Downtown Brunch

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Around noon, my mom and I headed downtown Orlando to grab brunch.  One of my favorite restaurants in downtown is called Hue.  It’s a trendy little dinner spot (read: expensive), but I’d heard it had a very reasonable breakfast menu.


I ordered the Hue Scramble #1, which was scrambled eggs with asiago cheese, bok choy, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and other veggies.  Plus Southern-style Homefries:


Boy choy tastes amazing with eggs!  I must repeat this at home.  It gave it a crunchy texture.


Plus, a buttery roll:


After our meal, we walked about 0.25-mile to the downtown farmers’ market to look at jewelry and other knick-knacks.  My mom was really impressed by the selection of jewelry and bought her friend a set for her birthday.


I ended up buying some all-natural, vegan Apple Butter.  I tasted the Pumpkin Butter, and it was AMAZING, but they were all out!  I was so disappointed – must go back next week for Pumpkin Butter!  This Apple Butter was sweet and crunchy, and it was a nice substitute.


We spent about an hour relaxing on the public picnic tables and watching all the people and doggies.  My mom and I like to make up stories about people as we watch them.  It’s a family habit to gossip about strangers (the stories aren’t all bad, though!).  It’s a fun way to pass the time.


I also played with Pebbles the Pug:


On the way home, we stopped at some stores and went on an Operation Beautiful posting spree:




That Apple Butter is screaming my name!  I think it’s time for some toast….


Hope your day is fabulous!



  • Diana October 25, 2009, 4:09 pm

    That brunch looks yummy. And apple butter! 🙂
    Glad you’re having a good day with your mom!

  • Amanda (modernation) October 25, 2009, 4:11 pm

    Making up stories about strangers, what they are doing and who they are is so fun! I love people watching and always wind up rolling on the floor laughing over the stories we make up! Looks like a great day with your mama!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 25, 2009, 4:11 pm

    Love your brunch dish! Asiago is my new fave for scrambled eggs; it has such a great flavor punch!

    Such a nice afternoon with your Mom!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 25, 2009, 4:19 pm

    I’ve never been a big fan of apple butter, but I love that it was homemade! The jar is so pretty.. sounds like a lovely Sunday!

  • Evan Thomas October 25, 2009, 4:39 pm

    Good ol’ homefries are always the best

  • Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! October 25, 2009, 4:44 pm

    I love Hue, it is a bit pricey but SO GOOD! Lake Eola has a pretty good Farmer’s Market, there is a guy that has the best “whole wheat” bread every. =)

  • Jenna October 25, 2009, 4:49 pm

    can’t wait to hear about hoe delish the apple butter is 🙂

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 25, 2009, 4:56 pm

    That brunch looks so good! Especially that roll!

  • angieinatlanta October 25, 2009, 5:11 pm

    Bok choy + eggs sounds lovely; I had never thought of that combination before!

    Looks like a lovely mother-daughter day!

  • Susan October 25, 2009, 5:29 pm

    Ha, my mom and I’s favourite activity together is people watching too! We went to Mexico a few years ago and spent a week on the patio of the same bar just watching the street go by. It was awesome 🙂

  • Gloria October 25, 2009, 5:43 pm

    Do you find it necessary to track exactly how far you walk even if it’s just for fun with your mom? I sometimes have to tell myself not to keep track of distances because I get a little obsessed with numbers. Do you ever think that counting distances/calories can be negative?

    • caitlin October 25, 2009, 7:50 pm

      well i think counting calories and counting mileage are two different things. i don’t think either is necessary negative, although, of course you can get obsessed with either! 🙂 but its important to count mileage because you should never increase your weekly base too quickly. it’s important to keep track when you are training for a marathon because too high jumps can lead to risk of stress fracture and over use injuries.

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, On a mission to run a marathon to fundraise for The Breast Cancer Foundation October 25, 2009, 5:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, Pebbles the pug is SO FREAKING CUTE!! Look at that faceeee 😀 I love little doggies. My race yesterday was a doggie event, so there were hundreds of cute dogs dressed up in costumes… I should’ve taken more photos in hindsight.
    Looks like a beautiful day and a fun market.
    I think I’m due for an Operation Beautiful posting spree!

  • Elise October 25, 2009, 6:12 pm
  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 25, 2009, 6:24 pm

    i love the farmer’s market at lake eola! it’s one of my very favorite things about orlando!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal October 25, 2009, 6:36 pm

    You and your mom are way too cute!!
    Sounds like you had a great day, and I love the Operation Beautiful pics:) I just posted a race recap on my blog – where I wrote an OP on my bib:)

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 25, 2009, 6:39 pm

    The apple butter does sound SO good. Yum.

  • Molly @vegandorm October 25, 2009, 6:48 pm

    It’s been forever since I’ve had apple butter – it sounds absolutely perfect for the fall!

  • Stacey October 25, 2009, 9:29 pm

    🙂 My mom and I people watch everytime we get together! When I was younger it used to embarrass me the way she would stare, but then I realize I do it too!! I love to watch people, it’s interesting to see how people react in certain situations. Glad you had a fun day with your mom, enjoy the apple butter 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 25, 2009, 9:30 pm

    Bok choy is definitely not a veggie I would have thought to add to eggs. Must try this combo.

    And apple butter is amazing!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 25, 2009, 9:31 pm

    Yay I had brunch today as well, it was delish, the only thing was that I slept in, was rushing and forgot the camera 🙁

  • mikey October 25, 2009, 9:55 pm

    breakie looks so good! sounds like a fun day 🙂

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 25, 2009, 9:59 pm

    I got some pumpkin butter this weekend, but I’m already thinking I need to go back for some apple, ha ha! Glad you enjoyed your day 🙂

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness October 25, 2009, 10:30 pm

    Bok choy in eggs… what a fun idea 🙂

    Looks like a great way to spend a Sunday!

  • Felicia October 25, 2009, 10:39 pm

    I love that you and your mom make up stories about strangers! I absolutely do that too with my boyfriend. It’s so amusing! 🙂

  • Jolene ( October 25, 2009, 11:03 pm

    That is so funny that you guys make up stories about people as they go by – man I’d love to be there to hear one of your stories … I bet they are hilarious!

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