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By hippodromehatter@aol.com | June 19, 2011
I wanted to add fresh herbs to a salad and so while stretching across our herb garden for some sprigs that were just beyond my reach, I fell face first into our oregano patch. Typically, I would have been annoyed. But instead, I was all smiles, no doubt because I had fallen into what the ancient Greeks knew as "happiness plants. " "Oregano" means "joy of the mountains" in Greek, and Greece's mountainsides are where oregano is native and where it's been used as a culinary and medicinal herb for centuries.
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Lorraine Mirabella | August 14, 2014
McCormick & Co. Inc. has recalled its ground oregano spice because of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of McCormick's .75 ounce Ground Oregano bottle with "best by" dates of Aug. 21, 2016 and Aug. 22, 2016 does not apply to any other McCormick ground, whole or oregano leaves products. The recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped to Maryland and 40 other states. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children and people who are elderly or have weakened immune systems.
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Lorraine Mirabella | August 14, 2014
McCormick & Co. Inc. has recalled its ground oregano spice because of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of McCormick's .75 ounce Ground Oregano bottle with "best by" dates of Aug. 21, 2016 and Aug. 22, 2016 does not apply to any other McCormick ground, whole or oregano leaves products. The recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped to Maryland and 40 other states. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children and people who are elderly or have weakened immune systems.
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By hippodromehatter@aol.com | June 19, 2011
I wanted to add fresh herbs to a salad and so while stretching across our herb garden for some sprigs that were just beyond my reach, I fell face first into our oregano patch. Typically, I would have been annoyed. But instead, I was all smiles, no doubt because I had fallen into what the ancient Greeks knew as "happiness plants. " "Oregano" means "joy of the mountains" in Greek, and Greece's mountainsides are where oregano is native and where it's been used as a culinary and medicinal herb for centuries.
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By Rita Calvert and Rita Calvert,Special to The Sun | March 29, 1995
Q: When buying fresh oregano I often find the leaves vary in size as if there are different strains of the herb.Also some of the fresh oregano has a flavor that's almost bitter. How do I know what to look for to get sweet, fresh oregano?A: There are actually seven common varieties of fresh oregano that have different appearances and varying flavor characteristics. Cretan oregano has a spicy and somewhat bitter flavor with gray-green woolly foliage. You seem to have found that this variety isn't your favorite.
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By Rob Kasper | July 18, 2001
IF YOU GROW IT, you will learn to cook with it. That is what happened with me and oregano. Until recently, oregano and I were not exactly frequent companions. I would occasionally toss a bit of bottled, dried oregano in a recipe. But it was a sometime thing. Then this spring, I put an oregano plant in my garden, and unlike almost everything else I put in the ground, the herb has flourished. It is growing faster than Harford County. So, lately, whenever I toil in the garden, I pick a few handfuls of oregano leaves.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | May 25, 2005
Greek oregano bites back. Sweet marjoram is true to its name. Wild marjoram is tasteless but blossoms beautifully. An aromatic genus of many flavors and species, Origanum, which includes both oregano and marjoram, is enjoying an illustrious reign as "Herb of the Year." The distinction is bestowed annually by the International Herb Association in Jacksonville, Fla., as a way to promote the featured herb's culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. Embracing Origanum's year of fame, herb enthusiasts around the country are highlighting the ancient perennial native to the Mediterranean in workshops, lectures, cooking demonstrations and celebrations, including this Saturday's Herb Festival at Leakin Park.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
Five Anne Arundel County students have been charged in the trade of a legal substance: oregano.Two teens -- a 13-year-old Arundel Middle School student and his 16-year-old Odenton neighbor -- are accused of selling flakes of oregano to unsuspecting classmates who thought they were buying marijuana, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.Police said the 16-year-old sold several packages of oregano to the 13-year-old, who then sold it to his friends.When police searched the older teen's home, 3 ounces of oregano were found in plastic baggies.
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June 25, 2008
A series to help you cook with the bounty of the season Kelby Brick enjoys tending his Catonsville garden with his two sons. He shared a very simple recipe that uses dill and oregano to perk up potatoes for a side dish. For the recipe, go to baltimoresun.com/backyardharvest
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By Betty Rosbottom and Betty Rosbottom,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | September 3, 2000
When entertaining large groups, I try to choose main courses that require little or no last-minute cooking. But if we have invited only a handful of friends for dinner, I don't mind spending some extra time in the kitchen finishing an entree. Today's recipe for paillards of chicken falls into this latter category. A paillard in French culinary parlance refers to a thin scallop of veal or beef that is flattened, then quickly cooked. A celebrated 19th-century Parisian restaurateur named Paillard created the dish and gave it his name.
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June 25, 2008
A series to help you cook with the bounty of the season Kelby Brick enjoys tending his Catonsville garden with his two sons. He shared a very simple recipe that uses dill and oregano to perk up potatoes for a side dish. For the recipe, go to baltimoresun.com/backyardharvest
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Reporter | May 30, 2007
The first step in cooking with fresh herbs might be the one you take out your back door. On the deck or balcony or in a handkerchief-sized patch of ground near the kitchen, you can plant and harvest any of the 40 or more herb varieties readily available at most garden centers. Grocery stores have been stocking fresh herbs for two decades -- and have long outgrown the simple bunch of curly parsley once offered. But it is at garden centers that cooks will find herbs such as cinnamon basil, lemon grass or celery leaf -- herbs that are easy to grow and offer a flavorful dimension to cooking that doesn't add salt, fat or calories.
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By Michael Dresser | October 11, 2006
Some wines are at their best young, and that's the case with this fresh, lively Chilean white wine. It's a very dry wine with strong mineral, citrus-fruit and herb flavors - you'd better like mint and fresh oregano or you won't like this wine - and a zippy acidity that stretches out the finish. If you like an aggressive, exuberant sauvignon blanc, this one's for you. Serve with grilled fish and shellfish.
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By ROBIN MATHER JENKINS and ROBIN MATHER JENKINS,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 12, 2006
A stop at a Middle Eastern bakery and a stack of freshly baked pitas rekindled my appetite for lahmajoun, a dish I learned to make from Armenian-American friends in Detroit. It's a terrific solution for the dinner rush. I'm told that lahmajoun (la-ma-ZHOON) translates from Arabic to "meat dough," but if you think of it as individual pizzas, you would be closer to the mark. Robin Mather Jenkins writes for the Chicago Tribune, which provided the recipe and analysis. Menu suggestion Lahmajoun Chopped salad of cucumbers, onions and tomatoes Orange sherbet Lahmajoun Serves 8 -- Total time: 30 minutes 1 pound lean ground lamb 1 onion, finely chopped or grated 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 8 whole-wheat or regular pitas 1/4 cup pine nuts 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley Heat oven to 350 degrees.
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By REGINA SCHRAMBLING and REGINA SCHRAMBLING,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 18, 2006
The heart of this salad is the meat, matched so well to the herb. Fresh oregano steers the flavor profile toward Mexico, and lots of avocado rounds out the richness so that no oil is needed in the vinaigrette. STEAK SALAD MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 / 2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped (or to taste) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano 1 / 2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound skirt steak, at room temperature Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves 1 large bunch green onions, green part only, chopped 2 just-ripe Hass avocados, thinly sliced crosswise 1 / 2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted Combine the lime juice, chipotle, garlic, oregano and cumin in a bowl and mix to blend.
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By RENEE ENNA and RENEE ENNA,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | April 26, 2006
Pizza wheels are wonderful tools, ready to slice up a pie, pronto. Chicago deep-dish and stuffed pies, with their daunting crusts and super-thick fillings, present a tall challenge. In fact, that's what separated the winners from the also-rans in our testing of nine pizza cutters. All the brands performed efficiently on thin-crust pizzas, so if that's all you eat and make, you'll be fine with a $5-or-less cutter. The deep-dish pizzas were another story. We wanted a cutter that could make slices without too much effort, cutting but not crushing that thick outer crust, and with wheels big enough to navigate the fillings.
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By Michael Dresser | October 11, 2006
Some wines are at their best young, and that's the case with this fresh, lively Chilean white wine. It's a very dry wine with strong mineral, citrus-fruit and herb flavors - you'd better like mint and fresh oregano or you won't like this wine - and a zippy acidity that stretches out the finish. If you like an aggressive, exuberant sauvignon blanc, this one's for you. Serve with grilled fish and shellfish.
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By ROB KASPER | June 6, 1999
One of the challenges of my life is getting round steak to taste as good as the classier cuts, to taste as good as sirloin. It is tough. Round steak can be chewy.The books on beef explain round steak's chewy texture. It has more connective tissue as well as firmer muscle fibers than the more tender cuts. As someone whose muscle fibers tend to be getting softer, I usually find it hard to come up with much sympathy for any hunk of meat that is too firm. Yet I regularly find myself in the kitchen in the company of round steak.
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November 6, 2005
Mark Schek, chef and co-owner of the Rooster Cafe in Elkridge, offers a recipe for an "easy fish dish" that can be baked in the oven in 25 minutes. Baked Sea Bass With Fresh Lemon, Wine and Oregano Serves 2 Two 10-ounce whole sea bass, bone in 3 teaspoons sea salt 3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 8 full sprigs of oregano (or marjoram, if available) 1 very fresh, ripe lemon 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil One 12-by-14-inch rectangle of heavy-duty aluminum foil 3 tablespoons of dry white wine Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
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By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | September 18, 2005
Do I need to water the shrubs I just planted, since it rains a lot in the fall? While fall plantings typically have the advantage of three moist seasons before a droughty summer spell, the weather doesn't always cooperate. September and October are often dry, and it is extremely important to ensure that new plants enter winter with adequate moisture available to their roots before the ground freezes. Monitor new plants for their first two years, and water as needed. I'm tired of planting tulip bulbs for squirrels to eat. What bulbs won't they eat?
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