By now it should be pretty obvious that fresh herbs taste better than dried herbs. Sure, when in a pinch dried herbs can still do the trick. The challenge is many store bought herbs even when just purchased; have already lost the intense flavor that you get from fresh herbs. Of course, if you are drying your own fresh herbs at home, than you probably already know how long they have sat on the shelf in your pantry… Which brings me to growing your own fresh herbs- starting with Rosemary.
Rosemary is a fast grower and tolerant to most climates. In fact Rosemary can generally tolerate most soil conditions as well. Hence, why rosemary can be found in many landscapes as a shrub or ornamental feature. Rosemary can easily be planted by seed. However, beware Rosemary unattended can grow rapidly if not properly and regularly pruned. Rest assured though, Rosemary can be used in so many ways: you will never grow tired of this fragrant beauty.
Try these luxurious and tasty ways to use Rosemary in your home!
- Skip expensive hand soaps. Add a snip of Rosemary to any inexpensive liquid hand soap. Smells amazing!
- Flavored Olive Oils can get pricey. Add Rosemary, Garlic, Basil and a few capers to your Extra Virgin Olive oil. Be careful to keep your oil in a cool, dry location. Then enjoy the benefits of flavored oil in any of your dishes.
- Rosemary Bread. Rosemary bread is timeless for its aromatic qualities and diversity for use. Coming soon visit our recipe for Rosemary bread to see how this herb can transform flour into a delectable treat.
- Add fresh Rosemary to any Poultry or Fish recipe. Rosemary is a traditional flavor with roasted chicken and fish. Yet, Rosemary can make roasted potatoes or carrots a centerpiece at your table!