’08 Advent Calendar, Day 6

If you’ve found one of those cute rosemary bushes dressed up as a mini Christmas tree, don’t worry about rosemary overload. The plants keep going straight through the winter, if you have a sunny spot for them. And when you tire of lamb roast and using the woody stems as skewers, try simmering fresh sprigs in sugar and water to make a delicious rosemary syrup.

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Rosemary Syrup from Southern Living

I love drizzling this over couche-couche, but I’ll bet you could find plenty of other uses for it. Gin, it seems, would pair especially well with this syrup.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely. Remove and discard rosemary.

6 Replies to “’08 Advent Calendar, Day 6”

  1. I have no idea what I’d use the syrup for, but ooh, do I love rosemary and finding new things to do with it. What a wonderful idea!

  2. Hey everybody, so glad you like the sound of the rosemary syrup! If you do try it, let me know what you think! And what you do with it. 🙂

  3. Yum, this sounds great. I’m having trouble thinking of things to drizzle it on though. I’d love see some of your ideas!

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