Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet Scent of Rosemary

Hiya! Happy Saturday to you. I wanted to share something non-craftsy with you, mostly because I'm amazed at it.

Last month I visited my sister in southern Virginia for a "girls weekend". She has huge rosemary bushes (among other garden delights) and I cut a large sprig before I left. This is how it looks today, 7 weeks later:

It's been in my 38-degree refrigerator the whole time. Can you believe it? This baby is just as fragrant and flavorful as the first time I plucked a bit off right after coming home. 7 weeks! It makes me wonder how old the grocery store herbs (and other "fresh" foods) are when they turn brown after only a week in the same 'fridge.

Come to think of it, I also brought home farmer's market carrots, leeks and baby garlic still on the stalk. It took me well over 2 weeks to go through all of it, and I'm pretty sure I was still using the leeks 3 weeks later. If that's not a reason to buy fresh from my local farmer's market, I don't know what is...

Thanks for visiting today!



Norma Gomez said...

Wow that's great, I know my store bought veggies see to go bad really fast.

scrappymo! said...

I think herbs and veg etc are washed with fruit fresh or veg fresh or they are actually quite old when we buy them. That is why they turn so quick...Nothing like fresh vegtables!

Maria said...

Non-crafty posts are just as awesome! :) That is sooo cool, Susan ... I can only imagine how amazing that fresh rosemary smells. Now you have me thinking about dinner ... ;)