Friday, April 4, 2014

Five on Friday

I'm linking up with my favs April at A. Liz Adventures and Christina at Carolina Charm for.....
One of my favorite parts of spring is all the food. Everything is light, bright, and fresh; it just makes you feel good to eat good food. So here are some of the items I am craving and excited about.
If you live in an area that has a Publix grocery store you probably already know that their deli makes the best sweet tea. Well they recently came out with a special green tea that is flavored with pineapple and mango. The fruit notes are light and so refreshing. This tea is amazing! If you have a Publix near, do yourself a favor and go get a half gallon.
Here is another score for Publix. Recently Laura over at The Reedy Review told me about the amazing basil plants that Publix has. I this is my second basil plant from there (thanks to the weird cold weather in March) and I'm so excited to plant it. Basil is one of my FAVORITE herbs and I can't wait to start using the fresh stuff.
Speaking of fresh, have you ever been to a meat market? And no, I'm not talking about a fraternity party, I'm talking about an actual place where they butcher and sell super fresh meat. I hadn't until this week when my husband found a local place that does a monthly deal. We got crazy amounts of meat (pork, chicken, and beef) in all different cuts for one lump sum. Everything went right in the freezer and we just pull something out each morning for dinner. We have been super impressed with our experience, anyone else tried it?
I try to stay away from sodas generally, however sometimes you just want something more fun than water. I've really gotten into La Croix waters and during my trip to Target yesterday I spotted a new flavor. It's Cherry Lime. Has anyone tried it yet? I don't think it's too bad.
To end on a high note, but not a healthy one, let's talk ice cream. Ben and Jerry's came out with a verison of their pints with a special "core" in the middle. We picked up the Hazed and Confused which combined chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with a nutella-like fudge core. Needless to say, it's really good!
Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. You're so right! Light and fresh Spring/Summer foods sure do make you feel well! I love that too! ....and a sweet treat now and then is always a fabulous idea too! ;) I haven't tried Ben and Jerry's core ice cream yet, but I need to change that soon! The Hazed and Confused sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing! Have a fantastic upcoming weekend, Sarah! xo

  2. That meat market sounds like it would be a good stop on the weekends after swinging by the farmers market. I might have to look and see if there's one near me... happy Friday!

  3. I want to go to a meat market!! That green tea sounds good. Will have to try it.

  4. Ben and Jerry's is always a good idea! I'm from Greenville, only like an hour away from Columbia. Small world. Love your blog!

  5. I brought some of the Publix tea last week. Yum! Thanks for the recommendation.


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