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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.

Fall Finds.

Hello my friends!  We are having a good week here so far, and I hope you guys are too.  Graham’s birthday is next week (SOB), so I have been busy planning and getting ready for that.  It’s also our first week of kombucha home delivery service here in Seattle, so that’s been really fun (and busy) to kick off. 

In the meantime, I did end up finding some good ways to put all those apples to good use.  Cullen and I spent nap time one day making this delicious homemade apple crisp.  We made the crisp part out of superfood mix, almond meal, rolled oats, coconut oil, and a touch of sugar.  Topped it all off with Ellenos (local) Greek yogurt – it was incredible!  Almost makes me want to go pick more apples.


In other food-related news, I thought I’d share with you guys that we have a new kombucha flavor – Spiced Rooibos!  I know I’m biased but I think it’s the best one yet.  It’s made from red tea and has hints of cinnamon, lemon, ginger, and more.  It’s seriously addictive!  I’m also loving the red label.  I think this will be our best seller within a few short months!


This time of year I know the world goes crazy for pumpkin spiced everything.  As much as I love pumpkin pie, I generally avoid most pumpkin-flavored things – they all taste really artificial to me.  But there are two things I simply cannot resist. 

1.  Ellenos Pumpkin Pie yogurt parfaits – they are insaaaaaaane.  The crumble on top is ridiculous, and the whole thing tastes like a big bite of pie.  I don’t let myself buy the big one at the grocery store because I know it has a ton of sugar, but I do indulge occasionally at the coffee shops. 

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2.  I recently discovered RXBARs, and have fallen in love.  They have such simple ingredients and aren’t overly sweet.  And as it turns out, I was good friends in college with the brother of the guy who founded the company!  But I found that fun fact out after I was already highly addicted.  My favorite is the chocolate coconut, but I stumbled across these bad boys at Trader Joe’s last week.  They are delicious!!

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And while these aren’t edible, they are still all sorts of autumn amazingness.  I’m still loving my oil diffuser and essential oils, and my mother in law recommended this seasonal set from Plant Therapy.  Thet are AMAZING!  My favorite is the Spiced Orange – makes the whole house smell absolutely amazing!  

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Okay with all this pumpkin talk, it’s only fair to also mention how I plan to justify all that pie this season.  I went to Charlotte for a girls’ weekend two weeks ago, and finally got the chance to try Orange Theory for the first time! 


I hated every minute of it, but I also knew that it was exactly the type of workout I’ve been missing in my weekly lineup.  I’ve been doing tons of strength classes (pilates + barre), but really slacking on the cardio.  It’s already much darker here in the mornings and evenings, and finding opportunities to run outside hasn’t been as easy (not to mention the rain has begun!).  But I have missed running as often as I was, and I know my body could really benefit from the HIIT interval method of working out.

And as luck would have it, as soon as I got back to Seattle a new Orange Theory studio opened up in Ballard, about ten minutes from my house.  I took advantage of their free opening week classes, and then immediately signed up for a membership.  I’m committed to going at least three days a week, to keep up my cardio no matter what the weather! 


And when I’m not at OrangeTheory, I am lucky to have some awesome outdoor running gear to keep me warm and BRIGHT during those darker runs.  To help get ready for winter, I got to test out the Womens Drift 1/2 Zip Pullover this month from Brooks! 

I LOVE the bright colors and all the reflective stripes and patches.  It has a super soft layer of thin fleece on the inside, and is totally wind-proof.  I have a feeling this will get a lot of use this winter!  Please excuse my lack of makeup and hair that hadn’t been washed in three days!e

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And speaking of a lot of use, I should have shown you guys this jacket a million years ago.  I got the Brooks LSD Thermal Jacket way back at the beginning of the summer, and I have LIVED in it – no exaggeration.  It is the perfect thickness keeps me just warm enough without overheating, and when it does warm up it folds down and zips right into its own pocket. 

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This is hands down my favorite apparel piece I’ve gotten this year.  I got a second one for my sister in pink, and my girlfriend here bought a matching one in blue.  The back and sleeves are made of cotton sweatshirt-type material.  It also comes in a vest, and I am trying really hard to resist getting one because I know my outerwear situation is out of hand.  Buy this for yourself right now!

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Alright, that’s it from me today!  I am headed to pilates tonight, OrangeTheory tomorrow morning, and then prepping for and celebrating Graham’s birthday this weekend!  Going to be a fun one! 

Apple Picking 2016.

Well hello there!!  Thanks so much for your patience this past week!  I told some of you already on the DG Facebook page, but we moved the site to a new server last week and there were some growing pains.  I think we finally have most of it sorted out, so fingers crossed it’s smooth sailing from here!

This past weekend was our first big fall adventure – apple picking!  We are finally done with some of the summer farmer’s markets for the kombucha business, which means our weekends are bit more free.  Since we had a whole Saturday in front of us and the sun was shining, we headed out into the country side. 

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I know I’ve talked about this here before, but Casey’s most hated day of the year is when we go to the pumpkin patch.  He doesn’t like the manufactured “farms” that cater to city crowds so that kids can pose on tractors and choose pumpkins were all just hauled in from somewhere and dumped in the grass.  And to be honest, I kind of agree.

Especially being small business owners ourselves now, we really like to find people who are working hard to create something in our community.  And Skipley Farm was exactly that. 

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The nice men who helped us lived in the farmhouse, raised the animals themselves, and knew more about apples than I even knew was possible.  We were lucky to be some of the only people there on a gorgeous fall day, and the kids couldn’t wait to get started. 

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We tried to explain how to look for good apples, and that we only wanted to bring home the best ones.  I feared that, unlike blueberries – where you can never have too many, we might end up with 50 pounds of apples. 

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Of course like any fruit-picking activity, eating them was the main event.  We had a map of over 100 different varieties that were out in the fields, and it was really interesting to see just how different some of them were from others! My favorites were the Liberty – bright red with a crisp white inside, that almost looked like a giant radish.

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It is so nice that they are finally both big enough to do big adventures and all enjoy and participate.  They love each other so much, and I can’t handle how much it means to me.

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As I’ve mentioned before, it’s been a busy summer full of business growth and lots of farmers markets, and while we had a ton of fun – we were also spread very thin.  Casey and I tended to be ships passing, trying to get it all done, and so this day of family time was much needed, and so appreciated.

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And look – mom was there too!  A rare step onto the other side of the camera to prove that I am actually a part of our family adventures too. :)

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Such a fun time with my little people!  Lots of talk of the apple pies we would make when we got home.

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And we certainly brought home more than enough apples to make that happen.  As usual, we had no self control and bought something like 15 pounds of apples – absurd! 

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We’ve already made (and eaten) an enormous batch of homemade applesauce in the rice cooker.  And I’m currently sitting here snacking on a big plate of apples and cheese as a late breakfast (and coffee #3…). 

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Any favorite pie recipes you want to share?  I promised Cullen pie, so I have to deliver!  Next week we head to the Pumpkin Patch with school, and hoping to hit a few fall festivals in the coming month as well.  Happy fall (and Thursday!) to all of you – thanks again for your patience during our server move!

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