Friday, 9 May 2008


The Rosemary bush that was left on the patio by the previous house owners appears to be alive!!
I thought it might be dead or dying as the branches seemed really dry and brittle. Although there were lovely little purple flowers growing on the branches and a few sprigs of rosemary, it looked a little sad and on it's way out.

Anyway with a little TLC and all of this fantastic weather we've been having it seems to have been brought back to life.

Today I noticed lots of new healthy green rosemary sprigs have grown. The smell is just gorgeous!

In delight at this abundance (well not quite) of fresh herbs growing in the garden I picked some of the sprigs to put with the potatoes I was cooking for dinner.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

white potatoes, skin on, diced

sprigs of rosemary, roughly chopped

large garlic clove,thinly sliced

olive oil

salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 200ÂșC/ gas mark 4

Put the potatoes into an oven proof dish covered with olive oil.

Sprinkle the sliced garlic and the chopped rosemary over the potatoes.
Add freshly ground pepper.

Roast for about 20/30 minutes until cooked and golden and crispy.
Sprinkle a little sea salt over the potatoes and eat immediately!


  1. OMG!!!
    My name is Sarah Hemsley too... i live in Australia :)

  2. Oh no I've only just seen this comment!
    I'm in Australia now!!!