Me? Take a walk? I am not that kind of person. Stress was eating at me. I needed an escape something to take my mind off things. How about a walk my husband suggested, knowing I don’t have patience to just take it all in. I am busy! I guess that’s what lead to the tons of weight on my shoulders. So I will do it. Just me and nature, walking to clear my head.
I started my walk as all walks go. Serene, quiet and peaceful. I was actually starting to feel better, more calm. Strolling through the woods with a a song in my head (can’t quiet my brain) That didn’t last too long. Soon I was looking for things to do, couldn’t quiet my idle hands. So I started looking for flowers, all kinds seeing there beauty helped me. I felt better already. That’s when I started seeing plants I didn’t know. So I made a game of guess the plants. It was fun. I was finding plants I knew and finding plants I didn’t know. This lasted sometime before I came across herbs. I was finding herbs that I had in my herb garden at home and herbs that I never knew existed. This entertained me for a while. Especially the herbs I didn’t know existed.
To at last I was about to finish my journey when I came across a herb I never seen before that intrigued me. I looked on my phone it told me that it was thymus citriodorus. First thought to be a hybrid but now a distinct species discovered in 1811. Yes, I had my phone. I know it was supposed to be a calming walk but I couldn’t leave it. With taking my phone I discovered so many things that I would never of known existed. Especially lemon thyme. Who knew. We all do the lemon slices and thyme twigs in a chicken but this was a game changer. Two in one! I was so excited. I gathered some up to take home.
When I got home I showed everyone my prize. Got in trouble for not making it a calm walk. For me it was a great walk I did find some calm but I also found something I didn’t know exsisted. Lemon Thyme together as one, the possibilites!
I immediately started my search for recipes. Most were ordinary, things I have seen before that were using lemon and thyme separate. I was looking for more unique ideas. Then I found it Lemon thyme blueberry cornmeal bake. How new, how interesting this would be. Way more interesting if I changed some ingredients and made a whole new dish. Blueberry lemon thyme cobbler. So it was born!
I have been baking for 20 years. I have made so many things. Recently I fell in love with french pastries. I decided to get my french pastry degree and start a cottage business. Eventually to be moved to a brick and mortar. Specializing in french pastries. So finding new things to cook with really excites me, even better if I can find a pastry recipe.
So back to baking. I had fresh plump blueberries and my fresh lemon thyme ready to go to make this appealing dish. I got to work and my work paid off just smelling it. I could smell the mixture of fresh blueberries and lemon thyme together and it smelled delicious. I could hardly wait to try this new dish.
The texture of plump blueberries bursting in my mouth, the mix of blueberries with the lemon thyme and with the crunch was delight to my senses. The lemon thyme was so divine in this dish!. I am glad to share this recipe with you.
Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cobbler
Prep time 20 mins—-cook time 50 mins—-total time 1hr 10 min—-servings 6/7
155 g rolled oats
62 g flour
100 g brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
113 g unsalted butter cubed
2 tsp fresh lemon thyme chopped fine
1 tsp almond extract
840 g fresh or frozen blueberries
1 lemon for juice
Preheat oven to 350
Use 1 tbsp butter to grease 8×8 baking dish
In mixing bowl add rolled oats, flour, and sugar, whisk together. Add the butter cubes and cut in. Add the lemon thyme and almond extract. Mix to crumbly
Toss the blueberries with lemon juice and and pour into dish, pour crumb mixture over top. Bake 50 minutes until fruit is bubbly. Serve with a big scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!
“Thymus citriodorus”. Plant Heritage. 12 (2). Autumn 2005