August 16, 2010

You might think that I would come home from two conferences with bags of bars, cereal, or chocolates.

Nope, I came home with tons of laundry detergent!! Both BlogHer and HLS had it in their swag bags (and I took some off the hands of carry on bag friends!) 

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As you can imagine, I put them to good use this morning :)

I also have lots of new Biscoff cookies and had no idea where to put them. Finally I found a new kind of cookie jar – a lantern. Think it looks kinda neat?

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Matt and I went out to run some errands. He is so responsible these days! He was in charge of the grocery list, while I went to the bank and post office.

We only needed a few things since we’re leaving tomorrow, but you can bet your bottom dollar that SUPERFISH made it into the cart!! I love them more and more!

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Matt made sardine salad, I assembled the grapes 😉

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He just left for a haircut so I’m not sure of the exact recipe, but I believe this was a combo of:

  • Smoked sardines (the BEST!)
  • Water-packed sardines
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Tomato
  • Green pepper
  • Mayo (he usually adds a tbsp for the whole recipe)
  • Mustard (probably 2 tsp)
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Hot sauce

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Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato flavors for scooping – my fav!

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To drink: Solixir from the HLS swag bag. Consider it what soda should be – just a touch of sweetness from 30% real fruit juice, natural, fizzy. I loved the flavor!

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Taking a break today to rest my body and mind. And make pesto!

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1 Allie August 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I’ve always wanted to try Solixir and now you’ve really convinced me to try! Sounds so refreshing. I think the lantern is a great way to show off those cookies 😀


2 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I wish I loved to do laundry as much as you!

Biscoff are my favorites! I always have my hubby bring some from his Delta flights :)


3 Jessi @ Pizza to Quinoa August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I LOVE the cookie jar! Perfect! And that recipe looks great!


4 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

i LOVE that lamp! so beautiful. and way to go on the super healthy lunch…you gotta love coming home to a great meal!


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Looks like a nice lunch and a productive afternoon! Enjoy your home today!


6 Jessica @ How Sweet August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I wish my man through together meals like yours does!


7 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

LOVING all the ingredients in that salad – amazing!
Btw – I don’t think I got the chance to say before I had to go to the airport yesterday, but thankyou SO much for organising everything. I honestly had the best weekend of my entire life :) Eternally grateful!


8 Kath August 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

It was SOOOO nice to meet you!


9 Mary Frances August 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Freya, Wow, you sure came a long way! Nice to hear when someone has such a spectacular time. While you were here were you able to buy some of those things you are not able to acquire where you live?


10 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 17, 2010 at 2:23 am

oOOOHH yes, way too much stuff too!


11 Betty August 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Nice job on the grapes !

Take care of yourself this week


12 Kath August 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Heh heh. It was hard work!


13 sweetersalt August 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Love sardine salad! I make mine with pickles, and the combination is enough to make my fiancee run away in horror! I like to tease him by following him around my bowl of stinky, fishy, pickly goodness!



14 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I was so impressed with the swag! I couldn’t carry my Solixir on the plane so I only took a few sips of it in my room but it was goooooood!


15 Mimi August 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I can’t wait to see the pesto you make! I have a basil plant and am just biding my time before I pluck it!


16 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm

A cookie lantern– I LOVE it!!! Lol. You should become a Delta spokesperson :-)


17 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The solixir was so refreshing!! I wish I’d known you were collecting the laundry detergents. I asked a few of my friends but they were all carry-on too, so I just left it in the room in the hopes one of the maids would take it home.


18 Laura August 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I can’t get enough grapes these days!!!


19 Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I love the lantern idea :+)


20 Nicole - yuppie yogini August 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

That salad looks good!


21 Hannah August 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Sweet Potato is my absolute favorite flavor of FSTG chips!! And I also looooove super fish! I just bought a tin of smoked mackerel filets and I can’t wait to try them!


22 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

That sardine salad looks delish! And those chips looks like perfect vessels for delivery. YUM 😀



23 Esse August 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Being home is the best, even if you have to leave again soon. It’s just a sense of relief to be there. Are you going to be posting any new items in the KERF Shop?


24 Kath August 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

YES!! Got a few exciting things up my sleeve


25 [email protected] August 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Mm I want to try that sardine salad!


26 Beth @ Will Run for Books August 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

MMMM that looks good! My lunch today was almost entirely HLS swag -haha!


27 Camille August 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I love the new cookie jar!
What a great idea!


28 Sarah B August 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Do not fear the Sardines!! They are so delicious and these days I call them my ‘poor man’s salmon’! I grew up eating them straight out of the can, and am so glad to see them incorporated into delicious wholesome recipes. Thanks for sharing!


29 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Bet it feels good to be back home and back on a schedule :) Love pesto!


30 Tracey August 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I’m so bummed I had to miss the HLS, but I’m glad all you ladies had fun! Chicago is a great city. Also, I had to comment on those sweet potato chips….they look incredible. I’ve seen them in the store, but have never tried them, now I will for sure :)


31 Callie August 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I’m really itching to try Biscoff. It looks so good, especially in the new cookie jar. :)


32 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I adore, ADORE biscoff cookies. There is no way I could have that many in my house. Laundry detergent is a great swag bag gift, actually!


33 Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) August 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

The cookie latern is an awesome idea! I have one of those too, and am now thinking about what I could put in it! 😀 Your lunch looks delcious, enjoy a day of relaxation :) You deserve it after all the planning and organizing you did over the weekend! Wish i could have been there to expeirence it all :)


34 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) August 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I love all of the Food Should Taste Good chips!! I just had some multigrain ones for lunch.


35 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life August 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm

that “soda” sounds great :)


36 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Nice touch with the lantern! I love making jars out of things around the house as well. And funnily enough, I seem to be receiving a lot of laundry detergent samples too lately! Enjoy the relaxation – and laundry smell!


37 christina cadden August 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

That salad looks yummy!


38 darlene August 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

So sorry to hear about your grandfather he lived a great long life 92 and still working amazing!
Love the lantern cookie jar I keep checking open sky for the spice jars but they arent there do you have any idea when they will be available?


39 Kath August 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Sadly I don’t think they’ll be making an appearance. I will see if I can get them back.


40 [email protected] August 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Pesto sounds like a good way to relax. And a yummy way.


41 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I’m in utter love with the ingredients involved in that sardine salad. It looks so fresh, wholesome, and delicious. Must. recreate. stat.

Enjoy your day off! You’ve most certainly earned it.


42 Chelsey August 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Your lunch looks deee-lish-us.

Pesto is on the menu tonight? Jealousy!!! I might need to make some for tomorrow night!


43 Lisa @bakebikeblog August 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

oooh I love the lamp cookie jar idea! What a a great way to use it!


44 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Love the lantern cookie jar! 😀 It’s impossible to resists Biscoffs- must have good control to have them sitting there out in the open! lol


45 Kathleen August 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Oh, read that book at the beginning of the summer. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I kept wondering how much was based on Laura Bush and how much wasn’t. A well written book though, for sure.


46 kate August 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

After your encouragement at the HLS I might try some superfish…someday!


47 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies August 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Love those sweet potato chips!! and biscoff!!


48 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm

That soda sounds interesting! I never thought sodas could be considered healthy, but that one sounds like it is!


49 Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul August 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I love the lantern cookie jar idea! Very creative!


50 Heather August 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm

that solixir looks interesting! going to look it up


51 Stacey August 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Mmmm…that “soda” sounds yummy, And yay to Matt for being responsible when you really need him to be 😀 I am glad you are having some down-time at home Kath. Enjoy it :)


52 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I *love* your biscoff cookie “container”. That is such a cute, unique idea. 😀


53 tanyasdaily August 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

those biscoffs sound good!


54 janna @ janna's keeping it real August 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

is there honestly anything better than the scent of Tide? i *love* fresh laundry.


55 janna @ janna's keeping it real August 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

p.s. your lantern jar is ADORABLE!


56 [email protected]:// August 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Laundry soap, that’s funny. Well everyone can use that.


57 amanda August 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I love those chips. I have been enjoying the Lime flavored ones and crushing them so I can make a taco salad. Yum. I just got the sweet potatoes one but haven’t had a chance to try them yet


58 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I love when guys are responsible! I don’t think I could let a guy do the grocery shopping for me. I change my mind about what I really need when I get to the store.

Oh, and I love the lantern.


59 Suzanne August 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I am a plant killer! :( We are on our fourth basil plant, and the last one’s corpse is still on the counter. We can’t seem to keep basil plants alive!

Do you have any advice? We keep ours inside. I’ve tried everything!

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Your basil look picture-perfect.

I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. :(


60 Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm

That’s hilarious that you ended up with so much Tide. I love getting stuff like that that no matter what you’ll always need.


61 holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I would love free samples of laundry detergent! You can never have enough!

I am getting more and more interested in tring sardines — that salad looks so fresh and delicious…but I keep getting images of teeny tiny fish in my head! Maybe one day!


62 Wei-Wei August 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm

My sister has never heard of Biscoff, but she loves the other biscuits that Lotus makes. I love the lantern cookie jar! It looks great!



63 Hannah August 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Teehee, I just made a return to sardines myself last night! I tend to get the chilli or tomato kind, but I wish we had smoked ones here in Australia! Smoked flavour makes everything better :)


64 Dee August 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Mmm… Biscoff… YUM! I love your idea of re-using the lantern as a jar. Brilliant!


65 Marina August 17, 2010 at 1:21 am

That’s the best cookie jar ever!!
I should get my dose of sardines soon…need all those healthy nutrients, right? :)


66 CaSaundra August 17, 2010 at 7:43 am

I loved the free Tide samples–I am going to put mine to good use this morning. It was SO great getting to meet you Kath..will you be at blogher san fransisco??!


67 Kath August 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

Not BlogHer Food :( But yes to Foodbuzz!


68 Amber K August 17, 2010 at 11:09 am

I love that lantern as a cookie jar!


69 Jenna @ August 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I LOVE sardines. I brought so many gourmet cans back from France. Sardines are huuuge in Southern France. Which brand of Sardines do you buy here?


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