I think I enjoy the cooking more than eating, there is nothing better than to watch the smile grow after someone’s first bite. Note from Steve: I am a flow of thought writer and apologize up front if I lose you. My family is used to it.
I could go on a long babble about rosemary blossoms but the thing I like most is my wife’s face when she see them.
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.
The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.
It is typically prepared as a whole dried herb or a dried powdered extract, while teas and liquid extracts are made from fresh or dried leaves.
The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.
Fast facts on rosemary
Rosemary is a perennial plant (it lives more than 2 years).
The leaves are often used in cooking.
Possible health benefits include improved concentration, digestion, and brain aging.
So far the only disappointments were the watermelon radishes bolting during the heat wave and my sweet potatoes just didn’t make it. Other than that I believe it will be a good yield.
This year’s veggies are green beans, acorn squash, peas, beef steak tomatoes, grape tomatoes, red pepper, russet potatoes scallions (on third harvest), lettuce all started from scraps or seed form scraps.
Herbs some years old Chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, German thyme (would make good ground cover) and regular thyme, oregano, mint, tarragon and arugula.
Why do I like plants from scraps well its a small challenge and heck the scallions cost me $1.29 but with the repeat harvest I’m probably down to 20 cents for that bunch. Spring mix works better than roman you can get a few harvest out of it, the arugula I got 4 harvest before it went to seed.
Because we are surrounded by woods we don’t have many prime spots for a garden a lot of shade, but I do the best I can. Any way I enjoy it!
I had some red cabbage from Misfits and wanted to do something different I found this refreshing idea.
Our cilantro was starting to go to seed thanks to the 5 day heat wave so this worked perfectly.
But I did add some apple cider vinegar it jsut needed something to kick it up a notch.
½ head red cabbage, cored and finely shredded
1 large carrot, cut into fine julienne
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro leaves
1 bunch green onions, diced
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp orange juice
½ tsp pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp white pepper
My optional 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Added a little kick in my opinion
In a salad bowl, toss together cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and green onions. In a small bowl, whisk together remainder of ingredients to make a light dressing. Toss cabbage mixture with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.