herbes de Provence
Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.
“Every spring I wait impatiently for the asparagus crop to arrive so I can make cream of asparagus soup. One year I added the leftovers from Easter, and it turned into this hit that has since become a spring tradition.” Susan Wilson — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The name says it all! Make use of your garden's surplus with this comforting dish. Pronounced ra-tuh-TOO-ee and originating from France’s Nice, ratatouille is a vegetable dish traditionally made with eggplant, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, garlic, bell peppers and various herbs. I highly recommend accompanying it with some freshly baked bread. —Phyllis Jacques, Venice, Florida
Instead of the usual side dishes, consider serving a vegetable-laden soup at Thanksgiving or other holidays. Each spoonful will warm the body and soul.—Zan Brock, Jasper, Alabama