Rosemary, probably my most successful perennial, is resembling a small tree these days rather than the little potted herb I received as a gift 2 years ago. The uses for this piney plant are unbelievable! Search engine results attribute the following uses for rosemary (I haven’t tried them all, so if the rosemary rinse turns your hair green, please don’t blame me):
And, the list went on and on…. This stuff really is incredible!!
A favorite in our house now is re-gifting this great herb! It’s so simple!! Cut 6-inch long sprigs and cluster 8-10 together. Place in a small cup or vase and fill with water. In a couple weeks you will begin to notice roots growing. Once a healthy root system is established (usually 4-5 weeks), it is time to pot your rosemary plant! I have about half a dozen in process now for fun holiday gifting!
Note: Make sure to change your water once a week!
I can’t not mention my LOVE for rosemary in our recipes! We use it in our soups, chicken dishes, ground as pesto, in our meatballs, in our nut bread….. I am constantly thinking of new ways to squeeze this tasty needly herb onto our plates. This stuff is really that good!
If you have any unusual or creative uses for rosemary, we’d love to hear them! Who knows…you may even be featured in our next blog!;)