Rosemary (Rosmarinus officianalis) the meaning of the Latin name for Rosemary is "Dew of the Sea." Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant resembles an Evergeen, with long, needle shaped leaves and small light blue flowers.
In Italian cooking rosemary is often used to season meat dishes and some types of tomato sauce. Rosemary is an essential ingredient when cooking a leg of lamb. Used sparingly, rosemary is good added to wine punch or apple jelly. It is also great on FOCACCIA BREAD.