Thyme

One of the classic French herbs, thyme is a common component of herbes de Provence and bouquet garni,a bundle of herbs tied together with a string used to flavor long-simmering dishes.Thyme has a slightly earthy,minty,lemony flavor that’s perfect for flavoring soups, stews and meat. This woody, grayish-green herb pairs particularly well with lamb, eggs and tomato. You can find both fresh and dried thyme at just about any major grocery store. Fresh thyme is more powerful, but the dried version substitutes wonderfully is most recipes. Fresh thyme rarely lasts more than a week, so it&rsquo..

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