Friday, June 14, 2013

Before dawn Key West

Before dawn in Old Town Key West is a mystical time, full of surprises even at this unearthly hour.  Roosters are Key West's mobile alarm clocks, heralds of the new day, urging us to rise. The fish are still asleep, the traffic is quiet(ish), the final party goers stumble home, debris lines Duval Street an ugly reminder of the indulgence of the night before.  Today's Citizen is mysteriously already in the vending machine, the first customers order their first drink of the day at Schooner Wharf bar.    

In the midst of all this it's easy to miss the gently unfolding, spectacular sunrise. Why does everyone rave about the Key West sunset, what's wrong (or different?) with the Key West sunrise?
Old Town Bakery on Eaton Street is a hive of activity just before dawn.
A posh yacht with a funky lighting rig

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Key Lime Drizzle Cake - Key West style

In Key West you can't move for Key Lime pie so here's an alternative: Key lime Drizzle Cake, Key West style.   Or to give my dish its full name: "David's Delicious Key West Key Lime extra moist Drizzle Cake with a twist".

I am the world's worst chef as I explained in the last post.  But regardless of this, let's press on to the recipe, in a handy step by step style:

Step 1: Pour yourself a big glass of good wine
You can't cook properly without wine in the chef.  Today's plonk is a very nice indeed.
Today's wine is a Gew├╝rztraminer, which is a challenge to get your mouth round even before a drink.  It's from New Zealand and it's bottled by Waimea - floral and excellent.
Step 2: