We visited Tatte Bakery and Cafe in Reston, Virginia for brunch, coffee, and some sweet baked goods.
Dani and Barb drank tea and solved a murder at a cozy mystery tea party event hosted by Elden Street Tea at the Tower Club Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.
We visited Bilstad’s Beignets in Ashburn, Virginia for a breakfast of coffee, beignets, and a flight of chocolate, apple butter, and caramel dippers.
We visited Winchester, Virginia for a five course English afternoon tea experience with our friend Elaine at The Tea Cart at Old Water Street Inn.
Ma and Pa experience their first afternoon tea under the tutelage of Xak and Dani
Xak’s Sabbatical Baking continues with Viennese Whirls: a buttery sandwich cookie featuring raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.
We spent all of December baking delicious treats including gingerbread houses, pavlovas, biscotti, cracker candy, tiramisu, sugar cookies, and caramel candy.
We visited the Weird Brothers Roasting Factory in Herndon, Virginia to nerd out over lattes, scones, and Star Wars lego sets.
We visited and reviewed the new location of the first afternoon tea room I ever visited: Lady Camellia in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
We tried out a new gluten free meringue based recipe for one of our
Murder Mystery “Casual Tea” desserts: RecipeTin Eat’s Mini Pavlovas