With Silver Bells, and Cockle Shells

May 2, 2012

I barely recognize our yard anymore. There is no more mountain view (and no more warehouse view!) – all you see is green!


The garden is coming up nicely too


Little lettuces!


Freshly planted tomatoes!


The herbs


And the relocated potted mint


Can’t wait to consume it all!


One major perk to selling Wild Squirrel at the bakery? Unlimited OIAJ from our empty sample jars! Matt brought this guy home for me yesterday.


I filled ‘er up with 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, chia seeds, pinch of salt, 4 strawberries and half a small banana. Plus that wild nut butter!




Have a great one!


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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

Unlimited OIAJ opportunities might be the thing I’m most jealous of. :)


2 Kristy @ KristyRuns May 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

Agreed! :)


3 Becky May 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

Even more so because it is Wild Squirrel. I LOVE that PB!


4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 2, 2012 at 7:27 am

That’s awesome you’re growing lettuce – I think it’s one of the most beautiful things to watch grow.

And I am soooooo envious of those sample jars. :)


5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

Your garden is coming along nicely! I would love to plant my own garden one day. Its such a great way to save money on fresh produce. :)


6 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

I must find this peanut butter if for nothing more than the adorable jar! :)


7 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio May 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

The yard looks awesome!


8 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

Now that is a good deal – tons of OIAJ!!! And I love your garden, so jealous!


9 katie May 2, 2012 at 7:53 am

SOOO glad you moved your mint to a pot!!! I was meaning to put a comment about that way back when I saw your first post on it! But glad you found out…i found out the hard way & now have a surplus of mint in our flower beds that will NOT go away :)


10 Melissa @ HerGreenLife May 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

Yep, I had the exact same “good call on putting the mint in a pot” thought as soon as I saw it. I don’t really mind the mint taking over part of the yard of our apartment, since we don’t really do anything with that space anyway, but you definitely don’t want it loose in the garden!


11 Erin May 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

That is an excellent perk! The chocolate coconut Wild Squirrel is my fav!


12 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life May 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

My husband and I just commented this morning on how gorgeous our grass is looking with all of the sunshine and rain we have been getting. Love spring!


13 Molly @ RDexposed May 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’m jealous of all that garden space! Any tips to not let greens bolt? I had that issue last summer.


14 Matt May 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Last year I planted a crazy amount of buttercrunch lettuce and while the plants did bolt and grew a kinda hard stem, the leaves were still delicious and tender as if it were spring time. So I highly recommend this lettuce!


15 Molly @ RDexposed May 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

I’ll have to look for this at the nursery. Thanks for the tip!


16 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

I wish I had a backyard and could plant a little garden! I’m going to try a few potted plants on my porch this year instead.


17 donna May 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

Mint is taking over our garden too! (my fault for not keeping it contained last year).
Do you have a problem with rabbits eating things in your garden? We do……and we live in a patio home with a small fenced-in yard……with 2 dogs and lots of neighbors. They eat everything at night! I’ve tried everything to discourage them!


18 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

Your garden looks so cute I can’t wait to see all the plants growing! I will probablt grow some tomatoes on our balcony, and some basil!


19 mary @ minutespermile May 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

Can you give some clarity on why Wild Squirrel is so good? Not that I doubt it, but I currently buy WF 365 brand in large jars, which is a lot cheaper. I’ve always wanted to spring for Wild Squirrel after reading about it, but not sure whether the taste (or texture?) is THAT much better where it’s worth the cost difference. What do you think?


20 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

It’s just fun flavor variety and a great texture. Not something to replace your inexpensive pb with


21 Melissa May 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’m so jealous of your warm weather and greenery. It’s 29F here (feels like 18F) and snowing a little. With luck we’ll get a few leaves on the trees by June. Every year I think about doing a small container garden in my yard but when you can’t plant until late May, it’s discouraging. Think I’ll leave it to the farmers and just buy their wares at the market.


22 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

I made the horrible mistake of planting mint…18 odd years later I am still pulling it out of my garden! Watch out for oregano…it also will take over your garden! I had the opportunity to pick asparagus in a friends garden…nothing, I repeat, nothing tastes like freshly picked asparagus…I need to plant some for next year! I am anxiously awaiting when we can plant…I have basil and parsley in pots in my kitchen ready to plant…the chives are up and even some parsley has come back to life…mild winter bonus! Today feels like the door to spring has may finally be opened…quick, lock the door on winter! :)


23 SweatyGirl May 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

I love when our yard fills in in the spring, too! Its like a little private oasis!


24 Kate May 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

I know that this might seem like a silly question but I have never made oats in a jar and I am nearing the end of a jar of sunbutter so I want to try it out… Do you refrigerate them over night or leave them out? I have read through your descriptions a few times as well as those on other blogs I follow and no one ever says…


25 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

Definitely fridge! You don’t want you milk and yogurt to spoil


26 Kate May 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

That is totally what I thought because of the dairy but I wanted to check. Thanks :) I look forward to trying out my first batch of Oats in a Jar


27 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 10:34 am



28 Jen May 2, 2012 at 9:13 am

I tried overnight oats for the first time, and I am HOOKED! Thanks so much for the new breakfast I can have in the summer to replace cold cereal!


29 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 9:49 am
30 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs May 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

Ohh I love your garden! Nothing better than home grown food :)


31 Hillary May 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

I am so, so jealous of your garden! I was just thinking last night how great it would be to have some fresh veggies/herbs on hand!


32 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

What a beautiful garden you have! I’m living on the second floor of a converted house so I don’t get to have a garden this year. Instead, I bought window boxes and I can hopefully grow herbs in them. Looking forward to seeing your vegetable garden progress throughout the season!


33 Amelia May 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

Beautiful garden! Our garden has been in the ground for almost 2 months now and there is such a HUGE difference! I now have tiny dime size tomatoes starting and my Swiss chard is ready to pick! I can’t wait until the okra is ready this summer = OKRA FRIES!! :)

Yummy breakfast. You always make the OIAJ look so voluminous.


34 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings May 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

Loving selling WSNB in the bakery as well. Love, love, LOVE! Beautiful garden…getting prepped to plant mine up this weekend :)


35 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family May 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

Unlimited OIAJ? So freaking jealous! I am tempted to ask my friends to save theirs for me but im afraid they’ll think i’m crazy!


36 jackie May 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

Doesn’t it bother you to use a sample jar. I mean what if someone sticks there finger in it to get the PB? Or dipple dip? I would be too freaked out to use it.


37 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

We serve the sample portion into a sample bowl, so only the employees deal with the jar. Otherwise – YES.


38 jackie May 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

ahhh that makes sense. thanks for the clarification. i would be definitely using those sample jars knowing that! ENJOY!


39 jackie May 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

i mean double dip haha


40 Cait's Plate May 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Sooo jealous of your nearly-empty sample jars!! I would be in 7th heaven :)


41 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

I had oats out of a jar too this morning…you inspired me and it was sooo good. Unfortunately it wasn’t a wild squirrel nut butter, even though I’ve been trying to get my hand on some. They seem to have the best flavors! Love your garden. Someday when I have my own garden I really hope to grow my own vegetables too. Have a great day :)


42 OliePants May 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

I love your garden. We wanted to a raised garden this year but got side tracked.


43 Annette @FitnessPerks May 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

That’s great that you have so many jars for oiaj!

Pretty garden!


44 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

I love the post title and that breakfast jar of yumminess!


45 Christine May 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Wild Squirrel at you GH?! Love it! I received the holiday sampler gift and just love it. How do I get my Great Harvest to stock?


46 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Tell them about it! Tell them we sold out in 2 weeks :)


47 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Excellent…unlimited nut butter jars!


48 Megan - NewlyWife May 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Your garden looks fab! My seedlings are starting to sprout as well. It makes me happy to see all of the green!


49 Angel7 May 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I want my husband to make raised garden beds. I have that on the to-do list.



50 Cerissa May 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter?! Oh man, I’m jealous. And now I must make something with those three ingredients!


51 Taylor May 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hey Kath,
Do your store sell this chocolate coconut butter?


52 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm



53 Taylor May 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

oo, how can i go about getting my hands on some? lol.


54 KathEats May 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm
55 Taylor May 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm



56 Stephy C May 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I’ve been dying to try that peanut butter. Sometime soon I will splurge and buy it! :)


57 jassy May 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

what kind of oats did you use in oiaj? :)


58 KathEats May 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Regular old fashioned rolled


59 klemen_m May 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I love how you eat everything out of jars 😀 amazing idea to scrape out the little bits from the jar :)


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