During visits to Gram’s she always asked for the Ambrosia in her cute child like way by calling it “Brosia.” Gram (Miss Dot) loved it so much she nicknamed her precious granddaughter, Cinnamon, “Cinnamah-Brosia.” Gram and Gramps always called her that, and the name had staying power. Today at Cinnamah-Brosia’s Coffee Cottage (the remodeled Miss Dot’s Cafe) the ‘brosia salad continues to top the list of “most requested” treats.
In our hearts, the Holy Spirit cultivates much fruit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Some situations call for more of one fruit than another from His garden. Just the same, the ambrosia salad featured in The Essence of Courage is full of fruit, but the fruits Gram, and now Cinnamah-Brosia, use are not always the same. Miss Dot did her best to include fresh fruits in season or fruits she had gathered and frozen when they were plentiful. Here’s a version we love:
Miss Dot’s ‘Brosia Salad
2 cups fresh mandarin segments
2 cups fresh pineapple cubed
2 cups blueberries (we used frozen from Summer’s bounty)
1 10 ounce package mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups sour cream
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans or shredded coconut (Miss Dot most often used pecans)
Combine ingredients (toss together) in a large mixing bowl.
Stir the ingredients and place in a serving bowl. ENJOY!
Any fruits may be used. Apples, bananas, berries, pomegranate seeds are all good choices. Proportions may be changed to suit your taste buds.
Copyright 2016, Lynn U. Watson