Here in Key West we are Foreign affairs experts!  We get a thousand cruise ships a year coming and going from all over the world, with people from other countries that are heads of staterooms.  On a clear day, with really, really good binoculars, you can almost make out an outline that is probably, most likely, definitely Havana Cuba! Yes, we are all very worldly and experienced in foreign affairs here in Key West.  Just ask anyone who lives here what nationality of men wear black socks with sandals!  We have many men and women who are in the service (industry) and are educated on foreign trade policies.  We are in a war very similar to Iraq with our electric car and parking situations.  Health care for our chicken population would have Michael Moore boycotting KFC.  We are very familiar with the Bush Doctrine but here it is called the McCoy Doctrine. The McCoy doctrine is so important here that we named our new airport after it.

Which brings me to my recipe of the day, Charles Gibson’s Strawberry Bon-Bon Cake.

Make a box of strawberry cake, pour one can of sweetened condensed milk over it. Frost with strawberry frosting, top with fresh strawberries.  Melt semi-sweet chocolate in heavy cream and cool a bit, pour over entire cake! Serve with whipped cream.  This cake is perfect for romancing television news anchors while looking them square in the eye and insisting that you are absolutely qualified for the most important job in the world.  This cake is like truth serum, whoever eats it will believe that whatever ridiculous lie you tell them must certainly be the truth! It’s sinful!