One of the most familiar cooking herbs, thyme is often used within soups, stews, sauteed or baked vegetables, custards, and casseroles. This herb gives the food a warm and tangy flavor, and retains its strong flavor even after cooking. It is also used in dressings and marinades.
To store, wrap the stems loosely in plastic wrap and place in the door compartment of the refrigerator. Avoid wrapping them tightly, as trapped moisture may cause the thyme to mold. For this reason, many people add a crumpled paper towel to the bag as a safeguard. Rinse the herbs just before using.