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Rosemary Know Your Herbs and Spices

Know Your Herbs and Spices: RosembaryKnow Your Herbs and Spices: Rosemary

 

Rosemary symbolizes remembrance in many cultures because it is part of the evergreen family. Evergreens are associated with life everlasting because it remains green year round. Rosemary has also been associated with strengthening physical memory since ancient times.
This perennial herb is one of my favorites because of its versatility. You can add it to just about any dish to enhance it. Its flavor is pungent and brings out the taste of meats like chicken and pork but goes equally well with vegetables.
This herb works well alone or in combination with other Mediterranean herbs like basil, thyme, marjoram, sage and garlic.
You can also infuse rosemary twigs in vinegar and with other oils for cooking.
Dried, it appears in herbal wreathes and other indoor and outdoor decorations. It can also be shaped into topiary.

 

Here are a few recipes showing the diversity of this herb:

Salmon Mac and Cheese
Cheddar Bacon Biscuit BLT
Olive Bread with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Herbs

 

 

One of our most popular recipes on Daily Dish Magazine: 

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with White Wine, Garlic and Rosemary

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with White Wine, Garlic and Rosemary

 

 

Please share your favorite way to use this herb! 

 

 

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
Of course I write about food; it's in my blood!

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