marinated strawberries

simple marinated strawberry sauce (vegan)

3rd January 2010


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, love with our hearts, and know how lucky we are.

I have my 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 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 daily, our time together is much more appreciated and loved.  There have 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 and 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 cut into small, decadent chocolate squares, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, strawberries and drizzled with this strawberry sauce. Delicious! Another option is to pop a crunchy biscotti biscuit into the ice cream or maybe a chocolate mint one.


marinated strawberry sauce


400g ripe strawberries, hulled and halved

juice 1 large orange

juice 1 lemon

2 tablespoons maple syrup, brown sugar or honey


1.  Prepare the strawberries, wash them thoroughly and cut them in half, then half again. 

2.  Place 300g of the strawberries in a shallow bowl and set aside the remaining 100g for garnishing.

3.  Whisk the orange, lemon juice and sweetener together, then pour over the strawberries.  Leave to marinate for at least 3 hours (the longer it sits, the stronger the flavours will be.)  Stir once.

4.  Puree the strawberries into a sauce-like consistency. I leave a few chunks, as it gives a nice texture when serving.

5.  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!

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