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How to prepare rosemary for use (from Realsimple.com):

Remove the needles or leaves Holding a sprig of rosemary at its top, slide your fingers down it, to the bottom, to strip off the leaves or needles.

Tip: Try to chop only what you need; herbs will last longer intact.

Bundle the needles and slice across To chop rosemary needles, bundle them together and slice until you reach the desired fineness. Store any leftover herbs in a plastic bag that can be sealed.


1. When roasting a chicken, stuff the cavity with several twigs. Chop some leaves and insert between the skin and the flesh.

2. Sprinkle chopped rosemary over lamb or fish before broiling it.

3. Add sprigs of rosemary to poaching and marinating solutions for all kinds of fish.

4, Add finely chopped rosemary to bread dough.

5. Sprinkle chopped rosemary on pizza and foccacia

6. Make rosemary-infused oil. Use the oil to dress salads or on pasta.

  • Bruise several sprigs of washed and dried rosemary by rolling them under the palm of your hand on a hard surface, like a cutting board.
  • Place the bruised rosemary sprigs in a sterilized glass jar that has a tight fitting lid.
  • Warm olive oil, safflower or sunflower oil in a pan until it is too warm to touch. Don’t let it smoke.
  • Pour the warm oil over the rosemary in the jar until it is completely covered. No part of the rosemary should be out of the oil. Put the lid on.
  • Store the jar in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Remove the rosemary sprigs and strain the oil if pieces remain.

Store the oil in a closed bottle in the refrigerator.

7. Use rosemary sprigs as toothpicks in canapés or as skewers for vegetables. Strip off all but a few of the leaves, leave some at the top. You may have to use a standard skewer or toothpick first to make the hole, then remove the skewer and thread in the rosemary sprig. It looks great and adds wonderful flavor and fragrance. See https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/delicious-things-to-do-with-leftover-rosemary?utm_term=.vlglMPpZa#.mx0M1z8B4

For this and other delicious things to do with rosemary

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