Ambrosia is a sweet Southern dessert most often served around the winter holidays. But frankly, my dear, I see it differently. My version transforms this dessert into a slightly savory summertime main dish salad.
As in traditional ambrosia, I use orange and coconut, but I skip the third historic ingredient, sugar. And what about the marshmallows and maraschino cherries that all you Scarletts and Rhetts recall?
Thank goodness for air conditioning and iced tea. I could not get though this summer’s sizzling, lingering heat without them.
Happily, my work lets me be indoors most of the time. Being comfortably air-conditioned, it’s an effort drinking enough to stay hydrated because I forget that when air conditioning pulls out moisture, it dehumidifies me as well as the air. Since drinking water bores me, this means creating enough variety to keep drinking, both indoors and when outside, and without adding too many calories. Read more… “Chill Out With A Green Tea Mint Cooler”
Aunt Jemima pancake mix first appeared 1889. The first IHOP opened in 1958. That has given cooks lots of time to develop a stack of pancake variations. Among them, flapjacks made with fresh corn are one of my summertime favorites. A treat breakfast or brunch, they make a good hot weather supper, too.