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Apr 23, 2008 12:16 PM

How well do you know your fresh herbs?

fun little quiz. turns out I didn't know as much as i thought i did!

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  1. I got 13/20 -- and at least one of the ones I got right I guessed on. I never can tell the various forms of oregano/marjoram and basil apart just by looking. And the difference between summer savory and winter savory? And French tarragon and Russian tarragon? That's not fair!

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      1. re: MMRuth

        15/20. I grow Mexican tarragon. What do I know about French vs. Russian?

        1. re: MMRuth

          I got 14 out of 20. Some of the photos were difficult to see. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

        2. re: Ruth Lafler

          13/20 here, too. I did better with descriptive text than on the ones that just said "what is it".

          1. re: momjamin

            13/20 as well. And I had no idea of the differences in the summer/winter savory, Russian/French tarragon, and the marjoram/oregano question.

          2. re: Ruth Lafler

            Ditto! 13/20. Marjoram & Oregano look alot alike, and I rarely use Tarragon, let alone know the difference between them. It was fun anyway!

          3. 14/20. Some of those were tricky! i had no idea there were Russian and French versions of thyme, tarragon, etc.

            1. 15 out of 20. I know nothing about tarragon.

              1. 15/20.

                I also couldnt separate the tarragons. Isnt the Russian one, the one with much less taste than the French (and, no, that's not intended as national stereotyping :-0 )

                And, in the UK, we don't have English and French thyme - so I guessed - and guessed wrong.

                And the marjoram/oregano questions beat me as well. Not a difference as far as I was concerned.

                1. 13/20 here too. I screwed up two and should have gone with my first answer. That's what I get for thinking!

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                  1. re: Dee S

                    Yup. Me, too -- on one of the marjoram/oregano ones I thought they were being trickier than they were!

                    1. re: Dee S

                      13/20. I thought marjoram was 'wild oregano'. Totally confused. I thought the bronze fennel was tricky as well as the different dills.