The botanical name Rosmarinus is derived form the old Latin for 'dew of
the sea', a reference to its pale blue dew-like flowers and the fact that it
is often grown near the sea. It is a symbol or remembrance and friendship,
and is often carried by wedding couples as a sign of love and fidelity.
Tradition says that rosemary will grow for thirty-three years, until it
reaches the height of Christ when he was crucified, then it will die. Sprigs
of rosemary were placed under pillows at night to ward off evil spirits and
bad dreams. The wood was used to make lutes and other musical instruments.
Nutrition: Rosemary contains
substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing
circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains
anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the
severity of asthma attacks.
Like all our produce, our Rosemary is grown
using sustainable methods: lots of organic compost. Herbs tend to be
naturally pest free, so they generally don't even require a soap spray in
our garden beds.
Peaches and Nectarines with Rosemary and Honey Syrup
Similar fruits make pleasing salads. Nectarines and peaches, both stone
fruit, work well together because of their similar textures. You can use
just peaches or just nectarines if you cannot find both.