Thyme is one of the most popular culinary herbs, boasting hints of lemon and pepper while being savory and pungent.
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Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Thyme, or "Thymus vulgaris," is native to Southern Europe and is classified in the mint family. With its pleasant aroma and warm, pungent taste, it is used widely in world cuisines including French to Greek, Italian, Persian and Spanish. Thyme is rich in essential oils, giving it strong flavoring value as a culinary herb, often used in stuffing, roasts, stews and roasted meats and vegetables.
The word Thyme is from the Greek "thymos," meaning spirit or smoke. The Greeks used the herb for incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage and bravery. It has also been long used for its antiseptic properties, used both as a mouthwash and for topical application. Today, it is still used in natural medicine for the treatment of respiratory ailments.
This simple, homemade breakfast sausage gets a boost of flavor from fragrant herbs and spices like sage, thyme and savory, along with a hint of sweetness from brown sugar. Make it a day ahead and marinate overnight to let the flavors meld.