Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday Feature..Alternative cutting



We were given fresh oregano at the end of summer. We hung it inside the family home across the street and forgot about it until recently. It is very handy that we have a barber in the house to cut the oregano from the branches.

Here he is seriously getting down to business.





After the oregano is removed it gets put into the *robot* or food processor. A few years ago, the motor on my food processor died. I bought the same machine in a later model. The attachments fit the new machine. When we process the oregano it discolors and scratches the bowl so this was a lucky purchase.

Remove any small sticks and place into a jar and the oregano is ready for your favorite recipe.

5 comments:

sognatrice said...

We're even more rustic than that. We keep it in the little bales and then just kind of crunch it up with our hands over whatever pot or pan it's meant to go in.

P also used a small group a little brush for rabbit and whatnot on the grill over the fire--to dip in a marinade of garlic, red wine vinegar, salt, maybe some lemon, and then dab onto the meat...or he'll just do like the priest with holy water and sprinkle ;)

I love oregano bouquets :)

Anonymous said...

So that's how it is done! I just purchased one of thos very small bottles of oregano at the grocery store.....only 4.59. What a rip off!L, C-co

Roam2Rome said...

*sigh* the rest of us are left with (expensive) commercialized stuff...

Something... said...

Oregano is the smell which links me directly with memories of my grandmother. She used to spread newspapers on our kitchen table and run her fingers along the stems to get the dried leaves and flowers off. I now do the same with my bouquets of home grown oregano in Luxembourg. I also have wild oregano in the garden and I asked my father if it was edible. He said that that is what they used to gather for herbs in the mountains in Calabria when he was a child. Rosa.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi. There's nothing like Sicil oregano, is there? You were lucky with your attachments for the machine - well done!