Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What to do with rosemary

We went to the farmers' market today and brought tons of rosemary. The problem was no one seemed to know what to do with it. Those who did snapped it up because we had big bunches for a $1.00, about a quarter of what it costs in the store and this was just picked yesterday so very fresh.

Here is what we suggest for uses:

  • roast with veggies, especially potatoes
  • put with meat, chicken and fish
  • add in cheese
  • dry it and put it in homemade bread
  • puree it with olive oil for a pesto
  • pick the leaves off and use the stem for a kabob skewer
  • throw a bunch on the grill to flavor the smoke
  • throw a couple of sprigs in when you have a fire for a wonderful aroma
  • make sachets for your drawers
  • make it into wreaths
  • tie it in bundles with a pretty ribbon
  • put it in potpourri
  • put it in a bag, throw it in the freezer and save it for later use
  • dry it and use in the winter to remember summer
  • I have even heard of a recipe for rosemary ice cream!

1 comment:

Shari said...

I have a great rosemary cookie recipe I'll try to post for you soon, if you'd like!