Shady Sun

June 29, 2011

Today’s walk into work was a hot one – but also very enjoyable!

It’s so very cool in the shade

IMG_2276 (640x427)

But scorching in the sun!

IMG_2283 (640x427)

IMG_2284 (640x427)

Many of you asked about reading + walking. You just have to hold the magazine so you can see the sidewalk in your side vision – and watch out for tree branches! Just look up every now and then. I don’t think I could read a novel and walk, but magazines’ blurb styles are no big deal.

IMG_2282 (640x427)

We have HAMBURGER BUNS!!! Just in time for the 4th! Best buns ever.

IMG_2286 (640x427)

[I guess my posts are all a little dirty today according to some of your breakfast post comments! First that, then buns!]

IMG_2287 (640x427)

Matt’s taking some time off today, so Karen and I have been working the counter!

She loves to make friends with the customers ; ) She also is feeling SO much better and went to the GYM today! Go Karen!

IMG_2295 (640x427)

Our ovens are so hot in the morning that even though the 40 pan oven has been off for 3 hours, it was still plenty hot enough to warm up our leftover pizza!

IMG_2294 (640x427)

I’ve been looking forward to this lunch all day! And a bonus: I didn’t have to carry my lunch on my back in to work : ) I could eat sandwiches every day and avoid having to pack a lunch, but I really like to have a salad at lunch, so it’s generally been worth the trouble.

The pizza was just as good a day later!

IMG_2291 (640x427)

Greens on the side

IMG_2290 (640x427)

And a small cube of Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding bar to cleanse my pizza palate!

IMG_2285 (640x427)

[For those of you who liked Saturday’s Five Bamboo red dress, they offered a coupon code for 15% off  from now till the end of July – enter katheats15 at checkout!]

Today has been awesomely busy – fun times!!

Previous post:

Next post:

{ 82 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I have a giveaway going on for a FREE FIVE BAMBOO TRAVEL SKIRT! Sorry to shout, but I am just really excited about the giveaway b/c I love their stuff! :)

And reading magazines and walking at the same time…you are the ultimate multitasker and never waste a single moment, Kath. I love that about you!


2 Cait's Plate June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

YAY!! GO KAREN!! I’m so glad she’s feeling better – I think about her often and hope for her health and wellness!

Dare I say that leftover pizza looks even better than it did right out of the oven?? I’m a sucker for leftover pizza (as long as it’s reheated!)

Loved the walking+reading tips! Haha. I’ll have to put them to use.

Also – I desperately want those buns for the fourth! They look so fluffy and doughy and delicious!!


3 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn June 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

That’s how it is here, too. So hot in the sun, but beauuuutiful and cool in the shade :) I walk all the time while reading, it looks so dangerous but it’s a great way to get exercise, sun, and get your reading done!


4 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

ohh my – the cinnamon buns, hambruger buns, and pizza all look SOO YUMMY! :)

it’s my little bit of food porn for the the day! So glad you had a good walk, stay cool! :)


5 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles June 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’m so happy to hear that Karen is feeling better – wonderful news!


6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

We’ve always lived in a busy-streeted neighborhood, so I’ve never tried the magazine reading thing. BUT– in August, we’re moving to a quieter street, so I’m excited to read + walk!


7 Karen June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Go Karen, indeed…so happy for her!

I’m very tempted to buy that dress…

Have a nice afternoon, Kath!


8 Anna Crouch June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

oh wow, those hamburger buns look SO good!! And hearty!!! Yum!


9 Cait @ UrbanFencepost June 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Wow, look at all the seeds on those buns! I bet they add a lot of nice texture. I don’t believe I’ll be trying the walking and reading thing anytime soon, I’m such a klutz!


10 Alex June 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

If I hadn’t figured out how to read and walk at the same time I would have done a LOT worse in school …


11 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) June 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Yay for Karen!
Haha, I’m glad you mentioned the read-walking – I do it ALL the time, but I do read novels doing it! 90% of my novel reading is done on walks :p


12 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

So good to hear Karen is doing better. Is she technically in remission? If you don’t mind me asking. Cinnamon raisin bread pudding sounds delicious. Close to a cinnamon bun?


13 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

We hope so!


14 The Healthy Hipster June 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Why is it that pizza actually seems to improve the day after? Saucey/Mooshy/Crispy Delicccciousness! :)


15 Hope June 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Glad to hear that Karen is doing better! :) Those hamburger buns look so good! I love leftover pizza. It always seems to taste better the next day 😉


16 Johanna B June 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I can read anything on my stationary bike. I can read magazines on the treadmill but I can’t read and walk (chew gum & walk – ok). I like to think while I walk. I find it’s a great time to be introspective and I feel I’d miss so much that is going on around me. That’s just me, though.


17 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The shade makes SUCH a difference when walking/running outside. I’ve been trying to find the shadiest paths to take during my morning runs. I’ll usually run through the sun and walk through the shade to soak up the coolness!


18 Susan (Oliepants) June 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I have to say that I really do get happy when I see pictures of Karen. She looks great and I’m glad she is feeling good! :)

I could always go for pizza for lunch. I’m a cold pizza fan actually.


19 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Oh love the leftover pizza for lunch idea. YUMM. Nothing better than a great dinner for next day’s midmeal!!


20 Christine (The Raw Project) June 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Wow, the leftover pizza looks just as good, great lunch.


21 Baking 'n' Books June 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hmm…sounds like the Bakery needs to sell salads then – it’ll be easier for you and more options for customers!

That is hilarious about the reading! I admit I do that too…but usually if it’s only a short distance! Not 3 miles. I guess as long as you stay on your side of the sidewalk, it’s up to passerbys to avoid you :)


22 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Bread pudding is my fave and yours looks fabulous.

I cracked up when I realized you read and walk…why am I not surprised? Maybe try audiobooks while walking?


23 Errign June 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Glad to see Karen up and about :) Good to hear she’s feeling better!

I’m going to try walking and reading Shanghai girls tomorrow, after my run around Beaver Lake in Asheville! Still lots of exploring to do here :)


24 Nikki T June 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Yay! I just ordered the 5Bamboo Artemis dress in Papaya!! Looks SO comfy, I can’t wait to try it!!
Thx for the discount code :)


25 [email protected] Flying ONION June 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I love that you can walk and read all at the same time. I would love to try this, but I find myself tripping over my own feet WITHOUT the magazine, never mind with. Sad but true..ha!

Those hamburger buns make me excited for the 4th! 😀


26 Foodie June 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

That pizza looks so, so good!


27 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

The Virginia sun is totally hot today but it is so beautiful outside. There’s an awesome breeze here in DC! Yay for GH Hamburger Buns!!


28 Simply Life June 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

that is definitely a lunch to look forward to!


29 Nikki June 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Sweet geez, Kath. You had to mention the 15% off. Now I’ve gone and opened their website, revealing TONS of awesomeness. :)


30 Melinda June 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Thanks for the coupon code! I loved that dress and was hoping it’d go on sale soon!


31 Julie H. June 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

The 4th is so very close!!!! :) And WAY TO GO KAREN!!!!!


32 Margo @ peanut butter trees June 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Those DO look like the best hamburger buns ever! They look pretty dense though I imagine they’re somewhat light like typical hamburger buns. LOVE that dress on you!


33 The Teenage Taste June 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Lunchtime salads are the best! I’ve had a salad for lunch everyday this week. So yummy and a great way to pack in my veggies too! :-)


34 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I used to walk to and from school when I was a kid, and everyone thought I was weird because I would read and walk at the same time! I don’t think I would do it now- I’m clumsy enough as it is. If I take my eyes off the sidewalk I WILL trip :)


35 Chad @ thebreakupnote June 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm

… *stares at bread pudding* I covet!


36 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

So glad to hear Karen is feeling better!! That’s fantastic. :)

Simple solution: Add salads to your GH menu! 😀


37 Kelly @foodiefresh June 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Sometimes, pizza is even better the next day!


38 Marilyn June 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

So happy to hear Karen’s doing well. I’m glad that you’ve continued to include her in your posts. I’m sure there are hundreds of readers sending their silent prayers out for her. She seems like a very neat lady. Classy. She reminds me of my best friend from high schools mom, and my own. There was something about them. Maybe it’s because they’ve lived through enough that they know what’s really important and aren’t afraid to share themselves with others.


39 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm
40 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I love when leftovers make lunch easy!


41 Colleen June 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thanks so much for the coupon! I just ordered the travel skirt. I can’t wait to get it!


42 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Ohhh – those hamburger buns looks delicious.


43 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Pizza leftovers make any day better in my opinion :)


44 Amy June 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I read novels and walk all the time! I actually prefer them to magazines. It’s basically the same technique as reading a magazine–look up every now and then! :)


45 Abby [email protected], Drink and Be Aware June 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I loved the red dress and you looked so cute in it. I think I might have to get one myself. Thank you for sharing the savings. You are killing me with all of your bakery goods— first pizza and now hamburger buns and bread pudding!! I have always wanted to visit Charlottsville and will have to cross the country to come and visit your Great Harvest Bread! So happy for you and Matt. I know your bakery will be a great success.


46 lynn @ the actor's diet June 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

i’m a podcast addict when i walk!


47 Lauren June 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I now read+ walk b/c of you and I read novels! =) Helps me plow through my massive book list faster– but I admit I have almost gotten run over or walked into parked trucks or poles many a time.


48 rumfunandsun June 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I need to try this. I tend to get bored on walks might be my ADHD though!


49 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm

You guys have a new every day! What an inspirational business..seriously! You rock!

I run into branches when I am just walking or running.. without a book/magazine. I don’t think reading while walking would work well for me!


50 Molly @ RDexposed June 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I’d love to have those buns for grilling out! I seriously need to stop by our GH!


51 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm



52 kaila @ healthy helper! June 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I loooove leftover pizza! Especially heated up on a real pizza stone….tastes just as good as fresh!


53 Katie @ Faith & Funfetti June 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

GO KAREN! Woo! So happy to hear that she was feeling well enough to work behind the counter AND go to the gym, that’s so awesome.


54 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living June 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I love reading and walking. It always makes me thing of Belle from Beauty in the Beast. “With her nose stuck in a book” :)


55 kristy @ kristyruns June 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

cinnamon raisin bread pudding? yes, please!!!


56 Hannah June 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hey Kath, when are you going to make a bread pudding with nut butters in it? Sunflower seed chocolate bread pudding!!


57 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm



58 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I CANNOT walk/ride in a car and read. It gives me a headache. Can you read in the car, too?


59 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm



60 Lauren June 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm

So glad Karen is feeling better.


61 Hillary June 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Each time you post a picture of bread pudding, I drool a little.


62 kelly June 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm

How does the dress fit? True to size of does it run small/larger than normal???? The clothes are super cute, going to use my coupon asap


63 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Very true to size. Mine is a medium


64 Christine June 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Please don’t fall! When I taught elementary I had little girl that was so engrossed in her book she totally ate it on the sidewalk! I think it’s funny- I never pictured myself reading BH&G until I started house hunting. I’m resisting the urge to subscribe to yet another magazine.


65 Emily @ Life on Food June 29, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I am not sure about the reading and walking thing. I shouldn’t talk though, I frequently read and run on the treadmill. Doesn’t bother me a bit once I get into a rhythm. I am also so happy about the Five Bamboo coupon. I have been contemplating getting a dress for a while. On my way to their website now!


66 Katherine June 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Gah! Please send me some bread. Please!


67 katie @KatieDid June 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Could you use the sandwich veggies to make a salad out of? That would be pretty convenient to always have the choice of sandwich or salad!


68 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I thought that initially, but it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds. Lettuce not cut, knives clean, and sandwich ingredients delegated for sandwiches. We MAY do salads in the future, so that would certainly help!


69 Kristin June 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I walked a marathon with Team in Training. One of my teammates walked the whole 26.2 miles with a book. I think she had a couple actually!


70 KathEats June 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

That is awesome!!


71 Mary Legare Whaley June 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Pizza is always better the day after. My brother is a pizza fanatic (recent college grad), and he always leaves his leftovers in the fridge. I jump on it when I can! Same with leftover lasagna. I may be weird, but for me, day-old Italian is


72 Lee June 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

This makes me think of Sarah from The Shu Box who can read magazines while she runs on the treadmill. I’m jealous of both of your reading/walking/running abilities. I’m way too uncoordinated to do both!


73 krissy June 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Yeah! Go Karen! What great news! Catching up on blogs and this is by far the best read yet :)


74 Monica June 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I don’t think I could read a paperback or hardcover book while walking, but I do enjoy reading my Kindle when out for a walk. Reading and walking always feels so relaxing. :)


75 Pat June 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I find it much easier to listen to an audiobook when walking than to try to read….


76 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I could never walk and read a magazine at the same time. Sometimes I can’t even walk. More props to you!


77 Angel7 June 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Some pizzas are even better the next day.


78 Khushboo June 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

Wow Karen is such an inspiration! I am so happy for her that she could work out and is feeling better! Also on a different note, what is it about leftover pizza that makes it tastes better than fresh!!


79 Shelley June 30, 2011 at 1:17 am

I didn’t read the comments to this mornings post so totally didn’t get what you meant by the “dirty” thing, but just read the comments and still didn’t quite get it, then it just hit me, i must be a little slow going this morning!


80 Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 30, 2011 at 3:25 am

Yum I always think that pizza tastes better the next day! Those burger buns look delicious, perfect for a barbecue. I bet they’re good for sandwiches too :)


81 MelanieF June 30, 2011 at 7:10 am

Any chance you could fly some hamburger buns into Quebec? :-) Those look delish!!!


82 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

Kudos for reading and walking. I haven’t tried, but I don’t think I am cut out for that. (I am as klutzy as they come!). Thanks for sharing your tips, though.

I’m glad to hear that Karen is doing well! :)



Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: