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Offline Chicago Bob

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Best Oregano Ever!
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:22:18 PM »
For those of you that like to top a pizza with, or use this in your sauce....what is your favorite brand?
Also, is that Penzey's pizza spice any good?
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 06:35:58 PM »
McCormick
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 11:45:14 PM »
I've got Penzy's Turkish Oregano. Not bad. :)

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 12:57:28 AM »
The Penzey's Italian Herb mix is good.  I just throw a couple pinches into a 15 oz can of puree mixed with half of a small can of paste along with a pinch of sugar and granulated garlic.  Sauce made. 

Works with a bigger can of 6 in 1, too.  I rarely measure anything for sauce.

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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 01:12:53 AM »

Try to find a place that sells it in bulk.  Jarred herbs are close to $70/lb in the supermarket and they're like sawdust.  I get organic oregano from one of my local natural food stores.  It's $23/lb and it's pungent with a high oil content.  Buying from a place that sells herbs and spices in bulk allows you to get just what you need so it doesn't get old sitting in your pantry.
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 08:39:10 AM »
Bob,

If you want to try some of the Greek oregano I purchased at Bova I would send you some.

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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 09:01:18 AM »
i got some of this a while back: http://www.markethallfoods.com/products.php?product=Organic-Sicilian-Oregano-from-Gangi-Dante
lasting me seemingly forever.
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 09:49:23 AM »
I just bought one of those big box store containers of "Tones" oregano...not too bad but Craig's post reminded me that it is "McCormicks" that I had been using.  >:(

Thank you for the offer Norma, you're very nice.  :chef:
Going to try a local spice shop like jkb suggests.
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 10:46:50 AM »
I use Penzey's and I have been happy with it but last week I was in a small Italian market and I noticed this Oregano, I have not tried it yet but I made some dough today. In a few days when it is ready I'm going to break the seal on this bag.

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2013, 11:03:31 AM »
I have bought some Mexican oregano that was just too "oreganoey".....like those little cellophane 99 cent packs hanging on the rack in the Mexican foods section. It was too "floral"? But I bet it would be great on the right dish.
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »
All dried green herbs should be sold in clear plastic bags.

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 02:49:30 PM »
Agostino Recca Sicilian Oregano

Available at Capri Flavors, Morrisville NC
http://www.capriflavors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=572
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 02:54:43 PM »
Agostino Recca Sicilian Oregano

Available at Capri Flavors, Morrisville NC
http://www.capriflavors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=572
Thank you for posting that link Mmmph.....going to ride over there today, they're only about 12 miles away!  :chef:
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 05:57:50 PM »
If I owned a pizzeria, you wouldn't find a dry herb in it.
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2013, 08:49:35 AM »
I thought the Penzey's Pizza Spice was rather bogus, they just take a bunch of cheap crap and slap a fancy name on it. I stick with McCormick or Spice Islands for my oregano.

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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 09:22:37 AM »
Agostino Recca Sicilian Oregano

Available at Capri Flavors, Morrisville NC
http://www.capriflavors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=572


thanks for that link. I Just ordered some and am excited to try it.  Walter

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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2013, 09:57:59 AM »
I order most of my spices from Spice Sage.  Have not had a problem....yet .   :)   But this past summer a friend of mine had seen my herb garden and asked what do I do with all the herbs at the end of the season and I said I till them under.  The next week he came over with his dehydrator and we bagged everything.  Looks like I might be making an investment in one of those things,  It is great tasting some of "my" garden even in the cold of winter!
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2013, 11:25:25 AM »
I thought the Penzey's Pizza Spice was rather bogus, they just take a bunch of cheap crap and slap a fancy name on it. I stick with McCormick or Spice Islands for my oregano.
I had a feeling.... ;)
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2013, 04:53:41 PM »
Agostino Recca Sicilian Oregano

Available at Capri Flavors, Morrisville NC
http://www.capriflavors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=572
Thank you again so much for that link Mmmph.....man that Sicilian oregano is the Best!!  Aroma takes me right back to the early70's pizza joints I worked at...WOW.  :)  I believe this is a final missing ingredient that is going to put my thin crust pizzamaking over the top, thanks!  :chef:
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Re: Best Oregano Ever!
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 12:01:14 PM »

If I owned a pizzeria, you wouldn't find a dry herb in it.
Not even dried oregano?  I've grown and used it fresh a lot.  Then I dried some, and I was surprised how different it was.  Not necessarily better, but dried definitely does something that fresh can't do (and vice versa obviously).