Herbes de Provence

Whoever invented the fragrant herb mix known as herbes de Provence was a genius. Lavender, marjoram, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme—all their sweet flavors and aromas come together beautifully. The blend, which you can buy in supermarkets or make at home (see ** The Finest Herbs of All), is perfect for ** ratatouille, pork tenderloin, and pretty much any lamb dish. —Vanessa Marttinen, Wilmington, North Carolina