My rosemary is crazy happy- which makes me crazy happy too since I don’t garden! It is a huge bush that is beautifully in bloom right now.
Have you eaten rosemary flowers before? Know of recipes that call for them?
I’m off to make grilled shrimp, skewered on sharpened rosemary branches…
Monday, April 24th:
Rob asked a really good and obvious question in the comments on this post… What do they taste like?
I just gathered a couple of the blossoms. Eating the whole flower has a whirl of pine, lemon, and menthol flavors in my mouth. Its a slightly different flavor from nibbling on the fresh rosemary leaves on the same branch. Plucking just the petals and eating those alone yields mainly a light crunch.
I have a couple sitting in my water bottle to see if they lend any water soluble flavors. I’m currently scrounging my liquor cabinet for more vodka to steep these in!