We’re heading to Scarborough Fair to bring our cooking to the next level with fresh, flavoursome herbs.
Rosemary is indigenous to the Mediterranean, but is a sturdy herb and can easily be grown in Ireland. Rosemary is one of the most aromatic of all the herbs and has a strong lemon-pine flavour that pairs especially well with lamb, garlic and olive oil. Rosemary is a nice addition to focaccia, tomato sauces, pizza and pork.
- Marinades & oils
During the Tudor era in England, rosemary symbolised fidelity, loyalty and love, and it was traditional for brides to present sprigs of rosemary to their bridegrooms. Rosemary was added to the wine for the marriage celebration, which was then used to toast the happy couple. Rosemary was so strongly associated with fidelity that if a man was indifferent to its aroma, it was believed that he was incapable of true love.