by Jen L.
About 7 months after we moved to Alabama from NYC, I became obsessed with the idea of having an herb garden. There was already a perfect little bricked-off garden area on the sunny side of our house and I loved the idea of going out with my scissors, snipping some herbs, then tossing them straight into a pot or pan. I had a great garden that first year, complete with 2 kinds of parsley, some sweet basil, a little sage, banana peppers, squash, mint and rosemary. Holy rosemary, Batman. Apparently Central Alabama boasts the perfect climate and soil for growing rosemary. Nearly 4 years later, I have a literal bush of rosemary. It's my only herb that has lived through every single winter and continued to grow.
My husband is not a fan of the flavor, so I always look for creative ways to use my rosemary. Imagine my happy face when I found this fantastic recipe for Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Not only would this make an awesome (and easy) gift for coworkers, hosts or teachers, think of what a tasty accompaniment these nuts would be to Christmas dinner or a New Year's Eve buffet!