Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a traditional blend of herbs grown in the south of France. I've been drying my own herbs for several years now, and often give baggies filled with extras to my neighbors and friends. This year I decided to go with a bit more inventive and creative approach with a unique culinary blend to give as gifts. I found these great little containers on the internet.They really look a whole lot nicer than sandwich baggies.

This blend consists of Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Tarragon, Lavender, and Orange & Lemon peel. There are so many uses for Herbes de Provence, but I generally add some to a good Olive Oil and create an amazing marinade for chicken or steak.

It is also the perfect herb mixture for Chicken Soup. You can tie it up into some cheese cloth so you can remove it later, or just throw the herbs right into your stock for a more rustic soup.

Edit* Since a couple people have commented on these really cool containers, here is where I got them, and did I mention they were only 75 cents each? I have only purchased one order from this company, but I was satisfied and will order from them again...

Specialty Bottle Supply


Jo said...

The containers make it look extra special, and they're great for gifts.

Ryan said...

The tins really do set it off! I would love to receive such a gift and may even give it a go myself!


Fern said...

What a neat gift! You must be popular around the holiday season!

Robert said...

I totally agree about the way it goes with Chicken Soup - and lots of garlic. Fantastic!