Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. (Wikipedia)
My experience with rosemary is almost zero. When I did use it, it came from a jar right off the grocer’s shelf. So when my son Doug came home for Christmas, he was pretty surprised when I purchased some gorgeous Colorado Lamb Chops and pulled out a jar of fresh rosemary!
He then schooled me on His take on this BEAUTIFUL herb and I jumped right in.
Doug’ s take on Rosemary:
“Jet… there’s no substitute for fresh Rosemary. The color difference!
The natural oils!
The entire kitchen smells like Rosemary.
You can rub it between your hands and it releases the the most fragrant oils. I feel bad for everyone who hasn’t gotten to cook with fresh herbs for that very reason!
Conclusion? Totally a convert. It really was a dramatic difference. Loved it. 💚