Rosemary is the herb or romance and remembrance, which is one of the reasons I carried it in my wedding bouquet. Another reason is that the smell of rosemary never fails to flood me with a sense of well-being. I must not be alone in this– it is a popular herb in spas and spa treatments, and there are all kinds of soaps and bath salts scented with rosemary.
But nothing beats the real thing. And nothing says Sunday night at home with the ones you love like the aroma of a chicken roasting with rosemary and garlic. Your house will smell like comfort and peace and contentment. At dinner time, siblings who just moments ago were bickering will now be nearly cordial, and the annoying thing your spouse did will fade from memory.
Yes, rosemary roasted chicken is the all-powerful peacemaker and soother– and may be just the antidote for our current noisy political debacle.