On Strawberry port compote and days gone by
A couple of days now,
my husband walked in
with bags of strawberries
filled to the brim.
I immediately stretched my hand
and placed an apron over my head.
So now... Some will be frozen ready for smoothies.
And some will build tarts.
But, today! We have strawberry port compote.
It all got me thinking,
of the days now gone by
when "Salady", the Malawian fruit vendor,
rang his bell and guided his bike into our yard,
heavy with seasonal veg and freshly picked fruit.
It got me thinking of how excited we'd be,
when we heard his bicycle bell.
We'd hover around like bees
and jump around, begging my mother for this and that.
Salady, always hid something extra for us,
or at least that's what he claimed.
He knew Strawberries,
were what I'd look for though!
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup port
In a medium sized pan, add strawberries and sugar and bring to gentle simmer. Add port and allow to cook until fruits are soft but whole. Stir gently until liquid has reduced to a syrupy texture. Store in fridge in an air tight jar.