J. Lee called me an afternoon a while back and said she had a gift for me. A Mexican Oregano (Lippia Graveolens) she’d found and said it was worth the effort. I’m thinkin’, comon man, I got enough Mexican Oregano here to sink a ship several times. Besides, I can get it cheeeap locally. No, this was better. Better? How could that be? Easy.
Native Seeds is how. Native Seeds is a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve the crop seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands. If you aren’t hip to these fine people, you need to groove on their web site. They offer a huge variety of seeds, beans, chiles, herbs, soaps, salves, instructional material and far more. The fact they’re a non-profit doing well for people and food is enough for me. Take THAT you industry, nyah.
Hey wait, didn’t I start with something about oregano? Oh yeah, okay, Native Seeds’ Mexican Oregano takes the aroma and flavor another step. When I opened the jar it was as though I was on the Arizona desert, whoof! I had to take another few whiffs, the flavor it unleashes is the same. Sure this herb goes well in soups, stews & sauces. But it shines even brighter when applied to a fresh taco or two, such as …