Les Assaisonnement


Les Assaisonnement – the seasonings

I noticed my oregano plant was getting pretty unruly so I trimmed it back and had this nice basket of oregano… a lot of it!  So, I started to assemble it in bunches for drying.  Then I went a bit further and put those bunches together in the round and voila a wreath!  I think it looks great and smells even better :)

There were of course some stalks left over so I’ll strip them and use them for cooking.

Here’s a great creole spice recipe that includes oregano and other herbs you may have in your garden.  If you have enough cuttings you may want to try a wreath!


Creole seasoning Makes about ½ cup

3 tablespoons sweet paprika

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves

2 tablespoons dried sweet basil

1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon white pepper

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon salt

Dash chili powder

Dash cumin powder

Mix dry ingredients together using a fork or place them in a jar, cover and shake it until they are mixed thoroughly. Store in a tightly covered container.

Variation: For Blackening Seasoning: Add 1 additional tablespoon paprika and 1 additional tablespoon black pepper.

Taken from the article “The Louisiana Spice Palette