Cuban Oregano/Mexican Mint

I love this so-called “weed”. It is part of the mint family, has many names but horticulturally known as Plectranthus amboinicus fragrant in cooking/garnishing and super easy to grow. It blends very well with sweet basil in a pasta sauce, but it does need to be cut up a little. Those presently growing in my backyard, I can assure you, are a little bigger than normal.

The size of a mid-stem leaf.

The size of a mid-stem leaf.

Beautiful as a side garnish on a large plate.

Beautiful as a side garnish on a large plate.

The leaf/stem pattern growth itself is, I find, simply beautiful.

This weedy herb is excellent in Turkey stuffing!

 

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One response to “Cuban Oregano/Mexican Mint

  1. Beautiful and tasty! I need to visit my local nursery again. My little herb garden on the balcony is coming along nicely. We harvested our first growth of basil leaves yesterday and prepared a scrumptious basil pesto 😀

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