Free rosemary from a flowering bush on the side of the road on Beissel Street in Belconnen. Well, maybe not free. I don’t know the status of rosemary or any herb for that matter on the verge of footpaths in Canberra. Given there is so much of it, I hope it’s not illegal. If it is, someone please let me know. I only cut off a few short sprigs. The reason for acquiring the rosemary was to add to the lamb bones I cooked this afternoon. Rosemary goes so well with lamb.
- Rosemary A few sprigs
- 666 grams Lamb bones
- 1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon Sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Chilli flakes
- 1 Potato
- 1 Red onion
- 1 packet Mashed potato Microwave
- 1/4 cup Peas
- 1/4 cup Corn
- 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
Acquire or 'steal' some rosemary from a local bush
In a baking tray lay in some slices of potato and onion
On top of the vegetable layer layout the lamb bones
Add a good splash of Worcestershire sauce and some olive oil
Add the black peppercorns, sea salt and chilli flakes plus the rosemary
Cover with aluminium foil and then into a slow oven at 150 °C for 3 hours
Cook some broccoli and corn and peas in the microwave oven
Prepare the microwave mashed potato
Serve the lamb bones with the vegetables
Shoot a photograph
Eat the meal
Wash the dishes
Write the recipe
Write a blog post
Hope friends and others share this post on social media and hope I don't get into any trouble for how I acquired the rosemary
An absolutely delicious way to enjoy lamb and vegetables.
My rosemary acquisition
Other sights on my foraging
Abandoned trolleys and curries of Belconnen
Who would leave an entire curry meal in a trolley on the side of the road? What a waste!
Questions and answers
Why don’t you buy rosemary?
Well, for a few small twigs it can cost as much as $3 in the supermarket. That’s as much as the meat in this dish. Getting it from the side of the road was a lot cheaper.
Have you stolen other things?
When I was in primary school I remember stealing a bottle of Singer machine oil from the supermarket. I needed it to oil my Mum’s sewing machine.
What lamb bones did you cook?
These bones are ribs and probably constitute lamb or mutton flaps.
How are you feeling?
I still feel blergh. I hope I start to feel better soon.
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Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy
I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner.
For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.