That Time Of The Month

June 13, 2012

It’s that time…when the basement smells faintly of beer sludge!! Matt brewed while I was in Seattle, and every time I step downstairs I get mild wafts of fermentation. Luckily it’s a smell I somewhat enjoy : )

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I worked ‘till 12 and then went for an hour walk with my book before lunch. Walking and reading is so efficient!

Back at home I filled up on salad. Glad this healthy meal was appealing today! Garden greens with olive oil, honey and salt with cottage cheese, goat cheese and an egg.

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Plus sourdough bread – toasted with butter

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And watermelon!

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I’m feeling much more caught up since returning from my trip – although we’re going away again this weekend for my cousin’s wedding in Baltimore! I’m off to find a dress that fits..

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1 samantha @ peach in the city June 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

that bread looks absolutely amazing

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2 Johanna B June 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m afraid I’d fall flat on my face if I tried to read while walking. I hope you have nice even pavement.

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3 Brooke June 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I want to see a video of the reading and walking!

How do you not run into something/trip over something?? :)

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4 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Peripheral vision!

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5 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I think I’d be a disaster if I tried to walk and read at the same time, unless I was on a treadmill! I am such a klutz and I’d probably fall flat on my face! Glad you had a lovely walk though! The watermelon looks so sweet and juicy. Just think, soon you’ll be able to enjoy some of the brew in your basement!! :)

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6 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde June 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’m still so impressed that you can read while walking – I’m certain I would trip and fall flat on my face! Loving all of your garden greens – it really makes me want to try growing my own lettuce. Except I don’t have much of a green thumb at all. Maybe some day! And that sourdough bread looks especially yummy.

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7 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Can’t say I don’t stumble or hit tree branches from time to time : )

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8 Jennifer June 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm

oooo where in Baltimore is she having the wedding?? I understand if you can’t share that until afterwards but am just curious since I’m from here!

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9 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

At her house :)

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10 Jennifer June 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

haha oh ok! Well it looks like she’s gonna have perfect weather for it! Have a great time!

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Lunch looks so refreshing! I’m glad you finally feel caught up! That’s the hardest part after returning from a trip! Good luck finding a dress! That was so hard for me when I was pregnant.

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12 Sana June 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Yay!!!! For coming to bmore :)

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13 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

have fun dress shopping! I love weddings, although only being 24 I haven’t been to many!

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14 Jennifer June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

haha oh ok! Well she’s gonna have perfect weather for it! Have a great time!

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15 Courtney @ Outrunning Insecurities June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Ugh, I’m going out of my mind because I ran out of bread and just haven’t had a chance to get more. The last loaf of bread that I had in the house ended up going stale because I had no idea what to do with it, but now that I have absolutely no bread in the house the first meal ideas that pop into my head are centered around bread. Figures.

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16 Stephanie June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

It’s the Sailabration here in Baltimore this weekend so there’s tons to do in the Inner Harbor…with tons of traffic to boot! Enjoy Bawlmer, hon! :) http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/features/2012/06/events-for-200th-anniversary-of-the-war-of-1812

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17 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I like the smell of fermentation (to an extent). When my komboucha is ready and the vinegary smell permeates, I like it.

Perfect buttery bread :)

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18 Khushboo June 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Super impressed you can walk and read- does it slow you down though?

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19 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Maybe just a little

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20 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I’m impressed that you can walk and read at the same time. I would most definitely walk into something.

Good luck with the dress! :)

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21 Lee, Anytime Health June 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

You always manage to eat such colorful meals! A fried egg is a nice change up on a salad from hard-boiled. Nom!

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22 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Good luck finding a dress! I’m sure you’ll end up with something cute! Sourdough bread is making me hungry for an afternoon snack!!!

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23 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

How do you not walk in to things though ? Maybe I just have bad spacial awareness!

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24 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Walking and reading…now that is multitasking! Can’t say I have ever attempted that combo before…kudos to you! Sourdough bread looks delish…as does the entire lunch…so fresh!

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25 Angel7 June 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I do not think that I could concentrate enough to walk and read. I cannot even read a book in the car because it makes me car sick. So, I wonder if I would feel a little sick if I tried walking and reading.

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26 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Reading and walking? I can’t even ride in a car and read!

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27 ashlynn June 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

There’s a lady in my neighborhood who speed walks while reading a book every evening. I really don’t know how she does it. Even my dog looks at her puzzled when she breezes by us on our walks.

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28 Michele June 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Technical question—do you mix your dressing ingredients before drizzling onto your salad or do you spread each on separately? :) A question I’ve been itching to ask!

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29 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Just drizzle ‘em on!

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30 j3nn June 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Bread and butter…. Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!

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31 Emily @Emily's Olives June 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Good luck dress shopping! Lovin the look of your water melon!

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32 KT June 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I would love to see a video how-to of walking+reading! I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to picture! Also, do you get weird looks from passersby? I think it would make me feel too self-conscious. I remember another time when you brought this up you said your dad does it all the time! So perhaps it’s just your normal! Anyway, I’m obviously fascinated – it seems like a super efficient combo of reading and walking…both of which I love.

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33 Liz @ IHeartVegetables June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

That toasted bread looks so good!!! And now I’m craving watermelon :)

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34 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles June 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Watermelon! I’m so happy it’s summer again

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35 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! June 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’m going to a wedding this weekend too. Just bought a dress yesterday! David’s Bridal is having their semiannual clearance, if that helps… lots of baby doll dresses that could accommodate the bump!

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36 Annette @FitnessPerks June 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Mmmm watermelon. Must cut into mine soon! Have fun getting a dress!

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37 Katy June 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

My fiance has been bugging me to brew beer in our apartment! I told him when we have a basement it’s all his! Does he brew often?

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38 KathEats June 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

About once a month….outside!!

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39 Kerry June 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Aw, you can totally brew inside your apartment!! It doesn’t take up too much space :) Looks like Kath and Matt do all-grain brewing which is the advanced way to brew and requires an extra step and larger systems that require ventilation, but you can do extract+specialty grain brewing in your kitchen on the stove with just a huge pot for boiling the wort, a fermentor bucket, a few other small supplies you can pick up at a brew shop and a room that stays around 60-70 degrees for the beer to ferment in. It’s really a lot of fun, a minor investment, and you can make some great beers! My husband and I dabble in it – and hope to move up to a system like Matt has someday soon. Its also a fun way to spend time together :)

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40 Karen June 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Great title, though I did a double-take given your current status! ;)

I know your dad is the walking/reading guru of the Younger family so I am wondering if maybe the ability is in your genes b/c I’ve actually tried it several times myself w/absolutely no success! Then again, I walk daily for the sole purpose of escapism, so concentrating on the written word during my hikes would sort of defeat my meditative purpose. Still I am envious of the handy skill!

Maybe a video tutorial is in order?! :)

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41 Donna June 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Gee, I must be so uncoordinated because I am always tripping on something (a curb, a rug, the steps). I could never walk and read! My sister tripped and broke her foot; my mother, her wrist! I hope you don’t fall while pregnant and have to go into labor in a cast. That would be awful!
I would think being pregnant would put your balance off.
Please be careful. (I sound like your mother). Now, you have given me something else to worry about! Just wait until you are a mother! You will understand what I mean! You will lie away at night wondering, did I cover the baby up, did I remove that toy from his crib, did I put enough diaper ointment on him? Or perhaps too much? Maybe I should go check on him (again). Ha!

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42 Sarah @ Fresh Living June 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love your final picture…the one with the drink, pink lemonade maybe? Looks delish!

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43 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

If a reader didn’t know you were preggers, that title would be quite the tease, lol. That salad looks fantastic!! I had a similar one with my dinner!

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44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

I want watermelon! I need to feed that desire because I freaking love watermelon!!

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45 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 14, 2012 at 7:23 am

Looks like a great lunch!

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46 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Ahhh I just had an egg on my lunch a la toi! Funny, I knew I remembered that from somewhere ;)

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