I could have named this recipe “Ambrosia” but, as a child, a great aunt often served an instant pudding-maraschino cherry version of Ambrosia.
I just can’t bestow the namesake of that dreadful salad onto this lovely creation.
There may be as many versions of Ambrosia as there are great aunts in America; there are hundreds of Ambrosia recipes to sift through on-line. Wikipedia describes it as a fruit salad generally including bananas, marshmallows and coconut.
This “Uptown Ambrosia” is, to me, far better than the whipped cream and fruit syrup concoctions. I appreciate the gifts the creamy yogurt and anti-oxidant rich fruit give to this tired winter soul. And it’s a feast for the eyes– the coconut and yogurt reminding me of snowflakes falling on a thick blanket of glistening snow.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Once again, I’m late to the party, waving my freak flag. My favorite food and writing bloggers pump out relevant blogs several times a week–how do they do it? These days between exhausting road trips taking care of family matters (er, drama), insuring my third and final edit was returned squeaky clean (wine, please), and squeezing in basal cell skin cancer … Full recipe post »
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