thyme

GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT THYME

It’s time to talk Thyme. There are over 100 varieties of it known to humankind. The essential oil thymol is extracted from thyme, and it’s known for antiseptic and antifungal capabilities. In fact, if you happen to be a fan of Lysterine, you get thyme daily. It also has antioxidant elements that benefit mucus membrane, skin, and eye health. Thyme leaves are a wonderful source of calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, selenium, and magnesium, as well as many important vitamins like the B-complex ones, vitamins, A, C, E, and K. So in conclusion, if you need a multivitamin and a cure for stinky breath at the same time, it’s THYME!

STORAGE TIPS

Store fresh thyme in a plastic bag in the crisper of the fridge, or set sprigs in a shallow glass of water on the fridge shelf for about a week.

 

RECIPES

Braised Apples, Roasted Acorn Squash and Fresh Thyme
Chunky Pasta Sauce with Kale & Bell Peppers
Creamy Celeriac & whatever Soup
Cucumber & Sweet Onion Salad w/Greek Yogurt
Dijon Potato, Pepper & Bean Salad
Ever-Alterable Vinaigrette
Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
Green Beans with Tomatoes, Garlic and Fresh Thyme
Honey & White Wine Braised Vegetables
Kale & Squash Gratin
Lemon Roasted Summer Veggies
Mediterranean Grilled Broccoli, Napa Cabbage & Zucchini
Ratatouille
Roasted Butternut Squash w/Fresh Herbs
Roasted Beets
Roasted Roots
Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque w/Blue Cheese Croutons
Roasted Tomato Pasta/Pizza Sauce
Roasted Tomato Soup w/Sweet Peppers
Roasted Vegetables w/Shallots & Apple Cider Reduction
Savoy Cabbage Dolmas
Savory Chard Pie
Savory Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Squash Soup with Thyme & Sumac
Sunflower Oil Vinaigrette
Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash
Tomato Potato Galette
Wine Braised Leeks & Salad Turnips
Winter Root vegetable Au Gratin
Winter Vegetable Fried Rice
Zucchini & Pepper Frittata

Cooking & Eating Tips

If you want to extract the leaves from the thyme stems, it’s easiest to do it by sliding the stem through your fingers from top to bottom (against the grain) instead of picking off the individual leaves. But that could happen to be your favo meditative activity, so we’re not hating on your style here. Oftentimes, you might associate thyme with a hearty stew or soup. Just through a small, bound bunch of leafy stems in that stew, but don’t forget to pull it out before serving. Thyme pairs well with chicken and even fish, and a whole variety of veggies as you can see from the recipes.