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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A to Z Challenge | R is for ROSEMARY

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Welcome to Entrepreneurial Goddess.
I'm taking part in the 2015 AtoZ Challenge - 26 posts on 26 days of April with Sundays off. My theme is "Things around my home". All photos are by me, Entrepreneurial Goddess. Find my other entries here...
Today's letter is: R for Rosemary
  I just received this Rosemary plant as a gift. I love the smell of's from the minty family and has a woodsy aroma. I use it a lot in my cooking.

Here are some other uses that you might not have thought about:

  • Put a few leaves in a bottle of your favourite oil for flavoured oil
  • Roast with potatoes and garlic
  • Use to flavour meat, especially lamb and fish
  • Flea, tick and bug repellent
  • Use as astringent, antibacterial tonic and/or antispasmodic medicine
  • Can stimulate hair growth - I use it in my daily braid spray, which my hair loves
  • Use long sprigs as skewers
  • Use it as an air freshener - combine a handful of rosemary sprigs with lemon or orange slices, a couple of vanilla pods (cut open to reveal the vanilla paste) or use a few drops of vanilla extract or essential oil and some water in a pan. Simmer for about 30 minutes and enjoy the spa-like aroma. Pay attention to the water might need to top it up as it evaporates. You can reuse this mixture too or change it up with different herbs and spices.

See you next time!


  1. What a clever way to do A to Z! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    You may want to check your spam. I got a pop up that wanted to install an app on my iPad. :(

    1. Hello Cindy.
      This is quite alarming as another commenter alerted me to popup issues. Webmaster Tools says my blog doesn't have any security warnings so I'm confused as to where these popups are coming from.
      Thanks for taking the time to tell me.

  2. Ooh I love the skewer idea!
    Louise www.borntobeatourist - where my a2z is at!

    1. Hello Louise.
      It makes sense and saves on buying skewers too!
      Thanks for the visit.

  3. Nice list of suggested uses! I love rosemary too, and always think about the saying "rosemary for remembrance" whenever I use it.

    1. Hello Deborah.
      For me, rosemary is one of those "can't live without" herbs.
      Thanks for visiting.

  4. I love Rosemary with potatoes. Did not knoe about the fleas and ticks. Good to know! And thanks for your detailed comments throughout the A to Z Challenge. They are much appreciated!!!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Co-host
    R is for Reincarnation

    1. Hello there Stephen.
      I'm very passionate about what I believe, especially when it comes to Bible truth. There are many myths and legends out there. I believe strongly in the Bible and the truth it contains, as such I get carried away sometimes with my comments. But thank you and thanks for always visiting.

  5. Interesting uses. The only thing I've ever used this as an ingredient for is a song. That, along with Parsley, Sage and Thyme.

    1. Hello Jeffrey.
      Interesting! I'll have to ponder over that one.