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December 5, 2010

That’s all we got!

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Still very very fun!!

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Also very fun? A new bread product!

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Before Matt became a baker, I used to LOVE shopping for bread products. Tortillas, pitas, buns, loaves. Some of my favorites were Ezekiel brands, Sami’s Bakery and Food For Life brand [I think! It’s been a looong time.] Once Matt started baking at home, and even more so when we had DA-licious Great Harvest bread as a job perk, I decided bread was an area where we should save money. I hadn’t bought non-GH bread in years until this fall. Lately, some products have been sneaking into my car.

One item I do miss: English muffins! I found these local, home-baked muffins by The Bread Basket in Howardsville, VA. After giving them a squeeze, I knew they were my kinda chew. They were oh-so-good!

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One half was topped with warm pumpkin, pumpkin butter and walnuts

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The other with almond butter and banana

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Both received a dollop of drunken whipped cream!

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A chef’s snack was assembled with the leftover pumpkin – and a side of Ambrosial crunch

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I’m actually headed back to the kitchen for a few cooking projects this morning!!

Homemade almond butter…Take I.

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1 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) December 5, 2010 at 9:22 am

Wow, we didn’t even get a dusting of snow up here in DC. I’m ready for some powder!

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2 Kimberly @ Servantless American Cook December 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

We got a little snow in Asheville, too. Time to go skiing! :D

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3 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 5, 2010 at 9:27 am

I think the South has gotten more snow than the North this year…all I’ve seen were a few flurries on Thanksgiving!! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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4 Amanda (Eating Up) December 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

Those English muffins look scrumptious! I’m with you–I’m all about the chew!

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 5, 2010 at 9:32 am

I love English muffins too! We get some every week.

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6 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

I’m sorry you only got a dusting – we got 4+ inches yesterday!

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7 Mom December 5, 2010 at 9:38 am

You should live in Hillsborough, North Carolina. We got an inch and a half1

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8 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

I wish it would snow here! Good luck with the almond butter :)

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9 Blog is the New Black December 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

Pretty pics… and I want your breakfast!

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10 Annie@stronghealthyfit December 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

Yum! Everyone’s making pancakes today :-)

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11 Kath December 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

They aren’t pancakes!!

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12 Lauren December 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

Please share the pumpkin butter recipe. If you already have…..point it in my direction. :)

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13 Kath December 5, 2010 at 9:49 am
14 Kath December 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

Or do you mean what was on my breakfast? That was Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter

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15 Lauren December 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

That was perfect!!!!! Thank you.

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16 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

Those English Muffins look delicious!!

We got zero snow in DC :( I thought we’d at least get a dusting.

Have a great day!

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17 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 5, 2010 at 9:52 am

so pretty! gotta love a light dusting like that :)

good luck with almond butter!

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18 Lauren at KeepItSweet December 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

the snow looks so pretty! love the first snow of the season:-)

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19 Camille December 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

Hey, snow is snow! It still looks beautiful and magical :)
We got some about 2 weeks ago and I miss it :(

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20 Christine December 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

Wrong post to be commenting on but I am fascinated by this Pero stuff you have been drinking recently. Must pick some up to try for myself.

You got more snow than we did (nothing stuck!)

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21 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) December 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

Yum! I love english muffins. Good luck with your almond butter :)

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22 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

Your little bit of snow is pretty, but I must say that breakfast is prettier. Have a great day!

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23 Heather December 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

We may get snow flurries today – I hope we get about as much as you did. That amount makes it look pretty out.

I bought the Ezekiel english muffins last week – I love them!

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24 stacey-healthylife December 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

I do love raisin English muffins they are so soft and chewy.

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25 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa December 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

You’ve got more snow so far this year than we do here in SE Iowa! It snowed for the first time yesterday, but just a light dusting. All gone this morning….

I found what looks to be a promising recipe for English muffins in the “Cafe Brenda” cookbook – I am going to make them this afternoon.

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26 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

The bread seller was my favorite booth at our local farmer’s market! They made the best breads, with all kinds of flavors.

I’m still waiting for snow here in St. Louis :( I feel like we’re the only area that didn’t get any this weekend!

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27 Kaitlin December 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

English muffins with warm pumpkin=genius! I do this with pancakes all of the time, but never thought to go the muffin route.

Love the ‘powdered sugar’ photos! How fun :)

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28 Simply Life December 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

I bet Matt could figure out how to make these!

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29 Gabriella @ Embracement December 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

A little dusting is always pretty, I love the first snow. We’re not supposed to get any in Boston for another week so this bitter cold weather is just a waste in my mind. Breakfast looks delish!

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30 Shannon (A Better Me) December 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

It’s still very pretty! It’s just REALLY cold & grey here. No snow :(

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31 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

Lucky! I was hoping for a tiny dusting, but all we got was drizzle and wind.

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32 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 5, 2010 at 11:04 am

That’s more snow than we will get here in Florida. Is it sad that I’m jealous. ;)

Breakfast looks amazing. :)

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33 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

cant wait for the homemade almond butter :) hopefully some of your snow comes up here, i’m anxiously awaiting for snow!!

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34 Natalia - a side of simple December 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

The light snow pictures look so pretty! They definitely remind me of powdered sugar and baking. Perfect for a Sunday! And that English muffin looks an awful lot like pancakes. Yum! :)

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35 Mimi December 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

Weird how I live in Kansas and we haven’t even gotten snow (or powdered sugar) yet!

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36 Christin@purplebirdblog December 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I too am spending some much needed time in my kitchen today cooking all kinds of stuff!

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37 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I love waking up to snow! :D It has snowed here almost everyday this week, and there’s more coming down right now!

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38 Ameena December 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I’m so jealous of the festive snow you received! I wish that L.A. would get some completely random, unseasonal winter weather.

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39 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

It’s so funny to see your snow pics when we’re further north and haven’t had any yet! To be honest, I’m glad it’s you and not me :)

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40 Annie December 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I made your oatmeal pancake this morning after a good, long run and I was nervous for it to turn out, but my arms shot up in victory when I shook the pan and the pancake scooted across the bottom!! It was delicious, thanks for the recipe!!!

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41 Kath December 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

: )

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42 Anne P December 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Just saw in your other post about your sis and her Matt moving to Durham! Fun… another reason for you to come visit and play :)

We got more snow than you yesterday! But it’s already all melted, boo.

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43 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) December 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

English muffins are one of the best types of breads…at least for breadfast!! Good luck on your almond butter.

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44 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle December 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

oh wow….all that looks amazing!!!!!

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45 Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

What’s drunken whipped cream? And did you make it too?

Nothing better than a good slice of bread! And some of your homemade almond butter on top!

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46 Kath December 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

See last night’s dinner post!

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47 Paige @Running Around Normal December 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

We got about 5-6 inches of snow this weekend if you want any of ours :D

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48 Val December 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hi Kath,

You have a gift for making real food look so good I couldn’t imagine wanting junk food after looking at your photos. Hope it lasts…

Val

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49 Kath December 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

:) Thanks

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50 Hannah December 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Can’t wait to see how the homemade nut butter turns out! I just made my own for the first time too, and it’s amazing! :)

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51 Eliza December 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

that looks soooo delicious!
I personally think cinnamon raisin English muffins may be the yummiest bread item ever created, hmmm (maybe) ;) haha….but with those toppings on yours, I’d have to say that is the #1 yummiest English muffin i’ve ever seen =)

xx
eliza

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52 wendy sue December 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

oooh looks tasty. where did you find these in cville?

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53 Kath December 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Integral Yoga

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54 Nicole @ yuppie yogini December 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

The first time I ever read you blog was on a snowy day in January. This post reminds me of that day!

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55 Alaina December 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm

It’s definitely no surprise that I am drooling over your breakfast. It looks.so.good. My favorite bread is When Pigs Fly. It’s a local company that started in Maine and has moved down to MA. They make an amazing chocolate bread that makes delicious french toast. :-)

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56 Namaste Gurl December 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Looks AMAZING Kath– you’re making me hungry just reading about this :) Love warm pumpkin, too, with coconut milk preferably.

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57 Jan December 6, 2010 at 2:04 am

Kath,
I’m curious to know how you feel about sprouted breads ( like Ezekiel) versus traditional flour bread, nutritionally and other sentiments…

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58 Kath December 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

I think they are good, but I think traditional bread is good too.

I don’t know of any scientific studies that put one on top of the other nutritionally.

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59 Crystal Toole December 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

That looks SOOO good. My mouth is watering!

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