Today I was able to visit a farm stand for Magee Farms. But it was not just any farm stand, I had helped the Magees obtain the permission to start a u-pick operation on this historic farmland. So, I was especially pleased to be able to buy strawberries at “my” farm stand.
So, of course, I bought more strawberries than we can possibly eat. Time for another type of strawberry treat – strawberries in minted honey syrup.
I used mint that I have grown on my windowsill, and honey from the next town over, so this is a totally local treat!!
Serving suggestion – add to plan greek yogurt – yum!
Strawberries in Minted Honey Syrup
Jennifer McGruther in Edible Feast
1 cup water
1 cup honey (local)
2 pints strawberries (from Magee Farms)
1 small bunch fresh mint (from my windowsill)
Bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the honey and whisk it into the water until it dissolves fully. Continue simmering over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
Hull the strawberries, cut them in half, and place them in a bowl. Pluck the leaves off the stems of mint, tear them and add them to the bowl with the strawberries.
Pour the cooled honey syrup over the strawberries and mint, then cover the bowl and place it in the fridge. Allow the berries to marinate for a day, then serve them with their syrup. Enjoy!!