Rosemary originally comes from areas such as Turkey and Southern Europe. Rosemary is an attractive evergreen shrub-type herb with pine needle-like leaves. It has trusses of blue flowers that last through spring and summer in a warm, humid environment. All Rosemary varieties will do great in a sunny position, whether grown in a container or in garden soil. It is essential to cut back the Rosemary herb plant in spring after it has flowered. You may pick the fresh leaves all year round as the Rosemary is an evergreen shrub. There is no need to store Rosemary if you have a bush that is established in your herb garden. Rosemary is used as a culinary herb to flavor roast lamb and meat dishes. Some people claim that Rosemary also improves blood supply to the head which means that Rosemary also makes for an excellent medicinal herb.
To propagate rosemary from an established plant is quite easy. All that is required is to pin down with wire onto the soil a piece of the rosemary stem of the mother-plant. This stem can be bent down when pinning down the part that you want to propagate. As soon as roots develop on the pinned down part you may separate it from the mother-plant.
Rosemary is a very hardy herb and can tolerate drought. Rosemary makes for an attractive plant in any type of garden, not only herb gardens. Some varieties can grow much taller than 1 m (3.28 ft) in height and more than 1 m (3.28 ft) in width. When growing Rosemary herbs in containers, Rosemary also makes a great companion plant for feverfew. In early spring it is advisable to apply some enriched organic fertilizer to the Rosemary herb plant. It is best to use a tablespoon worth of fertilizer per square meter (10.76 ft2).
The leaves of this fragrant, aromatic herb can be harvested any time. Harvest no more than you can use fresh, as they lose most of their flavor when dried. The following is more details regarding the Rosemary varieties that can be cultivated in a herb garden.
This herb is also known as Rosmarinus officinalis prostatus. This beautiful herb is a tender perennial herb that is able to withstand drought as well as poor, rocky soil. It boasts beautiful blue flowers (though the flowers are small) with wonderfully fragrant resinous green foliage which are lance-shaped. The Rosemary Blueboy flowers grow in clusters from the leaf axils. For the gardener who is pressed for space the Rosemary Blueboy is an excellent choice since it lends itself favorably to Bonsai.
This herb is also known as Rosmarinus prostata. Like most herbs the Rosmarinus prostata prefers a sunny position and will thrive in well-drained soil. This particular herb is a perennial herb and is known to grow to a height of approximately 30 cm (11.81") and should preferably be spaced 60 cm (23.62") apart. This rosemary herb boasts fine leaves with bright blue flowers. These leaves can be used fresh or dry. However do use it sparingly when preparing your meat dishes. Herb gardening with this particular Rosemary is also catering for bees. The rosemary flowers will attract bees from far and wide to visit your garden. As a culinary herb the fresh rosemary flowers can be used in salads as a garnish. As a cosmetic herb the rosemary leaves can be used as an ingredient in potpourri. You could even use the rosemary sprigs amongst your linen. You will end up with the freshest smelling linens ever.
These two herbs are also known as Rosmarinus officinalis and Rosmarinus officinalis sp. respectively. Both are perennial herbs and will thrive in sunny spots with well-drained soil. The Rosemary Upright as well as the Semi Upright will grow to a height of between 75 and 150 cm (29.52 and 58.98"). It is usually best to space the rosemary plants 60 to 90 cm (23.62 to 35.43") apart. Wildlife such as bees will travel from far away to visit your herb garden if you grow these rosemary shrubs. The bluish flowers of the Rosemary will surely attract the bees. This evergreen upright growing herb is cultivated mainly for its rich, aromatic leaves which can be used in either a dried form or fresh. It is essential to prune Rosemary on a regular basis. (Tip: The pruned Rosemary need not be discarded – burn them on your fire or barbeque and prepare yourself for a lovely aroma.) The Rosemary leaves can be used as potpourri and the sprigs can be laid amongst linen where it will import a wonderful fragrance to your linens.
Slice the potatoes for this crisp pancake as thin as possible, and don't worry if they break up as you slice. Cook the Potato "pancake" on both sides until it is browned and crusty as you prefer on both sides without getting burned.
If the idea of flipping the whole pancake at once seems a bit daunting or if you feel that you might not be dexterous enough, quarter it in the skillet and turn each quarter individually with a spatula.
This dish is truly a low fat dish and contains a mere 0.44 g (0.002 lb) of fat per serving which translates to 327.5 calories per serving.