So this past month has been a busy one with both work and play -- it all feels a bit like a blur with what has felt like one massively long Winter here in NYC, up until maybe a week ago! it's finally beginning to feel a bit more like Spring now, but that was definitely not the case as recent as mid-April.
There is just one reason...and one reason only that my sanity has been saved amid such a long, cold, brutal Winter...Key West.
The photos really speak for themselves though --
|Night 1 started at the house with mussels in a white wine-lemon sauce, |
followed by peppers stuffed with ground turkey.
|The next morning, we used pepper, ground turkey and veggie leftovers |
for a massive, delicious frittata! One of the girls shared that it's an Italian tradition
in her family to cook breakfast with last night's leftovers = genius! (and delicious!)
|On one of our morning walks, we discovered a local who sold cold, fresh coconuts! |
Absolutely delicious -- Vita Coco has nothing on this guy! ; )
|We also stumbled upon this gem. I am now addicted to Cuban coffee.|
If you've ever had it, you know exactly what I mean <3
|Before heading back to the house before the night, we HAD to pick up some local fish for dinner!|
Steamed over veggies in the oven = perfection.
|One of my absolute favorite things (other than Cuban coffee!) from Key West =|
The Key Lime Margarita.
You cannot imagine how amazing this is until you've had one.
|Another sweet treat was a smorgasbord (and special surprise for the Bride!) |
at this INCREDIBLE dessert restaurant,
appropriately-named, "Better Than Sex".
We all literally had sugar hangovers after this one -- but so worth it.
|Champagne, chocolate-rimmed coffee glass, and Irish Cream.|
|Back at the house, we had an easy cooking night towards the end|
of the trip to use up what we had and got creative with different versions
of flatbread pizza's on the grill. So easy, and so deliciously fun and creative too!
|One of our 'last suppers'. Burgers & corn on the grill, |
lots of laughs & love around the table, food for the soul.
|A meal? Or a Bloody Mary? Both! This was one of our last stops|
just before Seven Mile Bridge, as we road-tripped the 3-hour drive back
for our flight home from Fort Lauderdale.
|Not only was the food amazing, but the sunsets were to die for.|
Everyone from all over Key West gathers at sunset to celebrate
watching the sunset go down together at the end of Duval Street.
|Food & friends = The perfect foodie trip!|
Here's to more foodie field trips this year -- Feel Good!
P.S. Missing fellow foodie blogger Christina in this trip, but trust us -- there are more foodie field trips to come, stay tuned! ; )