Reminder: Baklava Is NOT Just A Christmas/Holiday Gift
Calendar For 2023 Is Under Construction
It’s that time of year again ladies and gents…time for me to start getting my ducks in a row for the 2023 baklava calendar. I acknowledge that I’m a little weird because I lay awake at night thinking about ideas for the calendar. Spoiler alert, I didn’t get to go to Greece this summer (more about that later) so my idea of showcasing my own landscape/oceanscape photography skills from Greece in next year’s calendar isn’t going to happen so I had to come up with another theme. Two years ago it was Baklava Through The Seasons, last year it was Baklava A Year Round Delight…this year’s theme will be…DRUM ROLL…sike…I’m not going to tell you yet! It’s a surprise, but I have a great idea. One little hint, this year, I’ll focus on the nitty gritty of it all.
I’ve decided that if I can afford them, I am going to use the same stylist and photographer as last year. They were amazing and so much fun to work with. I love putting together this calendar, it allows for my creative juices to flow and I get lovely photos to showcase my baklava. Stay tuned.
Update On Greece
Well, the long and the short of it is I didn’t get to go to Greece this summer. I kept trying to book a ticket and kept getting versions of, “we’re too busy to help you,” nonsense. I was bummed because usually when I get something in my head, I’m not happy until I follow through. I said I wanted to go and I was mentally prepared to make that happen but in the end, it just didn’t make sense. The airlines have been overbooked and under staffed. Pilots have been on strike. Hundreds of flights were being cancelled daily. People were being stranded in airports all over the world. I saw seas of lost luggage on the nightly news a few times and I just concluded, “this is the Universe telling me to just stay put.” It wasn’t meant to be and I’ve learned in life, whenever I try to force a square peg into a round hole, ie force a situation, it almost always turns out to be a disappointment. Besides, I need to be fresh for school in a few weeks and we all know that this type of vacation would have required a vacation from the vacation.
Coming Next Month:
‘The History Of…’ Series
I double majored in History and Spanish in college. I have loved the Spanish language since I was a child and I have traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries to master and practice the language. It is one of my passions in this life. One of my other passions is history. I think that love started as a kid too. My parents took pride in having purchased my sisters and I a set of World Book encyclopedias and when we declared we were bored, they would always say, “Go get an encyclopedia and read about something and then come and tell us about it.” I loved to do that and I still do. Except now I “google” everything. My mind is constantly thinking about where stuff came from. I thought it would be a fun series to, every month, learn about the history of one of my baklava ingredients. So next month, let’s learn about CINNAMON. Where did it come from, who discovered it, and how did they know it wasn’t poisonous? I’ll find out all the interesting facts and report back.
My Heart Is Full Of Gratitude!
School starts soon. I’ll get some fresh eyes on things and maybe this company will be the next Mrs. Fields…or maybe it won’t. Whatever happens, I’m still grateful to you all. Together we built something good. Let’s see if we can build something even better. Let’s see where it goes from here. Let’s see.