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Rosemary, the herb you need.

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Posted By Jen Swallow

The herb Rosemary tends to take over anywhere it is planted! It grows abundantly and can become a pretty big bush unless you are not the woman of the house. In ancient English folklore it was believed that rosemary would not grow unless the master of the household were a woman. The women that were able to grow rosemary would use it in spells to dispel jealousy and ensure fidelity. Unfortunately, I cannot share these spells with you. BUT I can share why rosemary is beneficial to you even without the ability of creating spells!

SO, What is an herb? And what can you use rosemary for if it’s not witch spells?

An herb is considered a plant that has seeds, leaves, or flowers and is used for a variety of reasons such as adding flavor to food, creating medicinal tinctures, and boosting health. The using of herbs like rosemary can give food it’s missing taste without depending on salt as much.

Some common health benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants that causes anti inflammatory reaction in the body which boost the immune system

  • Helps improve indigestion

  • The aroma of rosemary has been shown to improve concentration and mood

  • Protects neurological processes and can help prevent early brain aging

There are many ways to incorporate rosemary into any diet. Some easy ways to add in rosemary are:

  • Mix into softened butter to spread over toast

  • Cook into meaty dishes such as steaks, chicken, and lamb

  • Gives extra flavor to roasted veggies such as carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower

Here is an easy yummy recipe to try AND remember, although I cannot share some witchy spells it doesn’t mean you won’t accidentally uncover them yourself!

Roasted potatoes with rosemary

Ingredients:

  1. 1.5 lb of golden potatoes

  2. 2 tbsp olive oil

  3. 1 tbsp of fresh minced garlic

  4. ½ tsp of black pepper

  5. 3 tbsp of minced fresh rosemary leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Cut potatoes into wedges and add into a bowl with all other ingredients.

  3. Mix well until potatoes are covered with rosemary/olive oil mix

  4. Spread potatoes onto oven pan evenly and put into oven

  5. Let potatoes roast for 20 minutes and flip

  6. Let other side of potatoes roast for 20 minutes and check if potatoes are cooked thoroughly. A knife should be able to slide easily into a cooked potato

  7. Let potatoes cool off and enjoy!

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