It is easy to tell if you are in a NYC gym. Just look in on a class, is one out of every three women pale and in black head to toe? you’re in NYC.
I noticed this phenomena again last night at BodyPump. We NY’ers really DO wear a crapton of black. I have NO idea why. We aren’t depressed, we aren’t gothic, we just like black. Maybe we like to appear brooding and mysterious, or maybe doing laundry is effing expensive and we prefer to do it less.
I wore all black my first few years of high school as a gothic nightmare because it was easier to deal with getting picked on for that than for my weight. This one, evil kid made fun of my weight anyhow, and a few years in, I gave it up. Do you ever wonder if those kids are still a-holes or if they’ve changed? He had a swath of red hair, so it was like an amplification of his angry personality. The only ginger I never liked.
In NY, you NEED to workout like a rabid bunny on a rampage because of all of the great food available. We love to eat. We also love to live in closets on top of one another and walk everywhere in the rain. I didn’t say we were normal, I said we were NY’ers.
One of these loverly people, Monique of The Eatinist Bitch posted a recipe on Couple of Crumbs for key lime cheesecake. I effing love key lime pie, key lime popsicles, key lime margaritas, key lime body scrub (not to eat) why wouldn’t I love key lime cheesecake? I knew my mission.
I halved the recipe as it is just the cop, the captain, and I eating it, and it still turned out great. I ended up baking it in a 8″x8″ square pan and using 10 or 11 (100?) key limes.
Note: juicing and zesting key limes is a pain, but it is worth it. The cheesecake is not overly sweet and can be made gluten free if you use gluten free crust ingredients and almond flour in the cake itself. It is rich and lovely and light. Perfect with tea and mojitos!!!
Were you picked on as a teen?
Do you LOVE citrus desserts?