It was pure pleasure, sitting on the pea straw amongst rows and rows of strawberries, biting down into a sun warmed, sweet juicy strawberry.
I'm not sure we were the most honest customers, as many a strawberry strayed into our mouths on their way to the plastic punnet. However we did purchase a huge big bowl of them and took them home with us.
They started to look a little sad after a day and so I decided to make a fruit compote, so that we could enjoy their fragrant sweetness a little longer.
This recipe is inspired by a new cook book purchase of mine. A book called "Whole Food Cooking Everyday" by Amy Chaplin.
I think this a perfectly simple way to enhance and preserve strawberries. I can imagine them spooned over granola, porridge or ice-cream.
Here I served the compote with some vanilla coconut yogurt.