How To Grind Up Fresh Organic Rosemary And Greek Oregano
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 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.
- 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.
- 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 as 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 was chopped pretty fine.
- Store the ground up rosemary an 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 compliment the lovely dishes I like to make from scratch. If you are investing the time in making a lovely soup or homemade mash potatoes, I assure you these will taste much better with freshly ground rosemary.
|Serving size: 1 tbsp|
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|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Do you like dried rosemary, Greek oregano, or both combined?
What recipes can I use dried rosemary and Greek oregano in?
Making Green spaghetti squash sauce is one recipe you can use rosemary and oregano in.
Vegetarian pasta sauce is another dish that rosemary and Greek oregano love to be in.
Rosemary and oregano could also be added to a zucchini pasta sauce dish.
Rosemary and oregano are great herbs to add to a homemade pizza.
Rosemary and oregano are great spices to add to garlicky French bread.
Add flavor to oven fried potatoes with a bit of dried rosemary and Greek oregano. The organic kind just tastes better, especially when you grind it yourself.
Rosemary and oregano also tastes great on sauteed zucchini.
Soy chorizo and zucchini make a lovely dish to add a bit of dried rosemary and/or oregano.