Sometimes, I don't make it at all on Saturday, or I get inspired for some herb or other during the week that I don't have on hand. Finding them then, my friends, is another story. The local super grocery stores (and there aren't too many non-super grocery stores) might - I repeat MIGHT have the type of herb you want, but even if they do, chances are they'll be limp and flavorless. Pete's Frootique is the best option, but that means getting in the car and making a special trip. I know what you're thinking - Stop whining, didn't you just post a "be happy" meme? True enough!
Another weekend ritual and one that really does make me happy (usually Saturday, if I don't hit the market) is making frittatas for breakfast. I love to use up the slightly limp veggies, etc., in the fridge before stocking up on fresh.
You can find a variety of my frittatas here, but typically they consist of lots of green - spinach, or like today beet greens, fresh herbs (my favorites - cilantro, basil, oregano, mint, parsley - combinations or solo), some additional flavor - pesto, chipotle, jalapeno, (today was a sun dried tomato pesto and the smallest piece of jalapeno finely chopped - and I thought the smaller the hotter, so how come this giant jalapeno was so spicy? but I digress...), cheese - goat, manchego, asiago or like today, crumbled feta - very healthful and very South Beach Diet friendly.
And now the real reason for this post....Last week I was at the local grocery stores and couldn't find fresh oregano so, after reading the back of the little plastic container (oh for those huge bunches of vibrant colour, aroma and crispness) describing marjoram (an herb I've never fancied but forgotten why) - they said it was similar to oregano - so I bought it and used it in the frittata which looked like it usually does. I was surprised at the off-putting (for me) perfumey flavor and realized ...oh yeah, that's why I don't like marjoram. Where oh where is oregano when I want it? By the way...my Honey loved it - to each his own, I guess.
Is there one herb that you turn your nose up at?