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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?

    Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?


    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    >
    > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........



    Oregano. They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.

    Jill




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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Nov 27, 8:29*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    >
    > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........


    Oregano...just not as much, it's a bit stronger than marjoram.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:29:32 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    >


    What are you making? I usually substitute thyme if it's meat - but it
    depends. If you stick with oregano, remember not to use as much.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:29:32 -0800 (PST), Kalmia wrote:

    > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?


    As usual, the answer depends on the recipe.

    -sw

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    >
    > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........


    Italian Oregano (imho) is a bit soapier. I'd sub Mexican Oregano, but I
    have a live plant on hand. ;-)

    I'd use Thyme in the mean time...
    --
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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    > >
    > > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........

    >
    >
    > Oregano. They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.
    >
    > Jill
    >
    >


    Sorry but I have to disagree...
    When my Italian Oregano plant died, I did not replace it.

    For good reason.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:29:32 -0800 (PST), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    > >

    >
    > What are you making? I usually substitute thyme if it's meat - but it
    > depends. If you stick with oregano, remember not to use as much.


    I agree with sf. on subbing thyme!
    --
    Peace! Om

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    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Nov 27, 12:44*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <8lcq6gFs8...@mid.individual.net>,
    >
    > *"jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]....
    > > > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?

    >
    > > > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........

    >
    > > Oregano. *They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.

    >
    >
    > Sorry but I have to disagree...
    > When my Italian Oregano plant died, I did not replace it.
    >
    > For good reason.


    Greek is the only oregano.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 14:44:50 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >> > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    >> >
    >> > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........

    >>
    >> Oregano. They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.

    >
    >Sorry but I have to disagree...


    With what? She's correct.

    >When my Italian Oregano plant died, I did not replace it.
    >For good reason.


    Which was?

    My wife grows Greek, Italian, and Mexican oregano in the back yard
    every year. They're distinctly different in flavor.

    Either Greek or Italian would be a good substitute for marjoram. Just
    use about 1/3 less than called for. The Mexican is too assertive for a
    recipe specifying marjoram.

    -- Larry

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:15:32 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > My wife grows Greek, Italian, and Mexican oregano in the back yard
    > every year. They're distinctly different in flavor.
    >
    > Either Greek or Italian would be a good substitute for marjoram. Just
    > use about 1/3 less than called for. The Mexican is too assertive for a
    > recipe specifying marjoram.
    >

    I heard that Greek oregano was the most assertive. I should grow all
    three and figure it out for myself, but I'd rather grow some sorrel.



    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    spamtrap1888 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 27, 12:44*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article <8lcq6gFs8...@mid.individual.net>,
    > >
    > > *"jmcquown" <j mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    > > >news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?

    > >
    > > > > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........

    > >
    > > > Oregano. *They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.

    > >
    > >
    > > Sorry but I have to disagree...
    > > When my Italian Oregano plant died, I did not replace it.
    > >
    > > For good reason.

    >
    > Greek is the only oregano.


    Maybe in your limited world. ;-)
    Greek Oregano is also known as Dittany of Crete.

    My current favorite is Mexican Oregano.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 14:44:50 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> > Would oregano be a half-way decent substitute?
    > >> >
    > >> > Gotta remember to put this on my next Penzey's order.........
    > >>
    > >> Oregano. They're very closely related and virtually interchangeable.

    > >
    > >Sorry but I have to disagree...

    >
    > With what? She's correct.
    >
    > >When my Italian Oregano plant died, I did not replace it.
    > >For good reason.

    >
    > Which was?
    >
    > My wife grows Greek, Italian, and Mexican oregano in the back yard
    > every year. They're distinctly different in flavor.
    >
    > Either Greek or Italian would be a good substitute for marjoram. Just
    > use about 1/3 less than called for. The Mexican is too assertive for a
    > recipe specifying marjoram.
    >
    > -- Larry


    I don't agree that they are always near similar in flavor. Perhaps your
    palette is different.

    Mexican Oregano (which appears to be rather rare) is the only one, to
    me, that comes anywhere near close.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  14. #14
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Out of marjoram - what to sub?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:15:32 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
    > >
    > > My wife grows Greek, Italian, and Mexican oregano in the back yard
    > > every year. They're distinctly different in flavor.
    > >
    > > Either Greek or Italian would be a good substitute for marjoram. Just
    > > use about 1/3 less than called for. The Mexican is too assertive for a
    > > recipe specifying marjoram.
    > >

    > I heard that Greek oregano was the most assertive. I should grow all
    > three and figure it out for myself, but I'd rather grow some sorrel.
    >


    Oy! You can have some of mine. <g> Most invasive plant around here!

    Tasty too.;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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