Tropical Cream Tart
|Tropical Cream Tart|
- 26 gingersnap cookies
- ½ stick butter, melted
- 2 containers (6 oz each) pineapple fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts
- 1 tub (8oz) ready whip cool whip
- 1 8oz cream cheese
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
Garnish: chopped mango, pineapple and kiwi
Coat a 9-in., fluted tart pan with removable sides with nonstick spray. Break cookies into food processor; pulse until fine crumbs forms. Add butter; pulse until blended. Press over bottom and up side of tart pan. Refrigerate. Stir yogurt in a large bowl to combine fruit. In a separate bowl mix cool whip and cream cheese until combine. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping into fruit yogurt mix until blended, then add the coconut. Spread mixture onto crust. Refrigerate 2 hours until set. Garnish just before serving.
|Forsyth Park Fountain|
Forsyth Park Fountain
The fountain at the north end of the park was added in 1858 and is reminiscent of fountains in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. At this time, Parisian urban planning was centered on the development of residential neighborhoods radiating out from a central green space. The Parisian model of developing large city parks was emulated by Savannah, asserting their own cosmopolitan image.
| In 1973, vandals smashed three of the tritons, which were reported to be made of "pot metal" not cast iron. New tritons of silicone bronze were cast in 1974.|
In early 1977, the figure on the fountain collapsed during an ice storm, and was reconstituted with fiberglass and resin so that it was no longer hollow. In late 1977, the Rotary Club paid for underwater lighting in the pool of the fountain. The incandescent lighting system was replaced in 2007 with a fiber optic system illuminated by metal halide lights. This system uses 1/10th of the power required by incandescent lights.
In 1988 the fountain was completely restored financed about half and half by the City and by private donations, much of which came from the sale of "signature bricks". In 1989, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation gave the Park & Tree Commission and the Signature of Savannah Committee an award for an "Outstanding Restoration".
The fountain and many other aspects of Savannah are clearly visible in the 1962 version of Cape Fear.