Everything You Need to Know About Growing Oregano — Herb Gardening 101

Mediterranean oregano (origanum vulgare) in a 12" pot.

I think the Greeks got it right when they described oregano as "joy of the mountain." This aromatic, ancient culinary herb, also referred to as "wild marjoram," originates from the hilly, Greek countryside, and is now grown all over the world.

Oregano is a must-have in a culinary garden. Its pungent, spicy, slightly bitter flavor pairs well with almost any vegetable preparation. And just as easy to grow as chives, oregano is another go-to for the first-time gardener.


What’s Happening in Your Beer Now? Bottle Conditioning — The Kitchn’s Beer School 2015

  • Today's topic: What's going on inside the bottle right now, plus 5 amber ales to try while you wait
  • The Kitchn's Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer.
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One more week to go until your beer is ready to drink! Are you feeling tempted to sample a bottle a little early? Totally understandable. Today, let's talk about what's really happening inside that bottle right now, and why it's best to resist the temptation to open it early. I'll also throw in my top five recommendations for craft brews that you can sip while you wait.


What to Read This Weekend — Food News: June 8 – 14


Your Summer Guide to Salad Greens and Lettuces — Guides from The Kitchn

Repeat after me: "No more boring lettuce salads." This summer, let's challenge ourselves to go beyond our usual plates of mixed greens. Pick up some greens at the farmers market that you've never tried before. Swap your usual vinaigrette for something with some real pizzazz. Maybe even give those greens a quick sauté on the stovetop — warm lettuce salad? Why not!

Here is our guide to eating your greens this summer, including five new recipes that we can't wait for you to try.


15 Unique Gifts to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day — Gift Guides from The Kitchn

In case your calendar isn't marked, here's a friendly reminder that next Sunday is Father's Day. From gifts that are a total treat to ones that he can use in the kitchen, here are 15 unique gifts to let the dads in your life know you're thinking of them.


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