1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and caps cut off
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1½ cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 small sprig fresh tarragon
Combine the strawberries, lemon juice and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Let the mixture cool and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Add sugar to the strained liquid and mix until dissolved. Finely mince tarragon and add to the syrup. Overfill small cups or dishes with shaved ice and drizzle generously with the syrup. Serves 8.
Lindsay Laricks, Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones, Kansas City, Missouri