Someone in my workplace has been pruning their rosemary bush, so there were big branches of rosemary stacked on the bench of the Tea Room, dark green and  aromatic, a gift to the hopeful cook.

I grabbed four big branches.  My office smells like heaven…

I know exactly what I’ll be doing with them – big, woody rosemary branches make wonderful skewers for kebabs, and I have those beautiful chicken breasts and tenderloins just crying out to be marinated for tonight’s dinner.  I think I’ll keep it simple, and let my ingredients speak for themselves – I have white wine, really good olive oil, lemons and garlic for the marinade; I have the aforementioned dried cherries and almonds which will be beautiful in a jewelled pilaf with dried apricots and pistachios; I have home-made yoghurt for a sauce, and maybe my garden will yield me some mint and parsley and nasturtiums and rocket for a nice, herby salad.

I’m hungry already…

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4 comments for “Mmmm….

  1. Dandelion
    August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Oh that whole meal sounds goooooood…. I love rosemary. Did you manage to get any work done? I think I would have been rubbing it and smelling my fingers all day.

    • August 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Rosemary is wonderful, isn’t it? I did get some work done, but there was a certain amount of hand-sniffing, I must confess. And my office still smells faintly of rosemary…

  2. 5-tails
    August 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    What a lovely idea.

    I’m still occasionally sad that we had to leave behind the rosemary from your wedding – not least because having my successfully kept it alive for so many years is remarkable!

    • August 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      I’ll say! We didn’t do so well with ours…!

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