1 lb bag $7.20
Ground thyme is one of the most popular and versatile dried herbs used today. It is related to both mint and oregano, two other popular herbs used by professional culinary artists and everyday cooks throughout the world. Thyme has a long, interesting history. The word thyme is from a Greek word, thymos that translates as smoke or spirit. Early Greek culture used thyme’s incredible essential oils as a powerful antiseptic and for incense in their temples. Thyme was endeared as a symbol of bravery and warriors pinned it on their uniforms before going into battle. Ancient cultures also burned bunches of thyme to purify the air in their homes and places of worship.
Ground thyme has a bright, woody flavor with a touch of sweetness and has a more robust flavor than our French thyme. It is used in many spice and herb combinations including Za’atar, Herb De Provence, and Bouquet Garni. Ground thyme pairs well with chili powder, garlic, paprika, nutmeg, rosemary, and parsley. It enhances almost any type of cuisine, cooking and baking. It adds a distinctive flavor to beef, poultry and seafood dishes, soups, stocks, stews, beans, rubs, gravies, and glazes. It complements egg and cheese recipes including, omelets, frittatas, and quiche.
Ground thyme is a favorite ingredient in Mediterranean and French cuisine and also balances the intense flavors in Cajun and Creole cooking. Ground thyme is perfect when infused into fragrant flavored oils, vinegars, salad dressings, and homemade herb butters. It adds a savory depth of flavor to baked goods like bread, cakes, cookies, muffins, and biscuits. It also adds a comforting warmth to beverages like tea, cocktails, and other beverages.