It is time for another Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when our intrepid bloggers choose two ingredients not normally paired together and try to make a dish with them. This month we chose thyme and lemons as our two ingredients. Not exactly a strange combination.
These two ingredients pair together nicely in so many different ways. But, our moderators challenged us to do something a little different with them. Be sure to scroll below the recipe to see what the other bloggers made. As for me, I made Homemade Thyme Infused Limoncello.
If thyme isn’t your herb of choice you could try rosemary or basil (two of my favorites paired with lemon) or something else you’d prefer.
Homemade liqueurs are ridiculously easy to make, the hardest part is waiting a few weeks for the flavors to develop. All I do to make mine is to add vodka and a simple sugar to the “flavoring” (lemon, cranberries, apricots, coffee, etc.) and let it sit for weeks for the flavors to blend.
You can serve this chilled for an after dinner digestivo as is done in Italy, or use it to mix cocktails. I like it on a hot day mixed with seltzer water.
Until next time, happy eating.