Nearby, hike mountain balds at Black Balsam
Knob for endless views.
Known for an innovative spirit and original recipes, Skriveri Home Ice-cream is made of all-natural ingredients with no added preservatives, offering a garden variety of fifty or so imaginative and artistic flavors, from basil, peppers, beer, black balsam
(Latvian liquor made of herbs), cottage cheese or pumpkin, to even more unexpected choices like parsley and tomato sorbets.
We interrupted our tour of this attractive city to sample some of the traditional Black Balsam
liqueur, an acquired taste.
I love Black Balsam
and get out there as often as I can.
Knob: For sweeping mountain views as you walk for miles, roam these bald mountaintops in the Pisgah National Forest.
Riga Black Balsam
is another all-time favorite that is sure to find its way into Santa's sack, as well as onto holiday dinner tables.
Knob: Hike across more spectacular mountain balds.
October 10-20: Color is best in elevations 4,000-5,000', including Mount Pisgah, Black Balsam
Knob, and Graveyard Fields.
The core brands are Stolichnaya, Moskovskaya, Kremlyovskaya, Kaznacheyskaya and Riga's Black Balsam
Take a boat trip on Daugava River, look round in awe in the Occupation Museum or save yourself until dark and a few Riga Black Balsams
- a vodka/herb mix that's amazing.