Work With Wine

February 8, 2011

My meeting this morning took me over the mountain and through the woods


And out to Jefferson Vineyards!


Looks like I’m going to be doing some recipe writing & wine pairing for their wine club and newsletter – a match made in heaven! I’ve always wanted to work with wine.

[Not that I don’t already work with wine when I blog about drinking it all the time!!]

I’m excited to get started! So is the first set of wine club wines I brought home to use in the work!


When I returned home, Matt and I turned around to walk to Café Europa [<—hey they use the old KERF theme!] on the corner to meet Karen for our weekly family meeting lunch.


All signs of warm weather have gone behind the clouds!


For lunch I got a roasted veggie & olive pita with a side salad


Had to pick off the onions I requested by left in the kitchen :(



This Perrier tasted SO GOOD today!



Karen had an eggplant + feta panini and Matt had a spicy chicken panini. I think theirs were better than mine..

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We were hungry for something more, so we got Arch’s!


They had MARSHMALLOW flavor!!! And of course the gooey brownie was the bomb. We shared this set three ways:


And then we walked home!


Tomorrow morning via my KERF Shop newsletter, you won’t want to miss this


I’m going to yoga this afternoon after some more paper electronic work! Biking in this wind is going to be painful!

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1 Kaitlin February 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The arch’s looks DELISH. Stay warm in the cold weather! It’s 17deg F here!!


2 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Roasted veg and olive pita. I don’t want my dinner anymore, I want THAT. :)


3 jen @ taste life February 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

OMG brownie batter. Want.


4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Marshmallow flavor sounds unreaaaaaaaal. Congrats on the new gig!!


5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Congrats on the new work!


6 Melissa @ HerGreenLife February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

At least your streets and sidewalks are clear for biking and walking — wish I could say the same about ours! Congrats on your new writing gig with the winery.


7 Christine February 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Working with wine is the best — I would know! 😉

Funny though, when I read what you wrote this morning I assumed you were doing Great Harvest work with wine….don’t know how or why I thought that.


8 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I need Arches in my life!


9 Dorry February 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

We’re biking here today, too. It’s sunny (and windy!), but tomorrow is back to freezing precipitation, so we have to take advantage. :)


10 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yum! Marshmallow and brownie?! Yes, please!


11 Jenifer February 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yum! Now I know what I want to make for lunch tomorrow. I’ve got an eggplant I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with.

Congrats on the new work!


12 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

That marshmallow looks totally amazing. Congrats on the new gig!


13 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

oooo what an exciting partnership!


14 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

What a fun job you have :)


15 inspir-ed February 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

marshmallow, gooey brownie, wine. You’ve managed to put three of my favorite things in one post!


16 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

OMG, you went to cafe Europa and didn’t get tomato soup?!?!?!? That is one of my top 5 favorite things! We will have to go back some time!


17 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I tried it – wasn’t impressed!


18 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Ok fine…I’ll keep my onions and cafe Europa soup for myself 😉

Working with Jefferson Vineyards sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


19 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm



20 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Oh YUM. I love pita “wraps” :) It’s so chilly here too! They are calling for snow on Thursday, yikes! You are more committed than I am, biking in the cold 😀
Hope you have a great yoga session!


21 Meg February 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I love Arch’s …. marshmallow flavor … DELICIOUS!!


22 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Paninis are the best!

Yum to marshmallow and brownie! So cool that you can walk most places, Kath!


23 Kara February 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I’m so jealous of Charlottesville’s walkability! I love how quiet it is where I am (in the middle of nowhere) but no sidewalks and no shoulders on the road limit walking!


24 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Marshmallow?! No way! That would be like a giant smores:) Have fun at yoga!:)


25 Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

That’s awesome about your new writing gig!
And I would take the onions off your plate anytime, I love them!


26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Busy day!! I’m excited to see what kind of meal pairings youdo with the wines!


27 ellis February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

As a new reader (and a newer blogger), I just wanted to say I am so jealous of your job opportunities! Of course, I am still a ‘novice’ at wine (is there such a thing?) but I’ve been to lots of tastings and could totally make a career of it 😉


28 Taryn February 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Ok…third picture. If you use the scroll on the mouse relatively fast while looking at the picture….it’s AMAZING! It gives you a feel as if the room is spinning (as it would be if we drank all that wine). I love that picture….awesome lines and great composition!!

….or maybe I’m drunk at work?


29 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Aaaa! That’s the bag I loooove! :-)
I’ll be on the lookout for it tomorrow.


30 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Too bad about you pita — it looks good though! I think Karen made the wise choice — eggplant and feta sounds so delicious!

How neat about your new wine work coming up — congrats :)


31 Jen @ February 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I want an eggplant and feta panini. Biking in the wind is boooo.


32 Christina February 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Congrat’s! Wine pairing and food always sounds fun, plus you get to taste a whole bunch of yummy stuff!

Your pita looks amazing! It gives me an idea for a good recipe 😉
Today in NYC it’s like a wind storm or something, I literally had to lean forward to move ahead! I hope it isn’t that bad out there or else you’re going to have one painful ride home.


33 Allison February 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I used to eat at Cafe Europa all the time when I was in graduate school. I got the hummus sandwich which was basically a ginormous hunk of french bread with hummus and alfalfa sprouts. Man did I love that sandwich. I am sure the menu has changed since then!


34 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I think that was on the menu, but it sounded boring to me against roasted veggies and olives! I’m sure that’s what I would have liked best :)


35 JenATX February 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

yeah it does sound a little boring but french bread is sooo good


36 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I was going to comment on how great the pita looks and then you posted the sweet treats! Yowza…I want!


37 Kiran February 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Congrats on your new writing gig dear! I’ve got to say Cville’s walkability is simply envious 😉


38 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble February 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

How exciting to work with Jefferson Vineyards! I visited their winery several times when I use to live in VA. Mmmmmm wine!


39 Allison @ Happy Tales February 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Gooey brownie froyo?! How have I never tried this flavor? Oh, it’s because I didn’t even know it existed. I think I would die if I saw that in a froyo place.

Very exciting news about the wine club newsletter, Congrats! And have fun with it :)


40 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

oooh food + wine pairing = sounds like a perfect fit for you!!! I cant wait to hear what you come up with!! How fun!


41 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

What a fun new career venture– and a perfect fit for you!


42 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

This sounds like a dream! “recipe writing & wine pairing for their wine club and newsletter – a match made in heaven!”—YAY for you!

I always say if i ever become a millionaire, I’d love to own a vineyard. Seriously! :)


43 Anne @ butter and bear February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like fun.


44 Annie February 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Congrats on the new job! It sounds very exciting.

Why didn’t you send the sandwich back? If you requested no onions, it should have been prepared that way.


45 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Eh, I should have :(


46 Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I am all over marshmallows and brownies, yum!


47 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Ohh – it’s lovely to see green grass! Fabulous photos!


48 Livi February 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Oh my god! Everytime I see that gooey fudge brownie topping on your blog I just about die and go to heaven! I seriously NEED to go down south to get some of that; It’s honestly on my list of top 30 things to do! :) Your pita looks super yummy btw:)


49 Baking 'n' Books February 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I love your jacket! Do you bike to your yoga?

I love the pictures here – it really is like a “painter’s” canvas or something.


50 Christine (The Raw Project) February 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Sounds like a fun day and just wow on the marshmallow and gooey brownie!


51 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) February 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Oh my goodness that lunch looks amazing! And you look very cute in your coat.


52 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What a cool gig!! Anything with wine would make me happy…make it work and it’s even better :) I love Jefferson vineyards- I love the wine they re-label and give out at the Marine Corps Marathong (or used to.)


53 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Ok – you officially have my dream job. :) Wine + food. AND marshmallow ice cream?! Ahhhh! Double congrats!

Did you guys go to Cupcake Vineyard in Napa? They handed out recipes that paired with the wine we tasted (not worth a special trip though – FYI).


54 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

We didn’t – but what a great name. Like Cakebread!


55 Christine February 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Only it hurts the pocketbook a little less than Cakebread! Also to continue the name game — there’s !


56 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 9, 2011 at 3:19 am

Doh! I meant CakeBREAD. I must be craving cupcakes. :)

The first time I bought Layer Cake Wine, I’m not ashamed to admit it was purely for the name.


57 Anne @ Baking Me February 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Wine pairing and recipe writing what a great combo, sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Oh and that marshmallow frozen yogurt looks delicious I am going to have to keep my eye out for that one :)


58 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE Perrier! And marshmallow….so jealous right now!


59 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

that’s awesome you get to work with wine…a dream come true!


60 Whit February 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Congrats on your new endeavor! What a wonderful oppportunity that you are going to do wonderful at!


61 Jessica @ The Virtual Scrapbook February 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Pita wraps might be my favorite thing. That looks delicious! And now I want a frozen dessert :)


62 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

That eggplant and feta panini sounds delicious!!!


63 lynn @ the actor's diet February 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

marshmallow!? aaaaah! insanity!


64 Amanda (Eating Up) February 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I need to make a visit to Cville so I can get some Arch’s!


65 Katie @ The Content Life February 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Your blog is beautiful, I love your photography and everything just looks so good on it!


66 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Katie!


67 Christin@purplebirdblog February 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Marshmallow and brownie batter together sounds pretty righteous!


68 Dee February 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

^I agree with Christin!

ps. I want to buy everything in your shop. How do I justify this?! 😉


69 KathEats February 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

That a dinner out is probably the same price and you would think twice about that :)


70 Hannah February 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Ohhh, marshmallow flavour and gooey brownie? GAH! Still no froyo here in Canberra, Australia, though I do know a store has opened 8 horus away in Melbourne…


71 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Your new work with the winery sounds amazing! I’m assuming this means you’re going to be hooked up with lots of free wine? 😉


72 Jessica @ Fruit and Veggie Tales February 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I feel your oniony pain……I hate onions and I always seem to get them on my food even if I ask to leave them off! Glad I’m not the only one. Congrats on your new partner-wine-work stuff!!!


73 Paige @Running Around Normal February 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Congrats on the new opportunity! What could be better than working with wine?! 😀


74 Lauren February 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ugh, every time you show the brownie batter, I salivate in envy.


75 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Mashmallow flavor? That sounds amazing!


76 Eileen February 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Congratulations on the writing gig! Sounds wonderful!


77 stacey-healthylife February 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Love that gym bag. Who makes it. Goey brownie, always so jealous, looks tasty.


78 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

That pita looks absolutely fabulous!!! As does the dessert. YUM! :)


79 Namaste Gurl February 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

What a lovely day you had, it looks like. I’m jealous. I would MUCH rather be doing what you did than sitting through a 3 hour long statistics class all afternoon :(


80 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

Ohhh the gooey brownie looks absolutely divine!!


81 megan @ blackberries for jam February 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m going to visit Charlottesville someday just to taste those pillowly fluffs of marshmallow goodness and gooey brownie!


82 Lilli February 9, 2011 at 8:33 am

Dozens of others have probably said this but I think your coat is adorable! And that Arch’s looks incredible… maybe I can convince them to branch out to Toronto…maybe?


83 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Congrats on the job, can’t wait to read your recipes. All the day’s food looks amazing!


84 Ali @ Around the VeggieTable February 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Cute gloves :)


85 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 10, 2011 at 12:13 am

Ummm that is my dream job! How fun-when will your first pairing in the newsletter run? I’ll help you, umm, research? Haha


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