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Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's not your Grandmother's HERBES de PROVENCE

No, it's not your grandmother's and it isn't the commercial mix of herbs either.

BUT, it is a handy spice mix to have around.  It is very fragrant.  Open the sealed bag and your kitchen smells of a spring garden!

I use this almost anytime a recipe calls for a mixture of two or three herb spices.  It tastes great on a focaccia bread, add to oil and balsamic for a great bread dipping oil.  I add to fish and chicken for a light taste accent. It is just great to have sitting around... ready

5 TBS dried Tarragon
5 TBS dried Oregano
5 TBS dried Dill
5 TBS dried Thyme
5 TBS dried Rosemary
5 TBS dried Garlic Flakes
2 TBS Sea Salt
2 TBS Fresh ground Pepper
1 TBS dried Lemon Zest

Store in a sealed plastic ziplock bag, airtight in a dark drawer, and stays fresh for 6 months or more.

Very useful


  1. That really is a great combination of flavours!

  2. This looks like a terrific blend! I would definitely love it on focaccia!

  3. I am from Overland Park, Ks.
    Very interesting blog, I like the rubs oyu make and the use of spices. I am a vegan, so I do not eat any meat for health reasons, but I think I can incorporate your rubs for my "meat I eat" Thank you for sharing your Island life with us, I think it is brilliant...oh and I loved the shark bowl!!!

  4. That looks and sounds better than the commercial mixes I usually buy.

  5. Thanks for this! I love herbes de Provence and this looks like a nice version of it to have around.

    Have been off the blog scene for the last month--too much work, lost and found cat, etc. Glad to see that you are enjoying your life in the Virgin Islands.

    Can we move in? ;)