Walkin’ In The Rain

September 2, 2012

Before the rains swept in, Matt and I went for a nice walk down to the bakery and back (lots of hills!) and then we said goodbye to the failing tomato plants. They sure served us well! Peas, beans + carrots coming in next! Greens have been planted in the middle box. Okra is still climbing!


After showers and freshening, we got sweaty again walking back downtown for a Virginia Bloggers meet up! Small group today : )  Sarah, me, Liz  and Jessica (and Liz’s friend who was taking more photos!)


We met at Café Cubano (which has a huge brunch crowd that I didn’t know about!) I decided on the Bueno Burrito for lunch – shrimp, eggs, feta cheese and avocado.


It was delicious!!!


As was the fruit on the side. Love it when bananas and berries come in a fruit salad and it’s not just all cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes!


For an appetizer and dessert, Sarah brought two of her new seasonal nutty butters to try: Eggnog and Gingerbread. Since holiday spices are my favorite flavors of the year, I was a HUGE fan of both!


When we emerged from lunch, we realized it was pouring rain Sad smile Luckily I’d packed my tiny umbrella, but I still ended up with squishy-squash feet and wet shoulders. Matt just got all wet! And of course now it has stopped raining.

Hoping to cozy up with a book! Too bad we don’t have a fireplace…

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Eggnog and Gingerbread flavored PB – oh I am so curious! I bet the gingerbread has a cookie butter/speculoos vibe? then again maybe not and eggnog – mmmm, yes!


2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Looks like a fun meet up and Sarah’s nutty butter flavors sound A-MAZ-ING! :)


3 Allie September 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

What a beautiful yard you guys have. Lucky ducks!


4 Molly @ RDexposed September 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The gingerbread flavor would be perfect for all things fall and winter.


5 Kel September 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Can I tell you that you totally looked like you have dropped? That little boy is r e a d y!


6 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm



7 Sana September 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

The combo of shrimp, eggs, feta cheese and avocado actually sounds amazing!


8 j3nn September 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Oooh those nut butters sound delish! Good burrito choice, too. I dig the combo and the fruit on the side.


9 Melissa September 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

That burrito looks fantastic! I agree with you about the fruit salads on the side … I always like when they include something other than the usual melons.

Hope that baby comes real soon!


10 Brie @ Impatient Baker September 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh my goodness, eggnog nut butter? Heaven.


11 Jenica September 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I think it is a rule of nature that if I try to wait out a rain storm, it will rain all day, but when I decide to just suck it up and walk home through it, it will stop raining as soon as I arrive home. So frustrating!


12 Lauren September 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

When I stayed with Brittany last month, she let me try one of Sarah’s Chia Spiced Nut Butters and it blew me away! Girl knows how to make some pretty outstanding spreads. :)


13 Spice Chicken September 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Thanks for the garden pictures. I’m a pretty new reader, and I’ve been wondering where you grow your veggies. Is this your yard or a community garden?


14 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Our yard! Matt is the gardener


15 Kim Weigand September 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

Don’t forget to mulch your old plants, and next year, you will probably have tomato plants coming up in your mulch pile!!


16 Erin Motz September 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

So jealous of your incredible garden! I guess it’s the humidity and heat because even in FL I can’t grow that much stuff… Maybe herbs, but all those veggies? Don’t think so! And those nut butters sound sooo delicious right now! We’re a long way away from fall-like weather, but I’m craving the flavors somethin’ fierce!


17 Christine September 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Yes, I agree – you definitely look like you have dropped!! Baby is getting ready to meet you!


18 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

A photo from earlier today for BERF – still think so from the side? I would be encouraged if so! He sure was hurting me down there today with his bones! http://www.katheats.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Foodblog-4917.jpg


19 Christine September 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I definitely think so!!


20 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Good!! :)


21 Molly September 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

What is the white thing in the right side of the first photo? I can’t tell if it’s inside or outside.


22 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

It’s our drain spout – a chain of bells


23 Molly September 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Very cool.


24 Amy September 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Where can I buy Sarah’s nut butter? I really want some of the eggnog flavor!


25 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I think you can email her through her website?


26 Angela G. September 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Ooooh I am jealous of your sweet little garden! Someday soon I hope to have my own home with a YARD so I can grow my own food. In the meantime, I grow several herbs in pots (basil, thyme, chocolate mint, rosemary, dill, chives, and cilantro) and plan to purchase some top-hat blueberry bushes next spring to grow in pots as well. I looooooooove blueberries!

I am also now a fan of Sarah’s nut butters…..can wait to order some! Thanks for sharing! :)


27 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself September 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

That burrito sounds amazing!! I don’t buy feta for myself often, so it is always extra yummy when I do get to eat it!

And I cannot imagine what eggnog nutty butter would taste like but I love eggnog so it must be good :)


28 Lauren September 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The reason I like this one restaurant around here for breakfast is because their fruit cup is banana, mango and strawberry. Melon can be so hit or miss.


29 Stephanie September 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

That’s great that you participate in regular blog meetups! I need to look into that sort of thing in South Florida.


30 Donna September 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

How long past your due date will your doctor let you go before he induces you?


31 KathEats September 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I’m hoping 42 weeks or very close to it, but I’m not sure. A friend told me they let her friend go to 42 at my practice. I will ask on Tuesday.


32 Emily September 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Oh.my.gosh. That is my dream lunch. I must recreate that wrap!!! Yum.


33 Angel7 September 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

You had plentiful tomato plants :) Gotta love the fruits of your labor!



34 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I need a friend who asks me to sample her nut butter creations!!


35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count September 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

Looks like a fun visit!


36 Liz @ IHeartVegetables September 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

It was so great seeing you!!! I’m sure next time, it’ll be with baby in tow 😉


37 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I love ANYTHING Fall, and seriously how have I not thought to make seasonal nut butters!?


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