If you know your way around the kitchen, rosemary needs no introduction. An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean, you may already have a “love/hate” relationship with this culinary herb. Some may dislike (e.g. hate) rosemary as they have had it in dishes where the cook or chef had a heavy hand and perhaps didn’t chop it well—so it overpowered everything and you felt like you had fallen, mouth first, onto the floor of a pine forest! But treated with respect, nothing elevates dishes quite like Rosemary. It is also the Herb of Remembrance for the Christmas Season. A lovely long needle variety with a scent to match.