Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Brandy, Mushroom, and Thyme Cream Sauce
Melodic and flavorful.
Why do we all love the sound of their names as well as the taste of herbs?
“Scarborough Fair”, an old English ballad forever immortalized four herbs in its refrain, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Many thanks to Simon & Garfunkel who recorded this song in 1968.Why Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme?
Why Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme?
Besides the fact that it’s beautiful poetry, why parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme?
One thought is this – that we first understand the language of flowers, that is, the practice of using certain flowers and combination of flowers to convey meaning.
Today we have emoji’s and Hallmark cards to tell people how we feel. Way back when people chose flowers and certain arrangements of those flowers to convey meaning.
Herbs as Symbols
Herbs also were used as symbols.
The belief is that parsley removes bitterness. Sage conveys strength and wisdom. Rosemary represents love and fidelity. And thyme communicates courage and happiness.
And happiness is what I feel when I add thyme to a dish.
This tasty, perennial evergreen is a member of the mint family.
In addition, the oils in this beautiful herb have antimicrobial and health properties that have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
Add Happiness with Thyme
With its taste and health properties it requires little to no courage to add this tiny-leafed herb to your cooking repretoire.
Always remember flavor is king when it comes to a sensation of satiety when eating.
And making your tastebuds dance is the end goal of your time in the kitchen.
Fresh herbs add that splash of flavor and color for which there is no substitute.
You can use dried herbs, and I do, it’s just way more satisfying of a sensory experience to use them fresh.
To encourage you to experience fresh thyme, today I’m sharing a Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Brandy, Mushroom, and Thyme Cream Sauce recipe.
While the tenderloin is roasting in the oven with some garlic, make this delightful sauce.
The thyme takes top spot as the garnish.
Prepare yourself for the happiness that ensues by sharing it at the table with family and friends.
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