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! Continue reading →
This recipe came about from my house warming party. I was going for a BLT dip but found the roasted peppers in the cupboard and decided that would be better. Something about a deadline and not having a fully formulated recipe that makes decisions so much quicker. Those timelines never quite work out for me. There I was planning all these great recipes to try out on my friends (never pass up an opportunity to use them as guinea pigs) and somehow the day raced on by without everything getting done and I found myself at the Trader Joe’s an hour before the party picking up heat and serve horderves. It could have been that I had been sick all month, it could have been that the house still had boxes of stuff all over the place that morning, but it could very well be that I was yet again trying to stuff more than would ever fit into my day. Luckily the dip was made the night before. We ended up with LOTS of food though because most my friends bring food to a friend’s even when we don’t have to; it’s just the way we roll. Continue reading →