Oregano oregano oregano!

photo 1Last week one of my beds was being overtaken by oregano. I love the stuff, but I don’t want to sacrifice half a bed’s worth of precious growing space for it. I had to harvest about half of it to make room for beets. Check out that huge bowl of oregano. It weighed in at almost a POUND. ONE POUND of oregano.

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Since there’s only so much oregano one can use at a time in fresh cooking, I had to dry most of it. and it has been so hot here lately that drying went very quickly.

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It’s all ready to be removed from the stems and packed up into mason jars. I already had quite a stash of dried oregano in my pantry, so maybe this will end up being for gifts. What a nice hostess gift some dried oregano would make. Don’t you think?

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