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  • How to cook with Rosemary

    When I make soup I toss in a sprig of thyme.
    Its small leaves are no problem and I just pull out the twigs at the end.

    Rosemary however leaves dozens of spiky leafs behind.
    I could give it a good zap with the blender, but if I want chunky soup I can't.

    I can't be bothered to chop it up first.

    Any ideas, can you pop it into something ?
    Any gadgets ?
    Thanks
    Jimmy
    Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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    Leave the rosemary as a sprig and pull it out at the end?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
      Leave the rosemary as a sprig and pull it out at the end?
      By then all the spiky leaves have dropped off.
      I searched on Ebay for "Cotton food filter bag"
      Might do the trick !
      Thanks
      Jimmy
      Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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      • #4
        Just buy some muslin.
        Cut a large square and tie it into a dock Whittington type of bag containing the Rosemary.
        Dead easy...and cheap!
        "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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        • #5
          OK think we have a fabric shop in Preston, they might have some !
          Thanks
          Jimmy
          Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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          • #6
            I've also had a quick look on line....depending on the width it's between £2-3 per metre.
            You can make lots with that !
            "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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            • #7
              Just made some Dahl, don't need herbs, just lots of Chillies !!!
              Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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              • #8
                Wish I could stop reading the title as "How to cook with Delia" or some other celebrity chef.

                Use old (clean) hankies if you have any lurking in your drawers.
                Last edited by veggiechicken; 31-01-2017, 11:09 AM.
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                https://gardenchicken.blogspot.com/
                @realveggiechicken

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                • #9
                  I use the jelly bag I don't need it since I started putting my jams through the Kenwood sieve.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
                    OK think we have a fabric shop in Preston, they might have some !
                    Thanks
                    Jimmy
                    Abakhan? Not been there in ages although use the Manchester one more.

                    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

                    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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                    • #11
                      Yes Abakhan
                      I do an Aldi trip on Sunday and it's a couple of doors down. Will pop in.
                      Jimmy
                      Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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                      • #12
                        Could you cut open 4 unused teabags empty the tea,cut them so they're a large square & boil wash them to clean any bit of tea,then sow them together to make a large bag? They're quite strong & free to make right now?

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                        • #13
                          How about one of those metal tea infusers? Cut the sprig to fit and then pull out the infuser at the end. Easily washable and reusable.
                          Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jungle Jane View Post
                            Could you cut open 4 unused teabags empty the tea,cut them so they're a large square & boil wash them to clean any bit of tea,then sow them together to make a large bag? They're quite strong & free to make right now?
                            Bit of a faf that!
                            Maybe I could lower a sieve into top of soup in slow cooker and put sprigs in that.
                            Think it might work ?
                            Jimmy
                            Expect the worst in life and you will probably have under estimated!

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                            • #15
                              I use loads of rosemary when cooking.

                              I find the easiest way is to buy a krups coffee grinder, wash the rosemary and strip it by running your fingers down the stem until you have a pile. then blitz it to a powder in the coffee grinder and freeze it in little pots. I use tiny ones from the range, only about 30p each.

                              I then use it in rosemary and raisin bread, olive and rosemary sour dough bread, in stuffings, sauces, cream fish sauces and mix it with lemon juice, olive oil pepper and anchovies as a marinade/roasting paste for lamb or beef.

                              I use stems to flavour and infuse stocks sauces, and cream for chocolate and rosemary ice cream, and then pour the liquid through a sieve to get all the little bits.

                              If I want to flavour tomato based sauces I add some of the frozen powdered stuff at the end.

                              Actually I love the coffee grinders and have 2 one for wood dust for the smoker, one for herbs and spices. The only thing I don't use them for is coffee.

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