A rhubarb and rosemary syrup for sunny spells

Hi there! How are you on this beautiful day? 

It's rainy with minute sun spells here...
But, there's no surprise there.


I feel that If I keep at it, 
behaving like I'm in high summer,
sipping on refreshing glasses 
topped high with cordials (homemade off course),
filled to the brim with ice.

Or if I keep freezing lollies,
and bringing out all colours summer,
then the sun will come out to stay
and we shall finally go out to play!

So, I've made a rather handsome syrup.
One that's pretty in colour and full in flavour.
Strong, and vibrant and mature, yet delicate.
Great to flavour ice cold water,
or pour on pancakes,
even freeze into lollies.

rhubarb and rosemary syrup






To rhubarb and rosemary! 
With a hint of orange zest.


2 stalks of rhubarb, chopped
1 sprig rosemary
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
orange peal 

In a medium sized pan bring rhubarb, rosemary, water, sugar and zest to a gentle simmer. Cook until rhubarb has disintegrated. 
Strain through a fine mesh and return back to pan for further reduction, until syrupy consistency is reached.

Store in fridge in a sterilized glass jar. 


16 responses

  1. Fabulous look to your blog, helped by most amazing photos. what camera do you use?

    July 7, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    • Hello Sue Read! Thank you!! I use a Canon DSLR 1000D… It does the job 🙂

      July 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    • I was going to ask the exact same question!

      Noticed you stopped by my blog, and came to check yours out, beautiful pictures and a great looking blog for sure 🙂

      July 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      • thankyou meredith. I definately need to upgrade my camera when I can afford it.

        July 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      • Good luck!! I’ve been meaning to save for a really good camera for ages, other things seem to get in the way . . .

        July 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

  2. Totally beautiful. I wish I could summon summer with this delicious cordial but something tells me it might be more than 4 months away !

    July 8, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    • Thank you Giaff! Anything is possible with this cordial 😉 It’s convinced me summer is in fact a state of mind :))) Another cloudy summer’s day here. What’s it like there?

      July 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      • It’s pretty cold by now but luckily we have bright sunny mornings so I can still take lots of goodie happy snaps! I’m really enjoying your blog and I’m really inspired by your gorgeous photography. Beautiful!

        July 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

  3. simple sustenance

    The colors are so beautiful. Great pictures.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:03 AM

  4. Jerri L Yager

    Beautiful and it looks delicious!

    July 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

  5. Aaah, now *this* is tasty. You’ve inspired me to whip up one of these little pink bubblies to enjoy with supper on the deck. *psst- it even works with fresh frozen rhubarb. 😉

    July 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    • Hi Dory! Put it on pancakes too… for breakfast on the deck 🙂 yummm!

      July 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

  6. great posts you have.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    • What’s truly great, is you stopping by… Thank you for you lovely comment

      July 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM

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