When you’re in Arizona and the landscapers arrive and start shearing all the rosemary shrubs …
… you go and get it!
… you put it into little pots and squish the needles and revel in the scent of it all.
If I’m jealous of any plants growing in Arizona, it would be Rosemary. These shrubs grow with abandon in parking lots and alongside curbs. It’s all I can do to not go around snipping it wherever I go but of course these shrubs are not wild, they’re used in landscaping which means I cannot take it :(
Rosemary is a tender evergreen perennial (grown in most areas of Canada as an annual.) However, I bring my pots inside in autumn and keep it as long as I can, which is usually until after Christmas.
So what do I do with Rosemary?
Apart from loving it’s beautiful form in my garden pots (I prefer the upright variety) I cook and bake with it. I also bathe in it … see my post Spa Day
One of my favourite recipes is Rosemary Thyme Shortbread
You could also try my scrumptious Roasted Garlic, Onion, Raspberry, Rosemary Jam … which would be stupendous served with these crackers :)
And lastly, a few years ago I wrote a post on How to Care for a Fresh Rosemary Plant if you care to take a peek!
It has been a long and difficult week for our family so Five Things Friday will continue next Friday (hopefully.)
Thank you all for being here!