Sweet Tea Sundays

Sweet Tea Sundays

Happy Sunday! Whether you’re getting ready for church or pouring a glass of wine to go with a book on the porch swing, Sunday is a sacred day. It’s a day of rest, relaxation, recuperation, and revelation. A chance to think back on the past week and look forward to the next one. Some people meal prep for one for the week; others make a huge lunch and invite family over like it’s a weekly Thanksgiving. Personally, I love to grocery shop on these days – it’s my favorite part of the week!

In the South, we love our Sundays for the fact that the world slows down to match our pace. Stores close early, the world takes a breath, and neighbors stop by to chat if you live in a close-knit community. Oftentimes, people drop by to share a glass of sweet tea and the weekly gossip on the front porch (don’t tell the preacher, though!).

I may have just moved into my own place, but I don’t have much of a front porch or relationship with my neighbors, so I’m bringing Sweet Tea Sundays to the blog to give you the lowdown on what I’ve been reading, watching, or listening to this week. What’s going on in the food world? Which of my favorite bloggers posted a to-die-for recipe? What’s the best playlist to listen to while you whip up some of my quick Spanish-Style Tapas in the kitchen?

It’s all right here. So sit back and enjoy a glass of sweet tea (with or without a nip of whiskey in it – I won’t judge!) while we share a little of what’s going on in our worlds.

On the Internet

It may be the last half of summer, but the heat just won’t give up! Fellow Bluegrass blogger Leela has a list of her favorite rosés to go with any end-of-the-summer parties you may be having.

Learn how two women in Rhode Island are joining forces to provide sustainable small farm business models to immigrants while producing the best tea that the small state has ever tasted.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has been in off-season for a few weeks, but you can get your jush by watching season 10 participant Miz Cracker try and keep up with Bon Appétit’s Carla as they make ravioli from scratch.

The boys over at Probably This took a break from their travels to post a recipe for blueberry oats that should keep you busy meal-prepping this Sunday! I always need more quick breakfast recipes, so send them my way if you find them!

On Spotify

If you follow me on my personal Instagram, you know that I’m doing a little project where I listen to a different album every day for a year. I figured I’d give you a little taste of what I’ve been listening too!

Last week Years & Years came out with their sophomore album Palo Santo, which is truly a masterpiece. I can’t choose one favorite song, and I’ve listened to almost nothing else all week.

I also tried out Kendji Girac, a French/Spanish fusion singer. Only one of his albums is on Spotify in the US, but there are definitely some quality tracks on Ensemble.

I love exploring the discographies of artists I already know, and falling more in love with them. Which is why it was special to go back to the basics with Miranda Lambert and check out her first album, Kerosene. It’s so much more than just the title song (although that is one of my favorites), and every country fan should check it out!

Around Town

While I don’t want to do a full #LocalFoodieFriday post on this place and take away the mystery of it, my friends and I did check out Hell or Highwater Bar in downtown Louisville this week. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say to get your best flapper dress and brush up on your knowledge of Prohibition.

I also tried Ramen Inochi, which is my first ramen shop in Louisville. It was the first time since I’ve been back from Japan that I could honestly say that I was impressed with ramen in Kentucky. But don’t think it’s all about the noodles – make sure to get an order of spicy pork bun appetizers. You won’t regret it!

That’s all for the first edition of Sweet Tea Sundays! Let me know in the comments what you’re looking forward to in the coming days. Happy Sunday, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

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