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April 9, 2011

I am so tired I find it hard to believe that I didn’t run a marathon this morning!


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5 hours on your feet is the same as 5 hours of running, right!?


We were up at 5:30, there and set up by 6:30 and slicing bread by 7.


Our fancy new EZ UP tent!


I SKIPPED COFFEE THIS MORNING! And surprisingly I felt great all day (although I am very tired!) But my persistent shoulder ache seems better today – weird!


At 7 – just before we started serving – we had breakfast.


A honkin’ slice of Dakota with a mashed banana and Sneaky Cinnamon. Matt and I each had a half (it was bigger than it looks!)


I also had to taste test the Cinnamon Chip, which was the best I have had yet! It’s 100% whole wheat! [Made with golden wheat flour, which is lighter in bran flavor] Add to my eating adventures another end piece of Dakota mid-way through!


The star of the show:


Cinnamon Chip + Dakota were our flavors today. We had a steady stream of runners this time – nothing like the cluster crowds at the 10 Miler. And today was definitely less intimate – I think more people were from out of town.

I did have over 15 people say hello as KERF readers!!!! That was so exciting!


We were lucky to be inside, but it was still pretty freezing! I left during a lull to get coffee for Matt and hot tea for me from the coffee shop nearby. Peppermint (caffeine free) with some cream.


We wrapped things up and walked in a misty rain back to Faith + Tate’s where we parked our car. I’m calling 2 miles of walking and a lot of standing my activity for the day and spending the rest of it cozy in my home!

After a bread-a-licious morning, I was ready for veggies for lunch


Matt made some basic olive oil hummus and added FLAX for crunch! Whole flax seeds. Loved that texture! [Yes you need to grind flax of optimal ALA absorption, but whole they still provide fun + fiber]



I also had a cucumber, carrot, celery, ginger, lemon juice. Mixed with some seltzer, which was not the best idea because it watered it down more than it made it fizz


Andddddddd Lynda’s Granola!!!!!! Fresh from Great Harvest Warrenton. This stuff is So good – sunflower, coconut, honey, clumps, crunch.


Served with jam and plain yogurt



—Tomorrow’s high is 80.

—Monday’s high is 88.

—But right now I have the heat on with a fleece and space heater.

April sure is indecisive!

Last night we had more insomnia, although less than the night before, which is why I’m so tired. I think our brains are too busy with the bakery to relax or something. It seems to hit at 2-3am every night and is affecting BOTH of us! I got up and found our summer fan, which cooled the room (yes, we were hot last night with the heat off!) and helped with noise.

Not sure what’s on the afternoon agenda – reading, maybe some writing, maybe a movie, maybe some yoga.

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1 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

5 hours on your feet is killer! Glad you had some delicious bread to eat beforehand though!


2 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Oh that cinnamon chip looks awesome! Glad you all had fun–but yes, standing is wayyy harder than running in my opinion. But nicely done, you guys made it. P.s. I love the idea of hummus with flax in it, I am so going to try that. Have a great day-relaxing a bit :)


3 JenATX April 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

i’m sorry about the insomnia :-/ lack of sleep is never any fun


4 [email protected] April 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

oh nooo i hope you guys have a relaxing rest of the day though! 😀 i love how hard working and up and early you are always hehe. that’s awesome.


5 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life April 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

5 hours on your feet can be a nightmare! I use to be a bank teller and we weren’t allowed chairs, I had to stand for hours which wasn’t fun when I was pregnant! I feel your pain : /

Oh off subject, where did you get your KERF mug printed? My family owns a Furniture business and were looking for a printing place that does good work for products and shirts (I love how your logo looks on your shirts/sweatshirt as well!) Thanks so much!


6 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

It’s from Cafe Press


7 Brittany April 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Even though I don’t live C-ville, I can’t wait for your Great Harvest to open!!!! I’ve only been to the location in Fairfax, VA so I’m excited to see what your store will look like AND to try your bread.


8 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm
9 Marge April 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Wow–sounds like a lot of work. I really like your tent, seems like a solid investment.

I was at whole foods yesterday evening and was wondering about certain breads they have that are from towns about 2-3 hours away. They looked like some of the harder grain types that stay well for a few days. I know that some breads don’t really taste as good if they were baked more than 12 hours before (like baguettes and ciabatta). It looks like great harvest bread stays for a while. When did you make the breads that were served this morning? Do those breads stay well for a while?


10 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

They were made on Friday morning by Great Harvest Warrenton. The ingredient percentages in GH breads mean they stay fresh for a good 7-10 days – sometimes as long as 2 weeks without any signs of mold. It also helps that the flour is as fresh as can be upon baking.


11 Jane April 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

On your feet all day IS exhausting.

Based on your recommendation, I am going to try the Cinnamon Chip bread. Can’t wait to eat it up.

Is there a recipe to make that hummus? I am the kind of person that needs a recipe. 😉 It looks very tasty!

Enjoy the low key rest of the day.


12 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

It’s a simple hummus – not recipe worthy. I’d recommend the Lavender Crunch hummus! This was just chickpeas, olive oil, salt and flax, I think.


13 Melanie Schneider April 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Lavender Crunch Hummus?? Wow, hummus seems to be getting so inventive these days! I actually was just talking with a friend the other day about how funny it is that hummus became such a popular food item in the past couple of years. One of my favorite hummuses is Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeno – its the perfect mix of spice and freshness!


14 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Wow cinnamon chip sounds great! It’s 80 and sunny here in St. Louis, today and tomorrow. We went for a 3-mile walk today and I just loveeee having the windows open! Enjoy your upcoming weather!


15 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I’m jealous of your high temps tomorrow!! Sounds lovely right about now. Standing is hard work, I agree. I think that it’s harder than just strolling!


16 Kayla April 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I love that your tent is in front of signs for Nesquick and Dominos. Real food vs not so real food. lol

I love cinnamon chip bread. So, so good.


17 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Ha – yes!


18 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I’m suffering from insomnia too atm – it sucks!
15 readers!? Wow! How many actually read your blog!? You must be SO famous :O


19 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm



20 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

My blog is but an atom compared to yours, haha!


21 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

ATOM – lol!! Readers are electrons :)


22 Lisa Fine [lisasfoods] April 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

1. I think the walk and standing count for the day. Plus, if you’re tired, it’s good to rest.

2. What is this Sneaky Cinnamon? It looks delicious!

3. Are you allowed/do you choose to share info about KERF when showcasing Great Harvest Bread? I know you mentioned people recognizing you, but I was curious about this too.


23 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

It’s one of the Flying Squirrel PBs. Delicious!

I’m definitely allowed (GH has unlimited freedom) and I’m always glad to get to know readers in person.


24 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Cinammon chip sounds so good!

Hope you get some rest!! :)


25 Lindsay April 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Your bakery sign is so cute! I bet you are super pumped for everything to finally come together. It’s so inspiring to hear you had a dream and just WENT with it. I LOVE that!!!


26 Cindy April 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

That cinnamon chip looks SO good!


27 Simply Life April 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

oh that granola looks SO good!


28 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Yeah! It was great to see you but I was sad you had to be next to the smelly pizza!!!


29 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Haha – smelly indeed! I would have given you a loaf but we were nearly out!


30 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

That’s sweet of you Kath! I cannot wait until the bakery is open – is it sad that I have told my hubby that when we look for our next house, I want it to be walkable to y’alls GH???


31 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I have the same request!


32 Cait's Plate April 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Ugh – I’m so jealous of your warmth!! It’s mid 50s here and everyone is super excited. I can’t wait for it to start to feel a little more like spring! Enjoy your day it sounds like it will be excellent :)


33 B & B April 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I vote for anything this afternoon that lets you OFF your feet!


34 lynn @ the actor's diet April 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

i’ve tried cinnamon chip before – it’s heaven! warm here too (not quite THAT warm) but i’m freezing indoors!


35 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

If I were you I’d live off of that bread and peanut butter!


36 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I do :)


37 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Our weather is crazy too! Hot last week and hail last night!


38 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Each time I see Great Harvest bread in a picture, I’m jealous! I really want to try it. Hopefully one day I’ll be near one.


39 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) April 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

That’s so cool that you ran into so many KERF readers! You are a celeb!!


40 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Wow, that’s a hectic morning, but it sure sounds successful! You are both putting so much time, effort, and passion into the bakery and it’s definitely going to pay off now AND in the future. :) Hope that insomnia ends ASAP though… that just creates more stress than is ever necessary.


41 Sana April 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Awesome job, standing is hardd work!!!!!


42 Laura @FoodSnobSTL April 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm

My husband has occasional insomia too. It’s usually related to work or other life stress. One thing that really helps him is taking a melatonin before bed and drinking pepermint or chamomile tea. I know it’s super frustrating not being able to sleep when it’s all you want to do!


43 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I haven’t ever tried melatonin, but I have taken Tylenol PM before and it works great. I don’t know if I should be taking that though – since I”m not in pain! Peppermint I do have..


44 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I’ve done the Tylenol PM too and it works like a charm but I always worry I shouldn’t be taking it. There is always the classic glass of warm milk – no idea why that works but it does seem to do the job!


45 L April 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

melatonin works like a charm (for my family at least) and is all natural which is a plus, no drowsiness later either! helped so much with insomnia/worry/stress nights


46 Laura @FoodSnobSTL April 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

Melatonin pills are all natural, so it’s kind of like taking a vitamin. You don’t have to worry about the same stuff that you would with Tylenol PM or Ambien or something like that.


47 Kate April 11, 2011 at 8:43 am

Kath- Tylenol PM also makes a great product called Simply Sleep. It is the same thing but without the Tylenol. It’s fabulous. All of the generic brands from drug stores work the same too (and are much cheaper).


48 Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) April 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

I tried melatonin once not too long ago for about a week or so and consistently had some of the vividest nightmares! I’ve read that that can be a side effect.


49 Allie April 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

April weather IS crazy! You and Matt look awesome presenting your GH bread 😀
So sorry about the insomnia. I wish I had a GH by me, cinna chip bread sounds delish :)


50 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I took my boys to their first 5k today and that bread would have been great there! It was such a strange and inspiring event. I hope you have a great afternoon Kath! Sorry about the insomnia. I hope you get some rest!


51 Gloria April 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Just take a NAP


52 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I just DID


53 Gloria April 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm



54 Namaste Gurl April 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Looks like you had a successful morning! Running, smunning- handing out lots of bread while staying cheery is enough activity, in my opinion :) Well done!


55 Little Bookworm April 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Glad the event went well! Sorry about the insomnia though. :(


56 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen April 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

That cinnamon chip bread sounds fantastic!!


57 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Oh wow, cinnamon chip bread??!? I’ve never tried that, but I’m pretty sure I’d be perfectly content with eating that and only that for the rest of my life!! Sounds like a busy but fun morning, and I love all the photos!


58 Ashley April 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

GAh! Drooling from the delicious bread. I’m starting to miss it! Stomach has been better w/o it though. Good, but sad. Definitely sounds like an exhausting day!


59 Emily @ Savory and Savage April 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That lunch looks so refreshing. My store bought loaf of bread is looking very sad in comparison to the Great Harvest bread…


60 jane April 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

ha i love your uniform-tshirt with long sleeve shirt underneath! that was mine too my first semester in college-couldnt get enough of it :-)


61 Marissa April 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Kath, I am glad to hear your thoughts on standing. As a first grade teacher, I am on my feet and moving around most of the day. Sometimes, I am just too tired to workout after work and I have often wondered if I am already getting enough activity just being on my feet all day. However, I would NEVER stop working out altogether because of all the other great benefits I get from it. It was just interesting to hear someone else say how tiring standing for a while is!


62 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I definitely think it counts for something!


63 Sam April 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I’ve wondered for a while…what exactly are cinnamon chips made of?


64 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Sugar, cinnamon, palm oil. Thankfully they make trans-fat free ones now


65 Hilary April 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Looks like so much fun (and delicious)….I said it before and I’ll say it again…I wish GH was at the races that I run! Come to Canada for a visit….please?!?!


66 Laura April 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Excuse the foreign ignorance! 😀 Does Great Harvest just make whole grain breads, or do you do artisan white breads as well? (I’m always interested since I’ve never, right from toddler-hood, been able to digest whole grain breads; they upset my stomach, so I stick with white and get my fibre from veggies).


67 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

We do mostly whole grain sandwich breads and specialty breads that are made with white flour too like swirl breads and savory ones like Cheddar Garlic or Spinach Feta. Some stores do hard-crusted breads – both in whole grain and white flours – and we hope to do that eventually.


68 Katie April 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Kath- it was great to meet you today- thanks so much for sharing your Flying Squirrel with me! I was thinking of ordering some and tasting it today sealed the deal. :) My husband later brought me a piece of the cinnamon chip which was also fantastic. Not that I expected anything less from GH!

Based on your recommendation, we tried out Sweet Frog today. OH. MY. I’ve move down here just for that. 😉 Hope you have a relaxing evening!


69 KathEats April 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

So nice to meet you too Katie! Glad you got to experience both flavors :) And Sweet Frog is the best!


70 Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

sorry to hear about the insomnia; that is so annoying, frustrating and exhausting! I hope it’s just a quick phase and you are both sleeping sound soon! Sounds like you had a long but good morning. The bread looks delicious!


71 Kiran @ April 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

That bread looks amazing. Can’t wait for the unveiling of bakery. Perhaps I would fly down for a visit and a nibble? 😉


72 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I had terrible insomnia last year for almost 8 months! I don’t wish that upon anyone. Hopefully sleping will get easier for you guys as the bakery starts to come together. :)


73 Lauren April 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I know what you mean about being on your feet! I worked in my mom’s bakery business for years and there’s NOTHING like being on your feet for hours to make you exhausted! There’s a Great Harvest opening up really close to me soon (I live in Williamsburg)–I’m so excited!!! I’m originally from Atlanta and used to LOVE the one there! Best of luck to you guys!!!


74 Leann April 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm

We live near GH Warrenton and are frequent customers. Just tried the Dakota bread this past week and I am hooked! Now on to the Cinnamon Chip and that granola!!!! Looks yummy!


75 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest April 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm

All of that fresh bread looks so delicious! I wish our Great Harvest sold sandwiches. I guess every franchise is different though, huh?

Hope you got a nap in or woke up later in the day.


76 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) April 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

UVA + CHARLOTTESVILLE = MAGIC! I’m sad that I didn’t get to swing by this today, but I’m just about positive that I will be stopping by your new store for the next four years!


77 Amy April 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I am not only jealous of your nifty chalk board cup; but even more jealous of your weather forecast! Boston is still only in the 40’s and low 50!


78 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

88F!! WOW that’s a warm one! I’d take it. San Diego is wayyy chillier than that right now.

You on your feet all day…I know this type of promotion and networking jazz WILL pay off for you guys down the road!


79 Angel7 April 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I love olives! The olives + hummus combo is right up my alley.

I cannot wait for the nice weather we are supposed to have! I am tired of the indecisiveness!


80 Kathryn @ Creating an Echo April 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I have been having insomnia all week too (which never happens, seeing that I have narcolepsy)!! Hope you guys are able to get some shut eye.


81 Hannah @ Healthy Life April 10, 2011 at 3:02 am

The weather is pretty indicisive here too! I’m wearing flip flops in the UK in early April! But I am not going to complain :-)

The cinnamon bread looks delicious!!


82 Seana April 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

I am jealous of your weather. We’re barely in the 50’s in upstate NY. It sounds like the bakery is coming along nicely.


83 Sahira April 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

I am so glad that my friends Lauren and Morgan got to meet you at the race yesterday! I told them you were going to be there and to say hi.. and maybe a picture.. and they did! I hope I get to meet you one day too!!!! :)


84 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

They were so nice!! I felt like I was meeting you in spirit :)


85 Morgan April 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the Dakota bread Kath! It was the only “real” food at the race, and it was just perfect. Best of luck with Great Harvest! My friend Aimee from UVA said she and her friends are counting down the days.


86 Sahira April 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm
87 JessicaEn April 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm

As a cashier/waitress I definitely understand being on your feet all day! My long days are 11-8 and I get one half hour break and one fifteen minute break.. the rest is all standing and running around. Luckily for me I enjoy being active and on my feet and it DEFINITELY has helped keep me as slim as i was in high school. (I’m 26 now) Of course I jog too. But I just wanted to say that i am so glad you and Matt have found a job that seems to fit so well and that you have worled SO hard to make it happen 😀



88 Emily @ April 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I was one of your KERF readers! :) I was so excited to see you! And that cinnamon chip bread…oh my that was sooo good. I was very tempted to get back in line and ask for a loaf to bring home! There’s a Great Harvest opening in Nashua soon and I’m really hoping that they make the cinnamon chip!

Also – never thought to add jam to my yogurt and granola. Such a good idea!


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