Rosemary has a pungent resinous flavor with a delicious perfume and gives its delicate but definite flavor to many dishes. Rosemary affects weak digestion, bloating, neuralgic pains and possesses the ability to stimulate blood circulation and other functions. This is caused, because it has a pushing action blood and dilates the tissue to be treated with it. Such results are achieved by rubbing the affected areas with rosemary oil.
Water in which rosemary is decocted forms a good skin lotion, and can also be added to the bath water. When used her shampoo or hair water, this is the hair growth benefit.
Propagation can be done by seed, cuttings, root rupture and discard. The seeds should be sown in shallow trenches of 15 cm apart. In the open field is the month April-suited for this purpose. The seedlings are a cm or 6, they can be transplanted to move to a culture bed where each plant is 15 crn2 is assigned. Finally, they are planted 90 cm from each other. It is said that the most beautiful plants are grown from seed, but it's hard to let it germinate. It's faster and easier to propagate them by cuttings, you do so cuts in February or March of the bushes, either late May or June when the plants are flowering. These cuttings should be about 15 cm long, sandy soil in a shady spot for two-thirds are inserted into the ground, they prefer to leave under a bell jar root. The excited clones may then next autumn move to their permanent location. Scheuring root can happen after two or three years with well developed plants. Thereby you avoid that the plants are spindly and also guarantees the preservation of the correct leaf color. Discarding is another easy way to multiply. This can happen throughout the summer simply a piece or some of the lower branches with a layer covering sandy soil.
Rosemary is sensitive to cold harsh winds and frost as he stands exposed and especially if it grows at an unsuitable soil type. Although it has been noted that rosemary plants in England and also in our country considerably smaller size than elsewhere, they not only grow but also finer pieces fragrant, such as lavender and peppermint. Perhaps this is due to the humid climate and longer daylight.
If you want to overwinter rosemary outside, he should be covered. Feather onset of winter, he should not be too far pruned and this must be done no later than August to allow the new shoots have time to be hardy. Then get the ground the roots coated a layer of leaf mold. Is there really frost danger, the whole plant is covered with leaves and thus for example over a coarse woven basket, weighted with stones from blowing over.
In the spring, the plant must gradually adjust to the outside and are initially freed only in beautiful sunny weather of their coverage. It has been established that after a particularly harsh winter rosemary bushes that were in a sheltered place ?? on the south, with a house in front and one on the west wall ?? rather than death were less protected plants. This may be caused by insufficient drainage of the soil the plants because they had not sufficiently hardened against such winters, although their roots were covered with a thick layer of snow.
When harvesting in August, there will hardly be a flowering period, but under certain circumstances, the plants produce flowers in September.
To bowl of cider or red wine gives it a very distinctive flavor and also makes a refreshing beverage that makes better digest a sumptuous meal.
- Hors d ?? oeuvres: in ravioli or i.d. with hamvulling; cocktails of fruits or vegetables.
- Eggs and cheese omelets; scrambled eggs; cream cheese; cheese sauce. Soups, stews and sauces: chicken eggs, pea, spinach, and turtle soup; ministrone; meat soups.
- Meat and fish: beef, lamb, pork, grilled and roast veal; in marinades for meat; to fish with a pronounced taste like salmon, eel, halibut.
- Poultry and game: light sprinkle inside and out before roasting or grilling chicken, duck, pheasant, quail; fillings; rabbit; partridge; ree.
- Vegetables: beans, green peas, cauliflower; mushrooms, vegetable broth; risotto; roasted or baked potatoes. Sweets and drinks: apple jelly, jams, jellies; in cookies; summer fruit drinks ?? bowl; fruit salad; bowls from wine and cider; rosemary sugar.
Cut lamb into cubes of about 4 cm. Heat oil in heavy saucepan or meat tin. Fruit garlic. Fry meat brown on all sides and add rosemary, then salt. Add wine and lemon juice. Then add a little broth if more moisture is needed. Put lid on the pan and cook this dish, depending on the tenderness of the meat 25-60 minutes simmer very gently cooked. Do you need some sauce then stir just before serving by:
1 teaspoon flour, stirred smooth in just 4 dl bouillon and tie the meat from it by the court to have a few minutes to cook.
- Rosemary Tea: one teaspoon of leaves per cup, two cups a day, with rosemary and juniper lovage boiled a potent diuretic drink.
- Rosemary Wine: dried leaves or fresh chopped young twigs to add white wine. After eight days pull the wine is filtered bottled repeated. At most two glasses of this wine a day to drink and no more than two consecutive months.
- Rosemary Liqueur: good brandy in the same way herbs like rosemary wine and no more than two small liqueur glasses per day of drinking here.
- Rosemary Oil: tops and leaves in good vegetable oil a week away in the sun and then filter.