Hello, folks - Steven here, finally getting back into the swing of things after a much needed break in Florida, visiting mom, and enjoying temperatures above 40 degrees!
Today Joey is baking, but I can't tell you what, exactly, as it's a secret and will be revealed when he blogs about it (come back on monday for results)...but I can tell you that it is something I can't wait to taste, and I am sure many of you will feel the same.
On our trip, we checked out Hyde Park Florida (a sub-division of the Tampa area) and we are really considering opening a bakery there within a few years. It is lovely - old homes with a bit of a Key West feel to them - wrap around porches, Banyan trees with roots and branches spreading as far as you can see, and of course, those beautiful Gulf Coast sunsets...nothing compares to that view. To gear up for that, we will, of course, be coming up with all kinds of citrus inspired goodies, because those are the kinds of things that sell well in that area - but fear not, we will always carry our signature chocolate delights, including, but not limited to: Joelts espresso brownies, Chocolate toffee bread puddings, Sour cream chocolate cake and the many wonderful cheesecakes you've grown to love and dream about (Peanut butter and Chocolate, Creme de Menthe, Tropical Paradise, Cappuccino...well -you name it and we most likely make it, or will in the near future.)
Just a reminder - Valentines Day is right around the corner, so don't forget to pre-order a flavorful and romantic Red Velvet cake, cupcakes, Chocolate toffee brownies, or any of our other signature desserts to tempt and tease your honey's palatte as a prelude to...well... whatever other romantic persuits you may have in mind for that particular evening. (wicked grin in place!)
Ciao for now -