The Keys Weekly presents a local gift guide for the purposes of making the holidays simple and bright. We’re supporting local, small businesses and hope our readers will too. The gifts on this page are perfect for the master chef in your life.
A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING
Artisanal condiments add an extra layer of flavor to any recipe. The collection includes Artisanal Dill Blossom Vinegar, Rose Geranium Jelly, Turmeric Relish & Grapefruit Habanero Marmalade
BESAME MUCHO, Key West. $18
THE PERFECT PARTY
The ideal gathering is one you yourself can enjoy, without worrying about timing the dishes, burning the sauce or plating the entrees beautifully. Leave all that work to Chef Dave Fuhrman of Great Events Catering, which offers private, in-home chef services with custom menus and themes. GREAT EVENTS, Key West. Contact for menus and pricing.
KEY LIME WHITE BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Good in shrubs, marinades, cocktails and more, the Key Lime White Balsamic is a great addition to your ingredient concoction. It’s even excellent when mixed with sparkling water. Use to glaze poultry, vegetables, seafood and more. OLIVE MORADA, Islamorada. $18.95
It’s not wine. And it’s not beer. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from honey. Although it falls into the legal classification of wine, it is drastically different. From Jim Beam and blueberry to Jamaican cherry and traditional, enjoy a wide selection by stopping by KEYS MEADS, Key Largo. Prices vary
CAPTAIN CRAZY’S NUTS
The local-made nuts — savory or sweet — are taking Marathon by storm. They come in two flavors: smoked and Bourbon Maple Sugar, salted or unsalted. The nuts go great in pecan pies, over vanilla ice cream, or just straight up. Search Facebook for CAPTAIN CRAZY’S NUTS, Marathon. $10 a bag.
Sweet Savannah’s has a lot more than ice cream and cupcakes. Shop the store for something savory like marinades and BBQ sauces in many flavors such as “The Hunt” — a unique blend of exotic spices with a touch of Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum. SWEET SAVANNAH’S, Marathon. Prices vary.