Hello all! Yes, I have been more absent on my blog lately. Yes, I’ve noticed it. Not only with my own blog, mind you. It seems to be a trend among many bloggers I follow as well. The Summer shenanigans find us busier and out-and-about, enjoying life, soaking up these beautiful months before they pass. And that’s okay! Life happens.
I wish I had some epic vacation to recap for you. Perhaps a European adventure, a Napa valley wine tasting excursion, or even a trip to San Antonio since it’s not even that far away from my new city of Austin. But alas, things have been a bit ho-hum around here. My life has been in a bit of a rut lately until this past week and thus I did not have quite as much inspiration to write.
Since my time here in Austin I have been trying to figure out how to navigate this whole “all of my best friends are no longer within short driving distance and now I have to make more, even though I’m an adult, and sometimes making friends as an adult can be hard” thing. Luckily I found a recent new friend to hang out with who may just be more obsessed with sweet treats than me. Jessica, the creator of the incredible food blog, Desserts with Benefits, is a fellow new Austinite and once I discovered this and reached out to her by email we quickly set up plans to meet up in person.
While I’m a healthy eater by nature, I still have a sweet tooth to rival candy-craving children on Halloween night. So where else were to sweet-loving food bloggers to meet than some well-known desserts specialty restaurants around town? Jessica and I both have a list a mile long of restaurants we want to visit in Austin. It’s difficult to keep up with this city–I swear they open up another restaurant every other day.
The first place on our list was Sweet Ritual. Sweet Ritual specializes in vegan ice cream creations. Their ice cream was excellent! So creamy and flavorful. I went with the Sockeye Monkey Sundae with Unicorn Poop Ice Cream while Jess went with Cinnamonkey Elephantastic and Toasted Coconut ice cream with chocolate chips. Two thumbs up for Sweet Ritual.
Jessica and I made another date a week later. This time we were on the hunt for pie. Tiny pies. In fact, the name of the restaurant that specializes in these petite treats is Tiny Pies.
I went for the blueberry peach, apple, and bourbon buttermilk pies while Jess picked out the key lime, coconut cream, and lemon meringue. Once again, two thumbs up. Wade’s stepfather even texted me the next day and asked if I could take him to the Tiny Pies shop when Wade’s parents come to visit us in Austin. You got it, Rick!
So there you have it! My roundup of recent favorite eats and treats.
I also have some fantastic news…*drumroll*
I’m starting a new job on Monday! I am thrilled/excited/nervous/anxious. I have a feeling this is going to be a great job opportunity. I feel like I’m going to my first day of the new school year. I’ll take the added bonus of the paycheck that a job brings, though.
Have a great weekend!
What is your favorite Trader Joe’s product? I need recommendations!