The most charming little ice cream shop recently opened up on the Old Forth Ward side of the city. Queen of Cream, serves up locally sourced house-made ice cream, coffee and baked goods in a natural light filled storefront on Highland Ave with the cutest furnishes and accents! Instead of having a groom cake at the wedding, we are having three different ice cream flavors, so we went to have a tasting and to finalize the plans. While I was there I snapped photos to share this adorable parlor with you all!
Bright white interiors are always a win in my book!
*Naturally* we tried the salted caramel and brown butter whiskey pecan first! Then went on to the guava cheese cake and chocolate. We ended up choosing the pecan as a final flavor, made up a raspberry swirl concoction and Dustin invented another flavor which I’ll keep a secret for our wedding guests! They’ll be serving out of their cart, which I photographed a while back here. It’s going to be so cute outside the barn!
I just saw on Instagram they are delivering through the app Doordash. Ice cream (and coffee!) at your doorstep, now that’s dangerous!
Around the shop were these quirky prints from local photographer, Forrest Aguar.
Are you exploding from the cuteness?
Go on over and satisfy those sweet tooth cravings!
We had another rainy weekend so I took the downtime to continue on this baking streak I’ve got going. Since I still had most of the buttermilk from last weekend I looked thru Smitten Kitchen and found her recipe for her “favorite buttermilk biscuits” which were easy peasy!
Couple things I did differently (and maybe shouldn’t have…)
-I don’t have a circle cookie so I used a small bowl which is not the same but worked fine.
-Thought we had baking soda and didn’t so we did some research and just adjusted the baking powder, it worked but I’d like to retry with ALL the ingredients in her recipe.
-Lastly, I rolled them out a little thinner than she had mentioned. Which made them rise a lot less (really not at all) but I didn’t mind. They were still light and for the breakfast sandwich (below) Dustin just doubled up with two.
-Add chopped rosemary which was a good idea but I wish I had just put in the mix versus on top (though I like the way it looks in the photo) because it would have stayed moist and we would have tasted it more. I love me some rosemary!
Overall, they tasted really really good! And like I mentioned, they were light and didn’t make us feel uncomfortably full.
On Sunday, I took the leftovers and made biscuits and gravy using local Delia’s chicken sausage.
Not pictured: the smothering we did with Cholula, we love that stuff!
Dustin and I were pleased with both meals. During the breakfast sandwich I exclaimed “I don’t want this to ennnnnd!” it was THAT good!
Next up, a leek + carrot + cauliflower soup via Flourishing Foodie!
Y’all, I’m addicted to watermelon! I’ve been eating my weight in the stuff and can’t be stopped! Must have something to do with them being in peak ripeness which is also why July has been named National Watermelon Month! At one point last week, I had four, yes, four whole watermelons at the house! Favorite way to eat is just go in, face first on a slice but we’ve also enjoyed several batches of salad using fresh mint, goat cheese, purple onions with a dash of balsamic vinegar. I recently pinned this recipe and would love to try and grill some!
When I was in Nashville I picked up the pretty one above at a small farmers market and we cut into it last week. It’s a lot more flavorful than the regular ones and prettier but whether they come from Kroger or a farm, they are filling and hydrating and my current go-to!
In case you’re interested to know, here’s some fun facts about my #1 snack via Mercola.com
-It’s both a fruit and a vegetable! (Like a tomato, only watermelons have more lycopene which is a great cancer fighter-more on that here)
-Both the seeds and rind are completely edible! (In fact, the rind has a TON of vitamins and can be made into smoothies)
-They are made of 91% water! (Well duh. But still, next time you’re at trivia, you’ll get the % correct)
-Rich in anti-inflammatory substances! (Get out of here sore muscles!)
Tips for picking the perfect melon:
-Look for the spot where it sits on the ground, should be pale and yellowish not white or green
-Should be heavy for it’s size (this one felt like it weighed a 100lbs!)
I don’t know about you, but now I’m craving some, good thing we still have plenty at home!