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
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.
Tomorrow night’s podcast mentions lung butter!
You can read the blog, listen to it as a podcast and watch on YouTube tomorrow night at 7 pm Canberra time. For all the details visit drgarylum.com/blog
Tell me, dear reader, have you ever stolen herbs from the side of the road?
Other posts you may enjoy