Sweet Teeth

July 16, 2011

What was once a workoutless day turned into a pretty active one!! I determined that I could bike to the bakery and then walk to the gym with my basket of bread. The only reason I was going to drive was for the basket, and it turned out to be a pretty nice bicep workout to just carry it!

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My talk went well! I sure can talk about healthy living, weight loss and food for hours. In fact, I MAY be invited back to speak to the SlimDown group regularly!

I took the long walk back to the bakery to pack in another mile of walking and then got to work at the front counter. Saturdays at noon are always busy – which is great!!

Lunchtime came soon enough at 1pm when things slowed down a bit!

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Matt and I sat together so we could catch up a bit. He’s been up since 3AM and I’m sending him home for a nap soon!

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He had a ginormous turkey sandwich on cheddar garlic

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And I had the Monticello Garden on 2 end pieces of bread.

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Both of these sandwiches were made by distinguished sandwich guru Jenny!!!! Her only hope in life is to get a few comments on the beauty of her work ; )

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We had a KERF reader visit too! Margo brought us BEER from Massachusetts! Two kinds we’ve never had! Ashley + Kathleen also returned to the bakery to stock up on goods before they head back to Baltimore.

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AND she brought the most amazing peanut butter cookies!! They are very fudgy – Margo, will you share the recipe!?

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I went out of control with the sweets when I had to taste our brand-spankin’-new Blondies too!!

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Now I’m super full. Need to get up out of this chair to digest!

And digest quickly because tonight…there will be no shortage of food. I’m ready for a nice quiet week next week!


Oh no. Krissy just brought in Butterbeer Cupcakes!!!!!!!!! Might have to save those for tomorrow… :mrgreen:

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1 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan July 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm

When I was looking at those sandwich photos I was thinking “wow, what beautiful sandwiches!” and then I read what you wrote about Jenny. Haha. She DOES do beautiful work! :-)


2 Emma @ Micrososm of Life July 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Go, Jenny, go! Those sandwiches look good enough to eat! Oh, wait… 😉
Kudos to you for conquering public speaking, the number one fear in America!


3 The Healthy Engineer July 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm


Whenever I read the Harry Potter books, I always imgained what the food tasted like….it’s my dream to eat at Hogwarts for the beginning dinner (not like that will ever happen).

I also wanted to try the pumpkin juice and the treacle tart 😀


4 Baking N Books July 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Lol – I thought I was the only one that thought of HP :)

Nice work Jenny! Are they termed “Sandwich Artists”? Like Subway? (only better of course).

Does most of your customers know you from your blog or do they just see/know you as the bakery owner? Do you ‘promote’ KERF there at all?


5 Emily July 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Hahahaha I have only read the first few HP books, but when I saw Butterbeer I thought “ok, pretty sure that’s something from Harry Potter- right?” Glad I was right!


6 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Haha the Harry Potter bug has struck! have a great weekend! :)


7 cj weaber @ http://cjh002.wordpress.com July 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

You can tell Jenny her sandwiches look absolutely amazing! It makes me want a sandwich for dinner really badly! Have a great saturday night.


8 Angel7 July 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Those sandwiches look good, even though I am full from lunch.

It is pretty cool that you get to try different beers from around the U.S. from your loyal readers :)



9 [email protected] July 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Mmmm yes, Jenny has mastered the art of sandwich makin’! 😀 I wish I could peek in and say hello too! Have a great day Kath!


10 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

OH my god hahahah I love your shirt!!! I have MULTIPLE sweet teeth. Like all of my teeth. Mwah have a good day!


11 Krystina (Organically Me) July 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Berkshire Brewing is pretty good! I like their porter.


12 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I loveloveLOVE those days where you end up moving around so much naturally that you feel like you got your daily activity in 😀


13 Megan July 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Those sandwiches look divine, too bad I’d have to cross the Atlantic to taste one! Yum


14 staceyhealthylife July 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Tell Jenny the sandwich’s are a work of art. They are beautifully layered.


15 CB July 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

…i’m looking at the Matt photo.. go help your man… i think he could use it!


16 Jo July 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Agreed, poor Matt looks totally bagged!


17 JenATX July 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

haha “bagged,” i’ve never heard that term before. What part of the country are you from?


18 E July 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Definitely looks like he needs a long nap! 3am wakeup is a killer…


19 Jo July 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

Not the U.S. North of the 49th parallel…


20 Jennifer July 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm

“Bagged” must be a Canadian thing because I say it all the time too.


21 Dee July 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Those sandwiches look delicious! And butterbeer cupcakes? YUM!


22 lynn @ the actor's diet July 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

great job, jenny!


23 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Great sandwiches Jenny! It’s hard to make photogenic sandwiches :)


24 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Jenny’s sandwiches are beautiful :) Poor Matt looks so tired! I hope he gets his nap today :)


25 Julie H. July 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Jenny shout out: “Awwwesome looking sandwiches!” You are welcome at my home any day! :)
Oooo, yes, cookie recipe, please! They do look good!


26 Win July 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Matt’s shirt is awesome…that is all


27 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Allie posted about those blondies…sunflower seed butter…if it’s the same ones. I LOVE SFSButter…I would be in HEAVEN. They look amazing.

And Jenny, great work on your sammie-making :)

Have a great Saturday Kath!


28 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Matt’s sandwiches always look awesome!! And so do those PB cookies. OMG, YUMMMM


29 Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I think I might be hiring Jenny to be my personal sandwich chef because those sandwiches look fabulous! 😛


30 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) July 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Wow! Those sandwiches look delicious!!!!! :)
Sounds like a great Saturday!


31 Christine @ BookishlyB July 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Matt’s shirt is cool (I almost said cute, but remembered he’s a dude).


32 kaila @ healthy helper! July 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

That Monticello garden sandwich never ceases to look amazingly delish! Kudos to Jenny!


33 K July 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Shoot! BBC is practically around the corner from me…..As beer knowers :) it may not be your favorites but I think you’ll like their stuff. Still wishing I could come by for lunch.


34 Hillary July 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I’ve seen Butterbeer cupcakes several times this week! I need to find a recipe and get crackin’ ; )


35 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

The sandwiches look magnificent!

Enjoy those treats!


36 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I’m absolutely obsessed with Blondies. Its bad. Those sandwiches are gorgeous!


37 Simply Life July 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Beautiful sandwiches!! =) They truly look DELICIOUS!


38 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

whoa. WHOA. HOLD the phones. Butterbeer cupcakes!? I’m in love.


39 Cait's Plate July 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm

My heart breaks for how tired Matt looks in that picture! I’m glad he’ll be getting a nap in soon :)

Jenny – those sandwiches are works of art! Seriously, I really always do think the sandwiches look absolutely amazing so well done :)

And also, Butterbeer cupcakes?! What an amazing way to celebrate the Harry Potter weekend! Would love to see a recipe for those babies!


40 Krissy - Shiawase Life July 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
41 Cait's Plate July 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Awesome, THANK YOU!!


42 Krissy - Shiawase Life July 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Sure thing!


43 Jacqueline @SmartSolitude.com July 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Love your shirts!


44 Meg July 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Yeah, you’re going to have to get and post a recipe for those butter beer cupcakes as soon as humanly possible. I’m already having trouble getting through life without HP but cupcakes will definitely help me cope.


45 Jenny July 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Oh my goodness thank you all!! I do a lot of joking about needing to create pretty, photogenic sandwiches for Kath because I know they’re going on the blog, but all these comments absolutely made my day!!

P.S. We prefer the term “sandwich wizard” :)


46 KathEats July 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm
47 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Yum I love blondies! Your Great Harvest may offer the best selection out of all of them! Seriously, I’m so sad every time I walk in to my local GH to look for something you showed on your blog only to find they don’t offer it!


48 Krissy - Shiawase Life July 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

AMazing work on the sandwiches, Jenny! I can vouch that they taste just as amazing as they look!!!!!!


49 Caroline July 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Howdy, Kath! I’m a Virginia native and went to U.Va. for undergrad. I’m in PA now in graduate school and found your blog through a friend – I love it! I’m a runner and my boyfriend is a cyclist, so I’ve turned to your blog many times for recipes and beer suggestions. Not only that, but I feel like I’m able to get a taste of my beloved Cville again through your restaurant/concert/vineyard blog posts. Thanks for all your detailed documentation!


50 KathEats July 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm
51 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees July 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Hi Kath!

It was SO great meeting you today!! It was also exciting to finally walk into Great Harvest and see all the wonderful breads and treats I read about/see on your blog every day! We ate our sandwiches at the Veritas winery at one of the picnic tables and they were absolutely delicious, the tofu and pesto were so tasty together, and the bread was just divine. I think Jenny assembled them and they were true beauties! :) Oh and the Savannah bar was devoured immediately upon entering the car – so good!! Thank you!

I’m glad you liked the peanut butter cookies, it’s a recipe from 101 Cook Books and they happen to be vegan cookies, too! I hope you like the beers when you and Matt try them out. Have fun at the event tonight, sounds like it will be a blast!

Here’s the recipe from her site:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour, or unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 cup organic, chunky natural peanut butter
1 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Place racks in the top third.
In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. in a separate larger bowl combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Pour the flour mixture over the peanut butter mixture and stir until barely combined – still a bit dusty looking. Let sit for five minutes, give one more quick stir, just a stroke or two. Now drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Press down on each one gently with the back of a fork. It’s a loose batter, so if you’re set on doing criss-crosses, go ahead and chill the batter for an hour or so before this step. Bake for 10, maybe 11 minutes – but don’t over bake or they will be dry. Let cool five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Make 2 – 3 dozen cookies.


52 KathEats July 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Thank you!!!! So glad you enjoyed your sandwiches!


53 Errign July 17, 2011 at 7:06 am

My favorite pb cookie recipe!


54 Erin July 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

These are WONDERFUL! I made them the other night for an after-dinner treat, and found both the dough (no eggs! Not that raw eggs keep me from sneaking cookie dough…ever…) and the baked cookies to be absolutely delicious! Most delightfully, these are ingredients I ALWAYS have on hand, which means I can have awesome vegan cookies anytime I want! WIN! Thanks!!!


55 kelly July 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Glad to see the recipe for the peanut butter cookies! They look divine.
Jenny Rocks…. she should guest blog on how she creates just wonderful sandwiches!


56 Natasha July 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Pretty sandwiches! I have been making curried tuna since I saw it on your blog. Even my 9 month old nibbles it!


57 Molly @ RDexposed July 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Is Matt wearing a hop-grenade t-shirt?? hahah


58 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open July 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Yum! Loving those sandwich’s! They look amazing! I saw the blondies over on LLE earlier today. Blondies are my weakness. They look SOOOOO good. :)


59 Living, Learning, Eating July 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Your food always looks so good. And I love how you’re actually HEALTHY, not orthorexic. White flour, sugar, and fat are totally awesome in moderation (hmm, I think my ice cream habit could use a little moderate-ing, however, hahahaha)!

Keep up the great attitude :)

And your pics are stunning, btw. Food never looks as good as it does on your site :)


60 natasha July 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm



61 natasha July 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

So sorry, caps lock was on, Oops!


62 Khushboo July 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Nice going on the talk. I would love to do something like that, I just need to get over my fear of public speaking first!


63 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Jenny – kudos on your gorgeous sandwiches! 😉


64 alex July 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm

those sandwiches do look heavenly!

poor matt – he looks so tired. has he lost some weight since starting the bakery too? he looks quite a bit thinner (he’s always been thin, though)!

so glad someone posted the recipe for those cookies from 101 cookbooks.. love that site and those cookies look delish!


65 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

butterbeer cupcakes?! YUMM. That sounds divine!!


66 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Sandwich wizard. Haha!

And all the desserts look WONDERFUL!


67 rumfunandsun July 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I hope he actually naps today! :-) All the baked goods look so good, I think I have an itch to bake now!!!


68 Mary July 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Jenny, you are the sandwich wizard! I wish my sandwiches looked that good.


69 Court July 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Quick question – can you make overnight oats without chia seeds?


70 KathEats July 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Absolutely – but you definitely want to use yogurt for thickness then.


71 Elizabeth July 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Jenny, those sandwiches look amazing!


72 Kathleen July 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

The sandwiches look amazing! I also like Matt’s hop grenade shirt :)


73 Jen July 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Those sandwiches look so good, I’m ready to drive from Michigan to get one!!!


74 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living July 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Sandwiches look awesome! Poor Matt looks way tired, hope he gets some good rest today. The artichoke grenade on his tee is so cool though :)


75 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Jenny makes beautiful sandwiches! Any chance she can ship some down to SC for me!? 😉 Butterbeer cupcakes!?! I just died.


76 Sue July 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Yummy pictures of your sandwich! And really, all our food pics look so good, always makes me hungry. I’ve learned a lot from reading your blog….you’ve changed breakfast for me forever!

Your husband looks exhausted, poor thing. Hope he gets some rest soon. I’m sure opening a new business has been hard on both of you….kudos to you for all of your hard work, and I hope it all pays off!


77 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Jenny- they’re gorgeous sandwiches :)

Jealous of your cupcakes, I’ve been craving one for about 5 days now!


78 Hilary July 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Food is all or nothing sometimes, eh? I can relate!


79 [email protected] July 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Jenny, you are def the sandwich wizard! I wish those sammies were scratch and sniff 😀
And Margo thank you for that recipe!! Yay vegan!! I don’t mind veganizing things but it’s so wonderful when the work is already done!


80 Brenda July 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

It looks like Matt could use a vacation day or at least some TLC and a rest from getting up at 3 a.m. every morning. Have a Starr Hill Matt and take a day off!


81 KathEats July 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

He doesn’t get up at 3 everyday – just this one! But you’ll be pleased to know on his day off he goes straight to the breweries :)


82 Katherine July 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Butterbear cupcakes? O. MY. WORD.


83 Hannah July 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm

It’s so fantastic that you can still use all your mad skillz as an RD while working at the bakery. Go Kath!


84 Cherie ? July 17, 2011 at 2:09 am

Oh yumm, those baked goods look amazing. You’re killing me here!!
Also I tried out your ‘dough boy smoothie’ the other day for the first day, and i have to say IM A HUGE FAN! 😛


85 Cindy July 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

Beautiful sandwiches! I know they taste just as good as they look!


86 Jen July 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

Where is Matt’s shirt from?


87 KathEats July 17, 2011 at 11:19 am

the Brewing Network!


88 Danielle July 18, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the PB cookie recipe but what about the one for the blondies? They look equally delicious!


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