Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thyme to Love ...

Jack is our next generation of the family farmer...he loves working the herb beds.
Picking Thyme was the work of this day.

Thyme is a great summer herb, although it is well known for adding flavor to soups and stews to warm you on chilly days.

This is a summertime recipe...enjoy!

(SummerThyme Chicken)

2 tbsp dry mustard
1 cup all purpose floue
1/4 cup chopped thyme(very fine)
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
3 to 4 oz's of water
1 whole baking/roasting chicken

preheat oven to 350*

Mix the dry mustard, flour, and thyme together in a bowl. Season to taste
Gradually add the water, mixing the mustard and flour to a smooth paste.
Using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon, spread the paste all over the chicken.

Arrange the chicken on a greased baking dish.
Bake for 1 hour or until done and tender.

Very good hot or cold.
(Thyme for Cheese Balls)

8 oz's cream cheese
1 cup finely chopped herbs. ( thyme and parsley)

Shape the cheese into plum-size balls and then roll them in the herbs.
Serve with salads, on hot vegetables or as a spread for hot or cold breads.

Don't forget (Tea Thyme)

For a special cold tea drink.

2 family size tea bags
1 large sprig of fresh thyme
2 cups water
6 cups of sweetened pineapple juice
1/4 tsp of stevia (sweet herb)

Bring water to a boil and drop in the tea bags and thyme
Cover and steep for 10 minutes

In a half gallon pitcher, add tea(remove the thyme)
pineapple juice and stevia

Adjust with more juice to make a half gallon.

If using sugar instead of stevia...about 1 and 1/2 cups.

Add ice cubes when ready to serve.

Have a grand summerthyme!

Bea Kunz
Sage Hill Farms

1 comment:

greeny said...

I love you blog. Keep up the good work.
And the thyme chicken is one I will try when the weather cools a bit. It sounds lovely.