Paula Deen and Hemingway

Photo Credit: Rob Oneal It is perhaps very un-localish of me to get excited at the prospect of a national spotlight on my beloved keys, but I admit that I like when people learn about them. So many people either don’t know that the keys exist or they associate the “keys” with Duval St. and…

Mailbox Monday – 3rd Edition

Continuing with my Monday tradition of showcasing another adorable Keys mailbox – because even checking your mail should bring you a bit of happiness in paradise. This week I am excited to finally share all the details of Little Palm’s magic brunch experience and the discovery of a wildly sought-after fruit growing in my own…

Check out my Grill! :)

Grilling is an understandably popular choice in the keys because it is always warm out, you want to cook outside whenever possible to prevent heating the house, and it paves the way for poolside meals (which who wouldn’t want those whenever possible?). Luckily for me Mr. FL Keys Foodie is a grill master, having benefited…

Custard is King – Key Lime Pie in Summerland

Photo credit: Florida Keys Treasures Custard is king down in the lower keys where the Key Lime Pie reigns supreme. It is perhaps obvious why a key lime dessert might be so popular down here where key limes are grown (although many are now imported), but why custard is so popular is another matter all…

Fish Tacos for a Crowd

Fish Tacos are hardly unique to the Florida keys, but you can be sure that they are a frequent player in the diet down here. I love to make fish tacos because it is an easy, artful way to feed a crowd – which is exactly what I’m doing here this week. My mother is…