Sardine Cocktail

November 12, 2011


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


Even better the second day


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


Grapes on the side!


Staged on our beautiful sunny porch – thanks to skylights


And sliding doors!


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 😉


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


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?


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!


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?


4 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

About the same size – slightly smaller


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.


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!


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 :)


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!


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’s coming along so fast!


10 Sarah November 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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


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.


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 :)


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!


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.


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

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


16 Nicole November 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Those chocolates sure do look yummy!!


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!


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!


19 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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


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!


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! 😉


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.


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!


24 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm



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 :)


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.


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…


28 KathEats November 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Just olive oil and salt – and often honey


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

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


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 😉


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!


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 :)


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.


34 Khushboo November 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

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


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!


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!!!


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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