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Lets give that bird a damn good stuffing!
Member Name: welshwolf
Date: 29/03/01, updated on 29/03/01 (105 review reads)
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If you make your own stuffing for either chicken or pork then it will taste ten times better with a sprig of Thyme in it. Thyme is one of the universal and most used herb with a very sharp and aromatic taste.
Thyme is a very easy herb to grow which does not require much attention; it can be placed in stony ground but ideally needs the sun. The plant needs to be sheltered from the cold; mine lives in a window box during the winter but the wind in the summer does not seem to do it any harm.
Because of its smoky aroma it is very attractive to bees and therefore take care especially when the herb is blooming. A strain is also available called lemon thyme and guess what it tastes of !!
The plant will grow up to 20cm tall and has a green leaf that has lovely lilac flowers around July.
Thyme is said to have medicinal qualities due to antiseptic properties that are in the herb and hence is mixed into oils for that purpose. I have done it once before and used it as a mouthwash. It’s also used to fragrant the air when used in potpourri or try sticking it in your pillow case.
Crush the Thyme in a pestle and mortar and heat the vinegar ensuring that it does not boil. Pour into a bottle and let stand in a dark area for two to three weeks. Strain the vinegar and place back into a dispensing bottle with a sprig of thyme.
Try thyme its very versatile and very hardy an ideal herb to start growing in the garden.