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Pineapple and Herbs

Pineapple and Herbs

In the first photo is a pineapple plant. I planted this from the top of a store brought pineapple. Chances are it may never bear fruit, but it is beautiful and adds character to my potted garden. The...

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Zaatar, a renowned herb blend, and events inspired by it.

Za'atar, a renowned herb blend, and events inspired by it.

There are many recipes for the herb blend of Za'atar and many names for it, depending upon what country you are in. The confusion really begins when the plant known as za’atar is added to the formula. The nomenclature as well as the type of plant varies depending if you are in one of the Mediterranean countries, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon or North Africa.

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Zaatar: An Exotic Herb Blend

Za'atar: An Exotic Herb Blend

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Try the recipe below and sprinkle it in or on everything from pita bread to steamed or grilled vegetables, grains, legumes or beans, chicken or fish, eggs, salads, soups and sauces. Add the blend to bread dough or crackers for a savory treat, or brush the tops or rolls, flatbread, pitas or pizzas with olive oil and sprinkle with the za’atar. I often use it as a dipping sauce by adding about 1/4 cup of the herb blend to 1/4 cup of olive oil.

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Summer Greek Salad

Summer Greek Salad

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Having just recently spent a few weeks in July on the isle of Syros, I found out what a true Greek salad is. This salad is placed on the table family style and generally serves 2 to 4 people; it is easily doubled or tripled.

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Outstanding Oreganos and Mild-Mannered Marjoram

Outstanding Oreganos and Mild-Mannered Marjoram

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Delightful myths and lovely uses surround sweet marjoram, while herbal remedies and hearty dishes are associated with oregano, its close cousin.

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Video: How to Plant an Italian Kitchen Garden Part 2

Video: How to Plant an Italian Kitchen Garden Part 2

Watch me plant an Italian kitchen garden.

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