short, dark & handsome

May 8, 2012

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Strawberries are still ruling my life. And I’m hoping to go picking this week! Must.make.it.happen.

I woke up super thirsty and super hungry today. Makes me wonder if I should be waking up at 3am to satisfy these needs! But nah, I need the sleep more.

I made a lovely bowl of yogurt, banana, Whole Foods Honey Bunches, strawberries, banana, chia seeds and sunflower butter.

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Served with a short dark & handsome mug of Irish Breakfast Tea.

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After this post, I have one more blog post to write, then a trip out for a few items for dinner, then bakery fun [work], then a long conference call in preparation for a panel I’m speaking on at BlogHer Food and then yoga! All simple tasks lined up in a row for a complete day – how I like ‘em!

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1 chelcie @ chelcie's food files May 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

that yogurt bowl looks delicious! strawberries have been SO good lately I can’t wait to go strawberry picking as well!

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2 Cait's Plate May 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

Strawberries have pretty much ruled my life since last summer. I’m so glad they’re officially back in season now because nothing beats fresh!!

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3 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

I used that same spoon to eat my oatmeal this morning! :)

Do you have any recommendations for where to go strawberry picking near Cville? I am planning to go this weekend too!

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4 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

I am researching this right now! A blog friend recommended this place, but it’s an hour away, so I’m not sure if I want to drive that far: http://seamansorchard.com/so_strwberries.html

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5 Lara May 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

you can always go to chiles in crozet. if you want a no-spray option, liberty mills farm in somerset, or miller farms in locust grove. i have never been to either of these (just saw it posted on pnoc). we have our own little snacking patch here that the kids love (if you walk by you can have a few and some salad greens too)! i have also heard that new branch farm is no-spray (although not with a pick your own option, they are at saturday farmer’s market). we belong to bellair csa and they have a no-spray pick your own this week.

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6 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks for the info!! I believe that Chiles sprays. I just found Liberty Mills and New Branch. Thanks!

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7 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

PS. I’m walking by this afternoon …probably around 2pm…will text!

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8 Melissa @ HerGreenLife May 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

I definitely understand your hesitation on the car time. Still, if you make a day (or half-day) of it, and really load up on berries, it might be worth it, especially if the place is using organic practices, not spraying, etc. (conventional strawberries are #3 on the “Dirty Dozen” list of foods to buy organic).

If you have space in the freezer, strawberries are relatively easy to freeze. Just cut the stem out and freeze the whole berries in freezer bags. You can pull out local berries to add to smoothies or make fruit topping for pancakes and waffles all year long. If you don’t have time to pick your own, but still want a larger quantity, you could ask vendors at the farmers’ market about a discount for buying an entire flat of berries.

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9 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

I’m doing more research….it looks like they spray. I may have found an alternative though.

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10 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 8, 2012 at 8:24 am

I still want to try sunflower butter – your blog posts always remind me of the things on my “to try” list!

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11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 8, 2012 at 8:24 am

Sounds like a full but very productive day ahead! I wish I was going to Blog Her Food this year.. it was in my original plans, but then I decided that I’d fly to Vancouver this August for the Lululemon half marathon with one of my long-time girlfriends so blog conferences had to be put on hold. Hoping to make it next year though! Have a great day Kath!

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12 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

Breakfast of champions!

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13 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

Your yogurt cereal bowls always look so satisfying! :) Good luck with the conference call!

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14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

Sunflower butter is soooo good with strawberries! I wish there was a place to pick berries near here. Maybe time for a trip outside the city!

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15 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

I remember going strawberry picking when I was in summer camp! Haha I actually didn’t like it because it hurt my back, and we had to make sure to have enough for strawberry shortcake for the whole camp!

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16 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

The color of those strawberries makes my mouth water just looking at them! I think I will add strawberries to my grocery list today!

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17 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love strawberries too, I bought some this weekend and they were so sour, the only way to fix that was eating them with whipped cream!! I also love picking them, my grandparents have a big garden and they grow all the veggies and fuits so I rmmeber as a child I always was so excited fpr the strawberry and cherry season to pick them fresh and eat right away!!

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18 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

I so want to try the sunflower butter…have to drive into the big city to locate some though! Bummer! Have you tried the crunchy version?

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19 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

Yeah! I prefer smooth though

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20 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

soon it will be blueberry season and I might be mildly addicted to picking blueberries!

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

I had chocolate strawberry oats this morning! Definitely started my day off right! I hope you have a great one Kath!

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22 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) May 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

Yum! Makes me crave some strawberries. I would wake up hungry during pregnancy, usually around 4am, so I would keep a snack bag of dry cereal next to the bed and just take a few handfuls so I wouldn’t have to get out of bed! :)

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23 Yussy May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

Great… Now I’m craving strawberries!!! Thanks Kath! ;)

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24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

Breakfast looks good. Do you usually have a snack in between breakfast and lunch?

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25 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

Rarely. But almost always between lunch and dinner.

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26 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

Strawberries are a totally acceptable obsession :D I’m jealous that you have somewhere near you to pick them!

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27 mary @ minutespermile May 8, 2012 at 9:22 am

I can eat peanut butter on just about anything, but yogurt is where I just can’t seem to make it happen! You are the ultimate mixer.

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28 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

isn’t it the best when work and fun are synonymous?! those strawbs look delicious as ever!!

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29 Roxanne May 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

Such a long list of ingredients in such a small bowl! I love the way you add the “kitchen sink” in your breakfasts!

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30 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

Ooooh have fun strawberry picking and hope you can make it a reality! DO IT! :)

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31 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

Making jam out of strawberries is always a fun part of the picking too!

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32 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

Your breakfast looks both beautiful and delicious as always!

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33 Lyn May 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

I have GOT to get to the Farmer’s Market tomorrow!

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34 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Tasty looking breakfast bowl!

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35 jojo May 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Sounds like a busy day.
I see that you had a good fuel before you get started! :)

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36 Cailin May 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

You cannot beat a good cup of Irish tea! What brand do you drink? If possible, I think anyone who likes tea should try and get their hands on Barry’s Gold Blend. What real Irish lads and lassies drink!

Your yogurt bowls always looks super yummy! Do you always use plain Greek yogurt?

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37 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

It was Golden Moon brand :)

I mostly use plain with a few Siggi’s flavors thrown in (disclosure they sent us some flavors to try at the bakery, but I also do buy theirs when I’m in the mood. Orange + Ginger is my fav)

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38 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach May 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

Seriously contemplating BlogHer! Have you written any posts about your experiences in the past?

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39 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

Yeah, check my Blog Events page!

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40 Annette @FitnessPerks May 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

sunflower butter is amazing!!!!

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41 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Agreed! I have a hard time diversifying these days :)

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42 Janice May 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

You always make your breakfast look so delightful! I cant help but wonder… do you ever get tired of putting a picture up everyday and such? I always wonder how you have the time!

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43 KathEats May 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Not really :) The photography and editing is my favorite part of blogging. Writing comes with a bit more challenge.

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44 Jen May 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I’m guessing she has the time since it’s her job! :)

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45 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious May 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Loving the fresh strawberries too. Today I made Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, vegan, low calorie, gluten free, and totally delicious. They are debuting on my What I Ate Wenesday blog post tomorrow! Can’t wait to share them.

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46 kristin point May 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

When I was preggo I always needed a night time snack!!! It was so annoying to get out of bed and get a piece of toast w pb or ab or mug of cereal but I needed it!

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Sometimes I wake up at 3 am because of my hunger, so I have to go to the kitchen and make a snack. It happens even when I have a snack before bed. It’s so annoying!

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48 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings May 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

Almost strawberry season here — I can’t wait! They look scrumpdillyicious! :)

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49 Angel7 May 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I am going to call our local farm to see about strawberry picking. Our daughter loves to pick blueberries with me, so I am sure she will love picking strawberries as well!

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