I wanted to make a strawberry sauce for a dinner in which I offered cream icecream and toppings. But couldn’t be bothered cooking it. So this is what I ended up doing.


Wash your fresh strawberries in cold water and pat them dry. Right now here in Madrid (Spain) we only have huge strawberries, that are aptly named fresón.




I wasn’t convinced about the cardamom that some recipes said would be nice with the strawberries. So after I ground it (with my very own teeny tiny wooden mortar) I tasted a sprinkle of cardamom with a piece of strawberry…and it was good. Try it. You won’t go back!

strawberry coulis

the ground cardamom





Now mix everything really well and let it rest, in the fridge, at least one hour. More, if you can.

When it’s done and nicely macerated (the lime and alcohol will do that) you can either serve as is or give it a few whirrs with the blender. I did, but only a few so that there would still be chunks of strawberry and it didn’t turn into a smoothie!

Now you can either:

  • just eat it
  • mix it with your plain, unsweetened greek yoghurt
  • serve it with a simple cream or vanilla ice cream
  • pour it over your homemade cheesecake (as per following photo)


How easy was that?

Recipe for this aesthetically dubious but incredibly good no bake cheesecake coming to this blog on Sunday!


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I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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