Though it’s hard to believe, it’s technically still autumn. Weeks ago I immersed myself into Hallmark holiday movies, Christmas music on Spotify and Pandora, and even celebrated two small snowfalls in the DC metro area. Today, however, was a balmy 64 degrees Fahrenheit with sunny, blue skies…winter weather it was not.
I don’t know why I think of chai as an autumnal spice, but I do. All of the warming properties of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and a steaming hot mug of it sound like something I crave when the wind takes a colder turn and the leaves begin to fall. To be honest, though, I crave chai all year round.
So imagine how pleased I was to recently discover the best nut butter I’ve ever tried.
It’s the perfect blend of peanuts, almonds, honey, and spices. It’s delightful on toast and scrumptious on a crisp, tart-sweet apple.
It’s handcrafted in Durham, North Carolina (shout out to my home state!) by a company whose philosophy is that “food matters” (check out Big Spoon’s story here).
I’m sure Caroline keeps this stocked at the Coffee Corner for some of her wonderful creations (if you haven’t read The Mornings yet, grab a copy to read so you know what I’m talking about).
I’ll be trying to keep the lid tight on the jar…it’s so very easy to eat this stuff by the giant spoonful.