Sardine Cocktail

November 12, 2011

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No, no disgusting alcoholic drink on the menu today. Just sardines in a cocktail glass! Served with pretzels for dipping

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Even better the second day

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On the side I made a big leafy salad topped with leftover squash, olive oil, salt and a drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon

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Grapes on the side!

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Staged on our beautiful sunny porch – thanks to skylights

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And sliding doors!

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After lunch I opened the Wilbur’s box of chocolates Lauren and Toly brought us last night – so much fun to eat little chips and not have to unwrap a single one! The dark are the best ;)

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Just got these gorgeous pillow covers from Glamdesign on Etsy in the mail – can’t wait to brighten up the couch.

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This morning’s activities: Bakery, BodyPump with Meredith, farmer’s market. I was planning to spend today developing a mushroom recipe for Jefferson Vineyards, but I decided to save that for a weekday. I have no trouble working on weekends, but I have a hard time relaxing on weekdays, so I’m saving it for Monday. Also – we have dinner plans and should probably plan to eat the mushrooms for dinner the night I make them!

Have a peaceful afternoon!

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1 Sana November 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Pretzels and sardines? Humm, if I want a first time experience with sardines where should I get them?

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2 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I would get them at Whole Foods. The ones that are a bit more expensive do taste better. Or Trader Joe’s smoked herring -that is so good!

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3 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 12, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Such cute chocolates! I’ve never seen ones like that–are they about the size of Hershey Kisses, or smaller?

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4 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

About the same size – slightly smaller

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5 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass November 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

They came before Hershey kisses and they are endlessly better! They are called buds.

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6 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Wilbur’s are the best! I’ve been having those since I was little. They also sell mini chocolate chips, which I use when baking. Yum!

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7 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

i love using pretzels as dippers. nothing like a good crunch. those chocolates look fantastic! have fun with the recipe… i am loving mushrooms these days :)

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8 jojo November 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Maple syrup in salad, hmmm sounds like something my husband would like.
He’s a waffle with maple syrup and bacon (this is special occasion by the way..) kinda guy. May have to try this!

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9 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Etsy packages in the mail are pretty fantastic. Very pretty new covers.

Can’t wait to see the porch all finished..it’s coming along so fast!

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10 Sarah November 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Wilbur buds are made in my hometown of Lititz, PA! They’re delicious!

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11 Christie @ Pepper Lynn November 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Mmm…sardines. Do you add anything to them or just east them as is from the can? Takes me back to my childhood when we’d eat them with mustard and saltines.

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12 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I added curry powder, smoked paprika and greek yogurt – see yesterday’s lunch post for the photos :)

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13 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Your lunch looks so good, and that is my kind of cocktail! I’m loving your porch too, what a good idea to add skylights!

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14 Amanda November 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

The porch is looking good! That’s going to be such a beautiful space.

And I LOVE your new pillow covers! What a fun color.

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15 Molly @ RDexposed November 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

That’s looking like a great place to drink beer during the summer!

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16 Nicole November 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Those chocolates sure do look yummy!!

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17 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I love leftover roasted squash in my salad…the maple syrup is a nice twist! Still not sure about the sardines!

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18 J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 November 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

So your porch isn’t screened in? Do you get mosquitoes where you are? Or is it an all-weather porch with breezes blowing? :-) Not sure about your cocktail – I like cosmos better!

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19 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

It will be screened in – it’s still under construction

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20 RenPfeif November 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Wilbur Buds are awesome! They’re made in Lancaster, PA…you’re right Kath, Semi-Sweet buds rock!

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21 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

A lady I used to work for used to have Wibur Buds all the time. They are so tasty. I’m jeaous! ;-)

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22 Joanne November 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

The porch is going up fast. I bet it doesn’t seem fast enough to you guys but it’s coming along. Looking great. You’ll love it.

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23 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston November 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Can I ask what brand of chocolate those are? They look delicious and adorable! Thanks Kath!

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24 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Wilbur’s!

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25 Julia G November 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

You just made me miss home! I lived in the town where Wilbur Buds are made and loved driving through town on the days when they were making the candies. The whole place smelled like chocolate. And I am glad someone else agrees that the dark ones are the best! I made my dad and stepmother bring me Wilbur Buds in June when they came down for my wedding. I savored each one :)

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26 Lynn @ the actor's diet November 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I want a box of chips! And a cocktail glass full of sardines.

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27 Lauren @ Vaguely Vegan November 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm

That salad looks delicious! What’s your go-to dressing? I’m usually a balsamic vinegarette girl but getting a little sick of it…

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28 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Just olive oil and salt – and often honey

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29 Health Bee November 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Yum! Love the sardines & the squash. Looking forward to trying these recipes.

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30 Julie November 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

LOVE Wilbur buds! My sister lives about a block from where they are made in Lititz, PA. And we all agree that the dark ones are the best ;)

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31 Linda November 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Sardines are great! I like King Oscar Brand in virgin olive oil. Last time I had them I put them over tri-color pearl couscous, with sauteed spinach, kalamata olives and some pine nuts. Quick, easy, and delicious!

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32 Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise November 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Wow! Thanks for the glamdesign info….I just snagged some pretty palm frond pillows for my Hawaiian cottage :)
Aloha!

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33 Meghan November 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Good for you saving your work for Monday. Some of us have trouble distinguishing work from home. It’s good to read about someone that has a healthy handle on that distinction.

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34 Khushboo November 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

Love the sound/look of that salad- so fall!

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35 Amanda November 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

Looove Wilbur buds! I’m from Lititz, PA where the factory is located. Glad you got to try them!

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36 Angel7 November 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

Your sliding doors are awesome–great way to put in sliding doors!

I love your morrocan inspired pillow covers!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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37 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’ve been looking for pillow covers or great material to make my own — I’ll have to check these out! Thanks for the lead :)

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