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Growing and Using Fresh Rosemary

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Are you eager to learn about growing and using fresh rosemary? Don’t miss this article, where we offer our suggestion on how to grow and eat the herb!

How to Grow:

The herb to all but ignore and have success. Water only when soil has dried. Place in as much sun as you can offer. Fertilize monthly.


How to Use:

Remove leader (tip of most vertical branch) to encourage branching. Harvest as needed leaving the bulk of the plant to grow.

How to Enjoy:

Eat: Roasted Potatoes:

In a bowl combine 1 ¾ lbs quartered small red potatoes, 1 small quartered onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped. Toss to coat. Bake uncovered at 425° for approximately 30 minutes.

Eat: Rosemary Garlic Chicken:

Using a rolling pin, pound 4 chicken breasts to similar thickness between wax paper sheets. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add 2 halved garlic cloves and cook until brown. Add chicken and cook until brown on both sides. 3-5 minutes/side.
Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 cup vinegar (cider/sherry/rice). Add 1 tsp chicken broth and 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary. Cover, reduce heat to low cooking until done (3-5) minutes. Remove chicken, reduce sauce until syrupy, pour over chicken and serve.

Drink: Sparkling Limeade:

Stir 1 cup lime juice with 3/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. When simmering, reduce heat to low until sugar is dissolved. Add zest of two limes and 4 rosemary sprigs. Simmer 1 more minute
then cool and chill overnight. Strain and mix with 4-6 cups chilled sparkling water. Serve over ice w/bruised rosemary sprig for garnish.