I’ve been thinking a lot since this morning on what I would write about today.
Should I write about how beautiful these cherries are?
Should I write about how the sun was shining this morning and the how gloomy it became this afternoon.
Should I write about how “awake” I get in the middle of the night and just stare at my daughter who is sleeping right beside me?
Should I write about a word that I just learned recently?
About three months ago, I discovered that there is actually a term used for pieces of fruit that is stewed in sugar.
..and that word is Compote.
Yup. Compote. Compote. Compote.
I could get used to this word…hee.
Actually, I’ve already done a lot of compote-ing… and I mean–A LOT! It’s just that I didn’t know it was called a compote before.
No, seriously, Compote is a french word which means mixture but is used to call a dessert made of whole fruit or pieces of fruit stewed in sugar and some spices over low heat. It can either be served warm or cold.
- 250g cherries, washed and pitted
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan.
- Cook on low heat for 5 minutes or until cherries are soft and sauce is thickened.
- Serve on top of yogurt, oatmeal or ice cream