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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a wonderful mixture of herbs that I use in a wide variety of dishes and as an all-purpose herb mixture in my kitchen. The traditional "Herbes de Provence" basically include the typical herbs that are grown in the Provence area. Namely bay leaf, thyme, fennel, garlic, rosemary, chervil, lavender, oregano, summer savory, tarragon, mint, and marjoram. Garlic and fennel are not usually included in dry mixes, but figure prominently in Provencal cuisine and can be added along with the Herbes de Provence mixture for a traditional flavor. The lavender might seem a bit odd, but is traditional and adds a very nice flavor to the mixture.

1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon chervil
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon summer savory
1 teaspoon lavender
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon mint
2 powdered or chopped bay leaves

Mix together all of the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container. This recipe is just for proportions, as I usually make this with cups and cups of herbs (1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons for reference). The ratios work with either fresh or dried herbs.

Makes about 1/3 cup herb mix.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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