Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday at the (Herbal) Table: Oregano

We love Greek food in our household!  This means we use a lot of Oregano.  My favorite way to use it is on a plate of authentic Greek Feta cheese (very difficult to find here), drizzled with good olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. Yum!  Add a good loaf of bread, and a few tomatoes, and that's a meal in itself.

When it comes to growing oregano, I'm afraid I haven't had a whole lot of success.  Herbs in the garden have a tendency to spread and take over, so I put them in pots, but our dry climate often leaves them with not enough water.  I may have to try to put them in our front yard or another place away from the vegetable garden, and try again.

One easy Greek dish I like to make this time of year is an egg dish with (garden) zucchini and feta cheese.  I first saute cubed zucchini and onions in olive oil until slightly soft.
Then I add 6 (beaten) eggs, lots of oregano, and other spices, cooking as you would an omelet.  When it's almost set, I pile on the crumbled feta cheese, then put it the oven under the broiler for a few minutes to finish cooking it.  It's a super easy, wonderful summer meal.
Come join me over at "A Quilter's Table" at Tuesday at the Herbal Table and see what others have been dishing out!


  1. oh my! I have everything I need for this dish in my fridge or in my herb garden! Thanks! I'll definitely be trying this!! Love your feta/bread/tomato idea too. We too really enjoy Greek food! We had an awesome restaurant nearby that has since closed, and our dining out life just hasn't been the same!! Thanks for sharing AND for linking up!

  2. I will be trying this tomorrow, another way to use up my never ending zucchini and ever spreading oregano. Thanks for sharing recipe

  3. Made this for dinner tonight & it was delish! Loved using my fresh oregano in it, which is an herb I see to use less than some of the others. Thanks again!!