Number Munching

June 13, 2011

We’re having a dandy ole time here at Great Harvest Cville. I crunched numbers ALL morning trying to get our whole first week of sales sorted out. I have a love + hate relationship with this task!

Don’t Allie + Karen look thrilled to be bagging bread!?

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I had several blog readers come in to visit too – hi to Ruthie and Joyce, who came all the way here from Texas!!! [First for a teaching conference, second for KERF : ) ]

As predicted, that honkin’ bowl of oatmeal kept me full all morning – until 2PM!

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I paused to dive into a big salad from home – lettuce, peppers, carrots, salt, olive oil, salmon and 4 big juicy dates

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Plus a slice of Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB

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Afterwards – a taste of Savannah Bar. So hard to resist something small + sweet after lunch!

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1 Monika @ Powered by Paprika June 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I LOVE Savannah Bars- the great harvest by me always has blueberry/raspberry ones, they’re so delicious.

Does your bakery carry the cinnamon rolls?

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2 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Not yet…

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3 Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! June 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Oh those Savannah bars look good! Do they carry them at other GH locations?

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4 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Some, yes!

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5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats June 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

The salad looks awesome!

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6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I heart bagging bread!!

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7 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB = omg that nut butter sounds like my kinda flavor combo.

Allie and Karen both look wonderful :)

And good luck with your number crunching! I know your attention to detail is second to none and that you wont rest til it all balances out, to the penny :)

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8 Meg June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Juicy dates = the best kinda dates!

Allie and Karen DO look super cute :D

Enjoy your day!

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9 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I wish you’d stop posting pics of all the GH bread – it’s NOT FAIR that we can’t get it in England!!
Are you going to the HLS? If so, PLEASE bring some bread! I’ll pay big bucks for it :-D

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10 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I COULD do something for HLS ….

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11 Nikki T June 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I would pay big bucks for the bread to appear in Canada too!!

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12 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

PLEASE DO!

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13 Keelie June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Sounds like a pretty perfect lunch! I hate math, but I actually find book-balancing to be oddly enjoyable…

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14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Everytime you post a pic of those savannah bars I start wanting something sweet!

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15 Krissy @ Shiawase Life June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Yummy! :)

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16 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

It would be dangerous for my health to work at a bakery! : ) Those bars look superb.

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17 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Allie and Karen are so cute! And I bet they were smiling even more after a bite of one of those bars. They look so good!!!

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18 Allison @ Happy Tales June 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Allie and your mom look so happy! And number crunching can always be a pain – but the end result will be sweeeeet, I am sure!

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19 Ash @ loveandrunningshoes June 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I WISH a bowl of oatmeal could keep me full until 2pm, no matter how big it was! For some reason I am in that .01% of people who oatmeal just does not satisfy for more than about 2 hours, no matter what add-ins get tossed in the mix.
The bakery looks wonderful and your employees look great too! I wish my local GH was you guys, but sadly it is not even a little bit as awesome. If it was Cville I’d be there every day =)

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20 VeggieGirl June 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I’m trying to switch to oatmeal breakfasts now, but so far Im hungry on them compared to my Naked Juice smoothies I’ve been doing!

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21 Nikki T June 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Nice to see Karen is feeling up to being at the bakery today! :)

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22 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I’ve never thought of putting dates on a salad. Intriguing!

I hope all the numbers worked out!

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23 Kristin June 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Hi Kath! I just started following your blog and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have recently decided to commit to eating a more healthy and organic diet. I find your blog so helpful and inspiring! Congratulations on the new bakery – the bread looks amazing!!

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24 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thanks!!

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25 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I definitely couldn’t resist all those delectable sweets either! Way to go in keeping it in moderation.

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26 Lena June 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Aww, that’s cute that they came to help out. That salad looks delish- I LOVE SALMON!! :)

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27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I can never resist something sweet after lunch too! Especially if it’s making eye contact with you, like those bars seem to be doing :)

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28 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Haha they do look super excited to be bagging bread : )

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29 Amelia June 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I like the title of this post today. Very fitting. :) The salmon on your salad reminded me to add it to my list. Thanks!

Last night I made my own version of “Savannah Bars” at home, except I used a combination of local peaches and blueberries. Local peaches in the summer = candy in my mouth!

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30 kaila @ healthy helper! June 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Looks like a yummy lunch! I would love having all that food to choose from everyday for all my meals! Yum-aaaaay!

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31 Abby White@Eat, Drink and Be Aware June 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Kath: Your bread and Savannah Bars look so amazing that I made a trip to my local Havest Bread here in Portland, OR to buy some and almost cried when it was closed for the day. I will make another trip soon and wish I could visit your location. Maybe one day! Congrats on your success. Are the Savannah Bars as amazing as they look???

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32 Krissy - Shiawase Life June 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm

YES THEY ARE!! <3 MMMmmmm!!

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33 lynn @ the actor's diet June 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

i wouldn’t be able to resist a savannah bar either. love the name!

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34 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I would eat so much bread if I was there! What a dream come true!

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35 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming June 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I’ve never had a Savannah Bar before. I wish you were closer so I could also visit! Maybe when I’m in town one day!

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36 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Aw Allie and Karen look so cute!!! I still can’t believe you two are working together. Too awesome :)

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37 Erin June 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I wish I could stay filled…I’m not even asking for till 2 pm. I would settle for 12:30! No matter what I eat I’m starving by 11 am. It may have to do with the fact that I am running around with toddlers all morning and there is no time for a snack …

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38 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I would have a hard time working around all that delicious food. But you look so busy, I bet you hardly have time to munch.

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39 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Glad you got week one of sales sorted out! :)

I am going to RI for a mini vacation in August – and have decided that I am going to get to the GH there no matter what. I’ve had enough of just looking at the gloriousness that Great Harvest offers!

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40 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

You are SERIOUSLY tempting me to go my local GH! There’s no bread that even COMPARES!

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41 Angel7 June 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I am sure that over time the number crunching will not be so bad.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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42 Abby June 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I always have to have something sweet to end every meal! I am getting better and better about making it fruit! lol. :) Major props to you for not munching all the time!

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43 Heather June 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Looks like you are having so much fun! Being an RD I have a weird question~ do you believe in metobolic typing?

THx,
Heather

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44 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The only thing I really believe in is real food!

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45 Hannah June 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Love Karen’s dress!

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46 Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) June 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Mmmm I am still dying to try GH bread!!! Everything ALWAYS looks delicious.. Do you think you guys will be coming up to D.C. for anything anytime soon… w bread ;-) ?

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47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Oh fun! Numbers :)

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48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Mmmm… that cinna bread looks so doughy!

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49 The Healthy Engineer June 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

I need some dates (the fruit kind)!! They are so good.

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50 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

I agree. I need a date, too! It’s been years! Four times longer than necessary.

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51 Lenna June 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

Probably the favorite image running through my mind lately would be the “Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB” :))

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52 Khushboo June 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

I need to have something sweet to end my meal otherwise it doesn’t feel complete! A bite of a Savannah bar would surely do the trick!

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53 Molly @ RDexposed June 14, 2011 at 5:59 am

Is it a type A personality thing that likes to crunch numbers? I’m the same way!

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54 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

I always like to have something small and sweet after lunch too. A date or a piece of dark chocolate usually does the trick! I think I’d like those Savannah bars even better though, if we had a GH here. :P

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55 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 7:30 am

Wow! I came, I sampled, I bought Dakota, though neither North nor South. Why did they name it that? Because the loaf is as big as both states?

Great job on the bakery! I’ll be back.

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56 KathEats June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

Still debating the name – perhaps they love pumpkin seeds in the Dakotas?

Thanks so much for coming by!! Enjoy the bread :)

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57 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

As they say on TV: “But wait! There’s more!”

Dakota
1809, name of a group of native peoples from the Plains states speaking a Siouan language, from Dakota dakhota “friendly” (the name often is translated as “allies”). Recorded by Lewis and Clark (1804) as Dar co tar ; in western dialects of the Teton subgroup, Lakota, Lakhota ; in Assiniboine dialect, Nakota, Nakhota .
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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58 Nikki June 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

Seriously, I wish you weren’t so far away. You’re making me want to move to C-Ville just for your bakery and biking and the beer you always show lol!

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59 Cait's Plate June 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

Having one small and sweet something after lunch is better than eating something HUGE and sweet after lunch (though even that’s okay sometimes if you ask me!) :) A good habit to keep!

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