Self-Care Challenge (Day 292): Cooking with Rosemary

Three sprigs of rosemary

On day 292 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I experimented in the kitchen by cooking with rosemary.

I love aromatic herbs. Their scent is invigorating and nurturing in a way that’s indescribable.

I love when I’m surprised by a mysterious fragrance as I pass by a random plant, catching a hint of its essence. Sometimes it’s subtle; sometimes bold.

My self-care activity for the day involved cooking with rosemary: sweet potatoes sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and chopped rosemary. Even with just a couple of sprigs of rosemary, my kitchen became thick and heavy with the scent of the unique aromatic oil.

While there’s still some debate about whether there are significant health benefits associated with essential oils (extracts and supplements), there are certainly some benefits, even if they’re subtle, when it comes to culinary uses.

After all, who can argue with its ability to enhance flavors and challenge the senses?

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