In a nutshell: This very special oregano is hand-picked on the isolated Greek island of Amorgos and its flowery fragrance pairs well with grilled vegetables, salads and pasta.
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The beautiful and isolated Cycladic island of Amorgos is home to one of the most special oreganos that we have ever tasted. The remote location of Amorgos works like a natural filter, that’s why this variety has developed a very particular flowery fragrance. Our island pickers select the buds one by one, following a slow and time consuming harvest process. This allows you to revive the aromas of this herb at the last moment when cooking, by simply crumbling the buds with your fingers just before use. Collected by hand and dried naturally, it is available in limited quantities. This amazing Amorgos oregano pairs well with grilled vegetables, salads and pasta. The best companion for feta cheese or fresh goats cheese, toasted bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and fried eggs. Use in small quantities as this herb’s concentration in essential oils is particularly high.
About Daphnis and Chloe
Daphnis and Chloe was established in a small Athens workshop underneath the Acropolis in 2013. Inspired by the long tradition of using sun-dried herbs in Greek mountain and island villages where locals hand-pick herbs to dry on their roof-tops or hang in bunches from their balconies, Evangelia Koutsovoulou began her search for the finest herbs and spices that Greece could offer. Thanks to an immense diversity of microclimates, Greece is home to some of the best herbs in the Mediterranean. The result is a carefully curated collection of wonderful herbs that will add fragrance and depth to all types of dishes – sprinkled over feta cheese, grilled seafood and meat dishes or added to sauces, soups, salads and stews. From beautiful wild thyme flower buds that are picked just before they burst open in the springtime all over the Aegean islands, rare smoked chilli flakes from Northern Greece, fragrant and sweet marjoram from Captain Corelli’s island (Cephalonia), aromatic oregano from Amorgos and an intense, fruity sage that goes brilliantly with all pork dishes and makes a restorative tea when you’ve got a cold.
All the herbs and spices are either picked wild or from small organic family-run farms. Handpicked and processed with non-invasive artisanal methods, in order to maintain their unique taste and fragrance all the way to your kitchen. Harvested at the peak of their potency the leaves and flowers are left whole on purpose: Crush them with your fingers to release their highly aromatic volatile oils right when needed.