5 Unusual Ways to Use Rosemary You've Never Thought About
Why Rosemary is a Super Herb
Rosemary has long been one of our favorite herbs here at Kissed by the Sun - that's why we incorporate this flavorful spice into more than a quarter of our blends. Native to the Mediterranean region Rosemary is one of the strongest, most aromatic herbs out there and is commonly found in dips, roasted chicken, and as a toasted garnish. Despite it's most common uses we discovered some unusual and unique applications when sourcing our organic Rosemary. These are just the 5 most interesting we suspect most home cooks may not know about.
1.) Rosemary Is A Natural Deodorant - Chemical rich hygiene products can be safely ( and odorlessly) tossed aside by a simple change in diet. Scientists say one of the most effective ways to improve your body oder is by using fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, and mint.
2.) Ditch the Rogain For Some Fresh Herbs - There has been a recent boom in Rosemary infused hair products after research showed Rosemary's all natural powers of stimulating the scalp, unblocking hair follicles, and removing impurities.
3.) Add It To Drinks - Rosemary isn't just for cooking anymore. A recent survey of bartenders from across the country put Rosemary as one of the top ten garnishes for speciality cocktails. In addition Rosemary can add a distinct flavor to all kinds of juiced drinks and many restaurants have been serving a popular grapefruit infused rosemary blend mixture in place of regular water.
4.) Make Your Home Smell Great - We all know about candles and incense but have you heard of a Simmer Pot before? Fill a saucepan with water, bring to a boil, and add a lRosemary. Before you know the whole house will be smelling like the kitchen at a 5 star restaurant.
5.) It's A Bold Addition To Any Spice Blend - Ok...so we didn't have to do too much research to figure this one out but it definitely needs to be noted. Whether your mixing your own herbs or using blends like ours Rosemary adds a fresh aromatic element to any blend or meal. It's no surprise two of our most popular spice blends - Garlic N Herbs and Black Pepper & Herbs - are packed with this super charged ingredient!
- Richard Fickhesen