Last Saturday, Andy and I took our second ballroom dancing class- hoping to get some moves before the big day. It was a total blast and afterwards, we excitedly roamed around midtown looking for a brunch spot to sip bloody marys and review our choreography, (kinda kidding but not really.) On the way, I spotted a random farmer’s market and was giddy when I saw rows and rows of farm fresh strawberries. I’ve been waiting for a chance to buy a quart or two and today seemed like the day! So, I picked up a quart of the most perfect berries I could find and we went on our way.
After brunch we decided to run some last minute errands, (including me getting a new camera lens which I’m obsessed with,) attempting to get last minute tickets to a show on B’way, and finally buying Andy a wedding suit, (success!) Anyway, after 4 hours of shlepping around the
city, my poor berries had seen better days. When I finally got home, they were pretty bruised and sad looking.
So, with many of my baking plans for them crushed, I decided that I may as well cut them up and cook them in something-figuring more stirring and smashing couldn’t hurt. Plus- I remembered there were a few stalks of green market rhubarb waiting in my fridge, and I knew this was the perfect recipe to make.
I actually ended up using this compote in some amazing cupcakes that I will share on Friday, but I thought this compote was so fresh, easy, and delicious that it deserved a post of it’s own. I loved it with some fluffy pancakes, but the uses for it are endless. It would be excellent swirled into some plain yogurt, on toast, or even as an ice cream topping! Mmmm.