Thyme has been used as a natural medicine for chest and respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis and chest congestion.
In the Kitchen
Fresh thyme is a wonderful savory addition to sauces, soups, stews and egg dishes. It adds a citrus taste to fish, chicken, stuffing or bean dishes.
In the Garden
Thyme is a companion to all plants. It grows best in full sun without much attention. It is a competitor to none and deters cabbage worms.
In ancient Greece, thyme was burned as incense in sacred temples. Thyme was associated with bravery and admiration in medieval times. Thyme oil has been used as an antiseptic in mouthwash and as a topical ointment.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Herbs & Maple
- 1tspfresh thyme
- 1tspfresh rosemary (leaves slightly chopped)
- 1/4tspblack pepper
- 1 1/2tspmaple sugar
- 1clove garlic, minced
- 1lbpork tenderloin
- In a small bowl mix thyme, salt, rosemary, pepper, maple sugar and garlic.
- Rub over tenderloin and grill until pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
This recipe series is sponsored by the Center for Nutrition and Healthy Food Systems at the UVM Medical Center, focused on building sustainable food in health care.