There are downsides to living in a small town. Today as I stepped into The Cookie Crock (the bigger of the two grocery stores in Cambria) and surveyed my list of things to buy for Carla's watermelon-mango chicken recipe, I was informed by the produce boy that they didn't carry fresh oregano. When I saw the price tag- $7.39- on the dry oregano, my frugal self put my foot down. It was fresh or none. So I went to the other store, a neighborhood store the size of my Shadowridge condo, and of course found nothing but was referred to another place, who referred me to another place (all within walking distance) who happened to have an oregano plant for $3.99.
So the owners of this house we're renting might just spot a new plant when they come home. With my luck I'll probably plant it next to the resident oregano plant. Though I did spy some dry oregano in their cupboard after my shopping trip. I guess they relented.