Recipes - Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence Roast Chicken

1 4-lb roasting chicken
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons Backyard Patch Herbs de Provence
few sprigs of fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, lavender)


Preheat the oven to 400. Wash the chicken inside and out with cold water. Pat dry and place in a heavy bottomed roasting pan along with any veggies along the sides. Rub the chicken all over with butter.  Tie the drumsticks together with kitchen twine. Sprinkle the Herbs de Provence evenly and season with salt. Place a few sprigs of fresh herbs in the cavity of the bird. Bake until the bird is cooked and juices run clear, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, periodically basting the chicken. Let sit for 5 minutes before carving.

Great when roasted along with some red onions and fingerling potatoes.

Lemon-Chive Mayonnaise with Herbs De Provence (holiday treats)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbls. chopped fresh chives (or 1 Tbls. rehydrated dry chives soaked in the lemon juice)
1 tsp. Backyard Patch Herbs de Provence Seasoning
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and use on sandwiches with beef, pork or fish. (In fact it is great if you make sandwiches using the fish in the recipe that follows.)

Grilled Herbs de Provence Salmon Fillet

Well-flavored grilled fish makes a hearty, informal midday meal or Sunday supper. The secret to perfect fish is a long marinating time and a very hot grill or skillet.  These can be made into sandwiches by serving with flavored mayonnaise on sandwich rolls.

6 4-oz. boneless salmon fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons Backyard Patch Herbs de Provence Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Oil to brush pan

Place the salmon fillets in a single layer in a dish. Combine the oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt, and pepper. Rub the salmon with this marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or as long as overnight, turning once.

Heat a barbecue, indoor griddle, or large frying pan until very hot, and brush with oil. Cook the salmon for 4 minutes, then turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer, just until opaque throughout. Serve hot.  Perfect on a split roll spread with Lemon-Chive Mayonnaise with Herbs de Provence.


How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.