Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love grows where my

Rosemary goes

Lemon Rosemary Chicken


1/2 cup lemon juice, slice and add remaining pulp and rind
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
rosemary sprigs
2 lbs. chicken breasts

Rosmarinus officinalis


In a large food storage bag, place lemon juice, oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add chicken. Close bag and marinate in refrigerator 3 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Rosemary is a member of the Labiatae (or Lamiaceae) family which also includes thyme, basil, mint, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, and lavender.
Latin Rosmarinus officianalis
rosmarinus translates to “dew of the sea.”
Rosemary is an ideal companion plant for carrots as it repels the carrot fly, and there is a mutually beneficial effect on growth when it is planted near sage.

The Rosemary in the photo above is currently growing in our back porch waiting to be planted in the new vegetable and herb garden. It's future plans include soaking in that marinade and being wrapped inside breasts of chicken with some Gorgonzola and sun dried tomatoes, then grilled.

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