Thyme

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June, July, August, September, October thyme

Benefits of Thyme

  • Anti-fungal Ability

  • Antioxidant Capacity

  • Improves Circulation

  • Protects Heart

  • Eye Care

  • Boosts Immunity

  • Reduces Stress

  • Treats Respiratory Issues

Word of Caution: For those with a sensitive stomach, high intake of thyme can cause gastrointestinal distress. Having said that, this herb is not known as an allergenic substance & can be consumed regularly in your diet.

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Storage Tips

  • refrigerator: simply toss it into a resealable container & stick it in your refrigerator with no other precautions. It should still remain usable for several weeks.
    • To keep thyme tasting fresh for even longer, roll it in a damp paper towel and place it in a resealable plastic bag.
    • stand your thyme sprigs up like a bouquet of flowers in a drinking glass or jar with about an inch of water inside. You can place them in your refrigerator just like that or opt for a taller resealable container to keep water from spilling if it gets knocked over. Frequent water changes can keep your thyme lasting for three months or longer using this method.
  • Freezing: Thyme is robust enough to withstand being frozen with no effects on its texture or flavor. Place the sprigs in a freezer bag & put them in your freezer. Once you remove the thyme from the freezer, the leaves will be easy to remove from the stems. Just pull the tines of a fork through the stems or pull the leaves off with your fingers.
  • dry: Poke some holes in a paper bag & place it over a bunch of thyme. Hang the bunch in a location with dry, moving air. The bag will catch any leaves that fall off and will keep your thyme from getting dusty. After about 10 days, your thyme should be dry & ready for storage.
    • Your oven can also dry thyme quickly. Preheat it to 180 degrees and place the thyme sprigs in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven with the door open. Keep them in for about two hours. Check their dryness every 30 minutes after the first hour

Culinary Tips

  • the stems & the leaves are used in various dishes, either in whole or dried form.
  • can be added to soups, sauces, meat dishes, & is used as a flavorful garnish.
  • The leaves can be removed from the stems & ground into a fine spice, or the entire sprig can be added to flavor a larger dish or stew.
  • They can also be brewed into a tea & a decoction can be made with carrier oils or creams to apply topically to the body.

Recipe Links 

Thyme & White Bean Pot Pies

Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy

Thyme Roasted Carrots

Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies