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Rosemary recipes

From: Tyler Hopper <thopper@postoffice.swbell.net>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Rosemary recipes

bdpalm wrote:
> Does anyone have good recipes for using rosemary? I would appreciate your
> help. I am just getting into planting herbs and the rosemary herb seems to
> be a favorite of mine and I really want to use these herbs I have planted.
> I also have planted basil, cilantro, thyme, oregano, and garlic chives. I
> can think of uses for most of them, but really do need some help with the
> rosemary. Please e-mail me at bdpalm@aeroinc.net

Asking these folks that is like asking what recipes can I use water in. <g>

Being a fair cook, I do just about all of the cooking at home and use lots of Rosemary. You'll get lots of recipes so I'll stick to a couple recommendations somebody might not think of. I hardly ever throw the stems away. They make great skewers for kabobs. I also have various jars of olive oil and/or vinegar around infusing flavor by dropping herbs in. Rosemary stems go here too.

One of my favorites is "Rosemary/Garlic Beer Butt Chicken". You'll notice recipes are but a suggestion for me. Rinse and dry a chicken well and rub inside and out with olive oil. Chop lots of garlic and rosemary. Open a cavity between the chicken skin and flesh and stuff the rosemary and garlic in there. Season with coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper inside and out. Wash your hands and preparation area _very well_. Open a cold beer. Drink half of it. Push the undrunk can upright into the, uuhhmm, lower cavity of the chicken. Stand it in a roasting pan or on the grill and cook as you normally would. Yum, Yum.

Regards. __________________________ Tyler Hopper

"He's a High Tech Redneck"

From: Ilana Stern <ilana@ncar.ucar.edu>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Rosemary recipes

Rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and black pepper go well together as a marinade/rub on, well, whatever. Meat, chicken, fish, portabello mushrooms, eggplant...

Foccacia is yummy too -- basically pizza dough cooked into a flat bread. Brush the top with olive oil, and sprinkle rosemary and coarse salt on it.

From: "T.Michael Reinhart" <reinhart@pacbell.net>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Rosemary recipes Reply-To: reinhart@pacbell.net

Helen Kay wrote:
> On 30 Apr 1998, bdpalm wrote:
> > Does anyone have good recipes for using rosemary? I would appreciate your.....

I've also found rosemary branches to be an excellent BBQ sauce brush. Snip 6-8 branches and tie the ends with a rubber band; daub on as usual. I will also throw the used brush onto the fire for an added smoked rosemary flavoring.


From: donsoff <donsoff@ici.net>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Rosemary recipes

I clipped this from the following web site: www.pallensmith.com

" I really don't do much baking, but there are certain recipes that have become

favorites of mine over the years. And they can always lure me back into the
kitchen. One of these is for a simple cookie and it includes one of my favorite
herbs, rosemary.

This is regarded as the herb of remembrance and friendship so it is certainly
appropriate to use it around the beginning of the New Year when so many friends
and family get together.

It all begins with a basic sugar or butter cookie recipe of your choice.


cup butter
cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cup flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon soda
teaspoon salt
2 scant teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

Blend together the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs until creamy.

Sift flour into the mixture then add the other dry ingredients; the cream of tartar,
soda and salt, and blend together.

Next add the most important ingredient at least when it comes to flavor, 2 scant
teaspoons of fresh chopped rosemary.

Form the dough into small balls and place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
Press the balls flat with the bottom of a drinking glass that has been dipped in
sugar. This gives them a nice crunchy glaze.

Slide them into a pre-heated 400 degree oven for only about 8 minutes. It's a
good idea to loosen the cookies as soon as you take them from the oven. This is a
great way to enjoy both the flavor and aroma of rosemary."

I never tried it, but thought yopu were looking for creative Rosemary recipes. Lynn in Lakeville,Ma.

My Rosemary is dying

From: michelle <dparker@algonquin.round.table.org>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: My Rosemary is dying

Marilyn wrote:
> My 3 year old rosemary bush in a container is dying, wilting, leaves
> turning yellow, dropping off, branches falling off.
> What is causing this?
> I think I might be:
> too much water
> small spiders, but not red spider mites
> some kind of root problem
> Please help save a life...
> Marilyn

Hate to break the bad news to you, but once old Rosie is on her way out da door, there's not a lot you can do resurrect her. She's not very forgiving of too many extremes. If she's wilting, it's possible she could need some water. Is the soil bone dry? Check the roots. If she's badly rootbound, maybe she needs to soak in a tub with water for about 15 minutes or so in order to make sure all of the roots get water. If you see new white ones coming along, there still may be hope for her. If it were me, I would probably repot it in a larger container (preferably clay because water evaporates faster helping to prevent root rot) with fresh potting soil. Water thoroughly (if needed), and then don't water again until the pot is light in weight.

As far as the bug problem goes, you may wish to spray her with some kind of insecticidal soap. Follow the directions carefully, and make sure you spray it on a cooler day and/or in late evening so the bright sun and hot/humid weather doesn't burn it up. If all else fails, think of all the good culinary memories Rosie gave you and start with a new plant.

Good luck!

From: AST <Alessio@valdena.demon-ihave.had.enough.of.junk.mail-co.uk>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: My Rosemary is dying

In article <6j2e75$3ci@bgtnsc01.worldnet.att.net>, michelle <dparker@alg onquin.round.table.org> writes

>Hate to break the bad news to you, but once old Rosie is on her way out
>da door, there's not a lot you can do resurrect her.

Not...strictly true...

just take a cutting.....bung it in some compost...water and wait...it should take root.

-- A.S.T. @*Alessio@valdena.demon.co.uk*@ URL1: http://www.valdena.demon.co.uk URL2: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/9966 URL3: http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/9075 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) URL4: YOU MUST BE POTTY!!

Harvesting rosemary

From: michelle <mcwright@worldnet.att.net>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Harvesting rosemary

bdpalm wrote:
> When using fresh rosemary, do you take your clipping from the bottom or the
> top of the plant? I have never used fresh rosemary before and would
> appreciate some advice. My plant has doubled in size since I planted it
> and therefore I would assume it was ready to use. Please let me know how
> to cut it from the plant without spoiling the looks of the plant. Rosemary
> is really an attractive herb.
> Thanks,
> Debbie

I guess you try to trim new growth evenly all the way around until you get the amount you want. Whatever you do, do not take more than a third of the plant at one time or you may kill it. When I trim my rosemarys for the winter every fall (actually late summer), I make sure I give it a good drink of fertilizer to encourage new growth.

I think a lot of people have one plant that's used for decoration, and another for culinary use hidden in the back somewhere so it's hacked appearance is out of sight...<g> Well at least it knows it's loved!

Rosemary in Container

From: "Lynn Davenport" <ClaudeLynnDavenport@worldnet.att.net>
Newsgroups: rec.gardens.edible
Subject: Re: Rosemary in Container

I have grown Rosemary in containers for years. It does like some direct sunlight, but does not seem to need much.

Julie Sanford wrote in message <528-366E5851-3@newsd-122.bryant.webtv.net>... Anyone know if rosemary will grow successfully in a container on a balcony without direct sunlight? (Southeast Texas)

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