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Banana does it betta

November 16, 2010

I am enjoying the best bowl of oats ever right now.

For the past couple of months, apples and pears have been my oats mix-in of choice. The fruit basket is overflowing thanks to the CSA and, as much as possible, I’m trying to eat locally and seasonally.

Bananas are neither local nor seasonal but they make a bowl of oats 10x better. I forgot that one frozen little ‘naner had been hibernating in the freezer for a couple of months, just waiting for the chance to become banana ice cream.

As I pulled out leftover chili to bring for today’s lunch, I noticed the banana in Tupperware. I’m happy to report that even after multiple months in an icy cave, bananas still taste awesome in oats. It takes oats from a mediocre yet warming breakfast to a sweet morning treat.

Also: pumpkin pie spice. Yea, I’m pretty happy right now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also making me happy are these cute new bowls from Anthropologie.

Before walking through the secret garden in Georgetown Sunday, I popped into Anthro just to see what was new. While the clothes are way out of my price range, the home products — everything from bed linens and towels to dishes and drawer pulls — are very reasonably priced.

These bowls — which are deep enough to be perfect for soup or oats — were half-off half-off, which ended up being $3.95 for each. Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

I love just strolling through Anthro and envisioning moving into one of the display areas.

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If anyone wants to help me decorate my next apartment, just look to Anthropologie for inspiration. If only the quilt I fell in love with wasn’t almost $500… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Which store designs inspire you? I love Anthro, of course, but also wouldn’t mind if IKEA just stepped in and handed me pre-made rooms. (To which I would then add personal touches like Mayan masks, Korean tea cups, Thai wall hangings and Parisian pillows. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Lauren updated our photo blog — check out our ‘berry’ beautiful pictures. ๐Ÿ˜€

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 7:40 am

    Yeah, banana is always a must in my oats– I can taste a huge difference when it’s not there!!!

    Sigh. I would live in Anthropologie if they would let me.

  2. November 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    I love Pier 1 for design ideas. Everything there is totally my style.

    • November 16, 2010 7:36 pm

      They do have some really cute items. Always forget to check it out.

  3. November 16, 2010 2:35 pm

    I love bananas in my oatmeal!! Yum!

  4. November 16, 2010 5:22 pm

    I’ve been using pumpkin pie spice in literally everything. So hot right now.

    Also, I, too, have a love affair with Anthropologie. But I’m doomed to always window shop there. Unless something majorly goes on sale. I don’t own a single thing from that place. :-\

    • November 16, 2010 7:39 pm

      Definitely check out the sale section. There are some awesome bargains in the online store, too.

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