Oregano is a pretty flower, but is better known for its leaves’ taste. Nicholas V in his Intelliblog writes

Oregano’s most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the “pizza herb”, which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries.

It took a war and mass deployment of soldiers to popularise this pleasant tasting herb. Even today, when one purchases a rack of herb jars, oregano is certain to be included. We add only a little spice or herb to our food, yet it makes all the difference. How often the Lord adds a little of this, and a little of that, to our lives and pilgrimages. Not all taste pleasant, and too much of one would be awful. Yet the Lord knows how to make us the flavour He most desires.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17