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It's hot. The Midwest  has been enduring heat waves interspersed with severe thunderstorms for the past couple of weeks. The thunderstorms I adore, but the humidity I could do without. It's like swimming through canola oil just to walk to the store. Summer makes me crave fruit, salad, juice... coconut.


Last week, my husband was gathering things up to cook dinner.

"Honey, where's the shredded coconut? I need it."

"Um. In my belly. A spoonful at a time."

"All of it?"


Oh yes, I'm totally that girl who stands in the fridge light with a spoon. I love the taste, feel, and smell of coconut. I use Desert Essence Organics Coconut body wash. It smells so delicious every morning, it makes me as happy as I can possibly be at 6:30 am. Remind me to find some coconut shampoo.

On Epicurious, you can find Vanilla Bean Coconut Cupcakes, Coconut Flan, Lychee Coconut Sorbet, Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Coconut Pad Thai, and about 57 pages of other delectable items. For myself, give me a good old fashioned pina colada any time.

If you'll excuse me, I'll be on the lanai with the pool boy...