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Herbes de Provence

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Herbes de Provence is a mixture of common French herbs used to flavor savory dishes, such as Forty Garlic Chicken. Although this mix has a fancy name, you don’t have to save it for elaborate dishes; the flavors are a good complement for many poultry or pork dishes. There are several different recipes for this blend – many of which contain lavender, in honor of the lavender fields Provence is famous for. My version does not. I love the look and smell of flowers, but I’d rather not eat them. 🙂 — L. Weal

1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 tablespoon dried marjoram
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon tarragon

measuring spoons
spice jar

1. Crush dried rosemary leaves into smaller pieces, then add to spice jar.
2. Add remaining spices and seal with lid. Shake to mix.

• Rosemary leaves don’t break down much during cooking, so crushing them in this mix will allow their flavor to blend with the other ingredients.

less than 5 minutes

4 1/2 tablespoons

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