Highlights from this week – my in-laws are in town and we had fun showing them Charlottseville one last time // we had some great dinners out, including a new spot that’s a new favorite // Wissotzky Tea Company – an international, family-owned tea company based in Israel with offices in London and the United States – sent me some of their inventive flavors to try…
Coffee for the week: Trader Joe’s espresso blend with sweetened condensed milk.
Tea samples; their four newest, spiciest flavors: Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Chai, Pumpkin Spiced Chai, Salted Caramel Chai, Spiced Nana Mint Chai. I cold-brewed my cups per the company’s instructions – a ratio of 4 cups cold water to 5 tea bags, covered in the fridge for 15-36 hours.
Salted Caramel Chai with a splash half and half (added post picture).
Spiced Nana Mint Chai with sugar and fresh lime. <– fair warning, this flavor was too peppery for Adam’s tastes
Tropical flavors from the Mexican ice cream place down the street: passionfruit, guava, and mamey!
Plus I picked up these super interesting gummy candies. They have milk in them and the texture is extra soft and very unique.
Roasted green beans and TJ’s turkey corn dogs. Apparently I love corn dogs, I couldn’t stop raving about how tasty these were!
Sheet pan hash: potatoes, onion, bell pepper, shredded brussel sprouts, and maple chicken breakfast sausage.
Smoked Kitchen and Tap: a bbq spot we love in Crozet. I had smoked turkey, cole slaw, and creamed corn with smoked jalopeno.
The Local: an amazing spot in Bellmont. I had the best, most Southern plate – buttermilk-brined fried chicken with pimento cheese mac and cheese, collard greens, and house made hot sauce and a buttermilk-chive drizzle.
Modern Nosh: a newish, super cute deli (which means I finally have a deli in Charlottesville!).
I had a half turkey reuben and soup with the best matzoh ball of my life.
Plus we split latkes that were wonderfully full of garlic. Yum!