Larry’s Market ORGANIC Marjoram Leaf Cut- 5g
Marjoram is an aromatic herb in the mint (Lamiaceae) family that has been cultivated for thousands of years. In Greek mythology, marjoram was grown by the goddess Aphrodite.
Aphrodite was the goddess of two herbs, oregano and marjoram. Oregano was designed by her hand to represent joy. She planted the herb in her garden on Mt. Olympus to show the humans below a physical representation of what happiness looks like. Marjoram on the other hand was made to have the scent of Aphrodite on it. This meant any mortal could smell and connect with Aphrodite whenever they pleased.
Since Aphrodite, the Goddess of all things love, adored her plants so much, the herbs themselves grew to be associated with marriage and love. Couples would wear garlands or crowns made of oregano and marjoram on their wedding nights in the hopes of having a long, happy marriage. It is also said that if marjoram grows on the grave of a deceased person, that person is having a happy afterlife.
Marjoram is actually a sub-species of oregano. Many people can mix up the two but they both deserve a special spot in your pantry! It’s a delicate herb with a sweet, floral, lightly spiced fragrance. Marjoram can be found fresh or dried and is commonly used in salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. Because it has a light, subtle flavour, marjoram is best added at the end of cooking.
Fun Fact: Marjoram was used in love spells and some believe that if a young woman places marjoram under her pillow, while she sleeps, her future spouse will be revealed to her in a dream.
For making Marjoram Tea, use 1 teaspoon with 1 cup of hot water. Steep for 3 minutes or until fragrant.
- Often used for seasoning soups, stews, dressings, and sauces, it can be used to add flavour to slices of roasted potatoes.
- Sautéed Carrots with Lemon and Marjoram - Lemon juice and garlic balance sweet sautéed carrots flavoured with marjoram. A simple yet exceptional side dish!
- Classic stuffing with sage, marjoram, and thyme.
- Roasted butternut squash with goat cheese and marjoram dressing.
- Roasted red peppers marinated with sliced garlic cloves and marjoram.
- The fresh or dried leaves can be brewed as a tea.
- Sprinkle chopped marjoram over your favourite pizza.
- Marjoram goes very well with cheese, egg or tomato dishes.
- Cook foods that promote bloating, such as cabbage, cauliflower or beans with marjoram to help relieve indigestion.