Pantry staples work wonders when used in new ways. Try these unexpected applications for everyday ingredients.
Earthy, woodsy, and highly fragrant, thyme is a staple in French cooking...and more, with our creative suggestions.Our Secret Twists
- Enliven the taste of fall desserts like apple crisp or pear tart by adding 1 teaspoon chopped thyme to the filling. In the summer, add the herb to apricot or peach dishes.
- Create savory waffles or pancakes by stirring 1 teaspoon minced thyme and 1⁄3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into the batter.
- Combine 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, and ¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon rind; drizzle over Greek yogurt, and top with toasted pine nuts.