads December 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I love the photography experimentation in this post. The eating series is too cute!


68 Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds December 31, 2010 at 12:03 am

I’ve said this in a previous post… but I just love your house!!! Makes me smile every time I see it… it looks so… happy :)


69 stacey-healthylife December 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

Your house is always so cute. Love the new dishes perfect for when spring comes back.


70 ashley nicole December 31, 2010 at 9:28 am


your photography is so wonderful. i LOVE the pics of you and Matt at lunch…y’all are the cutest!



71 rebecca lustig December 31, 2010 at 9:41 am

i LOVE the series of lunch pics! you two are just adorable.

wishing you a happy healthy and safe new years eve!


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