Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is the Key

Did I mention I know a woman who makes a mean key lime pie? That's right, she grew up in Key West and introduced me to it a few years back, when all I knew was cheap Safeway substitutes and synthetic samples. It was Christmas and she had me help her make the key lime pie; her family recipe. I rolled and squeezed the tiny special-delivery limes and watched as the acidity worked it's magic cooking the filling. I never had an interest in it before and it turned out to be one of my favorites. That and the powder-sugared key lime cookies she had in a tin. My taste for key lime would never be the same.

This year, as we celebrated Thanksgiving early, I found myself catching a sliver of the key lime pie she concocted. It was fantastic. I mean look at that the meringue.

Wherever you are this Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy the flavors and the friends.

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