Coffee Talk


I’m about to head in to work…Halloween party tonight and apparently they are having a little caramel making crisis over there right now that I have to take care of. 😉

This morning I met Kelly for coffee and we ended up chatting again for almost two hours!


Mmm french press coffee!



I was kind of obsessed with taking the perfect picture of my coffee mug….


I should have gotten this beautiful latte! 🙂


I didn’t get home until 11:00 and then had to rush in the shower and make a quick lunch before a 12:30 conference call. I did get to sample some of this yummy new bread though…BlogHer Food seems like it was AGES ago but I wanted to take the time now to thank Arnold Bread for being my primary sponsor for the conference. As part of my sponsorship agreement, I agreed to review several of their products, which will appear on the blog for the next couple weeks. This is definitely one of the perks of being a food blogger! 😉

Anyways, this bread is part of the Stroehmann Dutch line, which is also under the “Oroweat label” out West.  I loved how SOFT this bread was and it made a delicious egg sandwich (1 egg, 1 egg white, hot sauce and muenster cheese). The only drawback to this bread was that there IS high fructose corn syrup in the ingredient list, which I was not aware of until now. However, it is 100% whole wheat and makes for a nice fluffy sandwich.



+ a pear for yet more food photography on my wood floor.


Alrighty—gotta jet to work now! I promise to tell you all about my costume later tonight when I get home. I feel sort of lame but oh well….you’ll see! 😉

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  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Eeek – can’t wait to see which costume you pick out! I’m not dressing up this year, wah wah :/

  • christie @ honoring health
    October 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Can’t wait to see your costume!

    I keep joking that I am dressing up as a yogi on halloween because I will be in yoga teacher training all day 🙂

  • Kate
    October 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Make sure to post some pictures when you pick out the costume! I still don’t have mine yet. Yikes!

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    October 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Egg sandwiches make the best lunches-simple, delicious with protein to hold you over. Have fun at the party!

  • Heather
    October 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Have a great time at the party!!! 🙂

  • Matt
    October 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I LOVE egg sandwiches!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Caramel making crisis? That can’t be good!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I can’t wait to see your costume. 🙂 I hate dressing up for Halloween, I think it stemmed from the girls always dressing slutty in college. I can’t wait to see!

  • LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    October 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Eek don’t have my costume yet either. I think I’m going as sushi, thanks to the suggestion one of the other posters made!

  • Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run)
    October 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Loving all the pics with the shiny new camera! Those coffee pictures are making my crave my afternoon caffeine fix!

  • Nancy in Naples
    October 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I was thinking the same thing . . . the pictures are looking really good!

  • Mama Pea
    October 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I hope your floor is cleaner than mine, or that would be one hairy, cheerios dust encrusted pear.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    My roommate ran the Philly 1/2 marathon and got was able to snag 4 of those Stroehmann’s wheat loaves to bring home. We made tons of pb&j sammies, french toast, and bread pudding with that soft, yummy bread. I think ezekiel sprouted grain bread is the polar opposite of Stroehmann’s – but it’s still my fav brand. I love the heartiness and chew.

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    My roommate ran the Philly 1/2 marathon and was able to snag 4 of those Stroehmann’s wheat loaves to bring home. We made tons of pb&j sammies, french toast, and bread pudding with that soft, yummy bread. I think ezekiel sprouted grain bread is the polar opposite of Stroehmann’s – but it’s still my fav brand. I love the heartiness and chew.

  • Courtney F
    October 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I am so glad you have found a girl-friend. That helps SO much when you move to a new place. Answered prayer tis good!
    Your poor loaf of bread doesno’t have the best posture, but
    I am sure taste made up for bad form!

  • Marina
    October 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I’m really interesting in your costume 🙂
    Loving that sandwich, it all looks really fluffy

  • Diana
    October 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Loving the photos taken with the new camera! 😉

  • sue
    October 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    love the photos with the new camera! can’t wait to see the costume!

  • Sandy
    October 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Ahh – beautiful Healdsburg and new friends, lucky, lucky you. Count your blessings – great job, beautiful town and good friends already plus parties!!

  • J@ Whole Body Love
    October 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    You certainly seem to be getting to know your camera a little better! It takes amazingly clear pics!

  • dorothy
    October 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    your new camera is PHENOM!! however much you paid for it, it was worth it cause i’m adorrring the photos even more than usual 😉

  • Michelle
    October 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Excited for the costume. But, girl, high fructose corn syrup. That crud is BANNED in Australia. Not cool.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I can’t wait to see your costume.

    I love that you are going to solve a caramel crisis. So funny!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    October 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Agreed… can’t get down with the HFCS, no way, no how… but I can give you props for your method of eggs, cheese and hot sauce sammie… great combo!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    October 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    You can definitely tell that you got a new camera – your pictures look great!
    I love Orowheat bread out here, it’s one of the ones I usually buy at the store, although I also don’t like the fact that it has HFCS. Maybe they’ll change it?
    Have a good day at work!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 29, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    That bread is so soft it can’t stand up! I love chewy, soft bread for sandwiches. Particularly, PB and J.

    Looking forward to the costume reveal! Still don’t know if I’m going to go for it and wear one this year or not. Whatever it may end up being, it’ll be half-hazard and random. Maybe that’s what I’ll tell people.

    “What are you supposed to be?”
    “Half-hazard and random.”

  • Jil
    October 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Mmm that coffee looks so good! Your hardwood floors are seriously gorgeous, haha. They make a great backdrop!

  • amanda
    October 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I love orowheat! and you are out west now lol dont forget =)

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I love Arnold bread; I’ve had that kind, and it’s great. A littttttle HFCS won’t kill us 🙂

  • Still Life in South America
    October 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    An egg and cheese sandwich with fluffy wheat bread sounds like my kind of meal. And hot sauce really does go with everything! (OK, except maybe oatmeal…)

    Love the new camera.

  • eatmovelove
    October 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    That latte looks like a work of art! Would you believe I’ve never had one!…and I’ve even worked in 3 different coffee shops during University ?!! Haha.
    Halloween parties are sooo fun! Hope you have a great time…and avert the caramel disaster!
    I like Chelsea’s costume idea! “Half-Hazard and Random!”
    Where do you buy your Arnold’s bread by the way?? I’ve never seen it here – I live in Canada – but I guess alot of our products and stores are different…the closest WF’s is about 5 hours away in the ‘big’ city…and I still live in a populated city as it is!!

  • Laura S
    October 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Will you post a picture of the swollen ankle?

  • Jolene (
    October 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Mmmmm, that sandwich looks super yummy! I haven’t had a sandwich like that in ages!

  • Jenna
    October 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    can’t wait to hear about the costume!!

  • laura
    October 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    do you try and avoid HFS? I do, and hate how a lot of breads contain it

  • laura
    October 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    can’t wait to see the costume!

  • Jenna @ runeatride
    October 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I cant wait to see your costume! Halloween is never lame, I think that anyone of any age can dress up and still be cool 🙂

  • Lizzy
    October 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    hehe i can’t wait to see your costume! 🙂

  • Katy
    October 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I need that camera!! 🙂 All of your pics so far look phenom! Maybe they will have great sales on black Friday?! 😉 Love hearing about your new journey in Cali. You live in one of my favorite places..EVER! Glad you’re living it up!

  • Allison (Balance in Bites)
    October 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    That latte looks fantastic. Also, the lighting on that wooden floor is great! How are you liking your camera? I bet it’s totally awesome =D

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I love your new pics too!

  • Bec
    October 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    cant wait to see your costume 🙂 Also I am so jealous of the photos that fancy camera of yours is taking!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    You and Kelly look so casual/Peet’s Coffee on Fillmore St. [Pacific Heights] San Francisco. I just went t TJs and out to dinner in Carmel where had two glasses of wine and feel like crashing in front of the TV with the bag of Cheeto-like but healthier TJ product…but told the restaurant I’d blog about them so better get to it! Then the bag of Cheetos. Dinner, 2 wines, bag of Cheetos….not exactly a can of Slim-Fast…..Bwahaha.
    Can’t wait to see costume. Especially if lame…those are even funnier!!

  • Shannon, Tropical Treats
    October 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Egg sandwiches are sooo good. My mom always used to make them for my brother and I. Love them with cheese and lots of ketchup!

  • Jacqueline
    October 29, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Can’t wait to see the costume!
    Have a good time at the party.

  • Rachael (La Dolce Vita)
    October 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Hey. Is that a tattoo I see on your wrist in that coffee drinking shot??

  • Cynthia
    October 29, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Jenna. You have a great blog! All the food looks great and where you work is absolutely gorgeous!! Also, I found your philosophy on food very helpful. I hope your ankle feels better soon. Have a great weekend!