Oregano is one of the basic herbs of the Mediterranean kitchen as it pairs beautifully with olive oil and tomatoes.
The plant is native to Greece and is found in most areas, especially rocky areas. Both the flower and the leaves are used.
At the end of summer, when the herb is harvested, bouquets of oregano can be spotted hanging upside down on porches and near windows to dry in the hot air. Once all the moisture has evaported from the leaves, these are rubbed and stored in airtight jars to retain their strong aroma.
Oregano has a full-bodied aroma and subtle flavor that tends to turn bitter when heated. This is why it is added to dishes after cooking has been completed. It can be used in place of marjoram.
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