Herbal Salts

That the seasons are changing is becoming more and more evident. The predicted temperature for tomorrow is 22ºF cooler than what we experienced yesterday. The basil plants are flowering in their determined effort to go to seed and reproduce. The final harvest of this year’s tender herbs and vegetables is at hand. First frost in … More Herbal Salts

Za’atar Spice Mix

I mentioned in another post that I had picked a few sumac berries on the side of the road. Sumac has a sour flavor, and the ground berries are a major component of  Za’atar, a spice mix popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. To use the dried berries I first removed them from the stems by rubbing … More Za’atar Spice Mix