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 :)


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!


3 Kath September 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

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


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!


5 Kath September 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

She’s got all the details on her blog!


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!


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 :)


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

Looks like such a charming town!


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

Hehe, those squashes look mental – I love them!


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. :)


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!


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

Looks like a great market!


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!


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 :)


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!!


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

Lovely, lovely pictures :)


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 ^_^


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!


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. :)


20 Christine September 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

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


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 :)


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

That sounds like so much fun!


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 😛


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!


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.


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!


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!


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

American farmers markets look amazing!


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

looks amazing!!!


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

I’m so jealous of that sweatshirt!!


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!


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!


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!


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…


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!


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

Slow cooked oats?! That’s so cool!


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!!


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!


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

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


40 Katie September 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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


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

That is such an amazing farmer’s market!


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 … 😉


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.


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!


45 [email protected] 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!


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!


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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