I hope you all were able to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day yesterday. 🙂 If you just couldn’t get around to it, don’t fret, you actually have all month. Apparently April is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month, so you’ve got a little more time to celebrate.
Today, I need to share some recent discoveries with you.
1.) Chocolate and Caramel flavored loose teas from Voila!
Last Friday, I was finally able to pay the little tea shop on Market St. a visit. The first thing to greet me, a sample of Double Chococcino Black Tea. It was just lovely, and there was no way I was leaving the shop without some. And when I asked what the best tasting, most caffeinated tea in the shop was, the woman helping me opened up a tin of Caramel Yerba Mate for me to smell. I don’t really drink coffee, so a cup of tea is how I like to start my morning and my mornings are never going to be the same again. This caramel tea provides a very coffee-like experience, if that makes sense. It’s just so rich and flavorful. I highly recommend paying the shop a visit and letting the ladies there help you find a new favorite.
2.) That whole root beer, vanilla ice cream & cake flavored vodka combination that’s been roaming through the blog-o-sphere and across Pinterest. For a really pretty version of this weekend-worthy dessert cocktail, look at this one. Mine was a tad simpler, looked like this …
and tasted like, well, like the best root beer float I’ve ever had. (I’m positive the quality ingredients I picked up had something to do with that too.)
3.) Putting pickles on salads. As I was perusing my Google Reader last week, I came across this post from Cupcakes for Breakfast that mentioned a Pickle Madness Salad from Sweetgreen in DC. I don’t know how you feel about pickles, but I loooove them. I had to know what made up this salad, and luckily a little Google search turned up fruitful. Very conveniently for me, this blogger had taken a photo of the menu board that listed the ingredients in a Pickle Madness Salad. But there was only one kind of pickle listed, granted they were spicy pickles. but I didn’t think that sounded all that “mad.” I needed to make one with more pickles.
These pickles to be exact. The recipe is coming this weekend :-). There’s really no reason for you to wait for me though, throw some pickles on any salad you like.
What are you up to this weekend? Planning on eating/cooking anything good?