Don’t Fear Yeast

Beautiful AND delicious.

Once upon a time, I made a batch of cinnamon rolls. They were not good. I am pretty sure they sucked because I was afraid of making a yeast dough, and I am pretty sure the yeast sensed my fear. As it turns out, yeast dough is not all that scary. . . . → Read More: Don’t Fear Yeast

Mo’s Restaurant, Key West

Although we have passed Mo’s tiny storefront location on White Street many times over the years, we have just tried it this week. Our first visit will not be our last, certainly. As we entered the eight table (plus a few bar stools) restaurant, initial impressions remind me of 1976. The wood paneling, haphazard, cheap . . . → Read More: Mo’s Restaurant, Key West

An Interview with Peter Max

Image from Pinterest

If you have ever been on a cruise ship, and strolled through an art auction, you have seen Peter Max’s work. Frankly, if you have seen any art in the past half century, chances are you have seen his work. From United States flags to the Statue of Liberty, the colorful, . . . → Read More: An Interview with Peter Max

Banana Cafe, Key West

We have been to Banana Cafe exactly once before. We’ve ordered lunch delivery a few times, but have never been there for dinner. Everything that we have had, with the exception of the cheese crepe on our first visit, has been very good, so we decided to give it a shot for dinner last week.

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Key West Food and Wine Festival 2016: The Wrap Up

The whiskey events were a great addition.

Another year, another Key West Food and Wine Festival in the books. Last week, despite threats of rain, the festival was a huge success. This year, there were plenty of new events, including whiskey tastings and seminars, a cheese seminar and a burlesque show. It made for . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival 2016: The Wrap Up

Pre-Dinner Cocktails at the Key West Harbor

“It’s not that big!”

Between the sunset celebration at Mallory Square, and an acceptable dinner time lies a gap of about 2 hours in the winter (in the summer, it is feasible to go see the sunset, then head straight to dinner). But these days sunset is around 6PM, and our preferred dinner time . . . → Read More: Pre-Dinner Cocktails at the Key West Harbor

What Not to Say in Your Online Dating Profile

Clearly I am no online dating expert. FKGuy and I met as counselors at summer camp before our senior year of college. That last year consisted of long distance phone calls (with actual, corded telephones that were attached to a wall), and a lot of traveling. There was no internet. These days, my friends have . . . → Read More: What Not to Say in Your Online Dating Profile

Easy and Yummy: Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I will admit it. This was a bit of a Chopped moment. I had bought some fresh fish, but was relying on ingredients already in the house to come up with the rest of the meal. We had a lot of dairy products, half a package of mushrooms and some spinach that was nearing the . . . → Read More: Easy and Yummy: Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

24 Hours in New York

I am really, really bad at winter. That’s why I live in Florida.

We spent a whirlwind weekend celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of a friend’s son in suburban Washington, visiting friends, hanging out with family and generally having a good time. Monday morning, FKGuy headed home while I boarded a train for 24 hours . . . → Read More: 24 Hours in New York

Tavern N’ Town, Key West

A perfect Old Fashioned is a beautiful thing. (Yes, Duffy is in the background, jealous.)

I’d been to Tavern N’ Town exactly once, for Mother’s Day brunch over five years ago. It was good then, but we had never made it back, largely because we have to drive to get there. On the other . . . → Read More: Tavern N’ Town, Key West

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