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When a Rose is not a Rose...it may be Rosemary!

Posted by Alayne Gardner-Carimi on

When a Rose is not a Rose...it may be Rosemary!

Do the Dew Rosemary — the scientific name for its genus is Rosmarinus — comes from the Greek ‘ros’ and ‘marinus’ (“dew of the sea”), named for its origins in the Mediterranean. Did you know that rosemary is a member of the mint family, along with lavender, sage, basil, and oregano? An evergreen herb with a distinctive aroma, rosemary has been used in cooking, medicine, and cultural practices for thousands of years. Versatile Rosemary is a highly versatile addition to your culinary crations. Its leaves, flowers and oil used in everything from roasted meats and vegetables, sauces, and stews to herbal butters, breads, and tea....

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The Art of Dressing

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The Art of Dressing

Many of us think salad dressing as a thing, a noun. However, the art of salad dressing is also a verb: it’s a process. There is a whole world of dressings, from the pour of pure olive oil and a drizzle of vinegar with no whisking or measuring involved — to the most complex, the blended kinds with multiple ingredients. There’s a place for all of these in the world of salad. However, the one most often used, the most depended upon, is the mother of all dressings, the vinaigrette. To properly dress a salad, only three ingredients are needed: an acid (like vinegar – traditional, balsamic,...

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The Miracle of Olive Oil

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The Miracle of Olive Oil
The original “purified” olive oil was from hand-crushed olives, which were placed in a basket and the oil that drained from these olives was collected.

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