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Dried over rosemary bushes, clothing left in the sun would later discourage moths.
The long needle-like leaves are tough and oily. But if you need to think of a good idea. Bruise the evergreen needles to release the scent. The inspiring perfume excites a flurry of creative brain activity.
oil from the leaves can help prevent the development of cancerous tumors in laboratory animals
Researchers* also found that rosemary cut by 50% the incidence of breast cancer in animals at high risk for developing the disease. Future studies will demonstrate whether these properties extend to humans as well
Cold Prevention: The high vitamin C content in chives can help prevent colds. They also speed recovery if a cold develops by helping the body to expel mucus; the sulfurous compounds in chives are natural expectorants.
Cholesterol Reduction: Scientific research shows that chives stimulate the body's digestion of fat. Eaten regularly, chives may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
Fill a one quart jar about 1/2 full of white vinegar.
Start snipping and submerging the blossoms as they open. If you continue to snip and remove all the blossoms, this will force the plant to keep making flowers.
Once the jar is full-with vinegar covering the blossoms, cover and let steep in a dark cupboard for at least 2 weeks. The blossoms will fade to white and the vinegar will become a shockingly pink color.
The delicate taste of chive blossoms will arguably be one of the finest infused vinegars you will ever taste. Be sure to keep this treat in the dark as sunlight will fade the color rapidly.
This makes a wonderful gift for your food loving friends.
Remove and cut into thick slices (about 3-4 per bulb lengthways).
Brown in butter and garlic until the whole garlic clove takes a little color.
Add a little water, cover and slowly braise, turning a few times until done - about 40 minutes. Keep adding small amounts of water so as not to let it burn. The fennel should be lightly brown - allow the liquid to cook down to a little sauce toward the end of cooking time.