This is one of my favorite plants. I use Cuban Oregano as an herb and to decorate my kitchen garden window. It has thick succulent leaves that are about 3” and the edges are scalloped, making it more attractive. This plant is brittle and does not like to be in the sun all day. The flavor is somewhat intense for few people, but I love to cook my meals with strong flavors. Unfortunately, this herb will not tolerate temperature below the 40’s. What I do before the first frost is bring one pot inside the house with a plant that I have selected for that purpose. Also, I cut one thick stem and put it in water as my plan B, in case that the other plant dies. Either way, each summer, I am happy to move these plants to the garden, where they flourish partly in sun and partly in the shaded garden. Then I also give new plants to my friends.
These are my uses of Cuban Oregano:
1. I plant it outdoors to collect tons of branches and leaves.
2. I use some of these branches as flower arrangements in my kitchen.
3. I also process the leaves without the stems in my blender, I add garlic cloves and water, and then I spray my cupcake mold with oil and pour the mix in. Then I freeze it and use the cubes in stews.
Give Cuban oregano a try, you will love it.
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