simple marinated strawberry sauce

3rd January 2010

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What a wonderful start to a promising new decade.  Surrounded by so many extraordinary, warm and loved family members and dear friends who are a constant presence in my daily life, inspiring and guiding me.

This is my wish for the new year.

May we live in the moment and see the joy in ordinary things, may we love with our hearts and may we know how lucky we are.

I have my dear sister with me at the moment and her presence in the kitchen and our home has been so very missed and welcomed.  I also have my husband’s parents over from London so it has been a wonderful time spent all together and it will be very sad to see everyone go.  Having them all here with us and the children makes the void of having no family living here with us in Israel more evident.  I realise how supported and held I felt having them physically a part of our daily lives.  Also, because we are not together day in day out, our time together is much more appreciated and loved.  There has been a lot of wonderful, special meals eaten together over this period which we will share with you.

One of them is this delicious strawberry sauce recipe that has filled our bellies at the end of most evenings. What is nice about this one is that it is pretty much pure to its source.  The sauce is so simple but so tasty. Our Friday dinner is always a special meal that brings the family together, where the candles are lit and the bread is blessed.  For the dessert, Donna made chocolate brownies which were cut into small, decadent chocolate squares, topped with vanilla bean ice-cream, strawberries and the strawberry sauce.  Delicious! Another option is to pop a crunchy biscotti biscuit into the ice-cream or maybe a chocolate mint one.

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marinated strawberry sauce

ingredients :

400g ripe strawberries, hulled and halved

juice one large orange

juice one lemon

2 tablespoons maple syrup, brown sugar or honey

preparation :

Wash and halve all of the strawberries.  Place 300g of the strawberries in a shallow bowl and set aside the rest.  Mix the orange, lemon juice and sweetener and pour over the strawberries.  Leave to marinate for at least 3 hours (the longer it sits the stronger the flavours will be.)  Stir once.  Puree the strawberries into a sauce-like consistency. I leave a few chunks, as it gives a nice texture when serving.  When ready to serve, place two scoops of vanilla ice cream in an individual serving bowl, drizzle over a good helping of the sauce, garnish with the strawberry halves and sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.  And you have the most delicious and the simplest dessert.

Shared goodness from Stacey

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