Storing rosemary

Harvest and Store
June 19, 2009


You can harvest rosemary and use it fresh all year long, except in coldest months when it's better to let the plant rest.
It's possible to harvest in summer and store it: here are some simple tips.

Right directionCut some sprigs from the plant with scissors. Wash them and put them on a kitchen towel.
You can use fingers to separate the leaves from the stems, just pull upward.


Wrong directionIn the wrong direction, leaves will have a wooden part, too hard to chew!


Rosemary harvestRosemary leaves are ready to be stored.
You can dry them in a dark and ventilated place. Then you can store them in a container, away from light and heat sources.
You can also put them in a plastic bag and put in the refrigerator.


Dried RosemaryYou can dry whole rosemary sprigs, and separate the leaves when you need it.
Just remember that dried rosemary leaves can be sharp, handle them with care.



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Comments

Author: nicola
04/04/2011

ciao io uso molto il rosmarino e mi piace io lo uso col pollo


Author: Graziana
05/04/2011

benvenuto nicola, pollo e rosmarino è un accoppiata classica!


Author: marilena
08/10/2011

Sei fantastica, una scoperta che vale un Perù il tuo blog! Ti ringrazio tanto e ti saluto affettuosamente con tranta riconoscenza
mari


Author: fiorella (URL)
11/05/2016

ho grandi siepei di rosmarino, quindi non ho bisogno di conservarlo. ha un sapore che amo moltissimo e lo uso per molte preparazioni: col pollo, con le patate, col pesce ed anche per un gustosisso sugo per la pasta, tritandolo con altre erbe: maggiorana, salvia, origano. preparo una crema di pomodorini secchi sottolio e pinoli, aggiungo le erbe ed il sugo è fatto. buonissimo


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