How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Marjoram
I just chewed a few leaves. Great aroma, nice taste for 3 seconds, then bitter. What do I do with this herb? Like Oregano, or what? Use it fresh, dry it, or?
Hi, Bob. The leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried. Like oregano, it dries beautifully, maintaining much of its sweet aroma. Use it to flavor soups, stews, fish, meats, poultry, potatoes and other vegetables, stuffings, eggs, dressings, and marinades. It can also be substituted for oregano in pizza and other Italian foods, but use a bit more.
We have what is supposed to be Oregano growing in our garden . The problem is that it has an overall oregano smell to it , but has a strong bitter tayste to it , when you chew a leaf . Is this truly a cooking variety , or is it just best for a ground cover , which it does well ?