Make Ahead

My Recipe for Herbes de Provence

April 18, 2010
0 Ratings
Photo by coffeefoodwrite
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Serves n/a
Author Notes

I have such a strong memory of my grandmother carefully crumbling dried herbs between her fingers before adding them to her dishes. She told me this was done in order to release their flavors and aromas. She was a sweet woman, always with a smile on her face and one who cooked with love. (They lived on a farm and grew their own herbs and so dried them as well...) So, make sure that as you add each ingredient you crumble them slightly between your fingers to release their fragrance. Herbes de Provence originates from various herbs combined and found in Provence. But the combination can vary according to the cook’s taste and available ingredients. This is my combination and one I use for the Duck Legs Roasted in Mustard (posted separately). —coffeefoodwrite

What You'll Need
  • (all ingredients are of the dried variety...)
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 ½ teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 ½ teaspoons Thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Lavender (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon Tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 2 Bay Leaves (chopped or powdered)
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Store in covered air tight container.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Lizthechef
  • dymnyno
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • coffeefoodwrite

7 Reviews

Lizthechef April 18, 2010
It's fun to have a CA group of food52'ers who understand when I say the Carlsbad s'beries may have peaked, likewise the baby artichokes. Would any of us live elsewhere? CA, we are SO lucky. Meanwhile, I am drumming my fingers next to my repaired computer - Strawberries, hello?
coffeefoodwrite April 20, 2010
We are so spoiled here in CA!! So lucky to have so many great ingredients year-round!
dymnyno April 18, 2010
mmmmm and makes your hands smell good too!
coffeefoodwrite April 20, 2010
thx dymnyno -- and yes it does...=)
TheWimpyVegetarian April 18, 2010
What a great idea! I have many of these herbs in my garden too that I can dry and use like Liz. Thanks for posting!
coffeefoodwrite April 20, 2010
Thanks ChezSuzanne -- glad that you liked it. Sounds like you (and Liz) have wonderful herb gardens!
Lizthechef April 18, 2010
Thanks - I hate buying prepackaged jars of this. I have many of these herbs in my garden that can be dried. Very useful recipe!