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In the Middle Ages newlyweds would plant a rosemary branch on their wedding day. People believed
that if the rosemary grew it was a good omen for the couple and their family. I didn't know this at
the time, and we've already been married a few years, but it still does
seem fitting that rosemary was the first thing we planted in our new yard.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis is drought tolerant
and pest resistant. It's also very easy to propagate from cuttings. It's a low maintenance, fast growing
perennial, making it a great early addition to your edible garden. Plant it in a sunny area with good
drainage and forget about it until you’re ready to cook.
A few sprigs of rosemary add a depth of flavor to almost any soup or stew. It makes a great herbed
bread and even a delicious ice cream!
Rosemary Ice Cream
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