Za’atar-the Super Spice!

Remember Blanche, a spoon of Za’atar a day will keep the doctor away!” said my late Aunt Bahieh, who lived to be 95 years old. My 96 year old grandmother also eats za’atar every morning and she is still going strong.  As a child my mother was told to eat za’atar for breakfast for mental…… Continue reading Za’atar-the Super Spice!

The Sassiest Spice Around!

What spice can take your dish on a Middle Eastern journey in one fell sprinkle? Sassy Sumac! Well, actually it’s marketed as Sumac, I just added the sassy. Velveteen red/purplish in color, sumac is from a berry that is native to the Mediterranean. The spice is actually a relative to poison ivy, though it’s nonpoisonous…… Continue reading The Sassiest Spice Around!