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Spotlight On Spices! Issue July 2014 - Rosemary
July 04, 2014

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With gardens in full bloom, we love herbs, flowers and shrubs that attract butterflies, and bees? One such aromatic herb is this month's . . . .


Rosemary, a member of the mint family, is an herb with a strong lemony pine aroma and needle-like leaves. It is a primary ingredient in the classic French blend, Herbes de Provence, and can be used too for Bouquet Garni.

Rosemary is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, and is grown now throughout Europe and the United States.

Rosemary is good for foods like: beans-dried, beef, breads, chicken, fish, jams and jellies, lamb, meatloaf, pasta, peas, onions, root vegetables (e.g., beets, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, turnips), sausages, veal, and turkey.

Keep in mind that the leaves are actually tough needles similar to those found on pine trees. Fresh sprigs of needles are great for flavoring longer cooking dishes. Remove them before serving your dish. For shorter cooking dishes, either crush the needles with a mortar and pestle, or tie them up into a cheesecloth bag that can be removed before serving. Consider ground Rosemary for its convenience and ease of incorporation into a dish with little to no cooking time.


July is the Month for:

Blueberries, Baked Beans, Culinary Arts, Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream

Our Favorite National Food Days in July Include:

July 1st - National Gingersnap Day

July 3rd - National Eat Beans Day

July 4th - National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 4th - National Caesar Salad Day

July 5th - National Apple Turnover Day

July 6th - National Fried Chicken Day

July 9th - National Sugar Cookie Day

July 9th - National Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Omelette Day

July 11th - National Blueberry Muffin Day

July 12th - National Pecan Pie Day

July 13th - National French Fries Day

July 13th - National Beans 'n' Franks Day

July 14th - National Pick Blueberries Day

July 16th - National Corn Fritters Day

July 16th (Third Wednesday) - National Hot Dog Day

July 18th - National Caviar Day

July 19th - National Ice Cream Day

July 20th - National Lollipop Day

July 20th - National Fortune Cookie Day

July 21st - National Junk Food Day

July 23rd - National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 27th - National Crème Brûlée Day

July 30th - National Cheesecake Day

July 31st - National Cotton Candy Day


Check here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:

Food ALERT! Widget


Websites for Spice Retailers:

Atlantic Spice Company -

Durkee® -

Maison Terre -

McCormick® -

Milford Spice Company -

Penzeys Spices -

Savory Spice Shop -

Spice Islands® -

The Spice House -

Spice Accessories Websites:

Bottles, Containers & Jars:

Bottle Store - -

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. -


Online Labels -

Spice Racks:

Tubular Spices -

Spice Rack Source -

Check out our website that's All About Sweet Potatoes


Tell us what you would love to see in our monthly eZine. We want to keep this publication fresh and relevant. We want to put a spotlight on the herbs and spices that are of the most interest to you.

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Ellen White

Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!

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