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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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Thyme, a Robust Herb of Many Uses

Thyme, a Robust Herb of Many Uses

Thyme is an herb of Mediterranean origin. It is useful in all kinds of dishes from appetizers to desserts and goes well with seasonal winter produce as well as grains, beans, nuts, as well as meat, fish and fowl.

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Greek Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette

Greek Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette

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This version of an old stand-by is easy to make. It is fresh and tasty and crunchy anytime, and especially good in winter.

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My Fall Herb Garden

My Fall Herb Garden

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I've been experimenting with bringing some of my favorite herbs inside for the winter!  I just hate the thought of not having access to my favorite herbs at a moment's notice, and have you...

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