R is for Rosemary

I am writing about herbs in the 2016 April AtoZ blogging challenge. Most of the herbs written in this series are those I have seen or used. Today’s herb is used widely in India and overseas mainly to flavour food. 

Any guesses?  That’s right, it is Rosemary. The botanical name is Rosmarinus officinalis and belongs to the Laminaceae family. It is generally errect with needle like aromatic leaves. I was a late user of this particular herb and am a big fan now. So much that I am trying to grow it at home. It seems to be happy here but has not flowered yet. Hence I am reluctant to use its still young stems and prefer to source my rosemary from the super market!  

Rosemary twigs ready for cooking

Tiny Rosemary shoots in my kitchen garden

As you can see from my bio, I am a reluctant cook, yet here is an absolutely divine dish that you can make using rosemary. Do not count calories because as someone said, whatever tastes good would be calorie rich too…

Do follow this link for the detailed recipie of Baked Potato and Rosemary Gratin, but here is what it looks like:

I am sure there will be no leftovers! 

10 Replies to “R is for Rosemary”

  1. I love herbs that go into food. That looks yum!!! Need to give it a try.
    #AtoZChallenge – R is for Reflux

  2. I love rosemary. I have it growing in my kitchen. I also p plant it all over my front yard to keep the deer away.

  3. Rosemary is a herb after my heart. I love it in roasts and bakes <3
    That's such a tempting picture, now you've made me hungry an hour before lunch time.

    @theerailivedin from The Era I Lived In

  4. Hi Archana, I love this herb! How did you get it to grow? Seeds or sapling? I have pudina and ajwain at my place and I love them. Rosemary would be a good addition!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  5. Hi Kala. We planted rosemary seeds and they sprouted seem to be happy in this weather but are a bit slow growing. Cheers!

  6. @My Era- a delayed response from my side… I hope you had an opportunity to bake this dish! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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