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”