Rosemary

Rosemary Tuscan Blue

Rosemary Tuscan Blue

A pungent, somewhat piney, flavor with a slight taste of ginger.  Mint-like yet sweeter.

Widely used with all meats, tomatoes, eggs, soups, marinades, salad dressings and cream sauces.

Enhance the sweetness of fruit without adding sugar by adding rosemary instead.

A few stems of rosemary tossed on the coals of your grill help give anything you cook more flavor.

Flowers taste great in salads or sprinkled over vegetables.

The flowers and leaves are used for potpourri.

Attracts beneficial pollinators.

 

 

growing

 

Rosemary Salem

Rosemary Salem

TENDER PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window

FULL SUN

Deer resistant

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

Pinch back to promote bushiness

Salem – Softer leaves, stronger tasting variety

Tuscan Blue – More woody stemmed variety.  Good for use as cooking skewers or decorative wreaths.

 

harvesting

 

Harvest leaves & flowers at any time.

Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.

Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container. Dried basil loses a lot of its flavor. Use within six months.

 

health-uses

 

Memory – tea helps stimulate the mind and improve memory

Digestive Aid – tea relieves stomach cramps & gas.  Stimulates appetite.

Nervous System – tea relieves depression

Headaches – tea helps relieve headaches

Antiseptic (internal) – tea helps reduce severity of colds & flu

Antiseptic (External) – Boil handful of leaves in 2 cups water.  Use to wipe down bathroom fixtures.  Can also be used as a mouthwash.

 

 

recipes

 

Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

 

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