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.
· 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:
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