Positively Tired!

July 20, 2011

Today has been such a long day!! I’m so ready for some rest. Matt is actually back at the bakery giving Warrenton + Burke a tour!

Midafternoon forbidden fruit from the Apple Crunch bread stash!

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And some Dakota for protein

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Then beer for liquid!

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We wrapped up closing shop, talking, brainstorming and all kinds of business with Amanda and biked downtown for dinner

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We went to Positively 4th Street – a new favorite restaurant! Sarah is the coolest – ask for her!

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Soon enough Karen arrived, fashionable and fashionably on time!

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And once the sun began to set – Pablo, Lynda, Jeffery and Jeanette! I’m sorry I did not snap a group photo – it was too dark!

And were busy chugging beers and downing this amazing platter of black-eyed pea hummus!! Compliments of P4TH!!

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I almost ordered a glass of wine with dinner, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I just sipped a little of Matt’s beer and my water and was perfectly content. And now I’m not dehydrated!

And I focused on my delicious blackened crabcakes!! These were fabulous.

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So were the grits underneath!!

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BAH the bike ride home was SO HUMID!! It’s that time of year where you step outside and you automatically feel like you’ve walked through a sprinkler. Droplets everywhere!

I’m off to take a cool shower and tuck myself into bed. G’night!

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1 Samantha July 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm

K,
I took your tamale stuffed pepper idea from last night and ran with it. It turned out great! I made cornbread batter and poured about half of it into the beans/veg (cooked down)/olives/spices then into the blanched pepper cups. Baked, topped with cheese. Really good idea! thanks!

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2 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

so glad!!!! I think the cornbread batter must have been key :)

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3 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

It’s positively soupy here in Clt. I believe the heat index was 107* today, and it’s STILL in the 80’s and muggy as hell, currently. It’s hard to breathe out there! I did the treadmill for 40 mins, nothing too strenuous, in my nice air-conditioned house tonight, and still had to take a cool shower after!

Mmm, black bean hummus sounds yummy!

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4 Tara @ the pleased plate July 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

You’ve got the coolest restaurants in C’Ville!

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5 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

That’s why we moved here!! :)

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6 Lorin July 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I know this comment is to Kath, but I definitely recommend visiting whenever you can! I don’t live there but I visited and there were so many awesome choices and all of them were within walking distance of each other.

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7 The Healthy Hipster July 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Black eyed pea hummus sounds so unique and delicious! And paired with grits? My oh my! I gotta get myself to the South…

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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I’m a fan of beer (or wine!) for liquid! ….What a cute little place! Oh, the food!!!! ….. Sleep tight, Kath!

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9 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 20, 2011 at 9:14 pm

It is so humid and muggy here too. Walking outside to get the mail feels like such a chore because the air is so thick!

I’m glad you had a nice night — those crabcakes look delicious!

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10 Cait's Plate July 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

By the time I arrived home from my commute home all I could think was ‘i need a shower!” this is also the type of weather where when you workout then take a shower you sweat for like an hour afterwards! it’s the worst!

Glad you had a fun night, now go get some much deserved rest! :)

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11 Sweet and Savvy July 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Looks like a really neat place! Those pita strips look absolutely perfect!

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12 Liz July 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Yums! Those crab cakes alone makes me want to go to Cville!

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13 Hannah July 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Karen always looks great so it’s hard to tell how she’s doing!! Is she getting better? She looks fabulous as ever.

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14 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

She’s doing really well! Thanks!

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15 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

You guys always go to the neatest places to eat! Crab cakes are one of my all time favorites, and those look amazing!

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16 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

that restaurant looks fun! This weather is gross. If it’s 95 and humid in NY, I can’t imagine what VA is like!

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17 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees July 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Looks like a fun dinner! Yeah this humidity is just gross!!

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18 kaila @ healthy helper! July 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

That restaurant sounds fabulous! I love crabcakes in the summer! They’re so summery and fresh!

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19 Becki @ Becki's Whole Life July 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Oh wow, that crabcake sounds and looks so good! It is so hot hot right now – I agree…we are in NC and when I left work today the temp read 104….too hot – and humid!

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20 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm

the black-eyed pea hummus sounds like such a southern twist on hummus…yum!

Sorry about the humidity. Ugh.

I hope you got a cool shower and are able to hit the sack. Your days sound long and action packed. As always :)

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21 melissa July 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

After growing up in Atlanta, I liken the southern summer’s humidity to stepping out of the shower already sweating.

I now live in Alaska and I can’t decide if the humidity is worth having the ability to hear a good summer thunderstorm. We definitely don’t gets that here.

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22 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Yeah, humidity in abundance! Supposed to be 95F here tomorrow… gah!

The crab cake with grits looks like a supreme combo. I would have ordered the same. :)

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23 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy July 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

It is definitely ridiculously humid outside right now! I tried to go for a walk/run at 5pm, but made it a quick one as I felt like I was going to pass out. I hope this heat wave will be short lived!

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24 Hannah July 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I love how the green of the pepitas mimics the green of your apple!

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25 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine July 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

You eat so much yummy food, Kath! That hummus looks awesome!

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26 Laura (Starloz) July 21, 2011 at 12:46 am

those crab cakes, bam, omg. I WANT!

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27 lynn @ the actor's diet July 21, 2011 at 12:53 am

humidity – ugh! i don’t miss that – even in LA when it’s 100 it’s not too bad b/c it’s so dry.

craaaab caaaakes….

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28 Khushboo July 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

Those crab cakes look great, C-Ville has the coolest restaurants!

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29 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 21, 2011 at 2:53 am

Looks like you had a great night! Love Karen’s dress :)

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30 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East July 21, 2011 at 3:10 am

Mmmmmmm, crab cakes with grits sound phenomenal to me!

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31 Ragnhild July 21, 2011 at 3:29 am

Oh, black eyed bean hummus sounds so good! Those are some of my favorit beans!!

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32 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

This reminds me! I have a recipe for crabcakes that I need to get on stat!

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33 Lauren July 21, 2011 at 5:55 am

I want to come to C-Ville for so many reasons, but the restaurants are a big one! (and of course to visit the fantastic new Great Harvest that just opened. ;)

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34 SillySavage July 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

We went to Monticello for the day and never made it to downtown C’ville. I really wish we had made the effort to take in a meal.

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35 jane July 21, 2011 at 6:31 am

does matt ever get mad or annoyed when you “sip his beers”? I would smack my bf right away from my beer! :-)

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36 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

Haha – most of the time no because he can just order another!

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37 Shelley July 21, 2011 at 6:33 am

Sounds like a fun night!! It might be a silly question but what are grits? Im an aussie and i don’t think we have them here.

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38 Molly @ RDexposed July 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

You are so dedicated to your bike! Considered joing The Tour? HA

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39 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 21, 2011 at 7:19 am

the humidity has been crazy! soo hot…but, glad you had a blast! the eats looked amazng :)

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40 wedding catering los angeles July 21, 2011 at 7:21 am

Black eyed bean hummus sounds so good and it is much delicious. Also a crab cake is very yummy.

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41 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 21, 2011 at 7:28 am

Oh wow that crabcake looks awesome!

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42 Sarah July 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

Humidity is the worst. That’s how it is where I am too. I was already soaked by mile 2 of my run this morning.

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43 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 21, 2011 at 7:40 am

It’s so hot + humid here too! I’ve been jumping in my pool before bed every night just so that I can cool off. Otherwise it’s too hard to sleep!

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44 Meredith July 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

Hehe, I’m on the blog! Lurking at a table in the background :) It was really fun running into you last night, I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner(s) as much as we did! The bison meatloaf was soooooo good, but those blackened crabcakes look amazing too… definitely going to have to get those next time…

P.S. Good luck about the other thing we talked about! ;)

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45 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am
46 Ally (Girl V Food) July 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

Karen’s style is fierce. So glad to see she’s doing well! :)

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47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

Awwww fun!!

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48 Jeanette Scott Moler July 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Kath- Dinner was totally fab last night, my burger and onion rings were exceptional and I rarely eat such. Matt’s tour of your bakery was the perfect ending to a great evening with new friends. We learned a lot and are looking forward to learning more.

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49 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Hi!!! Thanks for stopping by, both Cville and the blog!! We had a great time with you guys. I think we need a week to really talk details! See you soon.

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