The oregano that I thought was dead from last year, and weak from perhaps too vigorous of Spring weeding, came back very nicely. I really thought that I accidentally pulled out the last sprig of it when the wild overgrown mint was being tamed back. That’s a lesson in patience, my dear.
Oregano, or as some like to call it, ‘the pizza herb‘ is one of my favorite herbs. It has a rich, energizing scent that is somehow stimulating to the senses.
Oregano dries well and retains much of its wonderful aroma. Just crush a few flakes of the dried herb between your fingers as you add it to your food. It can be added during the cooking stage, too, unlike some other more delicate herbs such as tarragon. Just the other night we had baked chicken with crushed oregano. It was juicy and delicious.
Harvesting oregano is easy.