Show On The Road

May 17, 2010

We think we’ve found two really good options for the bakery!! Excited to move forward and see what happens with negotiations. Whew.

We spent the morning walking in the rain. It was miserable. And freezing cold.

But I dried over this awesome lunch at Eppie’s!!!

I ordered half a salad with corn, goat cheese, dates and spinach. Yummmmmm! I love dates.

On the side I got a sweet potato and a side of black beans for filling warmth. It was soooo good! My lunch came with a surprise slice of cornbread that was out if this world good.

I polished off my salad and a little over half of the rest and shared the rest with Matt. Didn’t want to filled up toooo much and I wasn’t terribly hungry (unlike yesterday!)

We have another meeting or two and then a rainy 5 hour drive back to Charlotte.

I cannot WAIT to finish my RD and get this show on the road!

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1 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 17, 2010 at 11:37 am

Haha, bad day to wear flip flops!! (or very good day, seeing as flip flops are useful when it rains..hmm)
Have a great afternoon! I’d be SO excited if I were you :D

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2 Camille May 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

I’m so glad you found some places!
I love that picture of you! The guys behind you look like they’re doing a choreographed dance :)
I can’t wait to hear more about the bakery as it develops

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3 Heather (Heather's Dish) May 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

you guys are so awesome…i can’t wait to see you finish it all up and move on to great harvest! it’s going to be awesome :)

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4 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

That’s such a neat picture!! I always wear flip flops in the rain…wet feet for a few minutes beats having soggy shoes all day!! Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet May 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

It is rainy and miserable here, too. Booo.

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6 Abby May 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

MM! I have never had a salad with dates in it! I love dates, too. In fact, I JUST finished eating my serving of dates for the day (but let’s be real, I’ll have more when I get home).

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7 Rachel May 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

Yeah, it’s definitely really wet and miserable in Raleigh too. But I am thankful we didn’t get the damaging storms that Fayetteville got!

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8 brandi May 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

so glad you guys found some good options!

I’ll definitely be planning a trip to visit GH once you guys are settled in and open in C-ville. It’s only a few hours from me, and I’ve GOT to try all the breads and muffins I see on here.

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9 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Drive safely!

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10 Terrie May 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I don’t suppose you’d be considering opening a satellite location in F’burg? I have to drive about 25 miles to the nearest GHBC. :o)

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11 Jenny May 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

wow! that is quite a lunch! i love cornbread:)

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12 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Hi Kath, I was just curious…once you get your RD, do you plan on using it? I know you’re super excited to become a bakery owner, but I was just curious whether or not you wanted to find a job that would put that degree to good use. It just seems like a shame not to use something that you worked so long and hard to attain!

Well, whatever you choose to do with it, I know I’ll be eagerly reading about your subsequent adventures! Best of luck… :)

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13 Kath May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I think being a food blogger, health writer, online nutrition consultant, potential book author and healthy bakery owner are putting it to great use!

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14 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm

This is very true! I guess I didn’t think about it that way….rock on!

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15 Samantha @ Food Edu May 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I’ve been seeing a lot sweet potatoes on blogs—I want one now! It is also raining on the West Coast-boo!

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16 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope May 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

That’s so great that you have a couple of locations to choose from! That’s exactly what we wanted to hear! :)

Mmmm… gotta love a warm lunch on a rainy day!

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17 Lindsay May 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

That picture is PRICELESS!! Sorry the weather is lousy :(

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18 shannon (the daily balance) May 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

so exciting that everything is coming together for you! super exciting! despite the weather ;)

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19 Erin May 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Cornbread sounds so good right now–must be something about a chilly, rainy day. Maybe I’ll make some cornbread and soup for dinner. You’ve inspired me!

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20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Looks like you guys are right at home there! Good luck on the negotiations! Have a safe drive back!

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21 Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Mmmm your lunch sounds so delicious and comforting!!! LOVE sweet potatoes and black beans together. Add in some cornbread, oh yes!

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22 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) May 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Glad to hear everything is going well so far! I was gone all weekend and just recapped on all the wonderful places you’ve been. The town is stunning…you guys must be so excited! :D

Hope everything works out perfectly! :D

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23 Vicky May 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I have been reading your blog for quite some time but have never commented. Is your mother-in-law opening the Great Harvest with you and your husband?

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24 Kath May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Matt and I are opening it, but she is going to work for us as our super organized bookkeeper :)

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25 Christina May 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

what a trooper! That rain looked horrible!

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26 Chandra May 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm

i love the picture lighting!

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27 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats May 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Ooo – how exciting – bakery locations!!!

Cornbread might be one of my very favorite things ever – how nice to get a surprise slice!

Stay warm/dry and safe travels! :D

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28 Veggielady4life May 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I feel ya on wanting to finish school and get to work… :grin:

Your lunch looks super yummy!

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29 Kristen @ Change of Pace May 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Ugh it’s raining here too! What a satisfying feeling you’ll have once everything is done and you are settled :)

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30 Paige(Running Around Normal) May 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

That’s great you guys found a couple options. Safe travels back home!

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31 Ellie May 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

cute picture- good luck

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32 Lisa @ Early Morning Run May 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Sounds like you’re having a really great and productive trip, even with all the rain! I caught up on a few of your recent posts and it is very cool that you got to hang out with so many readers! Looks like a fun time. Safe travels!

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33 Cynthia (It All Changes) May 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

YOu really must feel like you are in two worlds at once. But sounds like you got a lot done.

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34 lynn (The Actors Diet) May 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm

i love great cornbread!!!

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35 Lisa @ bakebikeblog May 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

oh no – its looks so wet and cold! Great looking lunch though!

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36 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Yummy lunch!!! Very exciting about the locations for the bakery!!

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37 The Healthy Apple May 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Corn bread and black bean soup; my favorite way to warm up on a rainy, chilly day. Safe travels, Kath! Congrats on the location options!

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38 Sarah (OC2Seattle) May 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

So excited for you guys to open the bakery – it’s really inspiring to see someone going after their dream. Best of luck!

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39 Carrie (Love Healthy Living) May 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm

You’re so cute in your flip-flops in the rain. You look like a California girl!

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40 Stacy Grows Healthy May 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Good luck with the negotiations!

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41 Denise May 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I heard, then read that the best time to eat fruit is on an empty stomach. Have you learned about this through your R. D. studies?

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42 Kath May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I think the best time to eat fruit is when it’s delicious in front of you :) I’ve never heard anything that suggests there are only certain times to eat fruit, so long as you have a normal GI tract.

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43 Brittany May 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Hey Kath- I just tried to leave a comment, but I don’t think it worked… I’m new at all this, so I’ll try again :)

What are you going to do with your RD degree once you get it? Does it tie into the bakery you are opening? Sounds like fuN!

Brittany @ ahealthysliceoflife.com

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44 Kath May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

See my response to comment #13 :)

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45 Brittany May 18, 2010 at 6:30 am

Very cool! I look forward to following your adventures. Most of my blogs have been fact-based ‘articles’, but I like the style of posting what I eat (since so many people ask). I might adopt your style for a little bit and see how it goes- thanks for the inspiration!

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46 Heather Eats Almond Butter May 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Hey Kath, I was wondering how the bakery was progressing. I hear such good things about Charlottesville.

OK, so you look pretty cold and miserable in that photo. Glad you enjoyed some warm goodness at lunch. I love dates or raisins in my salads. Those small sweet/savory bites add so much.

Wishing you safe travels back home to Charlotte!

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47 debbie May 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I’m getting so excited for you guys!

My hubby and I just made a move from NY to CA this past week. Well, we moved here (CA) 6 months ago but just went back for the closing of our home. We left all our stuff there ’til the closing and just finished the packing and move part. Now we’re just waiting on the truck to arrive at our new home. Yes, it’s time to get this show on the road!

Blessings to you two as you move ahead ~ Debbie

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48 Claire May 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Can’t wait to read about all the changes in the next few months! That photo of you is great!

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49 Simply Life May 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Oh how exciting!

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50 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I’m so excited for your new life in Cville! Can’t wait to see how it will all turn out

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51 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Haha awww – Boo to rain but that picture looks like a funny album cover.

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52 Jenn May 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Oooh Eppies is a favorite lunch place of mine! And I get that salad all.the.time. It’s basically all I get… with the occasional appearance of turkey chili! soo good! I hope to get to meet up with you next time you’re in Cville! I love the blog, and can’t wait till GH is in Cville!! And, while Bodos is amazing, you NEED to schedule a breakfast appearance at Blue Grass Grill. You will NOT be disappointed (seriously, the restaurant should pay me for all the good press I give them!).

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53 Kath May 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Been there, done that :)

Bluegrass last summer: http://www.katheats.com/glogging/

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54 Lorin May 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

So are you finishing up the internship to become an RD or are you finishing it up, but then just going to work at Great Harvest? No wonder you were so cold in the rain, you have sandals on :P.

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55 Rachael May 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Love the raw corn in your salad!
I don’t know your time frame for being in Charlottesville, but my partner and I are doing a couple of sustainability workshops there come fall as part of our non-profit’s tour – I’d love to send more info you way when the time comes, as nutrition with a local bend will definitely be a focus.

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56 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

That lunch looks perfect!! It actually looks like something you would make yourself at home!! :D

Jenn

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57 jenny (green food diaries) May 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

dates on salad is an awesome idea! i always have dates on hand so i could implement this easily…

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58 Hannah May 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Now I really am sobbing inside. That’s the exact salad I would always order at Eppie’s. USA I MISS YOU.

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59 Kelly May 18, 2010 at 12:51 am

That salad looks seriously delicious. I don’t know why, but I’ve never thought to put dates in a salad before. I have always made them as an appetizer, stuffed with a little bit of soft cheese. I will have to try it in a salad. I’m sure it’s great, the picture looked amazing as they always do! You are really doing a great thing here by showing how amazing healthy food can look-even on the road, it doesn’t have to be greasy fried food all the time.

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60 Beth @ DiningAndDishing May 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

Love this first pic on this post. It looks so artsy!

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