Monday, March 2, 2009

Montana Chokecherry Syrup and some yummy 'Shrooms

I have been meaning to make and bottle some chokecherry syrup. I finally got around to it AND took some pictures! So here goes-
First you need these guys-
8c. White Sugar
4c. Chokecherry Syrup, I was given some from my Grandma that she had canned, Thanks Gram!
2 T. Lemon Juice
And here they are all lined up for their photo shoot-

Oh yeah in case you were wondering what Chokecherries look like here is a picture-

They are very sour, similar to cranberries but darker in color and smaller.

So you put all the ingredients in a big pan and heat until it's starts to boil, looks like this-

Let it boil for 1 min. let it cool for a bit then bottle it up. I'm using this for Teacher gifts so they ended up like this-

These were also something I made this weekend-
Sausage and Cheese stuffed 'Shrooms

Next time I make these I will post the recipe and some better pictures :)


Kristina P. said...

This all sounds delicious!!

Lissaloo said...

Thanks Kristina! :)

Raoulysgirl said...

I have never heard of chokecherries...that's a new one for me...still sounds delicious (I'll try anything once!) and the mushrooms...I am sooo in love with stuffed mushrooms right now! Yummy!

Lissaloo said...

I have been making a lot of stuffed mushrooms lately lol, This is my currant favorite. There is a recipe on AR for crab stuffed ones that are awesome :)

aubrie said...

Yum. I love mushrooms...and stuffing them with sausage and cream cheese? Genious!

Thanks for the blog award, Lisaloo. You definitely made my day!

Monica H said...

I remember sitting in a tiny restaurant on the Taos Indian reservations. We had Indian fry bread and choke cherry jam and syrup.

Oh how this reminds me that I need a vacation...sigh.

Willoughby said...

Lucky teachers! You did a great job with the syrup bottles, looks like something you'd find in a gourmet shop! You're just teasing me with the stuffed mushrooms, though. No one in my house likes mushrooms except me so I rarely make them. They look sooooo good!

Donna-FFW said...

I love how your mushrooms look. But Oh my goodness, I love the syrup gifts. Gorgeous.. the best kind of gift to receive!

L.B. said...

Count me among those who had never heard of chokecherries. I'll have to add those to my list of things to try, along with huckleberries of course.

Gracey said...

They look delicious and soo fancy! And of course, I have never tried chokecherries either.

Thank you!!!

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