Back 5 years ago, when Mom made Beary Good Stuff for the Farm Markets, a huge seller was Bing Cherry Syrup. Mom used to make Iced Tea from it as samples so people could see what they could do with syrup besides put it on pancakes..
Why Cherry Syrup? Cherries are notoriously hard to make jam from. Sometimes the jam just won't set.
Back in June, the Cherries were out and Mom bough a giant box to make Cherry Jam and the jam did not set. After a couple of weeks, Mom re-made it and it still would not set. It has been sitting in the pantry waiting for the weather to cool of so Mom can make syrup out of it.
Fast forward to this week.
Shoko and Kali at The Canadian Cats and da Phenny and Nellie at Easy's Blog are doing Iced Tea this month! Mom started thinking about how delicious that Cherry Iced Tea was, but it is too hot to make the whole batch of Cherry (NOT) Jam into syrup.
So she dumped a jar into the blender and buzzed the heck out of it and a jar of water, then she put a coffee filter into a funnel and let the good stuff percolate through.