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Old 08-22-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Mystery herb

Anyone have an idea what this is?

It is one of three herbs planted three or four years ago that have returned. I don’t recognize it at all, but it has a slightly resinous flavor (but not as strong as oregano or, I’m pretty sure, even marjoram), and is twiggy rather than soft.

Used it with fresh thyme and rosemary last night to season a tian of eggplant, onions, and tomatoes, and the food tasted great. But would like to know what it is.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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I think it may be summer savory. I have looking at pictures until I am cross-eyed, but that seems to be the closest.

   
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That's one I haven't heard of before. Sounds interesting in a description Google led me to.

   
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After a lot of searching, I'd agree with your identification--and I understand why you got cross-eyed: if it is summer savory, your photo is BY FAR the best one on the web!

   
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After a lot of searching, I'd agree with your identification--and I understand why you got cross-eyed: if it is summer savory, your photo is BY FAR the best one on the web!
Thank you! And I took it by plopping it on my scanner glass!

Just about the right depth of field, I guess (1/16th of an inch or so).

   
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That's one I haven't heard of before. Sounds interesting in a description Google led me to.
I am more likely to use spices than herbs. Among other considerations, if my husband can discern an herby taste (especially rosemary, but other herbs as well) he hates it. But he loves spicy food, full of strong flavors.

So when I use herbs I use them with a light hand. In this case, I made a casserole of eggplant, onion, green and red peppers, lots of garlic, and thick slices of summer-ripe tomatoes. I minced a small batch of rosemary needles, thyme leaves, and the mystery-savory really fine and sprinkled about a tablespoon, all told, over the vegetables before baking them.

I was surprised to discover that it tasted great (I hadn’t sautéed anything or otherwise tried to boost flavor), and even Jack liked it. Good thing — we have had it for two dinners so far and there is enough left for at least one lunch! And there is another even larger eggplant on the counter (but will probably make another dish with that one — don’t want to press my luck by overdoing a good thing).

   
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kt: And I took it by plopping it on my scanner glass!
I take it that you got your scanner working???

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I take it that you got your scanner working???
Yes, first by plugging it directly into the iMac (the USB hub had perished), and then by installing VueScan (because the Epson driver doesn’t work right with an Intel Mac — even though it was working before my recent computer problems).

Anyway, I need to get used to VueScan, but it seems to do a good job.

   
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Yes, first by plugging it directly into the iMac (the USB hub had perished), and then by installing VueScan (because the Epson driver doesn’t work right with an Intel Mac — even though it was working before my recent computer problems).
Your experience is different from mine. When I moved to the Intel MacBook Pro the Photoshop plugin stopped working, but the Epson software worked fine. Now I've upgraded my version of VueScan, so I'm using that.

   
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Your experience is different from mine. When I moved to the Intel MacBook Pro the Photoshop plugin stopped working, but the Epson software worked fine.
Were you using Photoshop CS3 at that time?

That is apparently where the problem lies. (But I was able to use it for a time after installing PS CS3. Not sure what that’s about.)

   
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