Learn How To Chop Fresh Rosemary.
One thing about living in California is that rosemary plants really thrive here. My rosemary plant is getting huge and it hardly requires any care.
Rosemary is used in a lot of cooking. I really love it in breads – like a rosemary and sun-dried tomato bread. It is also often used in nut or grain loaf recipes and is usually a key ingredient in stuffing.
They best way to use the fresh rosemary is to first cut a few sprigs from the plant. Unlike parsley or cilantro, the stem of rosemary is very woody so don’t use it. Instead, hold your sprig of rosemary in one hand near one end of the sprig and pull downward with 2 fingers of your other hand and strip the fresh leaves off and discard the stem.
Once the leaves are removed, take a large sharp knife, like a chef’s knife, and a cutting board and chop the leaves as small as you want for your recipe.