I'm told that some people in this country are already having berry weather. Oooeee, I'm jealous! I do love me some berry goodness. Pies being the top of my list, but jams, crisps, and straight from farm to mouth all rank up high on my list of culinary pleasures.
pineapple is almost gone.) Today was berry syrup. Perfect on some quick morning pancakes (Do you have buttermilk? Use it!! I like to do half buttermilk and half regular).
For your syrup, start by making a simple syrup in a saucepan. (Traditionally, this is 1 part water and 1 part sugar. I do about .25 - .5 parts sugar.) Once mixed, toss in some frozen berries (fresh, if you have it!). Stir and simmer on stovetop 'til thickened and bubbly. (If you go low-sugar you may need to mix up a little cornstarch w/ water and add to the syrup to help it thicken.)
So good. And so fast. Bring it, Summer!