Updates!

September 15, 2010

First, the beer. Smells like a cinnamon witch’s brew!

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Second, the garden. It grows!

Chard, snap peas, zucchini, a lone tomato and butterhead lettuce.

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And lastly lunch….

Leftover curried millet, root veggies + beans, shredded chicken, and tomato over romaine. With some Great Harvest Warrenton Breakfast Blast topped with brie!

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I blew off yoga today. Didn’t feel like going. Workout [or not] TBD!

Back to work!

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1 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Oh you have some awesome veggies growing…jealous!

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2 Jessica @ How Sweet September 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

The beer looks so good! I bet it’s making the place smell great!

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3 Sarah (OC2Seattle) September 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Seriously coveting your garden. My thumb is not green and we have racoons that love hanging out under our deck, so no garden for me ;)

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4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I loove brie cheese on salads. That looks fab! Can’t wait to hear how the beer tastes and the veggies from your garden!!

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5 kate September 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Im currently explaining to my boyfriend why he should start brewing beer. Its a start, right?

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6 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

The veggie garden looks great – I am impressed considering you moved into that house not that long ago.

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7 Christine September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Awesome, awesome updates. But once you get past the wonderful young veggies, soon to be tasty beer, and fabulous lunch you notice…..

That bag on the chair next to Matt looks like some type of animal, “double take” doesn’t even begin to describe how many times I looked at it. It *is* a bag right?

Isn’t it nice how leftovers don’t really have to “go” together and are still awesome? No rules, just right! (Because Outback Steak House is always the first thing I think of when I think KERF)

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8 Kath September 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Ha, yes it’s a bag!

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9 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

There is truly nothing, and I do mean nothing, like being able to grow and eat one’s own veggies!
Priceless! I’m admitting right now though, that I’m slightly jealous that you get a longer growing season than those of us up in the northern midwest! ;)
Cathy B.

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10 Carrie September 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

How is your garden still growing? Up in Seattle it’s not doing so hot. Everything is on it’s last legs already!

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11 Natalia @asideofsimple September 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Yay for the witch’s brew!

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12 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

does matt follow recipes or make his own beer recipes?? hubbs is on his 5th batch of brew and loves it!

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13 Matt September 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I mostly make my own recipes, but sometimes I’ll find some clone recipes of commercial beers that I end up making… I pretty much get all my advice from thebrewingnetwork.com, plus several books I’ve read.

I LUST for knowledge when it comes to beer. And everything else for that matter.

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14 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Oooo my husband brewed his first batch of beer earlier this summer and the house smelled divine for DAYS,! Need to get on his case to make another batch!

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15 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Not even gonna lie, the bread with brie looks awesome!

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16 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) September 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Great garden! Did you end up watching Gossip Girl yet?

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17 Kath September 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Yessssssss. Amazing. Don’t know what to think!

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18 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

brie! oh my heart…i love that stuff! i’m eating it with bread next time ;)

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19 Joanne September 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Lucky you and Matt on your home grown goodies from the garden. I miss our garden so much.
The sound of the cinnamon brew… YUM!

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20 Tina September 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I blew off my morning workout too. I’m trying to decide if I want to hit up the local greenway for a walk this afternoon instead.

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21 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

You can’t go wrong with brie. And the garden looks amazing!

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22 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Beautiful lunch! Mine is in the oven baking right now :)

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23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I actually did yoga today! First time in forever…I guess I did it for you! I am super jealous of the garden. Your lunch looks delicious too! Well, it looks like you are having a good day! Enjoy your afternoon!

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24 grocery goddess jen September 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I want Brie!

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25 Catherine @ Life 2.0 September 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Can’t wait to see how the beer turns out!

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26 Tracey September 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I’m so jelous of your garden! If I ever get a house with a yard I’m going to plant away.

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27 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

looks like a great salad!

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28 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Your garden’s coming along! :) I wish I had one of my own..I’ll definitely start one soon!

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29 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Ooh, I bet that beer will be good! And look at those veggies! I wish I could grow veggies and brew my own beer, but apparently you can’t do that in an apartment in the city. Someday!

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30 Mama Pea September 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Look at those beautiful peas! But can yours pirouette? That’s what I thought.

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31 Kath September 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

They actually DO pirouette! Around the poles based on the sun each day!

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32 Camille September 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

You guys looks like you’re still having lots of warm sunshine over there!

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33 Gina September 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Beautiful garden photos! I always tell myself I’ll go to yoga every day (typically after I get out of an amazing class that makes me feel awesome)…but I always find that I need at least 2 days off per week from it…otherwise I don’t enjoy or appreciate the practice and how I feel during and afterward as much:) Days off are good to recharge and have an even more amazing practice the following day!

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34 pol September 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Blowing off yoga is totally cool sometimes. :D Even me. Someday.. eh. :P Yoga shmoga.

hehe

Love your lunch. The chicken hunks look YUM. Also, I saw you scrambled eggs and apples? Holy moly gotta try it. I am currently roasting apples and potatoes to go with grilled chicken. mmmm Fall flavors.

XOXO

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35 Melissa September 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I have a random question for you. Where did you get your tablecloth that you often use on your outdoor table? I love it!

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36 Kath September 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Oh my gosh I have no idea. Some store like Target or BB&B

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37 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) September 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

You’ve got me craving some Brie! ;) I once bought the reduced fat brie from TJ’s… biiig mistake! When I cut it open all the cheese oozed out the spot I cut off. Water cheese = no bueno!

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38 Simply Life September 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

oh that salad looks great!

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39 Heidi - apples under my bed September 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

These pics make me long for summer days. Its still so dreary in Melbourne, Australia. I want summer fun in the sun!. you guys are cute.
Heidi xo

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40 Lea @ Healthy Coconut September 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I really wished there was a Great Harvest bakery in Southern California. The last great bakery I went to that was near home was in Mammoth, that’s 6 hours away.

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41 Lisa @bakebikeblog September 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Oh wow – how wonderfully it is coming along!

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42 Bee Goes Bananas September 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I love gardens! It’s such a rewarding feeling to harvest your own food. Yummy eats today! :D

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43 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Wow. Love the garden pics. Looks like so much fun. Playing in the dirt and getting something tasty to boot.

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44 Katie September 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Your lunch looks yummy, your garden is beautiful, and your description of the beer smelling like “cinnamon witch’s brew” made me seriously hope that fall is right around the corner in my neck of the woods! :) Also, it’s great to know that even a healthy living blogger blows off a workout every now and again when you’re just not feelin’ it.

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45 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

You should have a giveaway for some beer :)

So jealous of your garden! It looks lovely!

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46 Kath September 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Good idea!! Except there have to be some bad legal implications..

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47 stacey-healthylife September 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I saw the brie and thought wow that’s a lot of butter. :)

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48 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

What an adorable garden! It must be so rewarding to nurture and grow your own food.

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49 Katie September 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Did Matt put those spices in the beer?!?! Is he making you pumpkin beer. Man, you are a lucky lady.

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50 Cara Craves... September 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

That salad is to die for!

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51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Aww I miss having a garden now that I’m back at school. My parents have so many fantastic herbs and the best tomatoes!

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52 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Love all that fresh beer brewing! :D I would love to learn how to do that.

All the fresh veggie plants are adorable, and your lunch? Oh my. So fresh and perfect. Love it. :D

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53 Hannah September 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Oooh, that lunch looks o-mazing! For some reason it seems a bit different than what you normally eat, but then again that’s fairly basic for you isn’t it?! Must be something about the colours or plating messing with my head…

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54 Wei-Wei September 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Mmmm, cinnamon beer. Or is it pumpkin?!

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55 Larbs September 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I KNEW there was cake in that beer…now you’ve got to try it on tap!

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