Like many herbs, thyme is a member of the mint family and closely related to marjoram, oregano and basil. There are more than 100 varieties of thyme and the most commonly used are Mediterranean thyme and French thyme. Try using in soups, stews, roasts or potatoes.
A standard ingredient in Bouquet Garni, Mediterranean thyme possesses a hint of camphor and is spicy with notes of cloves and mint. Thyme is believed to strengthen the immune system and thyme oil, distilled from the leaves, has been used in tonics to treat depression, colds, and muscular pains. We also carry French thyme.
This herb is warm, earthy, and peppery and pairs well with allspice, basil, clove, nutmeg, and rosemary.
Season hearty sauces, soups, stews, roasts, and potatoes. An important ingredient in bouquet garni. When substituting dry herbs for fresh, use 1/3 of the amount specified.
For 3-4 T of mix: Blend 1 1/2 T thyme with 2 t salt, 1 1/2 t dried onion, 3/4 t dried garlic and pepper, and 1/2 t ground allspice