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I love Sumac in Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

I remember salads growing up consisting of mainly iceberg lettuce, cut up carrots and celery.  Store bought salad dressing.  Nothing fancy or exotic.  But salads nowadays are just wonderful.  Not only vegetables from all over the world, but fruits, nuts, grains and herbs.  And salad dressings using various oils, seasoned vinegars…fresh and flavourful.  This spinach […]

Z is for Za’atar

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern Spice blend. The name of the blend comes from the herb of the same name, za’atar,  which is in the thyme family of herbs, whose leaves are ground into the blend with ground sumac and toasted sesame seeds to create a beautiful olive green powder with sesame seeds. This exotic seasoning is great […]