EVOO Flavored with Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
The use of rosemary as a memory enhancer dates back to the early western civilization, in fact, Greek students used to wear rosemary garlands around their heads, while in ancient Rome they massaged their temples and foreheads prior to exams.
According to botanist, Dr. Jim Duke, the herb may also reduce joint pain. The topical ointment is obtained by soaking rosemary needles in almond oils for two weeks.
To flavor EVOO, insert lose needles or stems of fresh rosemary into a glass bottle sterilized in advance by washing it in hot water and drying it in hot oven and add oil. Flavor will be noticeable after a couple of weeks. The more rosemary twigs are added, the stronger the flavor of the condiment. You need to experiment to find your own taste. Should the flavor be to strong, transfer some EVOO in a different container and add fresh oil to the original bottle.
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