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common cooking herbs:

thyme

thyme Fresh thyme has very small, dark gray-green leaves and a slightly lemon, minty taste and aroma. Itís an essential herb in French cuisine, and along with parsley and bay leaf, a component of the classic herb combination known as bouquet garni. Used in soups, sauces and all sorts of meat, poultry and seafood dishes, thyme is a very versatile herb that can be found fresh in supermarkets all year long.

classic uses: bouquet garni (classic French trio of thyme, bay leaf and parsley, tied in a bouquet to flavor soups)

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