This is a delicious syrup. This would even be good to put on top of ice cream. Very easy to make. Store unused syrup in the refrigerator. You could 'can' this or freeze it if you want to make extra.
STRAWBERRY SYRUP (2 cups)
*1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped small.
*1 cup sugar
*1 orange finely grated orange zest
*Juice squeezed from one orange
~In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
~Turn the heat to low and simmer until the strawberries are soft and and the syrup is thickened. About 20 minutes.
~Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.
`If you don't like the pieces of strawberries in the syrup, strain the hot syrup through a mesh strainer. You will still want to let it cool before you use it.
`Replace strawberries for raspberries.