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July 17, 2007


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This is an herb I have very little experience with. I've read a bit about the difference between the winter and summer savory, but I don't even remember now which one is preferred. I want to try to remember to plan this next year.

the chocolate lady

I love this fascinating and informative blog!
I tried this summer savory this summer for the first time in nearly twenty years. It is nicely peppery and it went very well with everything I made so far.

Simona Carini

Kalyn, I read that summer savory is an annual, while winter is a perennial. I will try the summer one too, next year, so I can compare the two.
Thanks Eve. I think the peppery note is really pleasant.

Sue (coffeepot)

This was my first year growing this and I have had a hard time figuring what to use it in.

I am going to try a bean salad but haven't gotten around to it just yet.

Simona Carini

Welcome, Sue. Last night I made some roasted eggplants and mixed some savory with the other herbs I used. Adding it to a bean salad sounds like a great idea.


any ideas where it can be found outside of Italy? Haven't seen it for sale or growing wild anywhere - here in Ireland?
Easy to grow in cold climates?

Simona Carini

Hi Antonella. Savory is a Mediterranean plant. I am growing my winter savory on the north coast of California, where the temperature doesn't get very high in the summer and in the winter it can go below 0 C at night. You may be able to grow it in Ireland. I would contact some nurseries there and ask them if they have seedlings. I hope you'll find some!

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