Rosemary is a woody, evergreen herb that originates from the south of Europe and Asia Minor. Despite originally being from these warmer countries, rosemary easily survives the Dutch winters. There are different varieties with nice names like Majorca Pink, Miss Jessup’s Upright and Suffolk Blue.
Rosemary has a delicious, herby flavor, which is mild, but can easily overpower. By heating it, the already powerful flavor is further enhanced. Both the needles and rosemary twigs are used in cooking.
Rosemary twigs are also used in herbal vinegars and oils. Rosemary can be stewed with dishes and can be used in soups and in combination with meat, various types of vegetable and omelets, amongst other things.
Fresh rosemary can be stored in the vegetable drawer of your fridge for a few days.