Seize The Donut

April 25, 2012

Sometimes you just gotta donut. Lucky for me, this was a local, organic, well-portioned, made-from-scratch donut dough-nated by our neighbors at Carpe Donut! I found a small paper bag of them at the bakery and satisfied all cravings in 5 bites!

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Matt and I spent a good portion of the afternoon at the Charlottesville Radio Group recording commercials (our voices are heard by thousands! scary!) and then I did a photo shoot for an upcoming newspaper ad. FYI, Great Harvest makes perfect Mother’s Day and Teacher gifts!

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Snack #2 (the healthy one) was a handful of almonds.

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While I munched, I rested the bowl on my stomach and actually saw it bounce a few times! Baby kickin’ little footballs!

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For cocktail hour, I met up for a post-work walk with my friend Eileen and got to see her brand new house!

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And then back at home, I was thrilled to have a heat n eat dinner to look forward to. This was a combination of leftover Minestrone “soup” and last night’s pork plus a generous portion of goat cheese.

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It tasted good at first, but by the time I got down to the last few bites I declared I never wanted to eat this again. Too much….seasoning or something.

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So I washed it all down with my latest drink – Raspberry Lemonade diluted 1:4 with water!

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Pleasant dinner on the porch, followed by reading on the porch, followed by two shivering people on the porch!

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Inside and winding down.

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1 lynn @ the actor's diet April 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

love the pink of the lemonade – so pretty!

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat April 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I’ve been on a goat cheese kick lately…kick! :)

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3 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

The photos look beautiful from the photo shoot! So fun!

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4 Sana April 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Cupcakes>>>>Donuts.

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5 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Gorgeous lemonade pictures.

And funny how last night the pork was the best ever, and tonight, it gets the never again. A combo of pregnancy and moods (and seasonings) it sounds like…I have foods like that, too. Sometimes I LOVE them and other times I think, WHAT was I thinking making this…haha!

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6 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Your Great Harvest photos look awesome! And that’s so cool that you got to do a radio commercial.

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7 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Enjoyable evening- especially watching the bowl bounce! :) Aw!

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8 Megan @ Megan's Munchies April 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

What a full afternoon you had!! That donut looks so yummy!

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9 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} April 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I plan to make out youth intern make a donut pitstop on our way home from camping with the kiddos this weekend :) one day I’ll make it to C’Ville :)

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10 Elizabeth April 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so much for your blog!! It has not only inspired me in many ways but also my family!! I live in Ohio, and I never thought there would be a Great Harvest here..until one day!! I was driving to the store and basically ran into the car in front of me because I saw a sign for Great Harvest!! I screamed!! I went in and bought 3 loaves and told them how I found out because of your blog, the owner reads your blog as well!! It was like some little world moment!! Anyways, I took some bread to my parents and they LOVED it! And now when my mom goes to her location she send me a picture of the bread!! So thank you so much!! I know what I will be getting her for Mother’s day:)

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11 KathEats April 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Haha… Small world! Glad you are a convert :)

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12 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I had a donut for breakfast yesterday, I baked them the night before with condensed milk, and it was worth every calorie and gram of sugar!

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13 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I am sadly not a donut person…but my dad loves em and I am sure he would appreciate a special homemade one like that!

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14 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats April 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

That donut looks good!! And how cool, a radio commercial! Haha that will be so weird to randomly hear your own voice on the radio!

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15 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 25, 2012 at 9:03 pm

i’m not one for donuts, but that one sure does look good!

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16 Katie @ Creature of Habit April 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I don’t think I’ve had a donut in ages. Will had one the other day and asked if I wanted the rest. I said sure and asked where it was. “Oh, the trash can,” he said. “But it’s still in it’s bag.”

I do not need to be the girl who ate half a donut out of the trash can. Half a donut, maybe. But out of the trash can is stepping over into unacceptable territory.

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17 Virginia Bloggers April 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

How fun!!! I want to hear the commercial :)

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18 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Love all those bread pics!!!

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19 jojo April 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Donuts were one of my cravings when I was pregnant, I tried my best to control my self.. :P
The photos look great, I wish I lived near your bakery! I would be over there all the time!

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20 Cait's Plate April 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

It’s not Spring/Summer without strawberry and/or raspberry lemonade! :) I had my first one at the beginning of April and need to pick up some more!

Aaaand now you’ve got me craving doughnuts! :)

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21 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana April 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I had the same exact thing happen to me today with the baby kicking, except mine was my laptop…scared me at first! Isn’t it great, though? :)

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22 Annette @FitnessPerks April 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Mmmm that lemonade sounds yummy!

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23 j3nn April 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I’ve been craving a donut lately. I should probably use my donut maker or donut pan that I haven’t tried yet. :)

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24 Khushboo April 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

Despite my mega sweet tooth, donuts are just too sweet for me…although that one sure looks good!

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25 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

Hehe I wrote a post about my craving for donuts yesterday…which was left unfulfilled :/

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26 mary @ minutespermile April 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

donuts! love them. i have to walk by a krispy kreme daily en route to work. it’s pretty dangerous…

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27 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

That donut looks great! I love a good donut :)

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28 Lara F. April 26, 2012 at 7:00 am

If I lived anywhere near you, I’d buy my mom (who would share with me…) tons of your GH products for Mother’s Day! :)

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29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

The photos on the porch are always so pretty!

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30 Whitney April 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

I got to spend last Saturday wandering around Charlottesville – including the farmer’s market and your store! I bought a loaf of C-Ville Crunch from your wonderful and kind employee at the market ((I was SO glad to find it!) and have been enjoying it and a container of your pimento cheese from the store ever since. Your bread is amazing and so is your staff! Both the girl at the market and the girls/boy in the store were very kind and helpful! They even recommended I pick up one of those Apple Donuts. Have you had it as an ice cream sandwich?!?! Thanks for a wonderful gastro and customer service experience!

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31 KathEats April 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

Thanks so much for the feedback Whitney! Ellen was at the market – she got engaged the night before and I hear she was all smiles :) Glad you loved the bread + pimento cheese! My two favorites!! Come back soon.

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32 Angel7 April 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

You made me laugh when you mentioned about the baby kicking little almond footballs off your belly :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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33 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

Quite possibly the best dietitian’s blog post title ever. ;)

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34 Nikki T April 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

I did the same thing last night with my dinner…steak, taters and cesar salad…it was all good until the last couple bites- take it away now, never want to eat it again…! Crazy pregnancy quirks…!

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35 Lauren April 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love those blue ball jars! Where did you find them?

Lauren

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36 KathEats April 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

My grandmother, source of all antiques :)

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37 Hillary April 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I will HAPPILY accept GH teacher gifts!

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