Organic Oregano C&S 3 oz. Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.)
Oregano derives its name from two Greek words meaning the joy of the mountain. It is a hardy member of the mint family that has been used for flavoring fish, meat and sauces since ancient times. It was long referred to as wild marjoram.
The pungent herb gained great popularity in the United States after 1940 when returning G.I.'s longed for the flavor of pizza they had sampled in Italy. Oregano is often referred to as the pizza herb. It's a natural for all types of tomato sauces but also goes well with egg and cheese dishes. Oregano and basil combine to create a special flavor common in the Italian cooking we know so well.
For a simple sauce, add 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, a few pinches dried thyme and a bit of crushed red peppers, if desired, into an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce. Just mix the herbs right in the can for easy clean up.