Every so often, Lina gives us some food item.
(If you want to know who Lina is, read here).
This time it was a giant bag of fresh dried oregano.
This morning I started cleaning it, separating the leaves and flowers from the stems.
It took me over half an hour to clean this small jar-full. But I think having the fresh herb for cooking is worth the trouble. Actually, I think I'll give this jar to a friend . . . I like to share unexpected abundance!
I feel as if I can smell the vibrant scent! :)
I love oregano so much!
How lucky, and how super generous to share! It's quite difficult to find aromatic oregano these days, the little plants they sell are totally flavorless.
And you are the smart one to befriend such generous people!
Fresh herbs are so wonderful!
Ooh, freshly dried oregano. So many possibilities!
What a very amazing story about Lina. I would not doubt her life's hardships for a minute....my mother has told similiar stories of her mother when she was growing up in the Phillipines. And to think that people these days complain of how rotten their life is.
Your last sentence was so sweet! Yesterday for the first time ever I brought over about a kilo of the most perfect tomatoes to my neighbor. She was thrilled! I've been wanting to do this for all the time that we've been gardening, but finally, this year with the hail netting in place, I had zero casualties in the tomato jungle. Giving always makes me feel so sunny inside! I wish you lived closer!
Great pictures, like someone else said, I felt like I could smell it! UMM!
We buy it like that here, too.
The scent of oregano and i am immediately your friend for this post is so much triggering memories from my childhood amid the olive and pine trees in Calabria.
Oregano with a grilled meat mmm what could be better!
I like oregano!
Oh you're a good casalinga! I just leave it on the stems and put them in a paper bag in the cupboard ;)
Hi, I got to your blog from interexpat.com :-) I haven't travelled much in Italy but your photos paint a lovely picture! And all that oregano? You're so blessed with that gift from Lina - I read her story, oh my ...
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