I did a bit of gardening out front, where we have lavender, sage, rosemary, mint, and lemon thyme wildly growing. The old and gnarled rosemary bush is a recent addition, which the neighbour dug up from her garden soon after we moved in. I wanted it to establish a bit before I trimmed it into shape. It was growing as if an alpine shrub, formed crooked in the wind. I cut quite a bit off the longest side and now have bundles drying in the kitchen. I don’t know if I’ll have enough to make beauty gifts (though I plan on trying out soap some day, now that I have a backyard!) but would like to some day make: essential oils and rosemary bath soak. Perhaps focaccia shall be on the menu this week! What’s your favourite use for rosemary?
While most people know that rosemary is useful for cooking, few know of its entertainment value. One cat showed interest in the rosemary as I bundled it so after a quick check that it wasn’t harmful to cats, I chucked it onto the floor. They played with it for a very long time. One kitten would steal it from the other and chew until his brother came along and stole it back, or they would swat at the branch between them! Organic, free and deliciously scented toy!