Summer Savory (Bohnenkraut)

I received a lovely bunch of fresh summer savory in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box recently. In German it goes by the name Bohnenkraut, which literally means “bean herb”. It is traditionally paired with all kinds of beans, both fresh and dried. After setting the little bouquet of green herbs in a small juice glass filled with water for a day or so (the better to admire the tiny white flowers), I made a simple batch of green beans with Bohnenkraut. The bold flavor of this herb (somewhat similar to thyme) was a marvelous pairing with the beans, it literally was a “summer savory”.

5 comments
  1. Tammy said:

    It looks a lot like a softer version of rosemary.

    • sonya said:

      Tammy, yes it does but the taste is more similar to thyme.

    • sonya said:

      inherchucks, yes, the summer savory is fragrant and delicious! I would love to participate in your CSA link party, thanks for the invitation. How does it work – do I post a link to a post as a comment?

      • Hi Sonya…thanks for your interest. To link up, visit the link I left. At the bottom of the post there is a blue frog looking icon that says click to view/add link. Click on it and it will take you to the page with everyone’s link. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the button that reads “add your link”. It will ask you for the URL of the post, the name of the post and your email. Let me know if you have any more questions. Looking forward to having you :)

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