Afternoon adventures!! I met up with my mother’s group after a very long hiatus. So fun to see all the babies getting so big, new faces and to be there with a large bump out front! I enjoyed a mint tea, followed by a small Carpe Donut at the bakery, followed by some reading up on breastfeeding before dinner.
Plus this yogurt + Hungry Bar snack!
Our dinner adventures tonight took us a stone’s throw outside of town to the most beautiful bucolic setting. I am always amazed at how quickly we go from city to countryside here.
New friends, blog readers and fellow local business owners Kara and Andrew invited us over for dinner. They are the team behind Mellow Mushroom Cville, which we have YET to go to here but have loved in other cities, and Boylan Heights, one of our top burger bars! [And they serve organic local beef – 10 fingers up!] Given that we are both running food businesses and they have two cute kids, we had lots to talk about : )
Kara and Andrew own on a stunning plot of land on which they built a cottage that they rent out by the night. Let me know if you are looking for a special place to stay in Cville!
In love with this textured metal sink!
We started the evening with mocktails – pom juice and seltzer with a fun straw –
And then enjoyed a lovely dinner on their porch. So lucky the weather was perfect!
Latin-inspired flank steak soft tacos and all the fixins’
Peppers, steak, guac, black bean + corn salsa, cheese and more. Yellow rice on the side –
We ended the evening with a doubles game of ping pong and slices of Kara’s Key Lime Pie!
This pie was amazing – and the crust!! Oh my gosh, the crust was the best pie crust ever. It was a sticky toffee health bar crunch! Kara reported that this was the Southern Living Magazine recipe, although I’m not quite sure which one – likely this one given the crust recipe. I had a second sliver it was that good : )
AC is still off – wish this weather would stay forever!