Celery Simple Syrup

Celery simple syrup. Photo by Susan Whitney.

2 celery stalks
1/2 cup sugar

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, then let them simmer for 5 minutes before cutting off the heat. Finally, steep for 10 minutes as the syrup cools, then strain and discard the celery. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.