This drink has been my go to drink for almost two months now. Isn’t it lovely how a perfectly constructed cocktail can make the simplest moments in life just grand.
“Dorothy Zbornak eats shiitake mushroom.” – Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls
It’s no secret I live in New York City. I do and I don’t. Everyone thinks if you live in New York City that you actually live in the city in some glass high rise with a doorman. No, I don’t. I live in some box of an apartment in Astoria, Queens. It may not be Manhattan but you know what it has that Manhattan doesn’t? Character.
I hate cute couples. They’re not funny. They’re not cute. They’re not romantic. They’re annoying. Am I alone on this?
If you’ve been following my pastry and writing blog then you’re probably a fan of me almost as much as I am of myself. You would also notice that I like to make things in burrito and taco form. I actually don’t really like to make these things in taco and burrito form but I’m kinda forced too. My assistant is Mexican and anything that is in a burrito or taco is, in his eyes, delicious. I made White Chocolate Rice Pudding a year back and he was eating this for days and got tired of it. I was making him lunch one afternoon after he got done cleaning the lobby of my apartment building. Not that I own the building or anything but I make him clean it anyway because I want to live somewhere nice. Someday, I just might. Until then he’s stuck cleaning. When I got out the bowl of White Chocolate Rice Pudding, he dropped his shoulders and whined like a little kid. “Ah no, I’m tired of the rice pudding.” “I’m going …
When I first moved to New York it was a lot to take in. Not the big city itself, the chaos, the tons of people, the shenanigans, the late nights of tomfoolery and the many characters I have met on the streets. No. That stuff I actually really dig and that’s the reason I wanted to be in New York so badly. I love real people and their stories. I think most people that love to write, have a love for life and are just down to earth genuine people do. These people I actually get and seek out.
That relationship. That friend. That person. That thing you were in that went so wrong but you’ll be damned if you can let it go.