So, I’ve done a lot of soul searching during my absence. I’ve graduated college… finally! I had to move… yuck! I’ve discovered that I definitely have food allergies…hooray! And well, now I am at that point where I think I am ready to get back in the groove of things. If there is anything I’ve always been passionate about (among the many others) it is cooking! I love to dream of what flavors, colors, and textures will blend so perfectly together to create something from scratch and fabulous. I really do pride myself on that. For quite some time, I have changed a lot of my cooking habits but for the better and I really want to share that with you. Hopefully you will get some sort of enjoyment from my recipes and feed many bellies with them as well.
Now onto the recipe!
So, it’s summer time and what is one thing that you think of when you hear the word “summer”? Well, I definitely think of cobblers and pies, specifically, berry cobblers/pies of that nature. Sadly, strawberry season is over but blueberries and blackberries are still around! Here is an easy and extremely satisfying way that I make my berry compote. There is nothing to it and takes literally 10 minutes tops to make. Fill your pies and cobblers with this compote OR eat it warm with just some delicious vanilla ice cream on top!
Please feel free to substitute any ingredients you may not have and also, sorry for this but, this post will lack pictures until I can get them up.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 pint of organic strawberries, hulled and cut into thick slices
- 2 pints of organic raspberries
- 1 pint of organic blueberries
- Juice + zest of one fresh organic lemon
- 1/4 cup of raw coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp of organic cornstarch
- 1 tsp of organic vanilla extract (optional)
First, wash all berries. Add berries in large saucepan and coat the berries with lemon juice and zest. Turn on stove top to medium heat.
Gradually add in the rest of ingredients. Make sure it does not boil. If it boils, turn down heat. Continuously stir and mix compote just until the berries begin to break down but they still hold most of their shape. The compote will have thickened up some too.
Remove from heat and let it sit for a while.
*pictures definitely coming soon*