Let’s talk social etiquette. With all this new technology and the world being faster and more connected than ever, it’s fair to say that it’s just not the same as it used to be. Nothing is the same. We are able to form friendships across oceans over night, stay in contact, and keep up to date itineraries with everyone. We are also able to watch and sit in a silent world of constant perfection curated. We are able to filter what we see and who see’s what all of the time. The world is rapid and quick fire and it’s amazing. A friends kid got a new phone and instantly was able to facetime with a friend in New Zealand. I am not sure my grandfather would have ever thought this possible.
But it comes with a lot of other things too…. Like the Kardashians or waking up to random pictures of strangers wangs on your cell phone. So, here’s a little advice. The interwebs are great. All of this technology is a hoot. But if you are going to send random weenie pics out, make sure its from an email address that you don’t care for, or a disposable phone. Because one angry boyfriends (or their father’s) will call you back… just saying.
Also, really, gent’s, just between you and I, no one wants to see that.
Now, on to some real finger licking goodness. Like this baklava… What can I say? Send me random texts with pics of baklava on it and you may arouse a reaction out of me. Baklava has long been one of my most favorite desserts. A small simple treasure only savored on the rarest of occasions… but when it is enjoyed my love is reconfirmed 1000 times over. And now that I have finally kicked it off my bucket list, I understand why (I also understand why it’s so freakin tiny when they dish it out). It’s terribly simple, nothing more than some sheets of phyllo dough and patience, layered with smooth silky clarified butter. And not a little bit of butter either… but layers and layers of it. All finished off with a perfect simple sugar syrup gently flavored with lemon and cloves…. Classic baklava. This is one recipe everyone should learn to make.