The catchy title for this post was provided by my nephew, Jake who lives near me and attends the University of Utah. I remember when, as a young child of about three, Jake spontaneously started talking in rhyme. It's true that his mother had been reading him Dr. Seuss books previous to this event, but still it was pretty entertaining. Today when I was telling Jake that I had already blogged about parsley, sage, and rosemary, he pronounced, "It's time for Thyme."
Thyme has a great affinity for chicken and I consider it an essential ingredient in roast chicken, no matter what else you are using for seasonings. It's also great in chicken soup or gravy, although a little can go a long way in gravy. If you want to read a little more about this wonderful herb, here is some interesting information that I found.
Something I learned by reading a little about thyme is that it should be added towards the beginning of cooking so that the oils have time to be released. That must be why it's so good in those long cooking chicken dishes. Thyme is easy to grow, and makes an attractive border in flower gardens. It attracts bees, making it a good thing to plant near your vegetable garden, which is where I have mine.
I still have a few herbs surviving in my garden, so hopefully I will get to spotlight one or two more before it snows. Don't forget, if you're a blogger and want to show off an herb, veggie, plant, or flower, send me your link by mid-day on Sunday (Utah time) and I'll include you in the herb blogging round-up on Sunday night.
Now I'm off to the grocery store to buy a few last minute things for my father's big 80th birthday party and open house tonight.