Parade Of Internet Crazies

August 19, 2011

I’m blogging from the HLS check-in table. Gotta fit it in somehow!!

Heather and I went to Philly Power Yoga this AM – rockin’ class!! Oh how I miss hot yoga :(

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The studio was great, the instructor, Troy, was great and of course the yoga was great!!

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We walked a mile and back to yoga and I’m SO glad I brought a dry set of clothes for the walk!

I bypassed the hotel and headed for Reading Market for some nourishment.

Very cool place!!! So much to see

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I loved this linen shop!

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I got a carrot, cucumber, and ginger juice. It was frothy and delicious. My juice at home never tastes as good

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After a nice hot shower, I met a HUGE group of ladies for a promenade to lunch. We were like a parade of internet crazies!

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The original lunch spot was too small to house all (50?) of us so a handful broke off and continued walking looking for lunch. We were starving!!

But serendipity happened when we stumbled upon the Pumpkin Market!!

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15 of us crashed the tiny shop, but the owner was very excited to be hosting food bloggers and they did a great job accommodating us.

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For lunch I had a Hummus + Turkey Sandwich with sprouts + avocado on sourdough.

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‘Twas quite good!

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On the side – a homemade pickle (!!) which I happily crunched and a pasta salad that I wasn’t that into.

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For dessert, we passed around some Biscoff that Lauren brought all the way from San Francisco for me!!

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Best cookies ever : )

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Fun fun lunch!!

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I hot tailed it back to the hotel to make a 3:30 conference call, and now I’m doing duty at the check-in table. Swag bags, name tags and more!

Time to play!!

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1 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn August 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Omggggg girl I want that sammich. I hope they have similar goodies at the party tonight!!


2 Molly @ RDexposed August 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Pumpkin market?? I hope there’s an abundance of pumpkin on that menu-at least in the fall!


3 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Mmmm! —Looks like you are already playing!


4 Jillian August 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Funny- I always thought it was “hightailed”, but hot-tailed makes sense, too πŸ˜‰


5 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories August 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Did you get any new linens? Or will we just have to wait and see? :)


6 KathEats August 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I didn’t :(


7 Hillary August 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I feel like I need to get to Philly just for the Pumpkin and Reading Markets! Yum.


8 Shayla @ The Good Life August 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

What a fun yummy lunch! You all look so beautiful, have fun tonight! :)


9 Lizzie @TheMonthOfVegust August 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Did you notice that it was BOYLAN seltzer?


10 Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Reading Terminal Market is the best! There are so many venders offering so much delicious food. Yum!


11 Aria August 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Have fun in Philly! It’s a great town :) I know this bc I’m there five days a week working and my fiancΓ©’s family lives there :)
Ps I’m totally going to have to try the pumpkin market for lunch one day!!


12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Have fun this weekend! Looks like you’ve started it off great!


13 Meg August 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

This trip would NOT be legit without some KERF Biscoff consumption πŸ˜‰


14 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

It’s so crazy seeing one outing in so many different places! Makes me want the Pumpkin Market even more :)


15 Amy* August 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

That sandwich had a lot of meat on it! You got your money’s worth!*


16 Hilary August 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I was at tat linen shop today too…so cute! Can’t wait to meet you tonight!


17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Tasty-looking sandwich!

I’m so in love with Biscoff right now – ever since I got the spread I’ve been creating with it. Biscoff cookie dough balls are the biggest win ever. :)


18 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

The Pumpkin Market looks so cute! The name would totally draw me in. I am such a sucker for all things pumpkkn!


19 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. August 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Can’t wait to hear more about the weekend!


20 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I love how that sammich is packed full of amazing goodies!

And homemade pickles? YES!!!


21 Ma Fea August 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Wait, there are Biscoff cookies with CHOCOLATE?!? Headin’ to the store right now!


22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

oh FUN!!! I love your sandwich, that looks delish :)

Can’t wait to see/hear more!


23 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman August 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

You’re all so adorable in that group shot! Have a great time and I know it’ll go off without a hitch:)


24 Susan August 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Yoga and lunch – sounds like the perfect way to start HLS this year!! Wish I could be there – make sure to have lots of fun between all the work xoxo


25 lisa @ early morning run August 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sounds like a fantastic start to the weekend!


26 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I just read the PB Fingers post and she mentioned she ate with you, so I came and checked your blog and voila! Post on the same place! Hope you’re enjoying your trip!


27 [email protected] August 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

This is so fun reading all the posts that you HLS bloggers have been writing! I feel like I’m there! I still need to try hot yoga some time…


28 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I love finding perfect little lunch spots! Your sandwich looks delish.


29 lynn @ the actor's diet August 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

love the reading terminal! that’s where i got ALL the goodies for t’giving dinner last year


30 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

A great start to the weekend!! Can’t wait to see more…


31 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Omg I LOVE Biscoffs!!! I fly Delta just for that reason if the price is anywhere near comparable. Kidding! (kind of)

But they now sell them in select stores. It’s heaven on earth. As well as the Biscoff SPREAD. So good.

Glad you and all your nearest and dearest (50!!) friends figured out lunch arrangements. Nothing like traveling in a small, inconspicuous & easy to manage group, eh?

Yoga…always great!


32 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I love that restaurant just based on its name alone! And they sure look like they know how to make a good sandwich – it’s packed full of good stuff!


33 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco August 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

That sounds so fun. I’m so sad I couldn’t make the HLS this year, but there’s always next time!


34 katie @KatieDid August 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I’m sure the owner was psyched knowing his deli would pop up on so many blogs! The sandwich is so my kind of combo, it looks fantastic.


35 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Biscoff’s are so so so good!

Looks like everyone is having a great time there! Yeah Philly!


36 Angel7 August 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

The sprouts and avocado on your sandwich look and sound good!


37 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I have been dying to try hot yoga but for some reason am crazy intimidated! Do you have any tips for first-timers? Sorry if I missed a post you may have done on this already!


38 KathEats August 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I can’t remember if I have, but I don’t think so. I think Daily Garnish has! I’m sorry – no time tonight!


39 Baking N Books August 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm

No need to be intimidated – it’s the same as yoga, just in a hot room πŸ˜‰ Let the instructor know it’s your first time, take your time and go into child’s pose if not feeling well. Unless your not a fan of the heat, you’ll be fine.


40 Kelsey August 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

so i (new yorker) always say “high tailed it” but i thought, oh it must be a southern thing. um, have you ever googled hot tailed?!


41 KathEats August 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Hahah – oops!!! Maybe it is high!?


42 Kelsey August 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

haha maybe. but i rather enjoy the hot tailed. it’s kinda saucy haha.


43 Denine - The Bicycle Chef August 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Kathy, I cannot believe you are in (or were as the case may be) Philly – I live here and all the places you mentioned and photographed are either in my area or where I go or where I worked! And to top it off, I’m not in Philly right now, as I’m on vacation traveling around parts of North Eastern PA, NJ & NY! The Reading Terminal is a true Philadelphia treasure – I worked for several places there as a chef! Questions for you – what blog conference are you attending? How can I get involved in one of these and how long are you/were you in Philadelphia? I’ve been food blogging for 4 years now and have only recently started networking and branching out, but I feel like there’s so much more to learn and do. Between your gorgeous photos, your recipes and your work I don’t know how you find time to keep up and travel too! Hope you enjoyed Philadelphia and that my town was good to you! If you are ever here again, I’d love to share some Philly tips w/you and your readers.


44 KathEats August 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I’m at the conference, one I founded!

Glad you’re enjoying the posts!


45 Hannah August 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I’ve always hated snow pea sprouts in sandwiches because I can never chew them off cleanly, but that’s no matter when you’re amongst friends :)


46 Khushboo August 20, 2011 at 1:30 am

That sandwich needs to get in mah belly asap- SO yuM!


47 Kathleen August 20, 2011 at 1:48 am

Born and raised in Belgium, we grow up with Lotus “speculoos”… If you are out, let me know!
Strangely, I’m not that fond of Speculoos, not even the ones covered in chocolate…


48 Kerry August 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

Kath, did you know that there is a spreadable form of those Biscoff cookies? I live in France and unfortunately cannot find your yummy looking butter spreads– sunflower, coconut, Barney… but we do have a spreadable Biscoff! Oh and Biscoff icecream, chocolates, and cheesecakes!


49 Kerry August 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

And as Kathleen above mentions its called Speculoos here


50 Monica August 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

Darn, I was hoping that the Pumpkin Market offered pumpkin filled everything! :)


51 Jennifer August 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

Glad you were able to check out the Reading Market. It is a really cool place with so many different things to see.

Sorry our weather has been less than welcoming for you. Today looks nice and sunny, though. :)


52 [email protected] August 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

ahhhhhhh this whole area seems so awesome! I would love to visit someday~It’s so~Gilmore Girls-ish? πŸ˜›


53 Amber August 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

1st Time commentor!
Love your blog! I found it through some friends I know @ HLS.
So back to why I was commenting… The color of that smoothie is incrediable. I drink green smoothies all the time, but I have yet to see a smoothie of that color! It looks amazing!!
It looks like you ladies are having a great time! Wish I could’ve been come. Maybe next year..


54 KathEats August 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm



55 Beth August 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

This is so exciting to read. You can almost see my apartment in the picture outside of Pumpkin Market!


56 KathEats August 23, 2011 at 9:59 am



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