Cooking with Thyme
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
The addition of freshly chopped thyme adds an earthy, floral flavor to casseroles, entrees, salad dressings, sauces and soups.
- To prepare for chopping, hold the root end of a sprig of thyme with both sets of your index finger and thumb. Hold the end tightly with one set, while using the other to quickly scale down the thick stem, removing all of the leaves. Discard the stem and use a sharp knife to chop the leaves.
- Thyme aids digestion of fatty foods. Add to chicken, fish, hot vegetables, fruit salads and jams.
Did You Know?
Among the Greeks, the phrase 'to smell of thyme' was a sincere complement inferring gracefulness.
And...A soup of beer and thyme was once used as an antidote to shyness.