Simple and unique with only a touch of refined sugar, this Strawberry Basil Compote is perfect over yogurt, atop pancakes, or spread onto a piece of toast.

Simple and unique with only a touch of refined sugar, this Strawberry Basil Compote is perfect over yogurt, atop pancakes, or spread onto a piece of toast.

*ahem.* Hullo, friends, it’s me! Many thanks for pardoning my absence whilst moving was taking place. But we is officially moved in to our new place in Detroit, and things are (slowly) returning back to normal.

Though I’ve only been in Detroit for 4 days, I’m already loving our life here. We have a big loft with 12 foot high ceilings, huge windows with northern light (all you food bloggers will appreciate that), and I have MY OWN OFFICE.

My office (my office!) is the bigger of our two bedrooms. It’s a corner room, so the sun streams in from two sides, bouncing every which way and creating the most magnificent silver light ever.

I convinced Alex that having the smaller, not corner bedroom is better for us because we won’t wake up in the morning with the sun shining in our faces. But like let’s be real: I wanted the corner room for myself.

Simple and unique with only a touch of refined sugar, this Strawberry Basil Compote is perfect over yogurt, atop pancakes, or spread onto a piece of toast.

I’m going to be doing a really awesome blog post on my office as soon as it’s decorated, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Yeee!

And now for the main event: strawberry basil compote. Aka strawberry basil jam. But compote sounds cooler. And also more refined.

And also also there is only a tiny bit of refined sugar in it. So in Broma terms, it’s practically a health food.

Jokes. This is a health food.

Jokes again.

Simple and unique with only a touch of refined sugar, this Strawberry Basil Compote is perfect over yogurt, atop pancakes, or spread onto a piece of toast.

This compote is great for using up excess herbs in your house, or for giving you a reason to buy a basil plant and then actually use it (it died shortly after and I’m sorry).

Last, I would like to share with you that my first dragonfly of the season flew onto my arm on Sunday. I named him Buffalo.

Happy compoteing!

RECIPE

Strawberry Basil Compote

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 20 leaves fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Stuff basil leaves into a tea strainer ball. Or, for a quick DIY, cut open a tea bag, dump out contents, stuff with basil leaves, and tie it back up (you can be crafty like that).
  2. Then, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until the strawberries break down completely and the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Remove tea strainer and pick out any basil leaves that may have fallen out.
  4. Serve over a variety of things. Pictured here is greek yogurt with granola and a fresh basil leaf. You can also put it on top of some buttered bread for a delicious light breakfast!

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So happy you’re all settled into your new place, it looks so bright and beautiful! This compote looks beautiful too, I would definitely top my oatmeal with this.

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this looks healthy and yummy. thanks for sharing. https://flyingkittyadventures.com/

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Delicious… I need this in my life asap! Glad the move went well!

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So glad the move went well! Excited to see the new office digs! Also, this compote + vanilla ice cream = summer dream come true. SWOON.

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This compote looks delicious and I love the idea of putting it on top of yogurt and granola! I am so excited to see your new space 🙂

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Your posts always crack me up! I could eat this on everything, no problemo.

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This is so beautiful and summery! So happy you are enjoying your new house! Can’t wait to see what you do with your office 🙂

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In love with these photos!!!! And I can’t wait to see more pictures of your loft xo

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