Last week when strawberries were on sale, me and my friend got together and made some super good Strawberry Syrup. (sorry, I should have posted this last week so you could have bought them on sale too.) This picture is not the greatest, I'm still having a hard time figuring out my new camera.
2 1/2 quarts of strawberries
3 cups water
strip of lemon peel
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Crush the strawberries, and strain out seeds with cheesecloth. Combine 1 1/2 cups water, strawberry mixture and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Simmer five minutes, them remove lemon peel. Combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups in a bigger saucepan. Boil to 260 degrees. (we only boiled it until it was between 255 and 260, when we let it get to 260 it crystallized into sugar) Add strawberry juice mixture and corn syrup to boiled sugar. Boil four minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Ladle into hot jars, saving 1/4 inch head space. Process 10 minutes in canner.
Also, a lot of you asked about our carpet. We bought it at a place here in Utah called Buy Direct (no membership required). The color is Pure Bliss Alder. It's called a Solution Dyed carpet, and that why it doesn't stain or bleach!