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Rosemary Rosemary is a perennial herb that is native to the Mediterranean area. It is a member of the mint family. It has been used since 500 BC. In the 1600s it was introduced into America. Rosemary is Latin for Dew of the Sea. It has silver green needle shaped leaves, and has pale blue flowers. Its flavor is similar to evergreen. Rosemary can be overpowering. Sometimes it may irritate the stomach. Through out time, rosemary has been use to cure ailments of the nervo
Brussels Sprouts The Brussels sprout is a member of the cabbage, or cruciferous family. (Variety gemmifer, species brassica oleracea) It is a bud on a stalk. It looks like a small cabbage head that grows on a thick stalk. The individual leaves can be removed from the head. There are approximately 20 - 40 buds per stalk. The whole stalk looks similar to “bells on a sleigh rein”. Brussels sprouts contain a chemical called isothiocyanates. (Prevents carcinogens from being ab