Weekend {The Other Sweet Parts}

June 27, 2013

A little late coming, but here are the rest of our weekend photos : )

Classic Cville summertime – Fridays After Five, City Market, and a date night at Commonwealth! I also went to a baby shower (more cupcakes!) and ran/walked 7 miles on Sunday in some great weather. And spent many hours crawling around on the floor playing <3

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Fridays Friends! Friday dinner was a corn + bean + basil salad with a loaf of spinach feta bread.

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Saturday we went to the market in the heat of the day. I had a No Bull Burger for lunch.

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Baby shower cupcake decorating fun at Sweet Haus!

 

Date night was fabulous!

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Manhattan to drink

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Husband and open air dining

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Goat cheese + yuca fritters

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And amazing Red Bean + Coconut Rice cakes with collard greens!

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Matt had the duck – which was awesome – and we shared this bowl of sautéed shitake mushrooms and parsnips. These shrooms were so meaty I couldn’t believe they were a vegetable.

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For dessert we stopped in to say hi to our neighbors and I had a cookie from their cookie jar! I have the recipe too – making them soon : )

Sunday Bongo Playin’!

The next weekend is almost here!

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1 Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 27, 2013 at 7:52 am

A few things: Love your nails! Obsessed with the food from date night, it looks amazing! And those teethers on Mazen! Gotta love those sparkly white teeth!

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2 Maria June 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

Those photos from your date-night are seriously beautiful, this post makes me want to visit Charlottesville and dine alfresco for sure.

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3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 27, 2013 at 7:59 am

Those no bull burgers always look so delicious and fresh! I wish they’d make their way to Buffalo in my farmers market :)

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4 Shel@PeachyPalate June 27, 2013 at 8:09 am

Love your date night dress! Looking amazing!!! I’ve beautiful skin envy! :) Those coconut red bean cakes sound AMAZING too!

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5 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 8:18 am

lovely pictures!

Just curious .. what is you exercise routine like these days? I remember seeing a lot of running posts and what not .. I would love to hear how you got back into physical activity after a baby

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6 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

I’m doing tons of walking + running outside, but now that it’s hot I’m going to try to get back to the gym more.

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7 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

Love the videos! :) And your nails (I assume they’re yours – ha!) are so cute. Is that a manicure or stick ons or what?

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8 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 8:37 am

Nail “wraps” by Jamberry! My friend Sara sent them – she has a shop here.

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9 Carly @ Snack Therapy June 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

Ahh, weekends. I don’t have Friday classes this summer so my weekend starts at 7:25pm tonight. Wahoo! I love your date night dress. It’s so summery and it looks super comfy, which is definitely one of my top requirements in any outfit.

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10 Cyndi June 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

Where did you get that amazing dress? Super cute!

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11 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

It’s from Athleta!

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12 Aisling @ Sunny Side Up June 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

Very envious of your Fridays After Five. Picnic as much as I can but Irish summers are a little less reliable than yours so it’s more of a last minute thing. Don’t you think food eaten outdoors tastes wonderful! Hope you’re enjoying the change in blog format, still loving reading all about KERF! x

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13 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon June 27, 2013 at 9:00 am

We can always expect a no bull burger from you on farmers market days : ) I love that you always go outside on Friday nights with Mazen and socialize him with other adorable kids- you have built an amazing support group!

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14 Hannah @ Sprints & Scones June 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

Congrats on the 7 miles- that’s a lot!! I’m in love with that dress, btw!

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15 char eats greens June 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

Kath, I LOVE your nails in the burger pic!!!! Those are so awesome looking!!! I really need to try that burger too :)

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16 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

Cute nails! My husband loves Manhatten’s…I enjoy a couple of sips but not sure if I could polish off an entire drink…the cherry juice makes it in my opinion! :)

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17 Tiffany June 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

Beautiful photos, as always!! Mazen is adorable!!

I want to make your whole wheat dough recipe…by an chance do you or Matt know if the dough can be made with whole wheat pastry flour? Thanks!!

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18 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I believe so. I think he (the expert) would say it has less gluten (protein) and might not knead up as well. But yes, I think it will work

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19 Brenda June 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

I would not recommend making a whole wheat bread with only pastry flour. Pastry flour has a very low protein percentage, and protein in flour is what leads to gluten production when the protein is exposed to water. To put it in perspective, AP flour goes anywhere from 8-11% protein, bread four (from which bread is typically made, obviously) is 12-14% protein, cake flour is 8-10% protein, and pastry flour is somewhere between cake and AP. Although some breads are made with all AP flour or a mix of AP and bread flour, going any lighter on the protein could end in a crumbly bread, and from my understanding it doesn’t work well with yeast in general.

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20 Cait's Plate June 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

Looks like so much fun! I need, need, need to get to Cville sometime for a weekend!

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21 Mandy @ The Running Herbivore June 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

Okay seriously in consensus with everyone else and loving your nail color/design! Wow, I want that!

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22 Ashlee@HisnHers June 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

Looks like an awesome weekend! My town has a “Summer Sounds” festival on the square one Friday per month during the summer and its always my favorite night!

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23 Maria Tadic June 27, 2013 at 11:49 am

Looks like a fun weekend!

A few of my dietetic internship girls and I are planning a relaxing weekend trip to Charlottesville in the next few weeks. Is there a website you recommend of good activities/restaurants/markets etc? I’ve found some but not sure if a “local” would have a better idea? Thanks!

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24 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I have a handful on my Cville page of restaurants and things. Also try Cville Niche Buzz blog!

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25 Natural Wholefoods June 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hi there!
That’s awesome post and I have learned some about weekend food.
Cheers,
Hayley

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26 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife June 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

This reminds me that I haven’t been on a date night in MONTHS. Definitely something to put on the agenda. :) Everything looks delicious as always. I just moved away from Virginia–going to miss No Bull burgers a lot!!! They are the best.

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27 Tara@mainelyrunningmama June 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I LOVE that picture of you and Mazen! I also love how you feature lots of local foods and products, that is so great. We have such a great little foodie community here too in Portland, Maine.

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28 Meghan June 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I had a much needed date night last evening and it was amazing! Mazen is so stinking cute! I really wish No Bull burgers made there way down to a Farmer’s Market here in Atlanta.

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29 Emily @ Life on Food June 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Date night dinner looks great. Duck is a favorite in our house.

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30 Stephanie @cookinfanatic June 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

had to share – made me think of your love for biscoff!! :) http://noblepig.com/2013/06/fried-biscoff-wontons-with-strawberry-dipping-sauce/

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31 ashley June 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

holy wow! You are one hot mama! You look totally gorgeous on your date night out all fancied up! :) Mazen is learning so fast, i love that age. Enjoy :D children are the best!

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32 Kathryn @ Mamacado June 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Love Mazen’s bongo playing! My 9 mo old does the same right now and loves to mimic her big (3 yr old!) brother! She also has two little pumpkin teeth like Mazen. So fun seeing how these little loves are developing!

Also, love your dress and the food as usual!

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33 Mer June 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm

7 miles= wow!!

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34 Robin June 28, 2013 at 4:55 am

The dress is so sweet – it looks great on you!

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35 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 28, 2013 at 6:21 am

I love your nails! The color and the stripes across are super cute! Very summery :)

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