What did I tell you – it’s now 63 degrees outside!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like spring is putting up a fight to arrive early
Matt and I ran 5.0 miles this morning (me in cropped pants and no gloves!). Glorious weather. I always consider February the start of spring, even if it means we still have more snow to come. One warm day here and there is all I need to get excited.
And then the two of us met Karen for a lunch business meeting. We discussed sandwiches over sandwiches!
We were actually a party of four because this stink bug arrived as a stowaway on Matt’s shoulder!
We went to Cville Coffee, our new neighbor who also serves up some delicious lunch items.
I built my own! It came with: tons of hummus, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, sprouts, banana peppers and cranberry sauce (from the turkey + cranberry sandwich and it was great!)
The sandwich was awesome – especially the rosemary bread!
BYO water. I recently got this new KOR water bottle on Amazon when my Thermos one broke. This guy rocks.
We all shared a donut from Carpe Donuts (another neighbor!) for dessert. It was amazing – cakey and apple cidery. Makes me so excited for the farmer’s market this summer!
Back at home, sippin’ on mint tea. ‘Bout to get some work done online and take some photos for upcoming OpenSky stuff – including the bag photographed above! It’s recycled and fair trade and I am in love 🙂
Stacy @ Every Little Thing says
I don’t start thinking about spring until March and even then, that’s a bit early as a native Michigander 🙂 I can’t imagine thinking about spring in February!
That stinkbug brings back bad memories from when I lived in Virginia (Lynchburg). They were ALL OVER the place! Those and ladybugs. I couldn’t stand it.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
What a great looking sandwich! Gorgeous pics too 🙂
Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin says
It is really warm here in DC too (relatively speaking) but I can’t accept that spring is coming until all the snow is out of the way!
Lisa (bakebikeblog) says
What a great idea adding cranberry sauce!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Oooooh, I love the look of that sandwich! It reminds me of the “moist-maker” from Friends 🙂
Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says
Mmmm love doughnuts!
I wish our weather in Ontario were that nice. It just doesn’t stop snowing here!
[email protected] Sweet Life says
so jealous–it is bitterly cold and very icy here. looks like summer in your photos! enjoy it.
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I don’t even like donuts and that donut looks delish!
Suzanne @ continuing my education says
Sounds like a yummy afternoon!
You should totally apply for this: http://mastomillers.com/2011/01/12/calling-all-eaters/
I thought about that, but I decided I am too busy with my own endeavors at the moment 🙂
Carla @ Will Run for Health says
That sandwich looks amazing…esp. the cranberry sauce!
[email protected] says
yeahhh tell me about it~it’s so easy on the eye too, very prettttttyyy. Yay for pretty food <3
Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn says
No way, girl! It is Snowmageddon up in hurr, I am so jealous I might explode. I can’t wait for the day I see the first flowers!:)
Kim @ girlevolving says
You are definitely from the south if February is the start of spring to you! February is the month of “is winter EVER going to end????” for me!
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
I can’t even tell you how jealous I am of your weather! Ah I’d love to be more than a few hours south right now!!
Freya (Brit Chick Runs) says
Oh spring – I can’t wait! Spring = one step closer to finishing uni for EVER which I’m waaay too excited about 😛
J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
Still looks like winter here in NY, especially after the snow we got last night… and the night before. 😆
That sandwich looks AWESOME! I would have built the same thing. YUM 😀
I am so jealous of your weather, Kath. My arms and back are killing me from all of the shoveling I’ve been doing up here in MA. I need a break!!!
Emily @ One Sweet Vegan says
First, I always think of February as the start of spring too.
Second, I like the bag you’re holding. A lot!
Third, you have NO idea how good your sandwich looks to me and how much I want one now!!
Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama says
I am so jealous of your weather. It is 18 degrees here.
Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen says
Ohh so jealous of that little bit of green…I honestly don’t know when I’ll see my yard next… That donut looks sooo good – I think my mouth actually watered. haha
I also consider February the start of Spring, it most cases it usually up hill from here 🙂
Our local apple orchard makes fresh, homemade apple cider doughnuts. They are *beyond* delicious.
That being said, I would gladly trade all the homemade apple cider doughnuts in the world for some of your 63 degree weather instead of our 23 degrees with three feet of snow.
lauren @ spiced plate says
Love the sprouts coming up! Outside my window, another blizzard is ripping its way through…I don’t know when I’ll get to plant my veggie garden this year!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
wow it’s almost as warm as it is in LA here!
Natalie @ Will Jog For Food says
The sandwich looks really good! Plus now I am craving a donut big time…
Cville Coffee looks amazing, like so many other places you feature on your blog … my husband is taking me to Charlottesville on a valentine’s weekend trip, do you have any places that are a ‘must visit’?!
Check my Cville page – they are ALL good!
PS. If you tell me what you’re looking for I can be more specific!
that list is great – how about … what is your favorite place to eat in Cville? Doesn’t matter the price tag. A place that highlights Cville, its locals, and its foods, from your point of view. Thanks so much for your suggestions!! By the way – thanks to your blog i now eat so much better and love almond butter (never thought to try it before – until I saw your amazing photos. Yum)
Mas, Tavola, Orzo, Mono Loco, C&O, The Local are all fabulous.
Thanks so much! Enjoy the warm weather 🙂
I love that waterbottle!
My husband just oogled that donut – I love donuts. I would never have thought to combine hummus and cranberry sauce – savory and sweet though. Love the idea!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Dang, I don’t know what looks better…the sandwich or the doughnut? YUM!
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
I love that bag! Super adorable!!!
It was warm here today, but definitely very overcast. :/ But I’m excited and crossing my fingers that winter is behind us. 🙂
Anne @ butter and bear says
That sandwich looks delicious! Interesting combo, I never would have thought of that but now I want one:-)
I am so jealous of the warm temperatures! Your outfit looks so cute! That sandwich looks amazing! I love hummus on a sandwich! 🙂
Emily @ Savory and Savage says
That sandwich has given me a craving for hummus – mmmmm 🙂
And good luck on the eventual (and I am sure successful) opening of your store!
Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy says
I’m jealous of your 63 degrees. And I want one of those donuts – stat! 🙂
Lacey Q says
I love that bag! Can’t wait to find out more about it! The water bottle looks awesome too!
Natalia - a side of simple says
Oh boy, so jealous of your weather AND that lunch! Spring and summer please come soon 🙂
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Ooooh I’m so jealous of your weather!! Love the bag, and the waterbottle too!
i’ve been looking for a water bottle to bring w/me to work! i think i’ll go look into that one! it looks great! 🙂
Felicia (a taste of health with balance) says
so jealous of your weather! PS: had some sardines with my lunch today as influenced by yours yesterday- delish!
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
Wow, it’s warmer than there in California! I think the high is supposed to be 60 today.
Christine (The Raw Project) says
The lunch sandwich sounds great! I’m already thinking about and looking forward to spring too with our nice weather this week.
[email protected] says
So funny that you guys are in the 60s and we here in Texas are in the 20s today!
Allison @ Happy Tales says
It was partly sunny and 65 here today in Charlotte! Although, the colder temps are already starting to settle in….
That sandwhich looks sooo good. I love any sandwhich that has banana peppers on it. I always ask for extra!!!
Carrie H says
I wish I could consider February the beginning of spring! 🙂 It was -40* both yesterday and this morning when I woke up, no joke. That wasn’t even the “feels like” either. Yeesh.
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
That weather is crazy by you!! I wish I could get a 65 degree day. Actually, I would settle for a 65 degree hour!
Lee @ Fit foodie Finds says
So jealous of that weather Kath! I’m still waiting for the dnage snow to melt!
rebecca lustig says
that bag is recycled and fair trade?! cant wait to read more!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
That sandwich looks awesome – I can’t get enough rosemary right now.
Hey o – just an fyi – a few blogs on your blog roll are no longer active. It was kind of a bummer to click through. No big deal, just wanted you to know.
Thanks Lane. I’m way overdue to edit those!
I love pictures of delicious looking sandwiches- good picks 🙂
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says
your KOR bottle looks soooo cool!
and i LOVE!! that white bag of yours! where did you pick it up? i want it!
Jess (Sweet Potato) says
Your sandwich is so colorful! I love it!
And here it’s about 95 as opposed to 105 – small differences make a huge difference sometime! 😛
Krissy - Shiawase Life says
I went on a run today too! Yay warmness!!
That sandwich looked amazing…
Wow, that’s such a cool looking water bottle! Your sandwich looks packed to the max and delicious, too. I’m sure your Great Harvest sandwiches at your bakery will be even better, though :).
Have a lovely day!
Wowee that sandwich looks so good, i love cranberry sauce!
Cute water bottle too 🙂
Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) says
Oh I can’t wait until our farmers market opens back up!
That sandwich looks delicious, I love the idea of cranberry sauce on ANYthing 😀
Hi Kath, I’ve been looking for a terrific water bottle for some time now. Does your KOR bottle sweat?
Very interesting water bottle!
Still digging out here in Chicago but dreaming about your 63 degrees!
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
Your sandwich sounds great – but I’m totally craving that cake donut right now! 🙂
Brace yourself hon….I don’t think that weather is going to last. Two/three days before we got a foot of snow dumped on us here in OKC….it was 76 degrees. Absolutely glorious weather….and now we have wind chills of -15. Ick.
lunch business meetings is this a tax write off LOL Sounds like your bakery is starting to come together .And that sandwich looked so good i keep forgetting to put cranberries on my turkey sandwich
Simply Life says
oh I am so jealous of that weather!!!
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Woohoo for the warm weather!! That sandwich looks killer, too. Hope you all had a good sandwich metting. 😉
Seriously, Mother Nature is one fickle gal. Ooh, and did hear the verdict from Mr. Groundhog?? Spring is coming! I guess it started today!
Sara (Miles and Manhattan) says
SO jealous of that weather! and your awesome water bottle!!! 🙂 the sandwich doesn’t look half bad either 😉
Do you LOVE your KOR water bottle?? We just did a huge custom order of that water bottle for one of our clients. We have one in the office that I am accidentally waiting for it to fall into my bag.
Cville coffee is awesome! Try and go to one of their shows!
Love that sandwich, looks great. I love build your own.
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I wish that gorgeous weather would make its way north!
I can’t wait to read more about your guys’ bakery! When do you anticipate opening it?
Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) says
that sandwich looks delectable!!! yummy looking bread too.
I love my blue KOR water bottle!
Cute bag! Mind sending some of that warm weather up to Boston?
63??? So jealous! It’s below zero in MN… le sigh.
The forerunner looks fantastic, is it a bit bulky for you? From the picture it seems a rather large, but then again it is a close up! I use a polar but the strap does not seem to always pick up my BPM, does the forerunner use a strap as well? Fabulous blog-supremely crafted, well done!
It was a little big at first, but I’m totally used to it
Maria @ The Fitted Apron says
Kath, you look great!
Oh gosh, I’m so jealous of your temperatures. I love winter though, but I think I put on half my running gear to go out yesterday!