Yummmm… oregano. Don’t you just love the flavor of this herb? It’s great on pizza and in most chicken dishes. Fresh oregano snipped onto foods provides a stronger version of the oregano flavor, but drying it allows you to keep and use this member of the mint family all year long.
To be technical, the perennial oregano IS grown year-round in warmer climates, but in colder areas, it dies back in winter, thus making it an annual plant. The cold winter months, when fresh herbs are scarce, are why we have to dry out the leaves, instead of keeping them growing all year long.