We grow our Rosemary on the sunny banks of our Farm, as it needs six to eight hours of sunlight each day which it gets in abundance all year round. Unlike many herbs rosemary provides a full year round crop of flavoursome leaves as the plant has foliage at all times of the year.
A popular Mediterranean herb, it’s often used in Italian and French cuisine. The herb is spicy and warm, and is often paired with rich meats like lamb, with sour lemons, and even with sweet dishes. The key to using rosemary in cooking, is to chop it finely, because the needles can be quite tough otherwise. Rosemary is a favourite in savoury cooked dishes, baked goods, and even added to desserts.
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.