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Old 05-26-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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Personally, I like it better when it is chopped as opposed to using the whole leaf.

It does not overwhelm the taste of food that it is cooked with as long as their is some oil or fat in teh dish. I use it or lamb and pork chops as well as new potatoes.

It can be pretty strong if eaten raw.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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Rosemary can be added to bread before baking. There are lots of rosemary bread recipes online.
This is supposed to make the bread last longer too. However, I don't particularly like rosemary bread.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Usually I will use sprigs of fresh rosemary when I am sauteing chicken with wine, lemon and garlic. When I'm done cooking the sprigs get tossed and the dish is left with just a light rosemary flavor. If I actually will use the rosemary to consume with a dish it is minced very well otherwise it is way too overpowering!
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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I have lots of rosemary in my yard just because I like the plants and the smell, but I've never cooked with rosemary.

To me, it smells like Vicks VapoRub (which is the smell of childhood to someone my age, LOL). I've seen lots of recipes that use rosemary and I thought I should start using some of mine to cook with. So, I gave it a taste the other day, and it TASTES just like Vicks. (Well, I never ate Vicks, but it tastes like I would imagine Vicks would taste.)

I don't think I could eat chicken or anything else coated in Vicks VapoRub. Does rosemary lose any of its sharpness when cooked?

Rosemary is an herb that is best used sparingly and in specific dishes (in my opinion). Added to bread it is delicious and has a wonderful aroma but to me it does not do well with Chicken, I use sage for chicken.

Also, as a side note, rosemary is a natural deterrent for fleas in your yard.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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You can also tamp down the strength of it by quickly dipping in boiling water (10 seconds or so) and then shocking in an ice water bath before chopping. Mellows it out quite a bit.
Aha....good to know, thanks!
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Some cats go as wild for it as they do for catnip,.
This is funny, because recently for a week we had a "foster kitten" (someone dumped her out and we brought her home and found a permanent home for her), and while she and I were out looking at flowers I took a piece of the rosemary and rubbed it all over her, thinking it might repel fleas. She hated it. I tried to get her to play with the sprig and she ran from it....acted like it was growling at her. LOL
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I have lots of rosemary in my yard just because I like the plants and the smell, but I've never cooked with rosemary.

To me, it smells like Vicks VapoRub (which is the smell of childhood to someone my age, LOL). I've seen lots of recipes that use rosemary and I thought I should start using some of mine to cook with. So, I gave it a taste the other day, and it TASTES just like Vicks. (Well, I never ate Vicks, but it tastes like I would imagine Vicks would taste.)

I don't think I could eat chicken or anything else coated in Vicks VapoRub. Does rosemary lose any of its sharpness when cooked?
It has a wonderful taste but a little goes a long way. We have started using it more and more, as well as using mint. I used to think mint was just something you used in tea or for holiday baking. I have learned it has so many wonderful uses. What did we do before the days of fresh herbs?
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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Better cooked....can't remember if I ever used it fresh. Very strong.

Try this:

Slice several potatoes, toss with olive oil, s&p and chopped rosemary, about 3 tsp
Roast at 425 or so, turning every 5-6 min until desired softness of potatoes.
I like mine browned and a bit crunchy.


Then eat and see if you like it.

Or make potatoes like hash browns on stove and add rosemary to that, either one is good.
one of my favorite ways to fix potatoes. I got the recipe (though you don't need a recipe) from a very long time friend, who has now passed away. Every time I roast the potatoes I think of Marilyn. I will add, we only turn them once, but I guess you could do it more often.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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This is funny, because recently for a week we had a "foster kitten" (someone dumped her out and we brought her home and found a permanent home for her), and while she and I were out looking at flowers I took a piece of the rosemary and rubbed it all over her, thinking it might repel fleas. She hated it. I tried to get her to play with the sprig and she ran from it....acted like it was growling at her. LOL
That is funny. They do have their individual personalities. I know a cat that goes crazy for a mini sage bush. She will love up against it, purr loudly, and roll on her back as she caresses it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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I make a paste with chopped garlic (the kind in oil in the jar), a half a container of fennel, and a half a container of rosemary and rub a ham. I look the ham on about 300 degrees for eight hours and it is insanely good.
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