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July 22, 2011

Hello from Mom + Dad!

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They’re here for a mini vacation and are spending 3 nights at our place. Matt and I finished up business at the bakery, including a duo of snacks:

Siggi’s + Cville Cluster (I might have added a corner of Blondie too!)

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And a few hours later…an end piece of bread to tide me to dinner

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While we worked, mom and dad were downtown listening to music in the heat. We met them at 7 and headed to Escafe for dinner

And drinks!

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I was in a thirsty mood for water, so mom and I split a beer. Starr Hill Amber!

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My snacks filled me up so I had a salad for dinner..

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But it wasn’t any ole salad – I ordered a side of calamari to go on top! I love salads topped with fried food.

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Half of them went on top and half went to share with the table

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It’s just wrong to not have ice cream on a 100 degree day!! We stopped into Splendora’s for gelato. Matt and I shared the Lavender + Lemon and COCONUT! It was incredible!!!!!!!

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We’re all gathered in the living room yapping away!

Night!

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1 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Salad topped with calamari sounds like a great idea! :D Crab rangoons should be next ;)

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2 Baking N Books July 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I’ve only had Calamari once but so good! Agreed – salads topped with crunchy things, fried or not, is good :)

Nice to have your family visiting! Is this their first time at the Bakery?

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3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Love the Siggi’s photo! Thanks to Mom + Pop Younger for dinner!

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4 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

That salad looks delicious! Have fun with your family!

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5 olivia July 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

the ice cream looks pretty fantastic! love reading your blog :)

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6 Liz @ Something To Chew On July 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Salads topped with fried foods are my favorite!! Especially calamari. Yummo!

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7 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Awww, Hi Mom & Dad! Enjoy their visit! …Supper looks great! Beer has been hitting the spot for me lately, NEVER thought I would say that!!!!

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8 kaila @ healthy helper! July 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

That gelato sounds so fabulous! What a unique flavor!

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9 Tara @ the pleased plate July 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

You are amazing at how much you blog and document! I love reading and have learned many things from you, but do you feel like it gets to be too hard to keep up with at times?

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10 KathEats July 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

On occasion, but it’s worth it!

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11 SillySavage July 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Hi Kath: Totally off topic for this post but I wanted to make sure you and Matt knew about a show on BBC America. It’s called, “James May Drinks.” The show is about James (from Top Gear) as he travels around England drinking beer. My husband was telling me about it and I thought of you two. Cheers!

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12 KathEats July 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

Oh that sounds really cool – I didn’t know about it!

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13 Patricia July 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

James May also had two previous shows documenting his “education” about wines – he traveled throughout France in the first one, and California in the second. They were both hilarious *and* educational! (sidenote: how do I get a job like that? Paid to travel around Sonoma and Napa, tasting wonderful wines and touring fantastic vineyards – sign me up!!) BBC America rules as far as I’m concerned. :)

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14 Paige @Running Around Normal July 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I was just saying how yummy calamari is in yesterday’s post:) Looks good!

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15 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Calamari is a favorite of mine!! Looks like a great evening :)

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16 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

that fried calamari looks good! usually it’s pale and barely crispy. that’s fried food worth eating!

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17 Sweet and Savvy July 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Mmmm gelato. :) I love gelato.. but what an interesting flavor! Looks like you had a good day!

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18 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I used to loooove calamari in my pre-veg days! Oh gosh, now I have a craving :)

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19 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

That’s brilliant! Fried calamari atop salad… I never would have thought about that! That sounds so good. I love squid (boiled) with EVOO, vinegar, fresh parsley, salt + pepper. That I have had on a salad, it’s delish. Try it sometime! :)

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20 Hannah July 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm

I’ll have to remember your trick of creating your own salad at a restaurant in future! And what gloriously crispy squid. I’ve had very sad, soggy ones lately :(

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21 Emma @ Micrososm of Life July 22, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Yay! Time with family is the best summer activity, in my opinion. That, and eating ice cream.

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22 doniree July 23, 2011 at 12:07 am

I want that “food person” shirt! Where, oh where, is that from?! :)

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23 KathEats July 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

I got it for free at a blog conference by the Cookingchannel.com

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24 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living July 23, 2011 at 12:13 am

My hubby would have gone nuts over that salad with the calamari. I however am a sucker for gelato and that sounds perfect for this wicked hot day :D Have fun with the fam!

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25 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees July 23, 2011 at 12:56 am

Mmmm lavender gelato sounds amazing!!

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26 lynn @ the actor's diet July 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

it’s been a while since i’ve had siggi’s – i almost forgot about them!

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27 Mere July 23, 2011 at 1:49 am

I love splendora’s! Salted Caramel is my favorite flavor :-)

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28 Jumanah (Healthy Living in the Middle East) July 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

Gotta agree with you about the deliciousness of fried food on a salad- especially calamari or shrimp! YUM!

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29 Khushboo July 23, 2011 at 4:47 am

Fried calamari topped salad- sounds yum!

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30 erica July 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

that is the most delicious looking fried calamari i’ve ever seen!!!

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31 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 23, 2011 at 5:44 am

The gelato AND the calamari look great. I havent had calamari in about 10 years. The memories of it, with TONS of spicy cocktail sauce, are good :)

Have fun with the ‘rents this weekend!

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32 Lee July 23, 2011 at 5:53 am

Have a great time with your parents!

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33 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 23, 2011 at 6:06 am

Hmm Calamari hold a special place in my heart…so does gelato ;) lavender and lemon!? love that combo! I make popsicles with lemon and lavender then add dark cherry :)

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34 Cait's Plate July 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

Aw yay! That makes me so happy :) I love that first picture of all of you guys.

Cville Cluster made up a part of my breakfast this morning! SO delicious :)

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35 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

I LOVE siggi’s! Definitely my favorite yogurt. Sounds like a great evening and great food. Have fun with your parents this weekend! :)

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36 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

Fried food on top of a salad: what a perfectly *balanced* combo. Seriously, though, fried chicken salad *was* my go-to restaurant food back in junior high and high school, so I hear ya. :)

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37 Sarah@The Flying ONION July 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

I love how you ordered the fried calamari to top your salad. What a fun idea. :D

And YES to the gelato! I can’t imagine enduring such a hot day without something like icecream or frozen yogurt or gelato to cool down with at the end. :D

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 23, 2011 at 7:15 am

I’m not a big calamari fan, but that gelato sure looks good. Have fun with your parents!

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39 Meagan July 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

Oh ice cream. I agree 100% with your comment :)

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40 Tami@nutmegnotebook July 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

I have been making a lot of my own frozen treats in my Cuisinart ice cream maker! It’s so refreshing on these hot days!

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41 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

I LOVE calamari! It’s great in salads.

And that gelato looks amazing :)

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42 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

oh YUMM> Ice cream all the way, baby, in this heat!!

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43 charlie girl July 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

There’s a place here in Seattle that has a salad with the calamari on it…whew is it good. Wishing we had hot enough days to need refreshed with gelato.

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44 katie @KatieDid July 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

Have a fun weekend with the parents! Lavender gelato oh myyyy, I’ve never come across that flavor but I would definitely give it a try.

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45 Christena July 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

YOU like fried food on a salad?!?! Awesome! Don’t we all? It may sound silly, but it is so refreshing to hear you say that!!!

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46 kyla July 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

Lavender gelato…mmm. That sounds interesting! I bet it was delicious. It’s sweltering hot over here in St.Louis. I checked the weather forecast at 10 am and it said it was already 91 degrees outside but felt like 101. Jeesh!

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47 rumfunandsun July 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I have been drinking so much water lately too! I actually drank a gallon of water yesterday!

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48 Amy July 25, 2011 at 9:39 am

I totally heart you for loving fried foods on top of salads. I LOVE them too but I always feel a little guilty about it. GREAT to see a healthy living blogger such as yourself loving it too! :)

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