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Rosemary

Name Rosmarinus officinalis
Family Lamiaceae
Height - Spread Varies
Life cycle Perennial shrub
Hardiness Not reliable in our garden (Frost pocket)
Soil Any well drained soil, mulch in autumn.
Position Sun, sheltered.
Propagation Cuttings. Easy
Range  Dry scrub land in the Mediterranean region.
 

I take cuttings every year and protect them in the greenhouse. They usually take if I push a sprig into a shady spot.

Madmurds Apricot Vinaigrette - Salad dressing

 

This plant is heavily harvested to it remains short but is thickening up.

As opposite but with a tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar.

 

Recipe

Dried apricot

2-3 large scotch bonnets (large hot chillies)

2 sprigs of rosemary

2 large cloves of garlic (Optional)

White wine vinegar or extra virgin olive oil.

Large bottle.

Wash & dry all ingredients thoroughly, cut rosemary to fit in bottle, spike apricots, slice the chillies, (remove seeds optional). Fill bottle with ingredients using all your artistic skill, Fill bottle with vinegar or oil. Now the hardest part, wait 3 months before use.

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