#holiday season is here, time to #shun pre-made, frozen #horsdoeuvres from big-box stores for holiday #parties in favor of #homemade ones — buy 24/30 dry #scallops and the thinnest sliced bacon you can find; remove the muscle from the side of each and wrap them in half slices; skewer through the bacon seam and thickest part of the scallop; rain down with impunity generous quantities of whole #thyme , season with #oldbay and place on sheet pan with plenty of space between; roast at 425* for 15 m
The holiday season is here! 🎅🏽🍻🥂🎉 🎁
My latest blog post discusses 4 ways to use the healing herb - THYME 🌿
With extra goodies being devoured over the next few months my post is all about how this garden herb can help your digestion, nervous system, lungs, joints and skin! 💚
Head to my blog to read more... www.maddyking.com.au
Thymes Frasier Fir products are flying off the shelves! Unlike other products out there, these truly capture the scent of the holidays. This amazing line is now more than just candles and has lots of products in your favorite scent! #lutz#ellaboutique#thyme#giftshop#shoplocal
December 12th. A mini tree, as we don’t have our tree up yet. Hopefully this weekend! I’m calling it slow decorating... 😁 we have a few things out and all the boxes of decorations in the living room. #botanicaladvent#december12#thyme#pinkberries
Fresh Thyme . Thyme is an aromatic perennial evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The most common variety is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is of the genus of the mint family and a relative of the oregano genus. Thyme is sold both fresh and dried. While summer-seasonal, fresh greenhouse thyme is often available year-round. The fresh form is more flavourful, but also less convenient; storage life is rarely more than a week. However, the fresh form can last many months if carefully frozen.
Fresh thyme is commonly sold in bunches of sprigs. A sprig is a single stem snipped from the plant. It is composed of a woody stem with paired leaf or flower clusters ("leaves") spaced 1⁄2 to 1 inch (13 to 25 mm) apart. A recipe may measure thyme by the bunch (or fraction thereof), or by the sprig, or by the tablespoon or teaspoon. Dried thyme is widely used in Armenia in tisanes (called urc). Depending on how it is used in a dish, the whole sprig may be used (e.g., in a bouquet garni), or the leaves removed and the stems discarded. Usually, when a recipe specifies "bunch" or "sprig", it means the whole form; when it specifies spoons, it means the leaves. It is perfectly acceptable to substitute dried for whole thyme.
Leaves may be removed from stems either by scraping with the back of a knife, or by pulling through the fingers or tines of a fork.
Thyme retains its flavour on drying better than many other herbs. Egyptians used thyme for embalming. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage. The spread of thyme throughout Europe was thought to be due to the Romans, as they used it to purify their rooms and to "give an aromatic flavour to cheese and liqueurs".In the European Middle Ages, the herb was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and ward off nightmares.In this period, women also often gave knights and warriors gifts that included thyme leaves, as it was believed to bring courage to the bearer. Thyme was also used as incense and placed on coffins during funerals, as it was supposed to assure passage into the next life. #herbs#thyme 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿