Sing Sing Sing

September 28, 2010

Somebody’s enjoying the sunshine!

Bees a’buzzin’

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Flowers singing to the sky

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Girl massaging basil

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Made a KILLER sandwich for lunch. Sharp white cheddar, Crofter’s and pear, all broiled in the oven on Dakota.

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Colorful salad of pear, fig, red pepper, spinach, honey and herb salt

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Couplea chips on the side

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Comcast is here installing our new cable + DVR!!

We didn’t really splurge though – I found out if you bundle internet and cable you get $15 off. The basic cable channels (REALLY basic – just local ones) are only $10 a month. DVR is $15. So we got it all for only $10 more a month! All I care about is Gossip Girl, Glee, The Office and 30 Rock :)

We have two videos to make and basil to sing to!

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1 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Videos? What videos are you making?

Love the cheese/jam/pear combo!


2 Jessica @ How Sweet September 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I love fruit + cheese + jam. That sounds like the perfect lunch.


3 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Crofter’s and sharp cheddar is AMAZING!!!!


4 Allison K September 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I can seriously smell the basil through my computer.I wish I was outside singing to basil. :)


5 Kristina @ spabettie September 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I love cheese + jam… I made a ‘pizza’ with cheese + jam for lunch today!! 😀


6 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Sweet idea Kristina!


7 Rachel September 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm

That sandwich look RIDICULOUS. I’m totally making it this weekend…. genius.


8 Rachel September 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm



9 theantijared September 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Basil wanted to sing to me once, but I did not have the thyme.


10 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Hilarious :)


11 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life September 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm



12 Michelle @ IronDivas September 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

i had to laugh at that one… awesome! lol.


13 Kath September 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm



14 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm

HA! at The Anti Jared’s comment :)

I love the cheese/fruit/jam combo on your sandwich. Makes me think of delicious Monte Cristos with green apples, cheese all dipped in grape jelly — Yum!


15 Bonnie September 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Sandwich looks yummy!


16 Kaleigh September 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I LOVE the picture with the bee(!) and I would DIE to have a basil plant like yours. Every time I try to grow basil in our apartment, I KILL IT!! It’s very very sad.


17 Carrie H September 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Are you serious? :) Do you really massage (or whatever) basil leaves? I have a basil plant and it is growing soooooooooooooooooooo slowly. I’ll do anything to help it along. :)


18 Melissa @ HerGreenLife September 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Basil likes heat, so it will be slowing down as it gets cooler. We grow enough to freeze for the winter, and we just did our big season’s end basil harvest. You pick all the plants, bring them inside, and work on pulling off the leaves while watching something fun!


19 Natalia - a side of simple September 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Mmmm LOVE basil. It foreshadows the glories of pesto!


20 Melissa @ HerGreenLife September 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Yes, pesto is the main reason behind our growing and freezing so much basil :)


21 shannon (the daily balance) September 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

SUCH a great sandwich combo — you have me drooling!


22 megan @ whatmegansmaking September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Your basil plant looks so healthy! I keep forgetting to water mine, so it goes from healthy to unhealthy quickly. It’s kind of amazing how hardy those little plants are though :)


23 RhodeyGirl September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Congratulations! I hope it is available in time for Glee tonight!!!!!!!


24 grocery goddess jen September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Yum. I love sharp cheddar sooo much!


25 Carrie September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Your basil is beautiful! Mine went kaput in the early summer and I never replaced it. I sure miss it though.


26 Jamie @ Food in Real Life September 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm

There is so much color in your posts today! Love it!


27 Laura September 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Quite an interesting but delicious sounding combo!!! xx


28 Marina September 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I just brought home some basil, I hope it will grow well.
Can’t wait to try making pesto.
Love your sandwich combo, and the colors in the salad!


29 Josie @ Skinny way Of Life September 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE sharp cheese/jam combos, doesn’t get much better : )


30 Jenny September 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

That sandwich looks amazing! We just added a DVR to our bundle, I am in love.


31 Hands in Namaste September 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Mmmmmmh that sandwich!!!! Love the combo!


32 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

That sandwich instantly made me hungry.. Really does look killer!


33 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

that sandwich looks awesome


34 Lisa @ bakebikeblog September 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Kath – you werent kidding when you said that was a killer sandwich! It looks awesome!


35 Paige September 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

That sandwich looks SO good! Your flowers are pretty too. :)

I don’t know if it’s just me, but the pictures of yourself that you included in this post look a little grainy. I know you said you were experimenting with Photoshop, so is this a photo effect of some sort?


36 ms September 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

i agree – is the ISO high?


37 Kath September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Maybe because I eat a lot of whole grains!? 😉

HELP! I’m having trouble with resizing and quality. I shoot in 4000 px and then resize to 640 px. THEN I edit, then export and save as “high quality JPEG” and I’ve also tried saving without changing format. But I totally agree they look grainy! When I tried editing before resizing, it was difficult. I need to get a process in order.


38 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm

That salad looks amazing!!! Love that you have a basil plant. I had to leave mine at home when I left for college :-(


39 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

That is one delicious looking lunch! I have got to try fruit in a sandwich (you’ve already got me hooked on cheese and jam!).


40 Michelle @ IronDivas September 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I also had a fabulous spinach sandwhich today, mine had almonds, crandberries, bleu cheese, and salmon. Yours looks quite tasty as well! : )


41 Chelsea at Striking Balance September 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Oh my gosh that sandwich sounds amazing! I will sometimes do the cheese and apple/pear thing, but have never thought to add jam as well. Hmm..dinner tonight maybe?


42 Amy September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

wow! that sandwich looks AWESOME! i’m def going to try that sometime soon! mmmm


43 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Your sandwich looks so ideal! And I love how colorful the crunchy side salad is too. 😀

So jealous of your beautiful basil. Mine have been gone, completely, for at least a month now. I should have taken my friends’ advice and froze some pesto for the winter months. I guess I was just too greedy this summer. 😀


44 Sarah (OC2Seattle) September 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Your basil looks beautiful. SO jealous of your sunshine! It’s grey and muggy (weird for Seattle) here.


45 amber's notebook September 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm

That sandwich looks amazing.


46 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I want that sandwich NOW. It looks so thick and delicious!!

I sing to our houseplants…and our dogs…and myself :-)


47 Mama Pea September 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

As soon as I read the title of your post, I knew there’d be a Glee mention. I can’t wait!


48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Your lunch looks delish! That sandwich has me drooling. :)


49 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

pear, cheese & jam?? YUM! I gotta try that combo! :)


50 Carolyn @ lovinlosing September 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Oh, you’re in for it now! 😆 DVR is awesome!


51 Katie September 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I just got cable too! Very exciting….but I still have yet to get on the whole DVR thing.


52 Heather September 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

That sandwhich looked awsome!! This question is more geared towards exercise. DO you try and do so many miles a week and try and get in so many yoga classes or do you choose your exercise that morning what you are feeling up to?



53 Kath September 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I generally go with what I feel like the day before. (Although I do change it from time to time) and I try to alternate between running, yoga and cross training activities.


54 kristy @ ksayerphotography September 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Your lunch looks amazing! Lately I’ve been in a superb mood and I definitely think the gorgeous spring weather we’re having here is a big contributing factor. I love sunshine 😀


55 Alyssa September 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Kath, if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to add Modern Family to your line-up of shows :-) It will have you peeing your pants laughing!


56 Kath September 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I haven’t seen it yet!


57 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy September 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

LOVE the bee picture, and LOVE white cheddar! That sandwich looks foodgasmic!!


58 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I don’t know if you saw the office recap of the last season…Eric found it for me. Anyways, we watched it before watching this season’s opener and it was hysterical. Basically the funniest moments from the entire last season combined into 7 mins.


59 Kath September 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Oh fun – I haven’t seen it but Thursday’s epi was pretty awesome!


60 Amy Pea September 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

And 30 Rock’s premiere was hilarious! I think it’s the best sitcom on TV.

Having to start every sentence for the rest of your life with Steve Urkell’s “Did I Do That?”

Genius, I am still laughing – it’s been my happy place since.


61 Krystina September 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I made a similar sandwich but instead it had jam, apple, dijon and arugula and was pressed. Delish!


62 Jil September 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Ohhh – that sandwich looks sooo amazing. It’s gorgeous!! The salad is beautiful, too!


63 yummiee cupcake September 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm

pear and cheese sandwich? wow, i got to try it!!


64 Halley (Blunder Construction) September 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Pear + Cheese, a combination that always makes me giggle. My parents were raised in Alabama, where combing cheese and fruit is nothing new! I remember as a child, seeing my mom microwave cheese over pears and thinking she was INSANE. Perhaps if she had stacked in together on a sandwich, as fancifully as you have, I wouldn’t have judged her so harshly! (I still have never tried the combo)


65 Camille September 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I looove the cheese and jam combo! So good!


66 Annie@stronghealthyfit September 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

That lunch looks A-mazing. dang.


67 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness September 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

What a colorful, tasty-looking lunch! I love cheese + fruit + whole grain bread or crackers together.


68 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Sandwiches are so good! That toasty bread looks delectable.


69 Ally @ Girl in Her Kitchen September 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I am in LOVE with that sandwich! What a combination! Yum!

I have a question though, how do you feel okay after running a 10K and then eating a half sandwich? I am a total running n00b but the few times that I have run distances, I have wanted to eat an entire thanksgiving dinner afterward (and probably could). Is this something that gets better with time? :(


70 Kath September 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Great Harvest bread is somewhat deceiving – 1 slice (especially hand-cut) is more like 2 slices of grocery store bread. So my half wasn’t nearly as small as it might seem. That sandwich was probably close to 300 calories. Add salad and chips and lunch wasn’t all that small. It was very filling!


71 Ally @ Girl in Her Kitchen September 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Oh, okay! Thanks Kath. I love your blog :)


72 Mary Demery September 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I’ve been really into grilled sandwiches lately. I’ll have to try yours!


73 Simply Life September 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

oh your lunch looks great!


74 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

That’s a really colorful lunch you got going there, Kath! The weather looks beautiful. :) It finally cooled down a bit here..enough where being outside is enjoyable again.


75 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

That sandwich combo sounds so good! I’ve been dying for some warm, cheesy sandwiches lately, but I can’t really pack them to take to campus with me. :(


76 Lindsay September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I have been away a few days and I’ve missed reading! Just finished catching up…that sandwich looks amazing!!!


77 stacey-healthylife September 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Your basil is looking really good, nice and full.


78 Hannah September 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Gosh, who could even think Charlottesville ever has a winter with posts like this?


79 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes September 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Gorgeous plate!!!
cathy b.


80 Gree September 29, 2010 at 4:39 am

I loved the look of that looked delicious. And what a beautiful place you live in!


81 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

Killer sandwich AND we have the same shirt! Yay Old Navy! 😉

Glad you got a good deal on Comcast. My cable bill is astronomical. I got a year of digital cable + HBO for $35/mo…then when the year went up, my bill skyrocketed to $80!! =O

I had to call them to knock off the HBO (yes, it seriously cost that much) and they’re giving me 6 months at $50/mo for the digital and then it goes up to $60. I could go down to local channels (which unfortunately is more like $20 here…), but I really like the Food Network. And some things on TLC. And The Daily Show. It’s all on the internet…but I hate the wait!


82 Samantha Cernock September 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Hey, I have the exact same shirt!


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