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simple strawberry sauce

I snapped up a bunch of strawberries on my last trip to the market. And yesterday, I finally got around to making them into strawberry shortcake. It’s so simple I thought I’d share how to make the sauce today. It’s perfect for strawberry shortcake but it would also be nice on ice cream.

You’ll need: a heap of strawberries and three table spoons of sugar.


Wash your strawberries and pat them dry. Cut off the leafy bits and then slice medium to thin. I like mine more on the medium side.

strawberry sauce in the making

Sprinkle on the sugar and give it all a good stir. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. You’ll end up with a lovely sauce with lots of nice strawberry bites.

Strawberry Shortcake

I used this recipe again for the shortcake and it really is a winner. Probably because it’s so simple!

to make and to do

This week I’m keeping my To Make and To Do lists pretty simple. I have a whole bunch of goals for the summer so here’s to ticking off two more!

To Make
I’m making time to read books. I used to read just for fun all the time in high school and college, but this past year I haven’t read nearly enough. Normally I prefer anything to a Brontë novel, but I’ve had Shirley by Charlotte sitting on my bookshelf since 2003 so I thought it was high time to give it a shot.

pasta and a book

dinner and a book

So far Shirley is satisfying my “I want to read a story!” mood, but mostly it makes me want to re-read Middlemarch.

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