Day 25. Adding Dried Rosemary to your Barbecuing

Thanks for joining me in my “30 Days of Summer Entertaining” series. (Scroll down to the bottom for previous posts in this series) :)

It’s fun to play with different grilling options, and one thing we’ve started doing is using dried rosemary, mixing it into our briquettes.

We recently pruned back our large rosemary bush, and threw the branches in a pile over by the barbecue.

One thing we have done is dip the dried rosemary sprigs in hot water in order to bring the oils to the surface and also make for a little more smokiness than we would get otherwise.

Tastier and better flavor, plus it really smells good while you’re at the grill!

Do you have any secret grilling tips?

If you’ve missed the last 24 days of this series, you can catch up now:

Day 1: Summer Entertaining is About the People
Day 2: When Perfect Robs You of Something Good
Day 3: Who To Invite to Dinner
Day 4: Planning the Menu for Outdoor Entertaining
Day 5: Setting the Table Using What You Have
Day 6: Using One Classic Water Glass
Day 7: Napkin Options for Summer Entertaining
Day 8: When You Feel Like Canceling the Party
Day 9: Leave Your Technology at the Front Door
Day 10: Candles That Enhance Good Conversation
Day 11: Serving Flavored Herb and Fruit Water
Day 12: Leafy Greens and a Tiny Bit of Agave
Day 13: Keeping Nut and Fruits and Cheeses on Hand for Easy Appetizers
Day 14: Move Your Table to a Different Space
Day 15: Greek Salad on a Stick and Getting the Kids Involved
Day 16: Three Lies of Perfectionism that Ruin Entertaining Moments
Day 17: Be Creative When You Run Out of Linens for Your Dinner Party
Day 18: Gather Around a Fire for Intimate Summer Entertaining
Day 19: Last Minute Father’s Day Invite and Pork Chops with Glazed Apricots
Day 20: Summer Entertaining GIVEAWAY from National Pork Board
Day 21: Create a Simple Appetizer Basket for Last-Minute Guests
Day 22: How to Change the Menu When Guests Cancel & Sweet Summer Salad
Day 23: Keeping the Conversation Strong with Summer Berry Crisp
Day 24: Music at a Summer Dinner Party

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30 days of Summer Entertaining

4 comments on “Day 25. Adding Dried Rosemary to your Barbecuing”

  1. What a great idea … I’m definitely going to try that. My rosemary bush has been battling the Texas heat and needs some pruning … what a great way to use those dried pieces! Thanks for sharing.

  2. We like to use apple wood during grilling. We cut the wood in puck size pieces, soak a puck for a bit, then place in the charcoal. Adds a delicious flavor to everything from hot dogs to salmon.

  3. What a great idea. We don’t have briquets just gas, but that sounds yummy!!

  4. Hmmm…does it flavor what you are cooking on the grill? or just smell good? I will have to try it, but without my husband knowing. Its so hard to get him to try something new.

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