Some of you are close....so close, but yet so far away....the answers were great and really sent your imaginations to the brink and back!!! Yeah!!!!!!
Brian, bingo!!!! You hit that right on the nail!!!!!
When I make the 2:1 sugar syrup I make it in a big pot on my stove. I bring the water to the boil and slowly stir in the sugar, holding the 10kg bag on the rim of the pot and allow the sugar to trickle in, takes about a minute, but the sugar is all mixed by the time I am done. I continue to heat this liquid until it is almost to a boil. Turn off the burner.
Now comes the pretty and intriguing part.
I add cold water to bring it up to a very specific level, which gives me the 2:1 mixture. When I add the cold water, I continue to stir. It is like a ritual (and I love rituals :) ;) :-D :evil: :roll:
The cold water makes the prettiest designs that I could ever think of, they are picture worthy. I take pictures of some very strange and wonderful things, like, my dandelion mash before I strain off the flowers, pictures of seed and pods gathered, and this strange list goes on and on and on.....
It is my desire that I got all you guys having alittle bit of fun, putting your imaginations to their limit!!! Have a wonderful and great day, love your life you're livin'. Cindi :)