Sun Kissed

September 9, 2010

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It’s peeking out everywhere!

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Whipped Banana Cottage Cheese Pie

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I say pie because the cheesy cottage cheese, Hail Merry cinnamon cranberry orange topping and Madison‘s Walnut Pecan butter made my brain register "pie."

The Mix

Greeeeeeat creamy texture today!

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Shenandoah Joe’s Coffee

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And a bit of sun warmth

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May the sun shine on your shoulders today

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1 Stacey September 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

I hope so! I’m stuck inside all day, but at the YMCA so it’s okay 😉 Hopefully I’ll be able to get some sun on these shoulders! Love the sound of your oats, have a good day!


2 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

The sun IS shining today!
Haha, love it- I’ve been out all day, I walk in for lunch and the second I glance at my laptop, your post shows on my google reader. Incredible timing!


3 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

Love the pictures! :) I wish it was going to be sunny today but it’s been really rainy here.


4 Christie {Honoring Health} September 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

It is gorgeous here today, I hope to get out side a little. I have a skype client around lunch time and I am thinking of doing it on my deck.


5 Kristy@ September 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

Those oats look yummy! The sun would shine on my shoulders… if I wasn’t trapped in my office (without windows ) all day. 😉


6 Christine September 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

MMm pie!

I had a nice sunny breakfast today too…the sun seemed to rise really quickly today…or perhaps it was because the event happened while I was in the shower! I woke up in the dark and then was blinded when I came out!

Your house looks beautiful, by the way. Clean and simple yet filled with character!


7 Jessica @ How Sweet September 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

So pretty with the morning sunshine spilling through!


8 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 9, 2010 at 8:08 am

plus pie sounds way better than cheese mess


9 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 9, 2010 at 8:08 am

Yay for pie and sunshine :)


10 Wren September 9, 2010 at 8:09 am

Hi Kath,
Love your blog. I’m curious though, was this morning’s breakfast
cooked any or just all stirred together?
Keep up the GREAT work!


11 Kath September 9, 2010 at 8:11 am

Cooked a la “whipped banana oats” method:


12 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 9, 2010 at 8:10 am

Ahh, so jealous! We have gray, cold weather this morning! Maybe some of your sun will come up my way.


13 Evan Thomas September 9, 2010 at 8:11 am

The walnut pecan butter sounds like a perfect pie topping


14 Hannah September 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

All my mind registered was envy, want, and hunger, which is problematic as it’s 11:12pm here…


15 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 9, 2010 at 8:13 am

Beautiful house pics!!! We have the perfect Fall morning here in Alexandria :)


16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

I am glad you are enjoying your morning! I hope you have a great day!


17 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 9, 2010 at 8:18 am

lovely fall morning! unfortunately i am sick though. :( enjoy your day (and pie!)!


18 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

I love the morning sun! It’s such a gorgeous way to start the day. :)


19 Dorry September 9, 2010 at 8:30 am

I love the natural light in your house – it is so lovely! I bet you love being at home. :)


20 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

perfect way to star the day!!


21 Heather September 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

It is a beautiful day in Masachusettes as well! I love waking up to the sun shining.

I haven’t tried cottage cheese in my oatmeal – I sometimes can’t get behind the texture. I do love ricotta stirred in my oatmeal though!


22 Bee Goes Bananas September 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love natural lighting! It makes everything look so much better. I am in love with your kitchen. It’s so quaint and lovely. I wish my kitchen looked like that!


23 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf September 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

I love the way my new house looks in the morning with the light shining through the windows. I’ve been in dim apartments for so long, so it’s nice to have some place with a lot of natural light!


24 Yin September 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

Your house looks so beautiful with windows for easy sun access :) Your cup looks cute! Is it twistable to make a white cup and a red cup?


25 Sarah September 9, 2010 at 8:56 am

Kath, your house is so lovely! I love the color in the kitchen :)


26 notyet100 September 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

thanks :-)


27 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 9, 2010 at 9:11 am

Oatmeal pie sounds lovely :)

I love eating breakfast when the sun is still coming up!


28 Marina September 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

I love mornings like this, sun kissed and beautiful. Makes the whole day better :)


29 Meg September 9, 2010 at 9:24 am

Yay sunshine and a win for oats 😀 Enjoy your Thursday Kath!


30 Ilana September 9, 2010 at 9:24 am

Thanks, Kath! I needed those words today. Same to you!
Ps: your house looks both elegant and cozy! Brava.


31 Heather September 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

love your sun pictures!


32 Allison K September 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

Mmmm. I love the feeling of warm sun spots in houses. Cozy!


33 Astrid@ September 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

Beautiful pictures! Are you considering staying in this house or maybe move closer to your new bakery location. Can’t wait to hear the updates on bakery front. I’m pulling for you guys big time.


34 Kath September 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

We’re staying here for a while!


35 Chelsea September 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

Your oats look unbelievably creamy today-yum! Makes me want to have oats for breakfast


36 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

Your house is absolutely beautiful. We don’t have any sun shining on us today. Fog and rain :(


37 [email protected] September 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

I love your kitchen.


38 SmA033 September 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

is there a recipe we could get for the walnut pecan butter melt???


39 Kath September 9, 2010 at 9:57 am

Yeah, click on Madison’s blog link I provided and look for her homemade nut butters


40 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

Thanks for the sunny wishes. I hope it doesn’t rain here again today.


41 diana @ i can eat, can't i September 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

oohhh, that shadow photo is really nice. i bought a loong spoon last year and i can’t find it ); i love that green spoon you’re using it!

ps you’ve been sun kissed’d !!


42 elyssa September 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

its cloudy in canada but your attention to the little streaks of sun in your house made me smile.


43 Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul September 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

Beautiful day and beautiful food. Doesn’t get much better!


44 Kristin September 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

Hi Kath- I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and the weirdest thing happened last night. I live in New York but I’m working on a project up in Boston. I was driving down Beacon St. in Brookline last night and I swear I saw your sister. I recognized her from all of your pics. I tried to tell my friend that I think I just saw someone who I’ve never met but she thought I was crazy :)

Anyways, just wanted to share :)


45 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

SO FUN when that happens!! I’m sure it was her :)


46 Nikki September 9, 2010 at 10:20 am

Beautiful photographs. Thanks for the recipe!


47 Jillian@ ReshapeYourLife September 9, 2010 at 10:20 am

I love the sunshine pictures! It’s a nice change from the rainy gloomy weather we’ve had here.


48 [email protected] September 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

gosh, i love you little kitchen so much! its so welcoming and comfortable, and the color couldnt be better!!! and a bowl of breakfast thats been kissed by the sunshine, even yummier!!



49 Camille September 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

As beautiful as the sun is, I hope it stays hidden all day here in Oregon. It is so darn cozy!


50 Courtney @ Bread & Bokeh September 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

Love the sunshine!!! It is sunny here in Texas too!!!

You’re house is so adorable!!! I love the wood floors!


51 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey September 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

I love breakfasts that taste like pie. :)

Your home is so nice! I love it and all the sunshine pictures. :)


52 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 9, 2010 at 10:41 am

The clouds just recently covered up our sun. :( But I wasn’t complaining at the time since I was outside horseback riding. Clouds are your friend then!

Have a fabulous morning :)


53 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 9, 2010 at 10:50 am

I wish we had some sunshine here! It’s been gray and rainy for the past couple of days and it’s not having a very good effect on my mood. Your breakfast however, makes me very happy! :)


54 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 9, 2010 at 11:07 am

i love sunshine :)


55 MonsteRawr September 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

It’s pretty gray here, so I needed a little sunshine!


56 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

Your home is beautiful!


57 Penny September 9, 2010 at 11:37 am

Ok. I admit it.
The first time I saw you put cottage cheese in your oatmeal I thought, “What is that girl thinkin??”
Then I tried it.
I owe you big time. It is fabulous. :-)


58 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm
59 chelsey September 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

mm mthose oats do look really good! Any thoughts on what to use instead of cottage cheese as I am lactose intolerant?

I also LOVE the paint color (the orange color) on your walls. So pretty!


60 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Do you mean a flavor similarity? Do they make lactose free cottage cheese? What about ricotta?


61 Amy September 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

According to Kraft foods facebook, today is National Teddy Bear day. I hope you are planning a party for your bears :)


62 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Oh my!!!! I willl have to go get them from their rocking chair in the guest room!


63 Paige(Running Around Normal) September 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I love finding little glimpses of the sun shine:) Makes the day that much brighter!


64 Dee September 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

love seeing the sun shining on your new digs!

i’ve never tried cottage cheese in my oats, i think you’ve convinced me to do so and soon! :)


65 [email protected] September 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Your house looks so cozy and welcoming :) Those oats look so yummy! I can’t wait to try cottage cheese in my oats!


66 Angela September 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

No sun here in NYC but that’s okay! I’m just enjoying the cool air. I love your home – its beautiful!

I really want to get my hands on that Madison‘s Walnut Pecan butter melt, it sounds amazing.


67 Laura September 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I’m so glad that I came across this blog. It’s great to see someone else who is into living a healthy and fit lifestyle. I myself has lost 125 lbs. and my weight loss story will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Shape magazine. This is really exciting for me! I also have a blog which documents my own weight loss and fitness endeauvers. Come check it out if you’re interested :) Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your weight loss journey. Take care! <3 Laura


68 klm September 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

love love love the new home so much!


69 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker September 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

What a pretty kitchen you have, Kath!


70 Lindsay September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Your breakfast oatmeal/cottage cheese bowl creations always look so delicious! I haven’t gotten into cooked oatmeal much. Not sure.. it always seems so plain to me.. yet I really like oats when they aren’t cooked and just thrown into my yogurt. I need to try to add cottage cheese to oats… I’ve never done that. Thanks for the idea.


71 [email protected]:// September 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Looks like it’s still summertime there.


72 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy September 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Hey Kath, so you’ve probably gotten a couple dozen already but I gave you a Cherry on Top award cuz your blog totally rocks.


73 Kim S September 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

I think I’m in love with your house!


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