I jinxed myself. Seriously. I really did.

Just last week, I shared about our honey harvest and went on and on about how excited I was to use our honey in numerous dishes that I proceeded to name off one by one to my sweet husband, Bart. Then, I went on to say how a spoonful of honey was also great for a sore throat and colds. Remember?

Honey Harvest // addapinch.com


Can you guess what happened?

It started as a little scratch.

Then a tickle.

Then a slight cough.

Then it became down right sore and I became a sniveling mess.

My temperature spiked, my body ached, my head pounded and all I could think of was, “why in the world did I have to go and say that honey helped a cold or sore throat!”

Lemon Water with Honey // addapinch.com

But thankfully, we had nearly 2 1/2 gallons of beautiful, pure raw honey that I added to cups of hot water and lemon and had straight from the spoon. And boy did I ever go through a lot of it.

I’m hoping my husband wasn’t secretly rationing it and planning to tell me later that I’ve already consumed my share. But, in reality, I most likely have. A sore throat requires it, I say! And strep throat in the summertime, you better believe I needed all the healing I could find!

In addition to nursing my throat with lemon water and honey, I quarantined myself to my room with a stack of books that I never read and a stack of magazines I’d been meaning to catch up on but still haven’t opened. I made the mistake – or brilliant decision – of watching the first episode of When Calls the Heart. That first episode quickly led to the second, then the third, and fourth and so on. If you’ve not seen it, let me just tell you, it is one of the best television series I’ve seen in a very, very long time. It is Little House on the Prairie meets Downton Abbey and is one of those shows that the whole family can enjoy together. Those are a rarity these days and when I find jewels like that, I binge watch them and then kick myself because I’ve watched them all.

If you have watched it then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Over the course of a few days – until the medicine had my symptoms under control and in between trips to refill my cup of lemon water and honey – I finished both seasons and am anxious for season three. In retrospect, I can’t remember all of it since I was running a temperature throughout the whole thing so I might just decide to watch it all again.

Maybe this time, I won’t feel guilty for using up so much of our honey!

Here’s to a healthy weekend!

Love you guys!
Robyn xo


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  1. You poor dear! Sorry your under the weather. Hope it’s gone soon. Really enjoy your posts and wonderful recipes. Thanks!

    1. It is such a little miracle for soothing a sore throat! I’m so glad we were well stocked! ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t that a fabulous show? I am so glad I started watching it!

  2. What a way to spend summer, sick in bed hope you’re feeling much better. Have to check out that series, I grew up watching Little House on the Prarie it was my all time favourite show, I even ended up liking Nellie Olson lol, will look into seeing if I can find it , never have watched Downtown Abby but have heard a lot about it so I may check it out, but I’m more a reader than anything. Again hope you are feeling better.

    1. Thank you so much, Germaine! I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie too and loved all of the characters in their own special way, too. Even Nellie! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you prefer reading, this series is based on the books in the same title series by Janette Oke.

  3. hi Robyn ….I’m new to your site…found you when I was looking for a chocolate cake to make for my hubby….it is /was the best chocolate cake ever!!! best cake and best frosting….can only make it on special occasions or I will turn into the Goodyear blimp!!!:)….anyway…just wanted to let you know…,will be trying other recipes soon….hope you feel better ….take care…e

  4. Sorry about the jinx, but thankfully you were prepared. Glad you got through it and found a nice show to recommend. I haven’t seen it myself, but I hope I won’t have to get sick to do that. Thanks for thinking of others and sharing the things that you do.

  5. Sorry to read that you were feeling so sick…sore throats are the worse…especially in summer. Robyn, I sure hope I don’t jinx myself, but I just wanted to let you know of something that I have found that has knocked the sore throat out almost immediately. The trick, however, is to use it the second you feel like you’re getting one. It is called Elderberry Immune Defense Lozenges. For adults, you take one lozenge and allow it to dissolve slowly in your mouth. You can repeat every 2 hours…but not more than 6 per day. It has been my experience that just by using a couple of lozenges when I very first feel that feeling the sore throat either never really materializes or is quickly gone. At least that is what works for me and it was recommended by a health professional…and it’s natural.

    Thanks for all the good things that you share with us.

    1. Oh Bonnie, thank you so much for telling me about these. Penny, a friend of mine, just told me yesterday about needing to get some Elderberry for immunity. I’m going to be stocking up on those lozenges!

  6. So sorry you’ve been sick. Praying for you. Love your recipes. Just printed your ice cream ones you sent.
    Can’t wait to try them.

  7. I’m right there with you Robyn…am now on meds, feeling a little better…Bad timing; we are going on our annual family vacation tomorrow!

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