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Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Cooking recipe, Onion, Sweet Marjoram |

Marjoram and sausage pasta

Marjoram is my favorite herb in the kitchen! I adore it! Marjoram and sausage pasta Ingredients: *10.5 oz. rigatoni *9oz. sausages *2tbsp. olive oil *1 large red onion, roughly chopped *2-3 cloves garlic, minced *1 small eggplant, diced *3 small zucchini, diced *2 cups tomato pasta sauce *1 tbsp. fresh chopped marjoram (or, I suppose, if you must, oregano) *1.5 oz. black olives *9oz. cherry tomatoes *2 tbsp. chopped parsley *marjoram leaves and Parmesan cheese for garnish Directions: 1) Cook pasta in boiling water until it is al dente, approx. 10 minutes. Drain. 2) Grill sausages until brown. Cool slightly, then cut into thick slices. 3) Heat oil in saucepan over moderate heat. Fry onion until starting to color, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sausages, cook a few minutes. 4) Increase heat and add eggplant and zucchini, cook and stir for 5 minutes, or until eggplant begins to soften. 5) Add tomato pasta sauce, marjoram, and seasonings. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until eggplant...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Herbs, Sweet Marjoram |

Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram

Name: *Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) Description: *perennial *best in zones 5-9 *from the Oregano family, I prefer the taste of Marjoram to Oregano, so I am posting information on this plant instead. Oregano grows in similar conditions as Marjoram, so you can use this information for your Oregano plant as well. Parts Used: *leaves and flowers, both fresh or dried Position: *full sun *well-drained soil *this plant grows well in stony places Propagation: *you may propagate from seed. First, use cold stratification for 1 week and then sow indoors in seed flats/trays. Make sure to heat the bottom of the trays at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. *you may also propagate from tip cuttings, make sure to use a liquid rooting hormone for best results Maintenance: *once the plants are established, do not over-water them. *cut back old growth in the spring *this plant is very resistant to pests and diseases *trim after flowering to prevent plants from becoming straggly Harvesting: *can be harvested fresh as needed, but the flavor is...

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