Townies

September 18, 2010

I’m kind of in love with Old Town. It really has a little of everything you need! So much charm!!

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We woke to doggie alarm clocks this morning! I got up to go to the bathroom and came back to a doggie taking my place with Matt!

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We decided to scratch the AM run because our legs are so tired from yesterday. Oatmeal was more appealing!

Especially Emily‘s steel cut slow cooked variety :)

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And PB2 Fluff Sauce!

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I love the texture of PB2

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Toppings included PB2, coconut butter, raisins and almonds!

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After breakfast we walked to the farmer’s market

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Mmmm morning ice cream!

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Eat your pastries!

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Eat your greens!

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Also tried a taste of greek yogurt and chocolate and cookies!

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We’re showering and walking to a fun lunch in a bit. Then we’ll hit the road to Warrenton for a little Great Harvest and a lot of wedding love!

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1 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

Fun – I love farmer’s markets. I live in WDC itself, but I really need to metro down to Oldtown for the Farmer’s market sometime. It’s beautiful :)

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2 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 18, 2010 at 10:04 am

Kath I love your blue flashdance sweatshirt :) That boatneck looks really good on you.

I’ve never had PB2, but I have peanut flour and I’ve heard that the idea is the same: mix with water for peanut sauce.

Enjoy DC!

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3 Kath September 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

THanks, it’s Emily’s! I wish it were mine :)

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4 Heather September 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

Beautiful pictures from the farmers market! I love old town Alexandria as well – so beautiful!

Did she cook the oats in a rice maker? What a great idea! How long did they cook for?

Enjoy Great Harvest and the wedding!

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5 Kath September 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

She’s got all the details on her blog!

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6 Nicole @ yuppie yogini September 18, 2010 at 10:07 am

Farmers markets are such a fun way to spend a weekend morning. Have fun at the wedding…I love weddings!

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7 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

Getting your desserts on bright and early–totally my style!

I woke up with a sore bum that’s for sure :)

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8 christina cadden September 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

Looks like such a charming town!

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9 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

Hehe, those squashes look mental – I love them!

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10 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

The farmer’s market looks like so much fun. I love all the pictures, really beautiful. :)

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

Great morning! I have been loving peanut flour too (which is essentially what PB2 is). It is so addictive, tasty and a whole lot cheaper. Have a safe trip!

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12 Simply Life September 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

Looks like a great market!

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13 Rachel September 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

So great meeting you this morning at the farmers market yogurt stand! I love your blog, was a little “star struck” when I recognized you!

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14 Kath September 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

Hey Rachel!! That was hilarious. I don’t think that guy was too happy about giving me a sample! Hope I didn’t take too much from your container :)

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15 Rachel September 18, 2010 at 11:19 am

couldn’t even tell! That’s not the normal guy who sells their yogurt (I like the other guy WAY better). If you’re ever back around the area I have a BUNCH of places I think you would love to check out!!

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16 Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear September 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

Lovely, lovely pictures :)

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17 Anna September 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

The farmers market looks amazing! I am from a small town so the farmers market’s that I have been too are always small. It is a nice way to get fresh produce ^_^

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18 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 18, 2010 at 10:27 am

Oh that looks like an awesome farmer’s market. I hope you guys got something fun there for lunch and dinner!

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19 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) September 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

I love the insight into a town that I’m considering for college. :)

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20 Christine September 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

What a fabulous looking farmers market. ICE CREAM in the AM is fine by me!

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21 Camille September 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

I still haven’t tried PB2 and I really want to!
Looks like a great time! Farmer’s Markets are the best :)

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22 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

That sounds like so much fun!

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23 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

Lovely farmer’s market :)

I like PB2 even though it’s a bit of a hassel if you just want a big scoop of peanut butter. It’d be awesome if you could prepare a whole jar at once instead of only one serving at a time :P

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24 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 18, 2010 at 10:57 am

I love the Old Town Farmer’s Market! They a great variety of everything!

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25 Esse September 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

The Hub and I are going to be in D.C. next month. Think we’ll have to eat in Old Town – looks like a nice bright place in the evening! And I will jot down the name of the FroYo place. Thanks for all your pics of the area.

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26 C. All Of The Above September 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

Love when my two favorite bloggers are in the same place!! Have fun!

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27 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman September 18, 2010 at 11:33 am

Farmers Markets are just the best! I’m so glad we have one that’s open year round in our area:) Have a great day!

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28 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

American farmers markets look amazing!

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29 barefootgirl (our first CSA) September 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

looks amazing!!!

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30 barefootgirl (our first CSA) September 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I’m so jealous of that sweatshirt!!

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31 Alyssa September 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

After drooling over your coconut butter for months but not being able tork over the cash for it I just made my own and put it on my overnight oats. I cannot believe I have been missing out on this amazingness all this time. SO DELICIOUS! Have a great time – I love DC and Alexandria!

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32 ilana September 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

How fun to see two of my favorite “bloggeurs” together, and in my hood, no less. :) Have so much fun and enjoy this spectacular weather!

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33 Steph September 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Tons of variety at the Farmers Market. Looks like you all are having no problem finding some great buys!

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34 elaine! September 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Ooh! Tell me about your rice cooker. Or is it a pressure cooker? Crock pot? All three? I’ve had the same $15 rice cooker since college, and get serious rice cooker envy when I see the fancy varieties… one that could do a good job at brown rice, that could be set to start cooking in the morning like a coffee maker, would be so great…

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35 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I love your wide-neck sweatshirt. I really want one. That’s random, I know.

The farmer’s market looks like so fun. That area is so beautiful!

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36 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Slow cooked oats?! That’s so cool!

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37 Kati @ Living Well September 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I burnt some crockpot oats the only time I attempted them…now I need to try again!!

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38 amy September 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Oooh, that’s one of my favorite Farmers Markets. I also love riding my bike over to Eastern Market, it’s HUGE!

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39 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Lovin the farmers market!!…and the bed-stealing pups! So cute!

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40 Katie September 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

What a great looking farmers market!!! So jealous of you still wearing shorts.

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41 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm

That is such an amazing farmer’s market!

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42 Hannah September 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

That’s the fanciest slow cooker I’ve ever seen! I’d probably make the switch from oatbran to steel cut oats if I had a contraption like that to do the work for me … ;)

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43 Dana @ my little celebration September 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Great post. I love all of the colorful farmers market photos AND that your dogs attacked matt in bed. So great. We have a fantastic market in Portland with HUNDREDS of vendors. It’s always packed out and I’m getting pretty stoked to check out the fall produce that’s surely on its way.

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44 Bee Goes Bananas September 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My mind has just been blown!!!!!! Slow cooker steel cut oats? No freaking way! I h-a-v-e to try that sometime…asap!

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45 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 19, 2010 at 7:48 am

I really like PB2 mixed with applesauce, instead of water. It gives it a creamier texture. You should try it!

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46 Elliott September 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

Awww…I’m loving the pictures of Old Town. I used to live there – right on King Street! In fact, hubby and I had our second date at the Thai restaurant you went to!

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47 stacey-healthylife September 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Great produce at the market and it looks like some good sampling.

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