Author: Gus Baldwin

Win a Care Package from Astoria, New York

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.

Cheesecake Enchiladas

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 …

The best and only honest medical advice I have ever received.

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.