A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Tag: Spices

Taco Seasoning – Gimme Some Oven

Taco Seasoning – Gimme Some Oven

I’ve made this before and never posted about it.  I don’t really make any modifications, although you can (she makes some suggestions on the recipe) so I’ll just provide the link, here. One of the nice things about making your own taco seasoning is that […]

Putting Dried Thyme and Fennel in Jars

Putting Dried Thyme and Fennel in Jars

Our CSA also gives us a variety of herbs as part of our weekly shares. We got quite a bit of thyme this year, so I hung up one bundle to dry.  I like fresh thyme, but couldn’t use up quite as much as we […]

Not exactly Herbes de Provence

Not exactly Herbes de Provence

I was making a recipe today that called for Herbes de Provence.  I had just ordered a jar last night, but three different looks through my cupboards didn’t reveal any today.

So I figured I would just put together my own mix.  Googling brought me to this Emeril Lagasse recipe for it:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/herbs-de-provence-recipe.html
Then I had another problem, which was that I don’t have any savory or fennel (mainly because I don’t like fennel).  More googling to figure out substitutions.
So I substituted tarragon and ground coriander seeds.  Was it exactly what I needed?
No, but it ended up tasting great.
I also did not need an entire cup of the stuff, so I only used 1 tablespoon of each herb.  Then stored it in a glass jar.
Merri’s Fake Herbes de Provence
 
(All herbs are dried herbs)
 
1 Tablespoon each of:
Basil
Oregano
Tarragon
Marjoram
Thyme
Coriander seeds
Rosemary leaves
I used this in a marinade with olive oil for chicken.  The chicken tasted great!
PS I see it both as herbs de Provence and Herbes de Provence.  Off to see what is correct.