We got married 15 years ago down in Key West, Florida. It was October 6th, 2000 and two hurricanes converged on South Florida that very week. The streets were flooded when we drove from the airport to our hotel and the power went out when we met with our photographer. The skies miraculously cleared the day we said “I do” though, in a tiny garden next to Ernest Hemingway’s house. It was a brisk 98 degrees with approximately 400% humidity and we glowed with joy and perspiration. The ceremony was quiet and happy, and we could hear the free-roaming roosters Key West is famous for cockle-dooing the whole time. It was sweaty, strange perfection and I wouldn’t change a moment of that day.
One year I will attempt Coq Au Vin as an anniversary treat but for Magic Number 15, I went with Key Lime Pie. This recipe comes from my Aunt Betty…I think. My Stepfather gave it to me, but I’m pretty sure he got it from my Aunt and she will be none-too-pleased if I don’t give credit where it is due. Plus, this pie is so simple and delicious that SOMEONE deserves props for it. This is what you’ll need and get ready because you’re making a homemade crust too. Don’t freak out because it is also super easy. Continue reading →