All posts tagged: Thyme

Pear, Roquefort, Thyme, Honey Crostini

Pear, Roquefort & Honey Crostini

At this time of year, the holidays are the perfect time to host a little get together with friends. Whether you are serving beer by the bottle, mulled wine or champagne, it’s nice to serve up a few snacks for guests. Yes, of course you could open a bag of chips or pretzels (honestly, what […]

Thyme Tips - Superstar of the Herb Garden

Thyme – Superstar of the Herb Garden

As superstar of the herb garden, thyme is one of the most important herbs in the European kitchen. In the Mediterranean world, thyme was once believed to be a symbol for courage, with Roman soldiers bathing in thyme infused water in the belief that they would gain vitality, strength and courage. It was also believed […]

Marinated Lentil Salad

Marinated Lentil Salad

No longer the “the poor man’s meat”, lentils are amazingly well loved in Mediterranean cuisine. Not only are they lentils, they are wonderfully versatile. They can be used just as well in salads or soups and can be easily be marinated overnight and used the next day only to have their flavors richen. Lentils cook […]

Savory Tomato &Thyme Salmon

Savory Tomato and Thyme Salmon

This salmon recipe is full of wonderful Mediterranean flavors.Tomato, garlic, thyme and white wine. Splendid. Perfect if you are looking for a “quick and easy, fancy”. The key to good salmon is not overthinking it. Simple in this case is better. All that I’m doing here is sprinkling the salmon with a little salt and […]

Parsnip Apple Risotto

I have to admit, I recently developed a soft spot for, yes, here it is…parsnips! Subtly sweet and a touch earthy, I would have never imagined that I would ever touch a parsnip. My early recollections of them are, well, just that one time a year, when they were roasted in the oven along with […]