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Oregano? Marjoram? Which is it? — 14 Comments

  1. I thought I knew about oregano and majoram, but nope! More I read, more I confused *lol*
    Katie, your chops are cooked to perfection!

  2. The condom part was a riot-do people really confuse the word …….too, too, funny! How wonderful to have as many herbs as you do and to have them for that long of a duration…..Cheers!

  3. I’ve read about this oregano-marjoram debate so this year I’m going to buy a plant labeled “marjoram” and see what I think. The other new herb for me this year is going to be tarragon. Never tried growing it. Your garden looks so wonderful, and you’re always making such wonderful things with your fresh herbs too. If I ever get to come to France I hope you’ll make a dinner for me! Wouldn’t that be fun!

  4. Oh, my those pork chops do look terrific. I didn’t realize the oregano, majoram relation! I always enjoy your revelations like that! I’ve grown several types of oregano over the years but never had majoram that I remember.

  5. Back again to report that I did buy marjoram, and I got variegated marjoram, which looks very pretty. I’ll let you know how it tastes.

  6. Glenna, Gattina, I’m still clueless – I think I’ll have to go to Italy to get it sorted out (any excuse to travel)
    Kalyn, Variegated marjoram does sound pretty – I have one plant of variegated oregano (?), the French version, so it’s short and compact – and hidden by the marjoram. And if/when you get to France I would absolutely love to have you visit: we have a gite ( holiday apartment) on the property and dinner would be such fun!
    Tanna, did your oregano look like mine – or like my marjoram? Thankfully their tastes are similar?

  7. Well nice to see that I´m not the only one always puzzling about these herbs. Thanks for the infos and the great story. A nice kitchen garden you have!! 🙂

  8. Confusing indeed. I’ve kind of decided that marjoram is the local wild herb, and oregano is the imported Southern European herb. Works for me..
    And ‘preservatif’ means the same thing in Estonian (preservatiiv) as it does in France. I was a bit confused about ‘preservatives’ in my jam when I first moved to Scotland:)

  9. Thanks, Helene and Mimi,
    Pille, some words can be tricky for us foreigners…but those are other stories. It does create some hilarious pictures, though!

  10. Your recipes look and sound wonderful. I can’t wait to try one out, especially this pork chop and salad. Great photos, by the way.

  11. Where are the weeds in your garden? It makes mine look really bad. I find marjoram sweeter than oregano. My large oregano completely died last year and I am trying them both anew. I have never cut back either type of chives, but might give it a try. Great photos!

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