The dill I planted last month has made its way to the Pearly Gates, but my Lemon Thyme is faring splendidly, thank you very much! This week I decided I would use some to make a light, herb-flavored cream cheese spread for my tea sandwiches.
Herbed Cream Cheese
1 (3-ounce) block cream cheese
2 tablespoons pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon (or more if you like) any fresh herb, and I used Lemon Thyme
Mix all ingredients in food processor until combined well. I cut out tiny little hearts from whole wheat bread (I get six from one slice of bread) and topped the open faced ones with some of the spread and small sprigs of thyme.
Of course you can make it with two slices of bread as well, if you wish. I'm also thinking of trying this with rosemary and walnuts. What herb combinations do you recommend?