I love grinding up fresh oregano and rosemary; they both taste so much better than the stuff you can get from the store.
Do You Have a Herb Garden?
Do you have any rosemary and/or Greek oregano growing in your garden? People spend lots of money to buy ground-up herbs at the grocery store, so why not make your own for a lot less? I love the scent of rosemary and oregano, so I decided to grind up some fresh sprigs that had been drying for a few days in a beautiful bowl I made in a pottery class.
There is something fragrant and soothing about grinding your own fresh herbs, and it will make you excited to experiment with new dishes in the kitchen. Of course, there will be someone who will throw out the cliché phrase, "I do not have time to do that," but then in the next breath, the same person will take about a show they are going to watch or another hobby they want to participate in.
So grinding fresh herbs might seem pointless and time-consuming for people who want to spend their time doing other things, but it can be quite rewarding for people who enjoy cooking and spending time in the kitchen.
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About a pound of fresh rosemary and oregano.
- 1/2 pound dried organic rosemary
- 1/2 pound dried organic oregano
Grind Up Those Herbs
- Pick some organic rosemary and oregano from the garden.
- Allow it to dry for a few days.
- Take the rosemary and oregano leaves off of the branches after drying.
- Use a coffee grinder, which can double as an herb grinder, to shred up the rosemary and oregano. You can be as precise or mix it up like I did. I simply mixed the two herbs together.
- Only grind a few herbs at a time since it will overwork the motor when too much is put inside at one time.
- Grind the herbs to the desired consistency. I ground the herbs pretty finally, but a few patches were a bit more roughly chopped than others. Overall, my rosemary and Greek oregano were chopped pretty fine.
- Store the ground-up rosemary and Greek oregano in a canning jar or container of your choice. Ground-up herbs just look cool in old canning jars, and I find it is easier to spoon out what I need rather than using messy shakers.
It took about an hour to grind up the organic rosemary and Greek oregano, but the effort was worth it. People pay quite a bit of money to purchase organic ground herbs at the store, so why not make your own?
I love grinding fresh herbs from my mom's garden, and these definitely complement the lovely dishes I like to make from scratch. If you are investing the time in making a lovely soup or homemade mashed potatoes, I assure you these will taste much better with freshly ground rosemary.
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