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Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary

Rosemary bears an intense, piquant flavour and can be used for both venison, poultry, lamb and tomato dishes.

Try adding freshly cut rosemary to the salad dressing, in olive oil-based marinades or on a delicious homemade bread.

Recipes with rosemary

Rosemary also makes an excellent garnish on braised potatoes.

Origins

Rosemary originates from the Mediterranean region, where, if allowed, it can grow to between 3 and 5 feet. It has a fragrance resembling pine.

Usage in the old days

The plant was used as a remedy for many different diseases.

On the Danish island of Als (in the South of Jutland), rosemary was a very popular house and garden plant. Before going to church, the elderly women took a sprig of rosemary and held it in their palms over their prayer book and handkerchief.

Medical use

Rosemary can be used to soothe digestive ailments and relieve poor circulation, dizziness and shortness of breath. It also stimulates the kidneys.

 

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