Herbs de Provence, A Taste Of Summer In France!
Herbs de Provence should be a pantry staple. It is a fabulous blend of dried herbs typical of the Provence region of France. It is amazing to think that this blend consists of common herbs, but together they are a heavenly combination. Like curries, every household in France has their own combination, but it wasn't until the 1970's that it was combined into a single blend. Traditionally, it starts with rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf and can include or not, savory, marjoram, oregano, chervil, dill, fennel, basil, sage, tarragon, or lavender. Used as a rub or to season meats, fish, and vegetables, in my kitchen, I use it for a lot more. I use it in roasting or grilling really anything, my favorites, lamb, potatoes, and asparagus. I use it in soups and stews. It is so aromatic and when used in cooking it brings out the flavor of the herbs. It is meant to cook with and not as a finishing herb like you might use parsley. Try herbs de provence in your kitchen for a little taste of summer in France!