Putting together a homemade herbs provence (or herbes de provence as the French call it) couldn't be easier! Combine a few tablespoons of dried herbs and you're ready to add the authentic taste of French cuisine to your cooking. Add this to your home cooked casseroles, vegetable stews, grilled fish and meat and many other traditional dishes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: For an authentic blend, some folks insist that you use a sprig or two of dried lavender. However, this is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate, so I've left it out for this recipe. If you'd like to use it, simply add a chopped teaspoon or two and combine with the other ingredients.
What You'll Need: (makes 9 tablespoons)
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried savory
2 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tbps dried basil
1 tbsp rosemary
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store in an airtight container in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Use within 2 months before making a fresh amount.
Note 2: it's a good idea to crumble the herbs between your fingertips when adding to your cooking. This will help release the herbs essential oils and therefore more of their flavours. And, if you have one available, a herb grinder is also a useful piece of equipment for herby blends like this.
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