Sweet Rosemary

I haven’t gotten a cold this season! That very thought is more like a curse than a good fortune. It pops up in the middle of the most menial activity like a ghost, only to remind that the day of condemnation is right around the corner. Happens every time, like magic. And it doesn’t stop there.
Ah well! A cold is a cold. Sufferance is written in stone.
The combination of honey and lemon to fight a cold is an age-old remedy. Neo Citran patrons swear by its potency. My husband never forgets to have a pack at the ready at home. I cannot drink that as it frankly repulses me. Instead, I would rather a hot drink of rosemary-infused honey and lemon. It tastes better … way better. And it works wonders. The added advantage of rosemary relieves migraines and the body’s aches and pains. And I love rosemary because it is so beautifully fragrant.
Rosemary-infused honey is easy to make, is a fabulous replacement for table syrup, and serves as a fantastic addition to just about anything you please. So next time you have a few sprigs of rosemary left over don’t throw them away, make some rosemary honey and store it in your fridge – it keeps well for weeks. The versetility of this herbal remedy/condiment is well worth having at home.
Rosemary Honey Syrup


  • Honey: 1 cup
  • Rosemary: 4 sprigs + 1 sprig
  • Water: 1/4
  • Prepare a sterilized jar. Add one or two fresh sprigs of rosemary inside and set it aside.
  • Simmer the honey, water and 4 sprigs of rosemary in a pan for about 5-7 mins. Turn off heat, skim the top, cover and let sit until it cools down moderately.
  • Pour the honey in the prepared jar, cover and refrigerate.

To make a hot cup of my cold remedy, add 1 tsp of rosemary honey in a boiling hot cup of water, to that add a sprig of fresh rosemary and a slice of lemon and let sit till cooled enough for you to drink.


18 thoughts on “Sweet Rosemary

  1. Love. Your. Photos. Did you enjoy the Mad Men premier? Just for fun, I watched the first episode (had not seen, though I know it’s crazy popular) and would totally watch it again. Loved that they kept pouring the cocktails 🙂

    • Too bad Connor. Hope you are feeling better now. Rosemary does cure migraines. Try it next time in your cup of tea with honey. Not sure how effective it will be if you threw some with your lamb roast though! 😉

  2. Haha, I’ve actually used this ‘cold remedy’ as an addition to a gin cocktail before!! I guess it’s another sort of medicinal drink 😉 Sorry that you’ve been feeling rubbish. I hope that the remedy worked! x

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