Today was Pi Day (3.1415) and I made Mike a blueberry pie to celebrate.
My secret ingredient was an Italian lemon preserve mixed into the blueberries for a sweet tartness to complement the fruit.
Later on Pi day I played around with a new recipe for a special chai that I'll be selling soon. First the chai spices, below. I went out on a limb and tried black cardamom instead of the usual green. Black cardamom is a more earthy, warming spice and I like the note it adds to the chai.
Then I added nettle leaves for a nourishing, mineral-rich chai, balancing the green of the herb with the warmth of the spices. After trialing, my final product will also contain mint to round out this delicious blend.