Place dried herbs in the center of a pretty hankie or scrap of material at least five inches square. Thanks so much for posting. Then using floral wire, tie the rosemary to the wreath. DIY Rosemary Letter Wreath – Iron and Twine 9. I will have to try out your sugar one. Strain the herbal infusion and then add about two tablespoons of unscented liquid soap. Enjoy using rosemary in these recipes too: Wonder if a herb-infused vodka base would work. Repeat the straining process until your oil is clear. Use long straight branches as skewers for shrimp, stabbing each shrimp twice. Each one of these ideas deserves a bravo, and there's still time to make some up for Christmas giving! That sounds really good. Strain the dried leaves from the mixture and pour the rosemary oil into a … Pour two cups of granulated sugar over the crushed herbs a ¼ cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Your photographs are so beautiful! When the jars have cooled a bit, seal them. (Light olive oil or canola oil both work well.). What do you need? A few tablespoons of colored sugar & a cupcake liner add fun color to a jar of herbal sugar. Castile soap is a generic name given to soap originating from vegetable oil sources (as opposed to the traditional tallow fat). Homemade gifts are thoughtful, more natural, more environmentally friendly, and nearly always cheaper! Press or roll the section of candle with the liquid wax over the rosemary stem. The glass bottles look perfect for a pretty display in the kitchen. Then add a big handful of fresh herbs. I know my mother would love this. 5- After two to four weeks, to get every bit of the rosemary out of the oil, strain the mixture through a few layers of clean, dry cheesecloth. Throw lots of branches on the coals of a barbecue. 1/2 cup dried rosemary. Gather up the corners and tie off the "hobo sack" with a length of ribbon or a piece of raffia. Using herbs really can be simple. Jill likes cooking, writing, painting, & stewardship, and studies gardening through MD Master Gardener & Master Naturalist programs. To make herbal incense, rub dried lavender, rosemary or some other herb of your choice through a sieve or against a grater. Make pesto with it and freeze it in cubes in an ice cube tray. Many herbs may be used to flavor oil; however, rosemary, savory and thyme are good choices for oil that will be used in savory dishes. That's just what a male stay-at-home cooking, baking, gardener wants to hear. Going to link into some of my DIY skin care and gift hubs. Rosemary can take on many holiday roles. Lavender skin toner graces an old decanter from a flea market. Teri and Jenny also shared a tutorial for fresh Rosemary Wreath Place Cards that may take a bit more time to assemble with florist’s wire , but may better suit the look you want for your table. I love your beautiful photos too and definitely would start mixing sugar with herb (just for me for the start); don't know what kids might think, lol. Here is a crafty party we hosted: Crafts For A Dreamy Slumber Party ~ Herb Days ~ Make a new plant friend for the day! Great ideas, will be trying several of them. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 15, 2013: Love your ideas for using herbs and making gifts with them. Even if you're short on time, you could still mix it up and include the directions on a pretty little card. Thanks, jimfl. (: --Jill. All you will need is sugar, lemon, rosemary and olive oil. I used old linens. Lemon Rosemary Bundt Cake: An aromatic bundt cake made with fresh rosemary leaf, lemon zest, and candied lemon peel. Thanks for linking with me! Pour oil that has been warmed on the stove into the jars, covering the herbs completely. Glad to hear from you. They are incredibly easy to follow. Lots of great ideas. Voted up and interesting. --Jill. posted by heeeraldo at 3:36 PM on September 20, 2005 . Incense made from dried, grated lavender dispels unpleasant odors. To every person you have ever met. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemary—or simply omit it. Boneless Garlic and Rosemary Rubbed Prime Rib with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Anchor dinner with a festive rib roast. Second the pesto idea - just puree it with enough olive oil to be a pourable sludge, then freeze. Great hub as always. Rosemary Garlic Bread is an aromatic delight that is reminiscent of Grandma’s kitchen on a lazy Sunday morning! Herbal infusions, the basis for herbal hand soaps and skin toners, are simple to make, requiring no fancy equipment or special skills. Hope you give it a try. I will not repeat the instructions here as you can find them at premeditatedleftovers.com. Rosemary can deck the halls as an element of wreaths, swags, or potpourris, or flavor Yuletide cordials, wines, and ales. Herbs and essential oils can be used to make so many wonderful gifts for all of the family. Thank you for these useful, awesome and interesting gift and kitchen ideas. Hi Carol! Rosemary Hair Rinse. It's yummy! Bake for 60 minutes, checking the thickest part of the bird to make sure it has reached a safe temperature before serving. The Dirt Farmer has been an active gardener for over 30 years. Join 6,470 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. What great ideas for gifts and even for my own pantry. Hey, Crystal Tatum. I love all these ideas, especially the sugar, which I had never heard about. tutorial. These are all great ideas; I'd do them all. Take care, Jill (: Awesome hub! Adding a fresh sprig of herbs to the vinegar after straining is optional. Make sure the beads are positioned at the center of the pipe cleaner. She first began gardening as a child alongside her grandfather on her parents' farm. Pile a pinch or two of dried, grated herbs into a candle holder or incense burner and light. DIY Rosemary Seasalt Favors – Best Day Ever 5. I used thyme, rosemary, and lemon rinds. Rosemary tied on a chair – Elizabeth Anne Design 10. We have a couple of monstrous rosemary plants. Herbal toner is particularly easy to make. Lavender particularly is good for this. And don’t forget your tea cup where rosemary stars as a delicious revitalizing tea. Rosemary Pesto. Amazingly enough I had never heard of that one before, but know of plenty of family members that will enjoy it. Strawberry and Rosemary Jam: A summery jam made with stewed strawberries, sugar, and fresh rosemary. Next, your candle will need to cure for 48 hours undisturbed. Hope you do try to sugar. I shall have to come back to this one. I am so happy to be joining Lucy and each one of you again today to share another inspiring project. Make pesto with it and freeze it in cubes in an ice cube tray. Rosemary Butter. Turn off the stove and let the rosemary marinate in the oil for an additional 20 minutes. I always throw a few sprigs of rosemary on the BBQ when I'm grilling; on the grill with the food. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. Voted up. Add herbal vinegar to salads and salad dressings. Enjoy a sprinkle of yummy rosemary on roasted veggies, in bean dishes, and even as a tasty flavoring for savory breads. Take care, Jill (: Ov Strickland from El Segundo, CA on November 30, 2012: What a great idea!!! Rosemary grows from cuttings very easily. Glad you stopped by. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on May 15, 2013: Thanks, Dolores. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on December 20, 2012: Hi azrestoexp. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Whenever you've got a rosemary surplus on your hands, just turn to one of these recipes to get it out of your crisper drawer and into your stomach ASAP. That is a great idea! Nice to hear from you! It's particularly nice at a tea or for the holiday table. Chemical Free Toy Cleaning – Mommy Testers 8. Then strain out the herbs. How to make your pipe cleaner Rosary: 1. A potted rosemary shrub, decorated with tiny, twinkly lights, becomes a tabletop Christmas tree. Hey Kris, I don't have any essential oils. I also thought of another one! The bottle with lavender toner in it was purchased by my mom at a flea market for $1.50. Herb-infused oils will keep approximately two months when stored in a cool, dark location. Put a fresh small branch of it on your car's defrost vent (up near the windsheild) - mmmmm.... You could make infused olive oil to give as gifts for Christmas. (: Take care, Jill, Hi Glimmer Twin Fan. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill them. Take care, Jill (: Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC on December 20, 2012: Glad to discover you. Thanks. I love how simple and pretty this is, particularly with the way they’ve styled it above, tucked into a folded napkin. Each of these “days” is full of herbal learning with arts & crafts, hands-on activities, tastings and more. 3. Seal the jar and let it stand out of the sun two weeks, shaking up the mixture occasionally. (: --Jill. Love the herb garden markers. All sorts of herbs may be added to oil & vinegar. Jill. Hi Suzie HQ-- Most of the bottles are from an incomplete cruet set that was passed down to me. Soften a stick of real butter (do not melt). Today, The Dirt Farmer gardens at home, volunteers at community gardens and continues to learn about gardening through the MD Master Gardener program. People from all walks of life use incense as well as most religions around the world. See more ideas about crafts, crafts for kids, spring crafts. The options are endless. After two weeks, strain the witch hazel mixture into a clean container. Or set up a roadside stand one day over the weekend. Voted up and awesome. Pot up the cuttings and consider whether you want to use them structurally in your garden - create a hedge? ... Drying lavender is simple and easy to do, and will make your house smell divine! Lately, due to the cold temperatures, I find myself doing smaller projects like making natural handmade soap and cooking healthy food.I’ll get back to more painted furniture projects when the temps break a little. The pleasant herbal aroma will dispel cooking odors, tobacco smells and other unpleasant scents. It lasts up to two months when refrigerated. Native to the Mediterranean, its bittersweet green leaves resemble pine needles. Rosemary roasted almonds – Scandi Foodie. Thanks for commenting, tlpoague. Because the wreath dries beautifully, you can use the rosemary for cooking in your favorite recipes. Place three to four sprigs of clean, fresh herb that have been slightly crushed to release their oils into a sealable jar. Potatoes are crispy like french fries, just serve with ketchup. I hope you are having a beautiful start to your week. Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry or blueberry. It's always good to get some positive feedback. Pour vinegar that has been brought to the boil over the herbs, leaving about ½ an inch at the top. They are also excellent for sautés. I didn't realize how easy some of these things could be made. These beads are the 10 Hail Mary beads. I was able to make the scrub very easily and used rosemary from my own garden so it was very inexpensive to make. Rosemary is easy to grow indoors in a pot, so you can grab your cuttings all year long, not just in the warm months. Hi coffeegginmyrice--I bet your kids like the peppermint sugar, esp. Set the mixture in a warm spot. Brush the melted wax onto the sides of the candle. Like ordinary sugar, herb-infused sugar can be added to tea and coffee. It'll keep for months. From using it to make your clothes smell fresh to scenting your bath, you’re going to love each of the 7 unique ways to use rosemary. The Gala approaches! I love this kind of thing. Pictured (left to right): lavender, chocolate mint, rosemary. The skin toner is ready to use. Herb-infused oils taste great in salads. I'm very much a novice photographer, but I found that having a backdrop made the objects look better. Warm delicious homemade bread with just the right amount of Rosemary to make it a great bread for everyday use or a special occasion. 2. Your mom sounds like my kind of girl. To flavor oils that will be used in sweet batters, try lavender or herbs in the mint family. Sounds cool! Includes lavender bath and body recipes, instructions on how to dry lavender and other free homemade gift ideas. posted by NYCnosh at 3:57 PM on September 20, 2005 . If using dried herbs in place of fresh, use 1/3 the amount. Sell it at the local flea, farmer's or grower's market. Definitely giving some of these a go! Drop a cube into soups, sauces, casseroles, pasta, whatever. Use long straight branches as skewers for shrimp, stabbing each shrimp twice. Your rosemary pressed herb candles are now ready to burn or give away as gifts. Take care, Jill. You could also add in sage, onions, carrots, and celery for a bit different flavor. They are easy and useful and just plain lovely, especially for herb lovers--thanks for a great post! Put rosemary sprigs in a warm honey & water mixture. Great to hear from you! Good morning sweet friends. Thanks for sharing with fabulous photos. If you like the idea of place cards, Teri and Jenny’s Rosemary Sprig Place Cards at Spoon Fork Bacon are easy to make with sprigs of fresh rosemary, white place cards and a mini paper punch. Cool idea! 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