Rosemary is one of the easier herbs to grow, even for those without a green thumb. Purchase a healthy specimen that is about 6" in height and plant in sandy soil that is rich in lime.
Plant rosemary so that it receives full sun. In our experience, if the climate is severely hot and harsh, the rosemary plant may not fair as well in the open sun. Rosemary may also be wintered indoors as the climate grows cold.
After your rosemary plant flowers, trim it back to keep the plant symmetrical in shape. Rosemary may be propagated via cuttings from the plant.
Fresh rosemary can be used in a variety of recipes to add flavor while reducing fat. Try inserting a few springs into a hen before oven roasting. Add a few springs to olive oil to create a unique flavor for salads and meats. Add fresh, chopped rosemary to homemade breads, then slice and dip into a bit of olive oil mixed with coarse black pepper.
Diet Sass in a Glass
Extract weight loss by extracting your extracts from the kitchen pantry. Fortifying your diet plan with flavor is the way to conquer the typical bland diet. And with so many different flavors at the market these days, it's like opening a Pandora's Box - only finding something nice rather than naughty inside.
However, you may feel a bit Diet Naughty because extracts really can make a dieter feel like they aren't really dieting at all. Here are a few of our favorite extract/beverage combinations:
- Marshmallow Extract in Diet Orange Soda
- Orange Extract in Coffee
- Chocolate Extract in Cocoa or Coffee
- Lemon Extract in Tea
- Vanilla Extract in Just About Everything
A note about vanilla extract. Be sure that you're using REAL vanilla extract as the imitation versions have been linked to certain types of cancer.
Empower yourself, empower your extracts and empower your diet, you sassy thing you!