Make your own Herbs de Provence
August 22, 2012 § 6 Comments
Herbs de Provence is an herb mixture that tastes good in just about everything. We use a lot of it here. It’s all Olga’s fault that we discovered it in the first place. After she gifted us with a small cannister of the herb mixture, we decided that we couldn’t live without the stuff. We use it in eggs, casseroles, on potatoes, in meat marinades, in salads, grilled fish…you name it. When we went to replace it, we discovered that it wasn’t easily available in the grocery store. We checked at some of the kitchen specialty stores, and found it to be extremely expensive.
So now, we make our own Herbs de Provence. It’s inexpensive, and because we use herbs from our own garden that we dry ourselves, it tastes fresher than the storebought version as well. If you don’t grow herbs in your garden, you can still make a tasty economical version from storebought herbs.
Herbs de Provence
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried summer savory
1/2 teaspoon dried lavender*
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Combine and place in a small bottle.
*if you can’t find the dried lavender, just leave it out. It’s not commonly available in the stores. We happen to have it growing in our garden, but I did try it with and without the dried lavender, and there’s not much of a noticeable difference in flavor.