Hi - remember me? (us?)...it's been SO long since we blogged. Many changes in our lives, many new friends, new dishes to serve up and so much more. Joe and I moved to St. Petersburg Florida a few months back and we are so much more relaxed on the homefront. Producing for market has been a challange, but with so many merits, it really is worth all the lost sleep and tension.
We have two really great room-mates (a sure sign of the times, due to this indiscribable economy we're experiencing), a cute little attention-craving pup named Poco, and our Jeep (Eli) to get us from point A to Z and back again each day.
Tomorrow morning we're taking our delicious Bittersweet Chocolate Cherry Ganache-covered brownies, heart shaped for the holiday, to market, along with some new Strawberry bread (filled with fresh strawberries and walnuts), and a few White Chocolate Raspberry swirl Cheesecakes for lovers lucky enough to find us in Ybor City. (if you're lucky enough to live in South West Florida - come find us on Saturdays in Ybor between 9am and 3pm for some of the finest sweet treats you can imagine - remember, we make Momma's desserts with a gourmet twist!)
I'm currently working with a great group of people at Tampa's new Crate and Barrel store, and after making it through the holidays as a seasonal sales person, I am now a permanent part-timer and was blessed to receive the Employee of the Quarter designation - and all because of the great group of co-workers who voted for me. It was a truly wonderful surprise, and truly made me feel like I belong.
If you know any SW Florida couples getting married in the near future, send them to Crate and Barrel to sign up for our Sunday morning Bridal Events - three left in the month of February, and Joey Biscotti is supplying the sweets! Each bride and groom will be given the opportunity to register at the store, taste some great treats, have a Mimosa and enjoy some personalized attention from the C&B staff.
More to come as time warrents!
Ciao for now -
Steven and Joe -