Herbs de Provence

herbsdeprovenceIndigenous to the Southeast region of France, this light versatile blend of savory herbs has been a daily staple in French kitchens for hundreds of years. Although the added lavender wasn’t traditionally included in the original blend, it has since been adopted and incorporated.  I’ve added a touch of lemon zest that lifts the aromatic herbs to impart a refreshing scent reminiscent of the countryside during the bloom of spring.  Ideal as a rub for beef, poultry, sprinkled on grilled vegetables, added to soups, breads, or stuffing.

Ingredients:

  • 1-Tbsp dry thyme
  • 1-Tbsp dry chervil
  • 1-Tbsp dry rosemary
  • 1-Tbsp dry summer savory
  • 1-tsp dry lavender
  • 1-tsp dry tarragon
  • 1-tsp dry marjoram
  • 1/2-tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2-tsp dry mint
  • 1/4-tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tsp-powdered or crumbled dry bay leaves

Preparation:

In mixing bowl combine ingredients and store in airtight container