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Rosemary & bayleaf pics & updates

Discussion in 'Herbs' started by TheCuteOrpington, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017
    TheCuteOrpington

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    Hello!
    Some of my favorites herbs are rosemary, and bayleaf!
    Would love to hear some of your thoughts about them!

    ~orp
     
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    digitS'

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    I grew up around California bay trees. I also like licorice flavors. Mom would make beef soup and in would go bay leaves -- not from the bay tree just beyond the fenceline of the cattle pasture :), but bay leaves from the store.

    If there were bay trees, there was pine ... and cedar and Douglas fir ... I thought I might be somehow related to a Douglas fir when I was a kid. Yes, my grandfather's name was Douglas, although he always went be Jack ;).

    How Rosemary is related to things like basil and mint, hardly makes sense to me. It smells like a pine tree and looks like a fir. It's an evergreen!

    I like it! If we didn't have beef soup or beef stew on the farm, we had a roast in the oven. I like beef roast with sprigs of my own rosemary.

    Steve :)
     
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    Nyboy

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    My mothers pasta GRAVY would not be the same without Bay leafs.I know most people call it tomato sauce, but Italian Americans call it tomato gravy.
     
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    TheCuteOrpington

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    We used to make roast chicken with rosemary and bay leaf for extra flavor.
    It tasted great!
    Great to hear from you!

    Sincerely
    ~ Mel
     
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    TheCuteOrpington

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    Macaroni cheese is never the same without bay leaf either!
     
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    Nyboy

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    We also call any type macaroni I never used pasta till I started eating in restaurants
     
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    TheCuteOrpington

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    Mac and cheese with bay leaf? I live in a culinary desert.
    I bought some "herbes de Provence" while on vacation, but I haven't had the nerve to use it yet. It has lavender in it.
    To my way of thinking, lavender has been to smell, not eat. I'm working on it.
     
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    digitS'

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    I'm not too happy about ..

    . lavender ..

    . in tea.

    Steve
     
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    Nyboy

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    Lavender Ice Cream :drool I believe @vfem made and sold Lavender sugar .
     
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