A part of mint family, thyme is a small, attractive herb with a plethora of small white, pink, or lilac flowers. It is a delicate herb in appearance. Its tiny rounded leaves grow in clusters around its thinly wooded stems.
Thyme is used to season stocks, stews and soups. Thyme can be used as a stand alone herb or in savory combinations. Use to flavor marinades with sea salt, rosemary, lemon zest and olive oil. Thyme pairs well with seafood, red meat and poultry.