Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm on a Berry Delicious Roll!

I just can't stop!  

Now I've gone and made strawberry syrup!  
(I know!  When will the madness end?)
Just like the boysenberry syrup, I took 
2 cups of water, 
2 cups of sugar 
(Oh!  Rats!  I should have used my turbinado sugar!  I didn't think! That probably would have been even BETTER!)
a pint of stemmed and washed strawberries......
Just bring to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer until slightly thickened.

Then strain and cool.
Put in a pretty jar - especially one with a red lid - continue to let cool and then refrigerate for up to 30 days.
(Okay, you've caught me - it doesn't HAVE to go in a pretty jar, but doesn't that make it more fun?)

What am I going to do with all my berry syrups?  

Well, I could.....

1.  Pour it over ice cream.
2.  Add it to lemonade.
3.  Make Italian sodas with sparkling water or club soda.
4.  Make Italian cream sodas (add half and half to the above "recipe").
5.  Make strawberry margaritas or....maybe.....martinis.
6.  Pour over pancakes or French toast or waffles.

Do you have any ideas?
I'll make you a batch!

Oh my!  I also noticed I'm very close to 500 followers, so a giveaway must not be far behind!  Come back for details once that follower odometer rolls over to 500!  
Just a gratuitous strawberry shot 'cause I think they look pretty in my blue bowl!

And thank you very much for your visits and for choosing to follow!  
I most definitely appreciate it!

Now how can I resist joining this sweet party?
Please go check out some reds for Rednesday over at Sue's!

And, lest I forget,

Happy Father's Day
Worker Bee!

Thank you for being such a wonderful father to our dear sweet Baby Bee!
But, can I just ask this publicly?  
Why did you get her hooked on Archie comics? 


  1. oh that sounds so wonderful. Congrats on getting near 500

  2. Strawberries test is very best and unique from the other dishes. It is very healthy dish. I like to prepare it breakfast.

  3. Well then...let the good times ROLL!

    Have a wonderful week!


  4. Thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving your kind message. What a wonderful surprise to come here and see this awesome strawberry syrup! I used to love going berry picking with my grandpa when I was a child!
    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

  5. Sounds wonderful! I'll have to make some when the strawberries ripen in Nova Scotia .... 2 weeks?

  6. Oh that last picture of the strawberries is your blue bowl is a beauty!

  7. Sounds super-easy to make, and I bet it's just delicious! My only suggestion to add to your list would be to just have a spoonful each time you pass the jar!
    Happy REDnesday and Happy First Day Of Summer!

  8. Bless you for still canning so to speak. Years ago that was the only thing to do. I would dearly love some of your strawberries anyway you fixed them.

  9. Yes, the strawberries in the blue bowl look absolutely stunning--and tasty!


    Woman in the scarlet coat,
    Are you heading for a boat?
    Or perhaps you need a bus
    To get far away from us.
    Whether wheels or sails you take
    Don’t forget the chocolate cake
    To sustain you on your way;
    Red-clad damsel, now we say,
    “Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
    See you on the other side!”

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Faded Red Sidewalk

  10. Yummo!! I am all for putting it on vanilla ice cream!

  11. I don't know where I've been, but I've never even thought about strawberry syrup! Now I won't STOP thinking about it until I have some. I HAVE made jam of course. Where would we all be without the foodies of the world??

  12. I love strawberrys. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing. LG Tina

  13. That sounds so wonderful to use on/in all those items-Yum, Yum, Yum!

  14. Yummy! Now I am extra glad to meet you, you're a foodie too. We have homemade pear syrup. If we weren't a country apart we could have coffee and swap some. Happy Rednesday!

  15. This looks fantastic. We've really been getting good strawberries and at a good price. I've been making Strawberry Freezer Jam and we sure do like it.:)
    x0o bj

  16. I had to come visit (and start following) after your sweet comment on my blog. -- the juxtaposition of red strawberries and cobalt blue bowls, beautiful. I loved your post about the plates on your house wall, picket fence, etc. We should be neighbors! Making a street fun and interesting to walk down.

  17. Those strawberries look so much nicer than those we get here in S Spain!

    Thanks for stopping by - and have a lovely weekend!

    XOXO Lola:)

    PS love yr blog!

  18. all I can say.



  19. Hey it is me again.....we are traveling through California right now.....At Moss Landing at present in the June glooms....just out of curiosity.....would you might telling me where in central calif you are located...just give me a near by city so I have some idea...if you don't mind.

    Just curious.


  20. Mouth-watering just to look! I need to make some but the strawberries we have here are too sour..

  21. Yumm-o! Wish I had some right now atop a hot buttermilk pancake. I am surely going to make this. Yes, a cute red lidded jar is a must. LOL! Love the picture of your darling Bee Cottage! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I am following you! Until next time, BEE a sweetie. I just couldn't resist.

  22. I learned how to read at five years old before I went to school because of my older brother's Archie comics. Just sayin'!

  23. Hi , thanks for your visit to my blog and the birday wishes. I love your blog, I think I now need to go find some berry's lol
    Thanks again donna

  24. Thanks for the sweet comment on my story! AND thanks for following me! Your blog is gorgeous! My granddaughters call their 12 yo aunt "Aunt Bee" and I love anything about bees! Glad to have found you!


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