Honey Rosemary-Lemonade


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne
1 ½ cups sugar
2 sprigs fresh rosemary (+ more if you want it for garnish)
½ cup honey
juice from 7 large lemons
heat 1 cup water, sugar and rosemary in a pot over med heat and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 min, stirring. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 ½ hours.
Once cool, add the honey, lemon juice and 3 cups of water (bubbly or flat). Remove rosemary sprigs. Strain lemonade into a pitcher and chill. Serve garnished with fresh rosemary sprigs and lemon slices.

(based on recipe from the Good Stuff Cookbook by Spike Mendelsohn)

food styling Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. ccbartist

    Hi Angie! these Photos are beautiful and its great to see what you and emily worked on! I can’t wait to show friends over here! Love, Caroline

  2. Cheryl

    Yummy. What a great day to have lemonade. I’ve never thought of rosemary with it! Only on baked French fries! Great picture. Have a good day.

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