Romantic Rosemary

by postroad on January 24, 2013

I mean, c’mon. That has got to be the most romantic named herb ever! Pretty, pretty evergreen who blesses me with smells and tastes which far exceed what is expected. Besides, it is the only herb from my garden that I dug up and am overwintering indoors. In the cold, snowy, blowy months this little straggler is the connection that I yearn for to the thick black dirt, worms, grubs, and large and tiny garden miracles.

Do you like rosemary? The hubby makes some mean steaks with it being one of the key ingredients. My rosemary specialty is an omelet…… made from fresh eggs, sautéed veggies, garlic galore, and (of course) rosemary!

Any guesses why this pretty lil plant is shaped into a heart?

Could it be cause the hubby and I’ve got some rekindling to do? You can bet your baby’s soaked bottom we do!! Let’s think…… candlelight dinner (steak!) on Post Road for two (actually make that 3……. the wee one is rather attached if you know what I mean) while the others get dumped off at Grandpa and Grandma’s for the whole weekend!!!

I will be sharing the yummy meat rub with you soon…… also, if you happen to have some Rosemary that wants to fall in love and have babies (haha, couldn’t resist) you can propagate it easily…. snip off a stem. Strip the lower leaves and stick in water till the roots form. (I use a piece of tin-foil, poking a hole just big enough for the stem to keep it from falling into the jar.)

Just enough to keep my gardening heart happy during the winter!

I hope you’re having a great week! I am crossing my fingers that the weather warms up here in Upper Michigan…… it would be nice to hit double digits.

oh well, at least we’ve got lots of helpers on the snow removal end. :)


p.s. don’t forget to email me if you are interested on details on my sponsor program! I would love love to team up with you and help get your message out to the world if it aligns with mine. (inspiring simple farmhouse living and creativity.)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Becky January 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

I love, adore rosemary! Great ideas and ways to use it.


Melinda January 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Beautiful photos Heather, I love Rosemary for ornamental and for cooking.
And I love the photos of your family in the snow.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.


debbie hosaflook January 26, 2013 at 1:37 am

Heather, I too LOVE rosemary. I am in Virginia and this is the first year I have ever had a plant continue to survive during our winter planted outside. But, my sister in law did give me a combo planter for Thanksgiving that had rosemary, sage and thyme in it. I could not keep any of them alive and have a really hard time ever keeping Rosemary alive in the house. It always gets to dried out. What planting medium do you have yours in and how do you take care of it? Hope that your date weekend is dreamy!!! Reconnecting is sooooooo important and it is good that you are taking time to nurture your marriage:)
much love,


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