The Pumpkin Tree

January 18, 2012

Have you ever seen a tree that meows?

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And purrs?

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Looks like I have my very own Pumpkin tree now!

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Amazing bowl of oats this morning

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Oatmeal made with milk, water, banana, and chia seeds with 1/3 cup low-fat organic cottage cheese  and 1/3 cup fresh blueberries stirred in at end. Took me right back to summer berry oats!

Almond butter and Ellwood Thompson granola on top (a Richmond store brought to me via my friend Elly!)

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And on the side – a big mug of coffee!!!! French pressed to perfection. NYC brought back my love for the good stuff.

 

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I my tree produces some great orange pumpkins soon!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

LOL! Cute kitty – hope it’s able to get down okay!

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2 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

I got a vision of wee little pumpkins sprouting all over the tree. How cute would THAT be!?

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3 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

Cute kitty!! Mmm…fresh blueberries sound amazing right now.

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4 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

So many animals show up on your doorstep – they must know that great bread is close by!

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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

haha you and your run ins with cats! too funny. enjoy your morning!

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6 Greta @ Staying Lost January 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

What a cute cat! But I hope the kitty can get down from the tree. I can’t tell how high up he is.

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

You have some very cute wildlife there Kath! And on the cottage cheese note, I can’t seem to get enough of it lately! Couldn’t stand it when I was little, but it’s my go-to snack right now…. I might even say I like it more than Greek yogurt!Gorgeous oats as always. :)

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8 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

That cat is cute! I hope it was able to get down alright! Fresh blueberries sound delicious :)

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9 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

Coffee and oatmeal, I love the combo. Who am I kidding, I love coffee with anything, but always the good stuff. Mine has to be dark and rich with just a little vanilla soy creamer. YUM.

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10 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

It looks like summer over there! And I love that you have a pet cat without actually having to take care of it! Haha so cute!

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11 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

Best of both!

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12 Melissa @ HerGreenLife January 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

‘Tis the morning for amazing oats. In my bowl: blend of rolled and steel cut oats, chia, soymilk locally-grown pear, homemade hazelnut butter, and cinnamon :)

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13 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

That is such a great pic of the kitten in the tree! We had a kitten growing up that got chased so far up a tree she got stuck… it was a giant pine tree, so tall a ladder wouldn’t reach her We had to call a tree service to fetch her!

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14 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

Too cute! That’s not y’alls cat right?

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15 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

Right, she lives next doro

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16 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

The kitten is sure getting some workout climbing on those trees!

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17 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

a pumpkin tree?! how fun would that be! would sure save me some money on libby’s :)

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18 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

It doesn’t get much better than French press coffee! I feed my addiction daily with my little one that I keep at work.
I have the mixings for a dough boy smoothie sitting in my vitamix waiting for me in the fridge for when I get home. I didn’t want to experiment for breakfast on a work day, just in case. :)
I’m hoping to be well enough to do the new Bodypump launch today (it’s killllllller) and have the smoothie for a post-workout snack!

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19 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

I did the new launch yesterday! Pretty good one!

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20 Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets January 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

haha that cat is so funny!

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21 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

Cats are so funny. Each w/ their very own cool personality.

Breakfast with that granola… delicious. Never thought about putting cottage cheese in it. Will need to try that one. ;)

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22 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wish I had a pumpkin tree too! Kitties are so cute especially the orange variety! That’s why I have two! Breakfast looks perfect today! I hope you have a great one Kath!

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23 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

I have no idea how cats successfully get up into trees that far, and how they manage to get down – although with all the cliche firefighter-cat-up-a-tree-rescues, I guess maybe they’re not as successful at getting down as I’m guessing!

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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

Nothing beats a good cup of coffee..nothing. :)

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25 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

This post brings back memories of my childhood cats who would climb trees and then get scared to come down on their own :) Hope yours makes it down okay!

The breakfast looks delish.

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26 Khushboo January 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

I love my morning dose of coffee!

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27 Shannon @ My Place In The Race January 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

LOL! Cats are so silly :D I love your mug!!! Super cute!

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28 Laura @ She Eats Well January 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

That kitty is too cute.

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29 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Cats are such individuals…your pumpkin cat is an adventurer for sure! Your morning oats look so inviting…love the pop of blueberry! I have been making Lemon Blueberry muffins for our summer fling!

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30 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Haha. Cats are such funny creatures….

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31 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Sweet kitty– makes me miss my orange cat who passed a few years ago. Orange cats are the best :-)

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32 Cait's Plate January 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

That does look like one amazing bowl of oats! The other day I made my oats on the stovetop and stood there and stirred it the whole time – I felt just like Matt :)

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33 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I want a hissing tree. I bet it’d scare the damn squirrels from my bird feeder. It may also scare away the birds…

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34 Mariska January 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Wow,that cat looks just like my cat!

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35 Johanna B January 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I love cats. Our orange cat was called Butterscotch but Pumpkin is a good name, too. I’m sure she will get down ok. I’ve never seen a cat skeleten in a tree.

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36 Sarah January 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Chia seeds! THAT’s what I left out of my oats this morning!

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37 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Awww so adorable! I hope he’s not stuck though. :P It’s so cool that you can capture such fun and beautiful pictures…right from your own house!

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38 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Good reminder to put cottage cheese in my oatmeal!

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39 Sara January 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Cottage cheese blueberry oats are my favorite. Never would have tried cottage cheese in them if it weren’t for your blog!

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40 Angel7 January 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Gotta love summer-inspired meals!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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41 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family January 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

We have a cat thats been lurking around my house lately too. My 3 year old loves it! Now I’m just waiting for her to ask her daddy for a kitty!

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42 Molly @ RDexposed January 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Kath the cat whisperer! Those little felines flock to you (or maybe fly in this case!).

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43 Mom January 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I want a Pumpkin Tree!

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44 Leah January 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I’ve never tried cottage cheese in oats but I am intrigued. Does it make a more savory oat? Also anyone know a vegan alternate to cottage cheese?

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45 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It’s a tiny bit more savory, but with fruit it’s just as breakfast-y. I don’t know of a vegan alternative other than crumbled tofu – not sure I’d be brave enough to try that! Or perhaps a coconut or soy yogurt stirred in

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46 Becca January 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

“…with 1/3 cup low-fat organic cottage cheese and 1/3 cup fresh blueberries…”

…sounds like BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE oats!

Oh, and were they really fresh berries if you got them in January? :P

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47 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

They were…from CA

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48 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

what an adventurous kitty!

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49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I’m so glad I finally tried adding cottage cheese to my oats – I love it!

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50 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Kitty on the prowl! Maybe she wanted your oats?

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