It is time to harvest my herbs and vegetables. This years crop of tomatoes were enjoyed by the local squirrels and the moles devoured the squash flower blooms. Hopefully, one of these years I can harvest a squash. I did harvest three little green tomatoes. The rosemary and parsley are growing strong; they like the drizzle. The oregano and mint are bountiful and I shared clippings from these two plants with my neighbors.
One neighbor’s cat is crazy about mint. I gifted this furry feline a bouquet of mint. Other neighbors received samples of mint and oregano. The pungent smell of mint on my kitchen table tickles my nose. I added oregano, sage, parsley, and rosemary from my garden, into my spaghetti sauce for a savory dinner one evening. A few days later one of my neighbors gave me pasta and another neighbor gave a large dish of pozole with a dash of oregano ( a gift from me). I mixed the pasta and pozole together for a delicious meal, actually, three meals. Hot bowls of soup are welcomed on a grey day in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoying the good times.
From my outdoor garden.
Oregano is a culinary herb, used for the flavor of its leaves. It has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste, which varies on intensity. Oregano is a herb from the mint, or Lamiaceae family. People have used it for thousands of years to add flavor to dishes and to treat health conditions.
Squirrelsare members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents.The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including groundhogs), flyingsquirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and were introduced by humans to Australia.