New Lemon Thyme

herbs seasoning

Lemon Thyme

A delicate looking plant with a penetrating fragrance, it's a wonderful addition to bean, egg and vegetable dishes. Both fresh and dried varieties are available in your local supermarket throughout the year. The leaves are curled, elliptically shaped and very small, measuring about one-eighth of an inch long and one-sixteenth of an inch wide.

The upper leaf is green-gray in color on top, while the underside is a whitish color.

Along with fresh sprigs of parsley and bay leaves, it's included in the French combination of herbs called bouquet-garni used to season stock, stews and soups.