Wash and zest one lemon - long strips and/or short strips- and set aside. Boil one cup of water.
Place the zest into a strainer/sieve and dip into boiling water. Leave for 30 SECONDS and then remove. Discard the boiling water.
Place the zest into a saucepan and add 1/4 cup of water.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the saucepan and place on low heat until the zest softens and the sugar becomes syrup.
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