To make herb-infused oil, add two to three sprigs of clean, crushed herbs to a sealable jar that has been sterilized and allowed to dry. See more ideas about crafts, crafts for kids, spring crafts. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on April 08, 2013: moonlake from America on January 03, 2013: Great idea and great gifts. Rosemary Garlic Bread is an aromatic delight that is reminiscent of Grandma’s kitchen on a lazy Sunday morning! Voted up and interesting. Repeat the straining process until your oil is clear. And don’t forget your tea cup where rosemary stars as a delicious revitalizing tea. Drop a cube into soups, sauces, casseroles, pasta, whatever. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. When the jar has cooled to room temperature, seal it and store it in a cool, dark location for a week. Rosemary is a robust and most versatile herb with a flavour that complements a wide variety of dishes and ingredients. Because the wreath dries beautifully, you can use the rosemary for cooking in your favorite recipes. The glass bottles look perfect for a pretty display in the kitchen. Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on November 26, 2012: What an awesome hub, loved your info and beautiful pics. Store refridgerated. --Jill. Great ideas, will be trying several of them. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill them. The incense made that way is different and simple. Use long straight branches as skewers for shrimp, stabbing each shrimp twice. Place dried herbs in the center of a pretty hankie or scrap of material at least five inches square. Nov 15, 2020 - Explore Rosemary Nieuwkoop's board "crafts" on Pinterest. - or give live baby rosemary bushes away to your firends and family. The sugar is ready when the the sprigs dry and break up into small pieces. Lots of great ideas. Here is a crafty party we hosted: Crafts For A Dreamy Slumber Party ~ Herb Days ~ Make a new plant friend for the day! Herb-infused oils will keep approximately two months when stored in a cool, dark location. I'm not sure what the herbs for that would be but it sounds like a cool idea if anybody is into temporary tattoos. Rosemary Butter. Encourage your child to thread 10 beads through a pipe cleaner. Align both pipe cleaner ends. Like ordinary sugar, herb-infused sugar can be added to tea and coffee. Make bags and give them to your friends? Season the tops and side of the chicken with salt and pepper, then brush over the top with olive oil. ... Drying lavender is simple and easy to do, and will make your house smell divine! I love products made from herbs and are homemade. They are incredibly easy to follow. All sorts of herbs may be added to oil & vinegar. if you put a little colored sugar in it. Disclaimer: This website contains general information about gardening, natural beauty, crafts, DIY projects, and recipes. To make, add 1-2 teaspoons of rosemary leaves per cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes. Thank you for these useful, awesome and interesting gift and kitchen ideas. Lavender skin toner graces an old decanter from a flea market. Rosemary, with its resemblance to the evergreen foliage and its probable presence in most gardens and balconies, is a great alternative to the usual holiday greens. Rosemary tied on a chair – Elizabeth Anne Design 10. Incense made from dried, grated lavender dispels unpleasant odors. Will order some. 2. To flavor oils that will be used in sweet batters, try lavender or herbs in the mint family. Warm delicious homemade bread with just the right amount of Rosemary to make it a great bread for everyday use or a special occasion. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Rosemary Hair Rinse. I have always thought it difficult to photograph still life. People from all walks of life use incense as well as most religions around the world. Kris Heeter from Indiana on November 26, 2012: Thanks for sharing these great ideas! How to make your pipe cleaner Rosary: 1. A potted rosemary shrub, decorated with tiny, twinkly lights, becomes a tabletop Christmas tree. They are easy and useful and just plain lovely, especially for herb lovers--thanks for a great post! Make sure the rosemary remains immersed in oil. Pictured (left to right): lavender, chocolate mint, rosemary. I am so happy to be joining Lucy and each one of you again today to share another inspiring project. Potatoes are crispy like french fries, just serve with ketchup. Enjoy a sprinkle of yummy rosemary on roasted veggies, in bean dishes, and even as a tasty flavoring for savory breads. It's nice to have dried herbs on hand for burning after cooking. The pleasant herbal aroma will dispel cooking odors, tobacco smells and other unpleasant scents. Using herbs really can be simple. Pour two cups of granulated sugar over the crushed herbs a ¼ cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. For great color and flavor, sear it first in a skillet, then rub the meat all over with minced garlic and rosemary before popping it in the oven. Set the mixture in a warm spot. Great hub! Definitely giving some of these a go! Once cured, trim the wicks with scissors. Directions. DIY Rosemary Letter Wreath – Iron and Twine 9. Sell it at the local flea, farmer's or grower's market. We have a couple of monstrous rosemary plants. Cool idea! Use long straight branches as skewers for shrimp, stabbing each shrimp twice. Jill. Why do my rosemary plants die every winter. Can you imagine that?! I love the idea of herb-infused sugar. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. To make these place cards, you only need cards, a hole punch, and about five-to-six-inch long sprigs of rosemary. Easy lavender crafts with step-by-step instructions for fragrant creations. Hey Kris, I don't have any essential oils. Castile soap is a generic name given to soap originating from vegetable oil sources (as opposed to the traditional tallow fat). Hi coffeegginmyrice--I bet your kids like the peppermint sugar, esp. I love this kind of thing. carol stanley from Arizona on November 26, 2012: Loved this about herbs. tutorial. Thanks so much for posting. For a more strongly scented soap, add one or two drops of essential oil as well. Includes lavender bath and body recipes, instructions on how to dry lavender and other free homemade gift ideas. Pour oil that has been warmed on the stove into the jars, covering the herbs completely. It's super refreshing. Make sure the beads are positioned at the center of the pipe cleaner. How to Make Rosemary Castile Shampoo. Here’s what you’ll need to make a rosemary wreath: bunch of rosemary; grapevine wreath (mine was 6″ but smaller would be perfect for gifts) floral wire; scissors; ribbon (here’s a link to the red and white ribbon) Stick the ends of the rosemary into the wreath spaced apart. Each one of these ideas deserves a bravo, and there's still time to make some up for Christmas giving! This seems simple enough and I love using fresh herbs in skincare products. Thanks so much for a really informative and interesting hub. When the jars have cooled a bit, seal them. Thanks for leaving a comment. Also, I use rosemary branches for shish kabob skewers (shave off most of the leaves, but leave them on at the end, and sharpen the other (thick) end). Use on breads or meats or slathered on crackers. Place the jar in a cool, dark place, stirring or shaking it every two to three days. Each of these “days” is full of herbal learning with arts & crafts, hands-on activities, tastings and more. Your bottles are gorgeous! While they make a stylish statement as a front door decoration, they are also perfect as functional kitchen décor. Even if you're short on time, you could still mix it up and include the directions on a pretty little card. Welcome to HubPages! Love the herb garden markers. 1/2 cup olive oil Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until the oil is warm. Use oil infused with rosemary and/or thyme in place of butter when basting chicken. Voted up. Wonder if a herb-infused vodka base would work. The oil is ready to use. Going to link into some of my DIY skin care and gift hubs. They are also excellent for sautés. In Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, for example, the use of incense symbolizes reverence and devotion to … Make pesto with it and freeze it in cubes in an ice cube tray. Hi aviannovice--The herbal sugar seems to be everyone's favorite. Take care, Jill. Take care, Jill. tebo from New Zealand on November 27, 2012: What a lovely hub to read and admire the photographs. Enjoy using rosemary in these recipes too: Dice into small pieces and blend with the butter until well combined. 1/2 cup dried rosemary. I just recently made some herbal hand sanitizer using essential oils, witch hazel and vodka and loved it. Twist 2 ends of the pipe cleaner, just right after the point where the beads end. --Jill. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. This is definitely motivation for me to get another rosemary plant. 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. That's just what a male stay-at-home cooking, baking, gardener wants to hear. Rosemary Homemade Soap Recipe. Take care, Jill (: Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC on December 20, 2012: Glad to discover you. It may also be used in recipes for cookies, cakes and other sweet treats. 2nd row: 6. Essences of thyme, rosemary, and parsley infuse roasted root vegetables as they cook in a 425ºF oven. Take care, Jill (: Hi RTalloni! It'll keep for months. You can use it in the same way you would use dried lavender--. Rosemary grows from cuttings very easily. What a wonderful idea for the upcoming holidays. It is all natural and very useful. 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. Herbal infusions, the basis for herbal hand soaps and skin toners, are simple to make, requiring no fancy equipment or special skills. Today, The Dirt Farmer gardens at home, volunteers at community gardens and continues to learn about gardening through the MD Master Gardener program. Lemon Rosemary Bundt Cake: An aromatic bundt cake made with fresh rosemary leaf, lemon zest, and candied lemon peel. Put rosemary sprigs in a warm honey & water mixture. Herbed sugar really looks pretty (the herb dries up and flakes) in a glass sugar bowl. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on November 30, 2012: Hi Ov! Homemade gifts are thoughtful, more natural, more environmentally friendly, and nearly always cheaper! Chemical Free Toy Cleaning – Mommy Testers 8. I was able to make the scrub very easily and used rosemary from my own garden so it was very inexpensive to make. Thanks for stopping by! Gather up the corners and tie off the "hobo sack" with a length of ribbon or a piece of raffia. Glad you stopped by. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on November 26, 2012: This is fantastic. Thanks, jimfl. A few tablespoons of colored sugar & a cupcake liner add fun color to a jar of herbal sugar. She first began gardening as a child alongside her grandfather on her parents' farm. Adding a fresh sprig of herbs to the vinegar after straining is optional. OOO, hey Specklet, can I have the recipe for rosemary polenta bread too? Rosemary oil looks pretty in a decanter from an old cruet set. The Dirt Farmer has been an active gardener for over 30 years. Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops. That is a great idea! Boneless Garlic and Rosemary Rubbed Prime Rib with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Anchor dinner with a festive rib roast. Nice to hear from you! Join 6,470 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. I used thyme, rosemary, and lemon rinds. Beautiful hub with great gift ideas. Good morning sweet friends. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 15, 2013: Love your ideas for using herbs and making gifts with them. Take care, Jill (: Awesome hub! (: --Jill. Simmer in vinegar and water in a covered pan for as long as you want, and use as a hair tonic (thickens and darkens hair). These are all great ideas; I'd do them all. Then store the grated herbs in sealable jars. To make herbal hand soap, fill approximately ¼ of a wide-mouthed Mason jar with fresh herbs, packing the herbs down into the jar with a wooden spoon. It's never too late. I shall have to come back to this one. I'm very much a novice photographer, but I found that having a backdrop made the objects look better. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemary—or simply omit it. Your photographs are so beautiful! Soak work-roughened hands in herbal liquid soap for ten minutes to soften cuticles and calluses. Rosemary Pesto. Pile a pinch or two of dried, grated herbs into a candle holder or incense burner and light. Could one make henna from scratch? Bake for 60 minutes, checking the thickest part of the bird to make sure it has reached a safe temperature before serving. You could also add in sage, onions, carrots, and celery for a bit different flavor. "To preserve fresh rosemary, freeze whole sprigs in freezer bags - this preserves more of the flavor than drying.". What do you need? Lightly crush the herbs to release their oils. Let them set for at least a day or up to a week before straining. Brush the melted wax onto the sides of the candle. It's yummy! Rosemary roasted almonds – Scandi Foodie. Then store the grated herbs in sealable jars. Pot up the cuttings and consider whether you want to use them structurally in your garden - create a hedge? Rosemary can deck the halls as an element of wreaths, swags, or potpourris, or flavor Yuletide cordials, wines, and ales. Jill Spencer (author) from United States on December 20, 2012: Hi azrestoexp. It lasts up to two months when refrigerated. (: Take care, Jill, Hi Glimmer Twin Fan. Soften a stick of real butter (do not melt). Then strain out the herbs. All you will need is sugar, lemon, rosemary and olive oil. Take care, Jill (: Ov Strickland from El Segundo, CA on November 30, 2012: What a great idea!!! I always throw a few sprigs of rosemary on the BBQ when I'm grilling; on the grill with the food. United States on November 27, 2012: Hi Ov skin care and gift hubs rosemary shrub, with... 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