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Topic: what to do with over 5lbs of rosemary?  (Read 1633 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2007 05:50:31 PM »

Well, the method I used is adapted from Rosemary Gladstar's method of making rosewater (I just basically used google), here are a couple of links discussing the stovetop brick method:

http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/kitchen/2005su_rosewater.html
http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/293

but really it's making an extract of any fragrant flower or herb that matters.  I fear that my rosemary water is diluted, but I removed, strained and kept the water I boiled my rosemary in- I guess that would be an infusion/tea.  I'm planning to use it for astringent/hair rinse.

I think i'd like to try this method next time:
freezing & oil
http://thecronescorner.com/insense.htm

if anyone has a copy of this book I had as a child and still love, The American Girl's Handy Book, there was a chapter dealing with rosewater.   this is a wonderful book that anyone can read and enjoy!
http://www.amazon.com/American-Girls-Handy-Book-Nonpareil/dp/0879236663

... where else can you find a book that teaches you how to make a badminton net or a hammock???  or all sorts of victorian girls' pastimes?

um.  I STILL have craptons of it left.  Guess I must take a pic to show the largesse of my plants after pruning!  really too much rosemary, lol!
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2007 06:27:26 PM »

I envy you so much Rosemary...it doesn't overwinter here. You can combine it with epsom salt or sea salt and tie it in little muslin bags and use it to hang under the bath tap for a lovely relaxing bath...or have a huge party and stuff a lot of roast chickens with it Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007 08:37:52 PM »

Anyone want to trade a huge heaping bag of rosemary for something cute and/or yummy?

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2007 07:46:15 AM »

Make rosemary jelly! It's awesome stuff and goes with everything (okay, not chocolate pudding, but pretty much everything else!)
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007 10:37:39 PM »

I saw Giada on the Food Network make a rosemary infused olive oil and use it to pop some popcorn. I made it as soon as the show ended. It's delicious! Especially with a little garlic salt.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2007 11:13:37 PM »

I saw Giada on the Food Network make a rosemary infused olive oil and use it to pop some popcorn. I made it as soon as the show ended. It's delicious! Especially with a little garlic salt.

MMmm that sounds yummy
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2007 04:15:30 PM »

I saw Giada on the Food Network make a rosemary infused olive oil and use it to pop some popcorn. I made it as soon as the show ended. It's delicious! Especially with a little garlic salt.

Wow, that sounds amazing!  I'll have to try it.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2007 07:08:32 PM »

Well I made a great strong tea with a large amount of it (but sadly there is still tons I have left that's now dried) and made a hair rinse with it.  My hair felt wonderfully soft and shiny after using it!!  My DH is too scared to try it tho, he thinks it looks funky.  it was just very dark brown rosemary tea, lol!  I have a wimpy DH!

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2007 07:40:09 PM »

Dry it & make bath salts with epsom for x-mas presents. Seal them in an airtight container.

Make yummy soap.

Heck you could probably sell it on etsy & make a killing.


I would be willing to trade for some anything you are interested in getting?

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