Mike’s Pastry

I love Florentines. I don’t know when discovered them. But I know I loved them shaped like cannolis tubes and filled with whipped chocolate ricotta as opposed to flat discs drizzled with semi sweet chocolate. Florentines are harder to come by as they are more labour intensive as their base is a crushed nut (often almond or pistachio) candied/caramelized with sugar or honey.     Enter … Continue reading Mike’s Pastry

An Argument for Selfie Sticks & a lesson about handing your camera to a stranger

I can’t believe I am typing this, but I guess Selfie Sticks are kind of acceptable.  I try and fight the good fight against excessive vanity, vapidness and Kardashian whoreness that has influenced a whole generation of young people that make me worry what next is in store for society in the next half a decade or so. I finally saw the need for a … Continue reading An Argument for Selfie Sticks & a lesson about handing your camera to a stranger