Spice Up Your Labor Day With Five Songs About Sugar & Herbs
Rocks Off is grateful to Eating Our Words for sharing this blog with us; it was written by EOW contributor Ginny Braud. What smells so good in here?
While pondering the "Top 5 Songs about Food"...I figured, why not be a little more specific? I mean, I'm sure there are 5 different songs about ice cream, or cheeseburgers, or chicken or candy (all in good time, my pretties...). Wanting to highlight some of the building blocks of cooking, today I give you the "Top 5 Songs about Sugar, Spices and Herbs."
photo: elsaelsa.com Edison Lighthouse
Maybe they're not about sugar, spices and herbs, but they're mentioned, and that's okay by me. Round up your favorites from the spice rack, don your best silk scarf and get ready to do your best Jagger.
5. Edison Lighthouse, Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes) (1970): Don't you love the smell of fresh rosemary? Most commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine, rosemary is a versatile herb, great with chicken, pork, breads and sauces. Rosemary-infused vodka? Yes, please!
Edison Lighthouse happens to be singing about a girl...a seemingly rather disheveled girl, according to the lyrics. In this pop-tastic tune, they sing, "Her clothes are kinda funny, her hair is kinda wild and free... She talks kinda lazy and people say she she's crazy..." Crazy... but somehow, she still gets the dudes. Good for you, Rosemary.
4.Strawberry Alarm Clock, "Incense and Peppermints" (1967): According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Peppermint (Mentha piperita), a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, is also used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid in digestion." Strawberry Alarm Clock probably isn't singing about peppermint.
Bradley Loos Strawberry Alarm Clock
It may just be nonsensical psychedelic rock and we have to accept it as such. You know what I think of when I hear this song? Drugs. This band also has a song called "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow." How else could you explain that?