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Dittany of Crete, a cousin in the Oregano family, is a rare and beautiful medicinal herb. Thought to be a symbol of love because of its beauty and aroma, lovers used to scale dangerous cliff sides to retrieve this lovely herb!

Origanum majoricum A delicious culinary herb that is essential to your Italian dishes. If you are herb gardening for flavor, include Italian Oregano in the herb plants you grow. Italian Oregano is an excellent variety with a strong spicy flavor used in Italian cooking.

HSA's Herb of the Month for March 2014

Za'atar: I love Za'atar which comes in many versions -- have bought Syrian, Lebanese, Moroccan, etc. They are all a bit different. This is a good one and you can make adjustments according to your taste. I sprinkle it on roasted cauliflower, roast chicken, carrot soup, grilled fish

Homemade Za'atar seasoning

Recipe: Za'atar | Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Recipe: Za'atar | Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

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You can freeze oregano to retain the most flavor and aroma. First you freeze entire branches on cookie sheets, then strip the leaves from the stems and put them back into the freezer in plastic bags.

I can see this with some trailing oregano or other herb and an Arp rosemary.

Flowering Oregano

Kent Beauty Oregano