Monday, July 21, 2008

Meet Mr. Rosemary

My first garden in Colorado is starting to come into its own. I delight in visiting it each day with my 2-year-old. We call the rosemary plant "Mr. Rosemary." We had friends over for shrimp and grits Saturday and I baked Rosemary Focaccia from the Moosewood Cookbook with the help of Mr. Rosemary, of course.

The recipe is super easy, and the smell of fresh, organic rosemary baking with the bread fills the house with pre-party excitement. My daughter helped set the table and we talked about sharing her toys with our friends' two boys. Then we looked at the just-baked focaccia. "Look, it has grass in it!" she squealed.

The beautiful flowers were a hostess gift from my guests. Mysti is a talented jewelry and flower designer.


Anne said...

Beautiful! I love rosemary. My mom makes rosemary cheddar biscuits that are quite yummy.

Sassy said...

We have a Mr. Rosemary plant too (although we don't call it that) and a basil plant. Jonathan regularly goes out picks off leaves and eats them for a snack.