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Recipe For Oregano Oil — 42 Comments

  1. Have I told you my tortoise story yet? I don’t remember! Lovely post. I agree with you about tortoises and conservation. Hope you’re having a lovely holiday 🙂 xx

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    • I look forward to hearing your story!

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  2. Oregano oil sounds so flavoursome – we often have chilli oil at our place 😀

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    Choc Chip Uru

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    • I must make some chilli oil as well Uru 🙂

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  3. Tandy, this is so interesting! I guess folks never really think about the consequences when they remove wild animals from the habitats. I’d always assumed they could be returned though if it hadn’t been too long – what happens after two months? Are the tortoises unable to readjust back to the wild?

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    • Celia, they get a lung disease which can kill off all the wild tortoises as it is easily transmittable. A friend of mine had to take her tortoise to the vet to try and treat it but it never got completely rid of the lung problems.

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  4. Stanley was very lucky to have landed in your garden… I am glad you got to the oregano before the tortoise did as this is such a lovely oil. This is such a great idea for gift giving as well.

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    • Stanley seems to favour the wild grass we have growing the most 🙂

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  5. I’ve never seen a tortoise out in the wild :O Your garden sounds amazing 🙂 Mine’s just grass and some low maintenance flowers haha…. I love the idea of oregano infused oil!
    Von sharing the blog ♥ Eggplant with Walnuts: Badrijani NigvzitMy Profile

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    • I love gardening and I am waiting for the builders to finish the driveway so that I can get my vegetable patch sorted out 🙂

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  6. Love making homemade oils- it’s been a tradition in our family at christmas to give a gifts! Love the oregano, so delicious.

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    • Jess, I love that tradition. It makes the gift giving so special and meaningful 🙂

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  7. Stanley – what a cute name for a tortoise! Agree with you, Tandy. They should be left in the wild where they naturally belong and be free. Destroying the eggs may be a bit heartbreaking :(.

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    • They were named after Livingstone and Stanley, the great explorers. It is heartbreaking to destroy the eggs but a sad necessity.

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  8. Lovely herbs infused oil, i guess this could be great for confit too….

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    • What a great idea Dedy, I shall have to try that soon 🙂

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  9. I had no idea about tortoises! But I love that you took them when they had nowhere else to go. This infused oil sounds so tasty and is a great use for those herbs!

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    • I have been using this herb oil for a few months now and it imparts such a lovely flavour to the dishes I am cooking 🙂

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  10. It’s so reassuring that you’re taking care of those tortoises. We have turtles that wander into extremely busy streets around here and we have to get them out before they’re hit, nothing sadder than a dead turtle! We also have hungry ducks around here, I’ve spent my share on time on the net researching just what they eat so my daughters and I can feed them.

    Love the oregano oil, oregano is one of the best herbs out there, just the right spice for so many dishes.
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden sharing the blog ♥ Garbage PickingMy Profile

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    • I would not mind some ducks close by as I love their eggs 🙂 I love using oregano for all my dishes, but especially with carrots 🙂

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  11. Oh wow, how amazing about the tortoises!

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    • It is very amazing!

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  12. We don’t have tortoises where I live (a pity – they’re gorgeous)….

    But the oregano oil sounds marvelous!

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    • It is always interesting to see indigenous animals 🙂

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  13. Great information about tortoises you’ve shared here! I love animals and like to see educational information like this. Your oregano oil looks good, too!
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    • Thanks Amy, it was a post I had written years ago and found only recently 🙂

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  14. Sounds like it’s tough out there for a tortoise! Poor things.
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    • It’s tough at our house as well, as each time we get a new dog they attack the poor thing!

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  15. Oh I do love tortoises (like everyone) and it was really interesting to learn more about them – we don’t have the tortoise problem here in NZ. I love making herb oils and using them in cooking.
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    • I have taken to this herb oil and use it every night 🙂

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  16. Poor baby tortoise. Now I know exactly what to do if I find any. Who knew?

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    • It is such an interesting fact Angela 🙂

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  17. Hi Tandy, did not know that about tortoises, I think they were so adorable. Great idea for the oregano oil. Have a wonderful trip!
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    • Thanks Cheri! We are still stuck in SA 🙁

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  18. Love tortoises and the idea of oregano oil – I always have oregano growing in the garden.

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    • This has become a staple ingredient in my house now Tammy 🙂

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  19. I love tortoises! They’re such beautiful creatures especially when you see them swimming. And have a wonderful time! I’m off to check out your adventures now 😀
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    • Our flight was cancelled so the adventure is starting a little bit later than planned 🙂

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  20. I knew nothing about tortoises (torti?) Tandy as they are not found in Australia. Whilst not everyone would have one in their gardens in SA, there are obviously enough that are removed from the wild to require a proper re-housing program. How someone could get bored of caring for a tortoise is beyond me. I’m imagining they a fairly low maintenance. Thanks for opening up my world. xx

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    • They are extremely low maintenance as they only need access to indigenous plants and water 🙂

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  21. have a wonderful trip

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    • thank you so much!

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