That was why when I hit the Fruit Basket the other afternoon and saw this lovely fruit, I couldn't resist picking some up. A friend of mine is recovering at home from a riding accident and since I was going to be doing some cooking for her, I asked her husband what she particularly would like to eat. One thing he mentioned was fruit. What better than the freshest fruit available at present, something that could be enjoyed in a variety of ways; which is why I decided on this simple light rhubarb and strawberry compote.
Rhubarb Strawberry Compote
Here's what to do:
Clean and chop:
1 lb of fresh rhubarb into 3/4 inch pieces.
2 pints of strawberries into quarters.
The strawberry and rhubarb mixture
3/4 cup of sugar
Mix it together well
Turn the skillet to a medium heat, bring to a boil and then reduce everything to a simmer. Simmer it all together for 30 minutes or so until all is softened.