SERVICE BERRY SYRUP

Okay guys, this is silly simple and you can certainly play with it in a myriad of ways. You can pick these 2 cups of berries in about 2 minutes!

·         2 cups Juneberries, tiny bit of stem okay, fret not, wash in strainer

·         1/2 cup of sugar(or less of agave or honey or whatever floats your sweet tooth boat)

·         2 cups H2O

-Toss those guys all together in a small saucepan

-Simmer for about 10 minutes. The berries will open revealing white interior, the color will change but it will still look watery and not thick enough, fear not.

Add:

·         1 TBS fresh lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon*

Puree the whole gig.  I use an emulsion wand but you can use a blender or food processor.

Strain through a fine-ish mesh strainer, smishing it through with a rubber spatula. Use for:

Pancakes

Cocktails

Cake

Lemonade

Play with it adding tiny tastes (you don't want to overwhelm the berries) of ground cardamom or rose water or cayenne (why not?!).

*Substitute the lemon with lime or orange

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