Smoke And Mildness before the Voluminous Coat of Snow.Salads / October 8, 2013
Enjoying our warm spell? You know I am. Indian Summer, however long it lasts, is a beautiful time of year where the color of fall, and heat of September marry in a vibrant and hopeful pairing. So, what does it mean?
According to www.phrases.org.uk, Indian Summer is defined as the following:
Indian summer is first recorded in Letters From an American Farmer, a 1778 work by the French-American soldier turned farmer J. H. St. John de Crèvecoeur (a.k.a. Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crèvecoeur): “Then a severe frost succeeds which prepares it to receive the voluminous coat of snow which is soon to follow; though it is often preceded by a short interval of smoke and mildness, called the Indian Summer.”
What a beautiful and poetic description! Sounds like he could write a food blog. However, lucky for us, there probably won’t be voluminous coats of snow here in the Carolinas. Nevertheless, this week we are surely enjoying an Indian Summer. To celebrate, I created a quick, colorful and fresh Corn Salad that is a variation on a recipe I made up 20 years ago called, “Autumn Relish.” This one packs more of a punch, so I’m calling it my Indian Summer Relish Salad.
Full of fast ingredients, this definitely fits into the #fabin40. Enjoy!