There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember. – William Shakespeare
Rosemary has been on my mind lately. Perhaps it’s Memorial Day that brought it up. Rosemary has long been associated with memory and improving memory and it has a wide range of uses, you can find more information here. There is a quite sadness around rosemary for me, she is so often associated with death that it’s hard to remember her role in other more festive occasions (such as weddings).
There is nothing sad about the taste of rosemary though. Its strong resinous flavor will wake you right up. It’s best to make this dressing a few hours or several days before use so that they herbs can infuse the vinegar and oil. The dressing also makes a great marinade and dip for bread. The salmon in the photo was marinated for about an hour before being grilled and it was awesome.
So, make this tasty dressing today to improve your memory and avoid the plague!
Rosemary Balsamic Dressing
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
pinch salt, pepper, and sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
Combine all ingredients in a sealable bottle. Shake vigorously. Enjoy!