Birch, Bloom and Stapleton • Kath Eats


Right here’s a slice of life currently!

Chris Stapleton Present

Earlier this month Thomas shocked me with tickets to see Chris Stapleton! We donned our plaids and boots and headed out on a date night time. 

Date Night time at Birch and Bloom

YES, Birch & Bloom is the identify of the brand new restaurant within the new Kimpton Lodge close to the UVA enterprise faculty! Clearly I beloved the identify from the beginning, so I used to be excited to check out the meals! 

The decor could be very stylish – a number of pure parts (after all) together with marble and velvet. I beloved the tremendous skinny water glasses. 

The cocktail menu was nice, and I ordered a Hazel Common. It’s not on the web menu, however I keep in mind it had frangelico and a “coconut dusting” and it was 100%. 

Thomas and I shared the bread service with salted butter to start out, and I had the Crispy Pores and skin Salmon for my entree. It was nice! Crispy as marketed. That crimson drizzle is raspberry coulis – a pleasant distinction to the savory fish. 

The lodge was gorg on the within too – we took a peek whereas we left for the present. 

Chris Stapleton was excellent. He had Thomas in tears along with his opening track! He performed hit after hit along with his magical vocals. We positively suggest his present!

Different Birch Issues

Take a look at this candy observe that Birch wrote to Mazen! He’s simply beginning to have the ability to write sentences, and you'll see it was removed from excellent. However I needed to doc this primary brother letter. He was lacking Mazen whereas M was at his dad’s home 🙁 

When he’s not working towards his letters and numbers in school, he’s been engaged on geography! How cool are these work he introduced dwelling. He's doing so effectively in his Montessori kindergarten 12 months <3 

I'm the mother who thinks ice cream is a good after faculty snack : ) It has protein in any case! We LOVE Kohr brothers and break up a snowstorm with oreos! 

Blanc Artistic

Final week I went to Waynesboro, VA to tour the Blanc Artistic HQ. I met with the founder, Cody, and realized a ton about cooking with carbon metal! I linked with them by Instagram after the Completely happy Cook dinner really helpful carbon metal for our induction range. Each bit is hand made and they're beloved by dwelling cooks from all over the world. How attractive are these skillets!? Cody gave me the 101 model of carbon metal, which has similarities to cooking on forged iron. We're excited to check it out this week! 

Additionally they make utensils, knives, cocktail supplies, wood spoons, and extra. When you have a foodie buddy to reward to this vacation season, Blanc Creatives can be the right place to purchase a singular reward. 

Kath Eats Actual Meals

Thomas and I got here dwelling from the seashore and determined we’d love to do puzzles at dwelling too! We borrowed this On a regular basis Heroes puzzle from our buddy Anna, and it’s been a extremely strong puzzle with a number of nice colours and patters (I don’t love puzzles which can be an excessive amount of of the identical shade!). We’ve been doing a bit of bit after dinner every night time. It’s so addicting! I’m attempting to get Birch to like puzzles too. He’s not unhealthy on the 1,000 piece dimension already!

I obtained some cinnamon chip bread from Nice Harvest currently – the very best!!

We’ve been having inexperienced smoothies with AG1 on most weekdays!

Lunch Salads

Try this reel I made with my favourite salad dressing that includes orange marmalade! I’ve been making it since mid-summer and it’s THE BEST!

Right here’s how I’ve been consuming it in my favourite large mixing bowl! 

I really like Day by day Harvest flatbreads for lunch when I'm out of salad greens. I added pepperoni and cheese to this wholesome vegan pizza – LOL! 

Salmon + couscous + NA crimson wine

Right here’s the NA wine I attempted – it’s the brand new Purple Mix by Certainly. My evaluation is that it’s VERY smoky, medium-level fruity (candy, however just a bit), and it was superior to have the bottle open to sip on all week with dinners! I truly most popular it chilled, which is odd, but it surely tasted the very best that option to me! Suggest. 

Sunday grill out

Thomas smoked some wings and ribs with cornbread and grilled zucchini for soccer Sunday. ‘Twas very fall applicable!

Additionally very fall applicable: 

Quick Story

Final however not least, I obtained a Quick Story field for some fall garments, however didn’t find yourself maintaining a lot. Liked one pair of black denims they despatched, however I returned this costume (which was an XSP!) for being too quick and the pants for being too flared. Am I simply too previous!? Haha. 

They despatched me this jumpsuit final 12 months, and it’s one among my favourite issues I personal!!!


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