Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sage & Rosemary

Today I am talking about two of my staple herbs - Sage & Rosemary I used them on a regular basis, reason being that they taste so delicious, they make the most simple food that more special,
the other reason is that it's always available in my herb garden all year round all I need to do is just come out and pick a bunch and we are ready to start cooking.
You might think that you need loads of space to grow a herb garden but the thing is that anyone can have a successful herb garden in small spaces in fact my herb garden is a combination of pots and large crates, because they do need sun but not our sunny Queensland sun, I have found the perfect spot for my herb garden it is to the side of the Whitecottage where space is limited, the space is not wider than a large balcony. The rosemary is planted in a large pot as it grows quite large and the Sage and other herbs and marigolds are in a large crate.
what do you need for a herb garden - crates or pots, quality soil, and herbs, so there you have it why don't you give it a go in the mean time these are two of my favourite dishes.
Enjoy gardening and cooking. Karla

Roasted potatoes & Rosemary
In a pot par boil by placing the potatoes in a large pot and pour cold water until potatoes are well submerged cook for 20 minutes
(this can be made well ahead of time)
Roast potatoes
pre-heat oven to 180c fan force
place the potatoes in a baking dish  with a fork make little indentations on the potatoes then pour some olive oil, sea salt and a generous amount of rosemary and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown serve with sour cream.

Roasted chicken, sage and carrots
I like using chicken pieces because it halves the baking time.
pre-heat oven to 180c fan force
 in a baking pan place the chicken pieces and carrots drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and a generous amount of fresh sage bake for 30 minutes then turn the pieces and cook a further 15 minutes.
both potatoes and chicken can be baked at the same time just start with the chicken and carrots 15 minutes later place the potatoes in the oven.

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