Tuesday, May 18, 2010


rosemary is an herb that is a member of the mint family and can be used for both culinary and cosmetic purposes.  the plant is itself is loveLee to look at and the aroma of the herb is intoxicating.  rosemary doesn't lose its flavor when heated, making it versatile and easy to cook with.  my rosemary bushes in the backyard are growing abundantly, which makes for a plentiful supply. 
day 138 flickr project365
on tomatom.com they give you ideas on 14 things you can do with rosemary, here they are:

1. Par-cooked new potatoes roasted in the oven with rosemary and olive oil
2. Lamb roasted with rosemary and salted anchovies
3. Any kind of lamb barbequed with loads of rosemary
4. Rosemary stems stripped of leaves used as kebabs on the barbeque. Spear any cubes of meat or fish
5. Pizza, or any fat bread for that matter, topped with Rosemary, olive oil, thinly sliced potatoes (perhaps from 1, above) and sprinkled with Murray River salt flakes
6. In herb butter. Mash butter with rosemary and whatever herbs you feel like. Roll into a sausage in plastic wrap. Slice and use immediately or freeze. Top griddled meat or fish with slices of the butter.
7. Monk fish roasted with rosemary and panacetta
8. Grilled tuna with rosemary
9. Rosemary pesto
10. In scones and dumplings
11. With pork
12. With fava beans or whatever beans you can lay your hands on.
13. Rosemary truffles (from Monsieur Truffe)
14. Rosemary and bay leaf savoury custard
15 Er, that’s it for now.


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

rosemary is my hubby's favorite! i try to cook with it often to keep him happy! thanks for these great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love the rosemary in the glass jars. Sooo pretty. How wonderful to grow things in your own garden. I am not that talented, although we did have tomatoes and strawberries last year...

jozen said...

hmmm... i can just smell your lovely rosemary garden now!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love rosemary, it gives such a delicious taste to food, and love your photos darling, so pretty! Hope you keep the project going

jen@odbt said...

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I never thought to plant it as a shrub.

Small Burst said...

I love rosemary and chicken combined. So deeelish. These rosemary bushes in your yard are great! I always tell myself I should grow them in the yard and I don't know why I haven't yet.

Wild and Precious said...

i'm so impressed with your photos.. i'm jealous. what a great project. you were good to begin with..but keep getting better.

P.s. i blogged about you today!! :)

.simply.life. said...

really beautiful photos! I love Rosemary ♥

Caroline said...

I love your photos and love Rosemary! xo

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... great in the kitchen and a decorative plant too!

{lovely little things} said...

This is wonderful! I have a rosemary plant myself and it's suddenly growing wild and I'm at a loss for what to make...thanks for the inspiration!

sheer whimsy said...

how lovely your rosemary looks! i love that herb :)

Becky said...

The best thing about both rosemary and mint are they are virtually impossible to kill and grow like weeds!