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Rosemary

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officianalis) the meaning of the Latin name for Rosemary is "Dew of the Sea." Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant resembles an Evergreen, with long, needle shaped leaves and small light blue flowers.

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Common Uses In Italian cooking rosemary is often used to season meat dishes and some types of tomato sauce. Rosemary is an essential ingredient when cooking a leg of lamb. Used sparingly, rosemary is good added to wine punch or apple jelly.
History Rosemary is native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean, especially along the coast. The genus name Rosmarinus derives from the Latin words Ros and marinus which together translate to “dew of the sea.” Rosemary has been used since the time of the early Greeks and Romans. Greek scholars often wore a garland of the herb on their heads to help their memory during examinations. In the ninth century, Charlemagne insisted that the herb be grown in his royal gardens. The Eau de Cologne that Napoleon Bonaparte used was made with rosemary. The herb was also the subject of many poems and was mentioned in five of Shakespeare’s plays.
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