Herbes de Provence, an essential herb blend in Provencal cooking, is known for its complex fragrance and flavor. It generally contains some combination of dried thyme, lavender, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, dill, and fennel, but every French chef has his or her own unique version. You can find herbes de Provence in specialty stores or make your own at home.
To make herbes de Provence, simply combine equal parts of lavender, fennel, thyme, rosemary, dill, and tarragon in a bowl. Then spoon the herbs into airtight tins, and label. Use the mixture to flavor meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables. You can experiment with your favorite flavors, adding more or less of each herb to achieve the result you like best.