Category Archives: oregano & marjoram

Herbs, part one

Small leaved herbs such as thyme, oregano/marjoram, rosemary and some sages can easily be gathered and dried in small bunches. Obviously, herbs can be harvested, used fresh or dried, anytime during the growing season. Since the weather is unseasonably cold, … Continue reading

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Indian summer

Indian summer is always bitter-sweet. The days warm after a cold snap but only for a short spell: winter approaches, and the growing season nears its end. Perhaps, this special window of warm, sunny fall weather is called Indian summer … Continue reading

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Easy herb butters

My herb garden is wild this year. So much spilling out and all over each other. There’s too much to write about herbs so here’s a quick entry about something I discovered this year. Alice Waters recommends herb butters which … Continue reading

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Sweet onions

What would good food be without onions? Historians agree that cultivating onions was prevalent over 5,000 years ago but cannot determine where in the world they originated. There are hundreds of varieties of onions, and onions are usually grown by … Continue reading

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