The Obscene Tomato

July 12, 2009

Can you believe the tomato Karen brought from her sister’s garden!?!!?

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The Foursome of us made it back to Charlotte safe and sound but with growling stomachs. I had the second half of my Popchips bag on the way home

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Followed by a handful of dried fruit and nuts before we left again for the airport

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It was sad saying goodbye to Tina + Mal! The house feels empty :)

I was really hungry when we returned for a 4PM lunch!

I sliced up a hard-boiled egg from last week –

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And had a Jalapeno Roll with zucchini and Laughing Cow –

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I turned the rest of the zucchini slices into little Laughing Cow and Rhubarb Jam sandwiches – can’t wait to make these again!

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A pile of watermelon –

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And some Oikos with flax + granola

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Annnnndddd the last little piece of Larabar that Matt ate

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I overcompensated my hunger and ended up feeling too full after all of this.

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We didn’t really get hungry for dinner until 8:30 and I decided to use up some veggies and mix them with mac n cheese

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Topped with a bit of goat cheese and sriratcha

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And served in my African treasures

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With peacock decor in view -

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Over dinner, Matt and I watched the movie Miss Potter, which tells the story of Beatrix Potter’s life. I have mentioned before that my mom is children’s book author and a former children’s librarian – she LOVES Beatrix Potter! You’ll find Peter Rabbit and his friends all over our house, and I have lots of memories of reading the stories growing up. So I loved the movie!!!

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I even have a treasured Mrs. Tiggy Winkle Christmas ornament!

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Hunger caught up with me and my small bowl of mac at 10 and I had one of Karen’s date bars from our freezer –

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I’m really tired and can’t wait to have my head hit the pillow. It is considerably hotter here than it was last week – bring on the fans!

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1 Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) July 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

hahahahaha the obscene tomato is classic!

glad you had such a fun weekend!

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2 Help Meghan Run July 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm

How inappropriate! I bet it would be hard to find one like that in the grocery store! :) Gotta love home-grown produce. Enjoy your sleep!

HelpMeghanRun.com

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3 Jenny July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

That is one sexual tomato ;)

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4 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 12, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I’m loving that mixture of foods for lunch. What a perfect way to satisfy all your cravings. YUM!!!

And what a great mix with the mac and cheese! I always try to add some veggies to mine to amp up the nutritional value. :)

Hope you get a good night’s rest after your busy weekend despite the heat!

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5 Deva July 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The tomato picture made me giggle! Your weekend sounds great, and I hope you get good sleep in tonight!

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6 Laura July 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I have that ornament too! My Nana has a first edition set of the Beatrix Potter books and we grew up reading them.

And figures that the first thing I see on one of my Reader blogs that I ALSO have here in New Zealand is Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, heh. The food products are always different!

Speaking of which, if you’re ever interested in a little sampling of Kiwi foods/snacks, drop me an email; I’m happy to send. :)

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7 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) July 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Gotta love it when produce makes you laugh AND gives you vitamins. :)

I loved Beatrix Potter’s stories when I was a kid – especially the ones with Mrs. Tiggy Winkle! I love the way she drew hedgehogs.

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8 Rebecca July 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

The mac & cheese looks fun! Your lunch looks filling but so good!

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9 Brynne July 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Hahahaha that tomato is ridiculous!

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10 Mandy A July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

oh my gosh… that tomato is hilarious!!!!

So glad you had such a great weekend with Tina & Erica!

I had planned on a dinner pretty similar to yours this week :)

I always love your creations and how easily you come up with them. That isn’t a natural thing for me!

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11 Mara @ What's for Dinner? July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

That tomato reminds me of a strawberry i got not too long ago… wish I’d taken a picture!!
No one I know has any idea who mrs. tiggy winkle is!!!

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12 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm

ah you totally reminded me that I bought watermelon today! Now I want to eat it :)

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13 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) July 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm

lol! I love weird shaped produce! I also like the lunch with a little of everything. I’ve been thinking about mac ‘n cheese this week, too. Gotta make some!

Jenn

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14 Angharad July 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Sounds like you guys had such an awesome weekend! The obscene tomato is out of control! Love it! I had an obscene food moment also this weekend – check out my birthday bonanza post from yesterday for a “special dessert” haha.

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15 Jessica July 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

OMG that tomato is HILARIOUS!!!! HAHAH!
beautiful peacock feathers!
-muffy

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16 Liz July 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Maybe the tomato is excited to be on KERF?

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17 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm

That’s quite the tomato….did you actually cut into it? ouch….

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18 Caroline July 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Yikes! That tomato is making me blush;)

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19 MarathonVal July 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Sheesh. All of your readers have dirty minds!! I for one thought that tomato had a NOSE (or beek, or something)… I don’t know what everyone else was thinking ;)

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20 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) July 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

I have those Peter Rabbit dishes with the story around the edge.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a phallic tomato. Sigh.

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21 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 13, 2009 at 12:24 am

Wow. Leave it to Ms Kath to make Mac n Cheese into a gourmet meal. Great idea!

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22 Olga July 13, 2009 at 12:36 am

Why do I have a feeling that Nate is going to write about that tomato this week? Hmmm… :)

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23 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 13, 2009 at 4:52 am

OMG, that tomato is hilarious!

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24 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 13, 2009 at 5:19 am

Mac and cheese looks delish! What a fun weekend!

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25 Ada July 13, 2009 at 5:58 am

That tomato is hilarious! Glad you had a fun time with Tina and Mal!

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26 Lauren July 13, 2009 at 6:16 am

Looks like a great weekend Kath. I am sure you had a wonderful time meeting new friends and spending time with some amazing ladies (and their gents! ;)

Take care and have a great week!

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27 Erica July 13, 2009 at 6:33 am

That tomato reminds me of the Korean war….haha

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28 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 13, 2009 at 7:06 am

I am wondering how long it takes for you to compose a typical post (uploading pics, writing, editing, etc). I feel like my posts take up so much time! Any tips would be appreciated :-)

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29 Erik @ VeganFritz July 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

Excuse me miss, your tomato is erect.

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30 HeatherBakes July 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

I can’t even count the number of times Annie’s mac and cheese has come to the rescue at our house! Yum.

Hehe- love the tomato :)

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31 gina (fitnessista) July 13, 2009 at 7:49 am

ahhhhahahaha i wouldn’t be able to eat that tomato… the blogstalker’s going to be all over that one ;)
have a great day! :D

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32 Lori July 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

That tomato is hilarious!

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33 allie July 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

hey, didn’t you say you would be visiting virginia beach/norfolk soon??

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34 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

HAH! I’m loving that tomato – that’s too funny.

And I’m way jealous of your lunch – the zucchini sandwiches are genius! :)

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35 Faye July 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

Hi Kath,

What books has your mom written? I’d love to get my hands on them! I’m the coordinator for a Reach Out and Read Program and I love reading children’s books!

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36 ri'chele July 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

My Mom also has a Masters in library sciences. Can you share the titles of your Mom’s work?
Ditto the dishes, fun growing up in a literary world.

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37 Dawn July 13, 2009 at 9:15 am

Wow! That’s quite the tomato!

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38 Kristen July 13, 2009 at 9:17 am

Never would have come up with a zucchini, LC, rhubarb combo! Sounds interesting!

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39 Kath July 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

Megan (The Runner’s Kitchen),
When my technology works fine, 10 minutes! When it doesn’t…ugggg. You must use Windows Live Writer. I could never wait for a photo to upload through Wordpress again. (Ecto if you have a mac).

allie ,
Actually, no, we canceled the trip because we decided to pursue Charlottesville.

Erica,
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faye + ri’chele,
If you search for “Barbara Younger” on Amazon you’ll find a lot of her books. Many of them are Sunday school centered, but a few aren’t, such as Purple Mountain Majesties – http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Mountain-Majesties-Reading-Railroad/dp/0142301817/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247495776&sr=1-6

Kath

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40 Becci July 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

That tomato is crazy funny! Isn’t it amazing at some of the “oddities” that nature comes up with?

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41 Danica July 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

That tomato is hilarious!

I LOVE your use of the Annie’s Mac n Cheese – Fantastic!

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42 Aggie July 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I am cracking up at your tomato!!! Those little zuch sammies are so cute and look yummy!

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43 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) July 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

HA, that’s a case of elephantiasis if I’ve ever seen one!

Love the mac and cheese with veggie combo, I’m going to have to break that out next time I am in need of a quick meal.

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44 capedaisy July 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I live around the corner from Beatrix Potter’s house. If you are in Boston, it’s about an hour or so to Sandwich, come see for yourself.

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45 Stephanie July 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

That is the most hilarious tomato I’ve ever seen! We don’t have any that look like that in our garden!!!

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