It is amazing what fresh herbs can do! From basil to lavender, a few leaves can add color, fragrance, and bold flavor. In southern cooking it’s all about flavor and seasoning ;everyone in the south has a secret family recipe for fried chicken that includes delicious herbal and seasonal blends that makes you come back for seconds. One popular herb has worked its way in the soul of southern cooking, and quickly became my go to herb. This herb is amazing in sauces, soups, teas, meats, fish, breads and not to mention has medicinal properties! It has an aromatic earthy smell and is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. I am talking about none other than rosemary. This shrub has taken over on the food scene in the south as traditional soul food gets a lighter maker over. Trend setting restaurants in Charleston, SC are using fresh rosemary in cocktails and desserts and the people are loving it. If your looking to add a little rosemary to your life, this herb grows fairly easy in well drained soil, whether on a windowsill or in your garden. This fragrant plant needs 6 hours of sunlight a day and doesn’t have a pest problem like some other plants. Freshen up your next potato salad or grilled salmon with a sprig of rosemary and thank me later.