These oregano flowers are cultivated on a small organic farm on the archipelago of islands in the Aegean sea. Origanum onites – is the variety grown for centuries in this rich terroir renown for its wild herbs, which only a few farmers cultivate. It is harvested by hand, which enables the flowers to remain intact, which allows them to retain their fresh, herbaceous flavour. In Mediterranean cuisine, they are used as a finishing touch on grilled vegetables, fish or feta. This oregano adds a wonderful, bold flavour to Greek salads or homemade pizzas. Crush lightly between your fingers or grind using a mortar and pestle with salt to rub on cuts of lamb.
We couldn’t help but to fall under the spell and captivating charm of Daphnis and Chloe’s products! A few year ago, the company’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.