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Cooking With Italian Herbs - Rosemary

Cooking With Italian Herbs - Rosemary | Cocina Italiana | Scoop.it

In ancient mythology, the nine muses and Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, are often depicted with rosemary in their hands. Carried by wedding couples as a sign of love and fidelity, rosemary is also a symbol of friendship and loyalty. Through the ages, this aromatic herb has been linked with memory and remembrance. In ancient times, a sprig was often placed in the coffin to ensure that the deceased would not be forgotten. In the Middle Ages, it was common to keep some sprigs under the pillow to chase away bad dreams. Additionally, rosemary was used in purification rites and was known for its therapeutic qualities. The ancients believed that when used in moderation, rosemary could be a great digestive tonic and anti-inflammatory booster. To this day, this herb’s refreshing scent makes it a popular element in various health and beauty products. [...]


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:35 PM

Great article as always from jovinacooksitalian.com, read the several recipes and useful preparations with rosemary

John Moreno's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:27 AM

Cooking with fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great!

Julie Robsin's comment, September 3, 2013 4:40 AM
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Ragu Recipes by Cooking with Nonna

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Ragu Recipes made by Italian Grandmas from scratch. Who can make Ragu better than Italian Grandmas?

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Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

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Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

 

8 oz uncooked rigatoni1 T olive oil1 c chopped onion1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese½ t salt, ½ t pepper1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese
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Pasta Recipes by Cooking with Nonna

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Italian Pasta Recipes prepared by our Italian Grandmas. Authentic recipes from the Regional Italian Cuisines: Spaghetti, Lasagna, Ravioli, Rigatoni, Cavatelli, Orecchiette and many Homemade Pasta Recipes with Videos.

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