Rosemary is one of the most versatile herbs in the garden. A native of the Mediterranean region, rosemary is aromatic and pungent. With such an incredible fragrance and flavor, it’s easy to see why it is used for so many different things.

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Endless Ways to Use Rosemary
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  1. Vinegars and Oils: One of the easiest ways of preserving the flavors of rosemary is by making a simple vinegar or oil infusion. A simple rosemary olive oil can be used as a healthy drizzle over cooked vegetables or as a dipping sauce for crusty breads.
  2. Desserts: Herbs aren’t just delicious in savory dishes – they lend an incredible depth of flavor to a great many desserts too, as rosemary proves to do. A light lemon and rosemary sorbet is a delicious palate cleanser, while apple and rosemary mini pies are the perfect sweet for Afternoon Tea. For something more indulgent, how about a slice of lemon and rosemary coffee cake or rosemary and dark chocolate.
  3. Drinks: From simple detox water to delicious cocktails, rosemary gives an added kick to your favorite libations. Stay hydrated all year long with a grapefruit and rosemary infused water or a sparkling rosemary limeade. Sweet iced tea always hits the spot too – especially a lemon and rosemary version. To take your juicing to the next level, try an apple, pear and rosemary blend. Finally, let loose in the evenings with a rosemary gimlet gin or a lemon and rosemary bourbon sour. Thirsty yet?
  4. General Cooking: The myriad of ways to use fresh rosemary in the kitchen doesn’t end here – it works in everything from quiches and stir fries to stews and roasts. Experiment with your rosemary harvest and discover how versatile this pungent herb really is!
  5. Relief from Congestion: Boil water in a pot or kettle and transfer immediately to a large, heat proof bowl. Stir in two spoons of fresh or dried rosemary – a natural antiseptic that helps open nasal passages. Drape a towel over your head and lean over the bowl, positioning the towel to keep in as much steam as possible. Breathe in the vapors for up to ten minutes.
  6. Natural Pain Relief: Rosemary is used to relieve the pain of heartburn and intestinal gas when enjoyed as a tea. Applied topically, the oil can lessen the severity of toothaches, eczema, gout, headaches and joint or muscle pain.
  7. Pest Deterrent: Keep your home free from pests by placing sprigs of rosemary by the doors and windows. Rosemary is also said to deter mice – some people even suggest placing dried rosemary sprigs in the backs of cupboards to ward of rodents during the winter.
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