Quick Notes:

What is Thyme?

Thyme, a member of the mint family, is a perennial herb. Garden Thyme, more popular than the wild variety known as lemon thyme, has a slight lemony-mint smell. It includes the French and English varieties. Thyme is one of the main herbs included in the classic French blend Bouquet Garni, and can be used too for mixing Herbes de Provence spice blends.

In the garden, Thyme attracts bees and butterflies.

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What is the Origin of Thyme?

It is indigenous to the Mediterranean Region and southern Europe.

Thyme is Good for These Foods:

Considered an essential everyday herb for French cooking.

Thyme is good for foods like: beans, beef, cheese, chicken, cucumbers, duck, eggs, fish, goose, meatloaf, onions, pork, rabbit, sauces, soups, stews, turkey, tomatoes, and vegetables (e.g., carrots, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, parsnip, potato, squash, sweet potato).

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