Pumpkin Toffee Buzz

February 28, 2009

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RAIN AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON SUNDAY IN THE FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT OF THE CAROLINAS AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM MOVES FROM THE DEEP SOUTH TO THE CAROLINA COAST. IN THE CHARLOTTE METROPOLITAN AREA… SLEET WILL MIX WITH THE RAIN ON SUNDAY. BY EARLY EVENING PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME ALL SNOW… AND WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT. BY MONDAY MORNING WHEN PRECIPITATION ENDS… SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM GAFFNEY TO FOREST CITY… RISING TO 5 INCHES AT HICKORY AND CHARLOTTE... AND TO ALMOST 7 INCHES AT STATESVILLE AND SALISBURY.

I didn’t set my alarm this morning but I woke up with exactly 8 hours of sleep. I still feel a bit flu-like, but after a session of yoga, I felt a lot better :) I did 40 minutes of Shoulder Opener #1. I would recommend this class to folks who want to strengthen while they stretch out the upper body. With the exception of a really hard frog pose bind, this session was simple and effective with no lunge poses (for those of you who hate them). There was also a crow, which I held for FIVE SECONDS!!! I think I can officially say I “can do crow” now :mrgreen:

Oats followed yoga, per usual. Today’s bowl was awesome  -

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The Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, vanilla almond milk, water, pinch salt, 1/4 large banana (leftover), vanilla
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin, heated in bowl and stirred in at end (due to husband’s hatred of pumpkin in the pot)
  • Tbsp pumpkin butter
  • 1/2 Spooky Smores Z-bar, crumbled
  • 1 heaping tsp Heath Toffee pieces
  • Blob of Barney Butter 

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New coffee today: Millstone Vanilla Nut from Harris Teeter. For being less expensive than other flavors we’ve had lately, I liked it! With 2% milk…

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MY EYE-FI CARD IS WORKING AGAIN!! YAY!!! (After spending 45 minutes last night trying to reconfigure it, I restarted my computer this morning and suddenly it works again. Guf!)

I’m turning this rainy day into a workday so I can play with my girlfriends tomorrow. We’re going to brunch and to see The Reader.

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1 caroline f. February 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

Great bowl!
Crow is quite an accomplishment, very cool Kath!!
Have a nice rainy day, great movie day!

-Caroline

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2 VeggieGirl February 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

Gorgeous oats!!

Hang in there with the weather!!

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3 FoodsThatFit February 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

Sounds like weather to stay inside and relax! The oats are beautiful! Glad the Eye-Fi card is working!

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4 Michelle Hisae February 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

Speaking of yoga, I’m going crazy on YogaDownload today! Thanks so much for that discount!! Which ones are your favorite? I’d really love to know because right now I’m just picking them based on ‘level’ and ratings.

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5 Hallie February 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

My mom (who was good at computers before most people had computers!) always told me the first thing to do when things aren’t working is restart your computer. When I was younger and I’d tell her something was wrong, she’d always go, “did you restart it?” But even knowing that, sometimes it’s easy to forget.

Her other rule with electronics was #1, make sure it’s plugged in :-) Moms can be so smart sometimes!

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6 Natalie February 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

Oh wow, I need to try that bowl of oats! :)

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7 Diana February 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

I hope it doesn’t snow us out tomorrow! Guess we better go buy milk!

Vanilla Nut? Mmm…that sounds delish!

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8 Jen February 28, 2009 at 9:40 am

YUMMY bowl!!!!!!!!!!

Be safe in the weather!

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9 Sharon February 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

Oh wow, looks delicious!

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10 Leah February 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

Sounds like some nasty weather is coming your way! Stay warm!!

Great bowl of oats this morning!!

Hey Kath, just letting you and other readers know I have a contest going on…. a chance to win some UK FOOD BARS!!

You may have tried them when you were in England!!

Check it out!!!

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11 Moran February 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

Yummy organe-y bowl!

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12 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 28, 2009 at 9:57 am

Great bowl of oats, and huge yoga accomplishment! WTG!
I’m dying to get an eye-fi card… I can never seem to find my cord when I need it!

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13 Kim February 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

I really liked The Reader! It wasn’t especially well-done, but quite entertaining :)

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14 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

Mmm…As Polly would say, yummy yoga & oats this morning Kath. Hope you’re feeling 100% and that you get all your work done today.

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15 Julie February 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

Eh, don’t you hate snow?! We are getting up to a foot here in Boston over the course of 3 days :(
I am so bummed!!! We had 50 degree weather yesterday now this crap!

That looks like an amazing breakfast. I ordered myself some chunky barney butter last week and can’t wait for it to get here!!

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16 Shelby February 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

Your husband hates pumpkin oats?! WHAT?! Oh well, more for you =)

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17 Red Head, Yellow Dog February 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

what a delicious looking bowl of oats!

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18 theoddbod February 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

wow, that oatmeal looks like an ice cream sunday

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19 BethT February 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

I hope you like The Reader. I really enjoyed it.

Your yummy coffee flavors make me sad because it is next to impossible to find good flavored coffee in SF. Everyone here likes it plain and strong! I used to get my beans at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill….

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20 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

Your oatmeal always looks so good!

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21 Erin February 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

Seeing your vitamin reminded me to take mine! Yay!

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22 Jennifer February 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

The Reader is a great movie,great acting, but be prepared for the explicit sex scenes in the beginning!

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23 zestycook February 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

We are having similar weather today as well Kath! Stay warm and get better.

zest

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24 Maggie February 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

Weather = yikes. Congrats on crow though!

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25 Rose February 28, 2009 at 11:59 am

I can’t believe it’s going to snow! I think they’re calling for it in Maryland too – Booo.

Thanks for the tip on the shoulder yoga… good to know for the future.

Love the oats, as usual : ) Have a good workday!

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26 Diana February 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

keep dry! eats look incredible!

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27 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That multi vitamin looks mouthwatering. Drool….

;)

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28 Lora February 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

have fun seeing the reader. i preferred her in revolutionary road myself, but the reader is still great!

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29 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 28, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Delicious oats! Enjoy the rainy day..sometimes they are nice and rejuvenating!

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30 Kailey (SnackFace) February 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I might cry if it snows again- I feel ya. Congrats on crow! That pose still looks impossible to me. Have a great day indoors and doing your work!

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31 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

OOOOHHH, can’t wait to see how the reader is. let us know!

thanks for your tips on Soymilk. Guf!! I foolishly added it to my coffee again this morning, praying that it would somehow NOT curdle this time–isn’t that the definition of insanity, doing the same thing repeatedly praying that it will somehow get a different outcome? :-)

what kind of heath toffee do you use? Is it candy or in the baking section?

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32 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

We are supposed to get snow here too, I am ready for spring :(

yay for crow! I am still working on it but I have acccomplished wheel which makes me feel proud!

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33 Amanda February 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

YAY for crow!! I finally got it a few weeks ago and now am working on going from crow, to kicking my legs straight behind me and landing in plank. Every time so far i land on my face/belly and crack up! Oh well, it’s fun!!

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34 Kath February 28, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Michelle Hisae ,
Time is running out! Hmmm my favorites:

Gentle Hatha I and II
ALL of the Power Vinyasa Flows!!
Lunar Flow
Detox
Yoga for Runners – the 20 minute version
Heart Opening + Hip Opening Flows

Jennifer ,
I can’t wait ;)

seelee live,
Guf is right!!

My toffee pieces are Heath brand.

Kath

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35 Emily February 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm

love your oats as always.
ick…is winter over yet?

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36 Joleen February 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Between this dinner and last night’s, I am so impressed! You’ve really inspired this non-cook to get in the kitchen. Both of them look like must tries. You guys really have some skills!

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37 Jess February 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Oh no not snow! Snow this time of year is the worst because you finally think it’s about to be spring, and then BAM!

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38 Kerri February 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I really wish that they had canned pumpkin in Australia. I may just have to bake and mash some and store it in the fridge for morning oatmeal.

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39 Lee February 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm

We’re supposed to get an inch of snow here in Atlanta tomorrow. It was 60 degrees today. Huh?

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40 Ellen February 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

pumpkin toffee buzz– sounds like a new clif bar flavor! yum.

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41 musicfan February 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

is the destination somewhere to study under a yogi master someplace exotic and spirit-expanding.

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42 Caroline March 1, 2009 at 2:01 am

Not only am I jealous of all your tasty food but I also am in love with all your beautiful dishes!

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43 Leah March 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I’ve been trying the crow for ages. I just tried and almost wacked my face off the floor. lol….

kudos to you Kath.. seriously, that’s awesome!

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