I LOVE Rosemary!!!  I plant it all around my deck, not only for the smell, but to keep certain bugs away; like files and mosquitos.  Apparently, it is related to mint, although I thought it was related to Lavender.


Rosemary –  Rosmarinus officinalis), meaning “dew of the sea”, is native to the Mediterranean area.  

This herb has long held a reputation for enhancing memory, honoring the dead, and scattering negative vibrations to the four winds. Ancient Egyptians laid rosemary across coffins to remember and honor the dead.  Rosemary is also associated with enhancing memory, which is why at one time, rosemary was added to a couple’s wedding wine so that they would remember their vows.

In modern times, rosemary has been used for relief from joint pain, dandruff, and in antibacterial solutions.  Researchers are hopeful that Rosemary may become useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease in the future.



Published by Culinary Chick

My name is Anna Hattauer and I love to cook. I am a personal chef living in Maryland. I grew up in California, joined the United States Army right after high school, got married, raised three children while going to college and working full time. As a young military wife and mother, we didn't have the money to go out to eat on a regular basis and had to make each pay check stretch. I learned how to prepare meals that were delicious, while staying within budget. While working full-time in the corporate world with the usual 2-3 hour I-270 commute, coupled with school & sports events, scouts and taking care of three children, it was tough to find the time or the energy to come home and prepare healthy meals for my family. Being a military family, we have traveled to many places around the world. I love trying new foods, the challenge of cooking new recipes and having friends over for dinner as well as cooking for special events. After cooking for my friends and family for over 25 years, I decided that I wanted to share my love of food and make people happy, so I dropped the corporate chaos and attended a formal culinary school and became a certified personal chef. I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and I am licensed, insured and ServSafe certified.

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