Herb Hero: Thyme

A delicate looking herb with an aromatic fragrance, thyme is a herb we should all take time to enjoy! With about sixty different varieties including French (common) thyme, lemon thyme, orange thyme and silver thyme, this herb is sure to add some spice to your life.


What would a bouquet garni be without it? This congenial herb pairs well with many other herbs, especially rosemary, parsley, sage, savory, and oregano. Its earthiness is welcome with pork, lamb, duck, or goose, and it is much beloved in Cajun and Creole cooking. It's also the primary component of Caribbean jerk seasonings. Because the leaves are so small, they often don't require chopping.

A great addition to your New Year Detox!

Thyme is also a powerful detoxifying agent, making it one of many liver detox foods.

Try substituting salt for Thyme in your diet as studies show it is thought to lower heart rates.  What’s more, the herb is a great immune system booster.  Thyme is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, as well as of iron, manganese, copper, and fiber.  With cold and flu season upon us, including thyme in your diet as much as possible will be of huge benefit. 

One great way is with our Balsamic and Thyme Dressingtry it poured liberally on crushed potatoes. 

Thyme for tea!

Thyme in tea

Try changing one (or more) of your daily cups of coffee for a Thyme brew!

How to make thyme tea:  Boil a pot of water and then add the leaves of the plant. Let the tea sit for a few minutes before sitting back, relaxing and drinking!