I’m Italian-American. I can’t imagine life without some culinary essentials. Oregano is one of them. How can you make a good marinara without it?!
Did you know that Perdue advertises that they feed their chickens oregano water? Interesting. After some additional research, I discovered the antibiotic properties it contains. But more than that, it’s additional medical properties are antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and antiparasitic. Lots of big words meaning it may kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and those pesky free radicals we have floating around in our bodies. Woohoo!
I think I should feed my family more oregano!
The herb Oregano, is very easy to grow from seed but it easily purchased at your garden center. It likes sun and water. Trim it frequently and it grows back. Just don’t snip more than half of it at a time.
I dry mine in bunches upside down in the greenhouse. All the plants are outside so the greenhouse is free to be used for other things. It’s hot and dry…just right for drying my herb collection.
You can also chop it fresh and put it in ice cube trays. Cover with water and throw it into whatever you are cooking after it freezes. A very convenient way to keep it if you have freezer space.
I also believe in the use of essential oils in life. I am a Young Living Distributor and Oregano oil is one of my must haves in my oil kit. It is portable and potent. Applied to feet or hands, it is immediately available for the body to use as it needs.
Young Living is a company that grows the plant, manufactures the oil in a therapeutic grade and then distributes it throughout the world. Contact me if you want more information on the company or any of its products.
Oregano…it might be what’s in my dinner…how about yours? Give it a try. Maybe in future posts, I’ll share some of my favorite recipes using oregano and other spices from my garden. Would you like that?
Until tomorrow…..keep on keepin’ on!