What's a "mash"? Well, it's a "compote," which is just a fancy word for cooked or stewed fruit. Stewed fruit is cooked slowly in liquid. Serve alone, with a dollop (spoonful) of yogurt, or use as a sauce on yogurt or ice cream. You can even serve it as a sauce for... chicken or pork.
2cupsmixed berries, including blueberries, raspberries, or quartered strawberries
1⁄2teaspooncornstarch or flour
1⁄2teaspoonfresh lemon juice
2tablespoonsmaple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
Put the rhubarb, berries, and cornstarch into the saucepan and put the saucepan on the stove. Turn the heat to medium, cover, and bring to a boil. Cook about 7 minutes, stirring with the spoon from time to time.
Turn the heat to low, uncover, and cook until the rhubarb is soft and the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and sweetener and stir well.
Set aside to cool a little bit and serve warm. Or cover and refrigerate overnight.
Add raisins, currants, dried apricots, or any other dried fruit if you like.