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Where can I buy Cuban Oregano / Indian Borage / French Thyme?

happygreengirl Jan 3, 2013 07:14 AM

I'm having a hell of a time finding Cuban Oregano (aka Indian Borage, French Thyme, Mexican Mint... http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/saveur-100-cuban-oregano and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleus_a... ... NOT the same as plain old oregano or thyme). This is NYC, though, so I feel like someone, somewhere, in one of the boroughs, must sell the stuff! I know I can substitute other herbs for similar flavor, but I want to try the real thing.

Anyone have any leads? Willing to travel to find. Thanks!!!

  1. jen kalb Jan 3, 2013 09:07 AM

    you can buy the plants online or even at local greenhouses - plectranthus is a pretty common ornamental herbaceous plant, with its somewhat thick ornamental leaves.

    If you buy in a hispanic store, they often sell containers of "oregano". Not clear to me whether its this stuff or origanum (true oregano). You may want to poke around the hispanic products section of your local grocery.

    1. MOREKASHA Jan 3, 2013 02:41 PM

      Union Sq Farmers market during the summer, some farm from NJ has the Cuban Oregano, love it....

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