Thyme

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

approx 1000 seeds
NZ$4.45

Details

Thyme has a variety of culinary uses and is a common component of the bouquet garni and herbes de Provence. It is popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking and makes an ideal accompaniment to barbecues and roasted meat.

How To Grow

Sow thinly, 5mm (¼in) deep in trays or punnets of seed-raising mix. Cover lightly and gently firm down. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days. Plant out to 10cm (4in) apart and fertilise occasionally.

When To Plant

All four seasons in a year round.

Harvest

Pick leaves as required.

Sow

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Soil Type

well drained

When

All four seasons in a year round.

Where

In trays or punnets of seed-raising mix.

How Sow

Sow thinly, 5mm (¼in) deep. Cover lightly and gently firm down. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.

Care

Plant out to 10cm (4in) apart and fertilise occasionally. Harvest All year round. Pick leaves as required.

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Recipe

Mamma’s Meat Balls

Mamma’s Meat Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 400g chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 400g dried short pasta
  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Leaves of a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (35g) dried breadcrumbs
  • Shaved parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. For the meat balls combine beef, garlic, thyme, parmesan, egg and breadcrumbs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Form into balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally until well browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Reheat the pan to medium heat and add onion. Cook stirring for 5 minutes until tender. Add wine and stock then simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Return meatballs to the pan. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  5. Serve with pasta and sprinkled with shaved parmesan.
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