Za’atar!

Za’atar adds a warm and tangy zip to many dishes. The name Za’atar refers to both a wild oregano plant and a mixture of herbs that varies regionally. Almost all mixtures start with oregano, thyme and marjoram and variations are created by adding sesame seeds, caraway seeds, sumac or other dried herbs like hyssop. In…

Broiled Tomatoes with Herbes de Provence

This is as simple as can be but it will add some sunshine to your breakfast plate. Slice two tomatoes in 1/4 inch pieces and arrange on a baking pan prepared with olive oil. Sprinkle 2 Tablespooms of Herbes de Provence on the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Broil on high for about 3 minutes….

Herbes de Provence

Our Herbes de Provence are a mix of freshly picked and hand-dried herbs … oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil, savory, rosemary and fennel seeds. Read more about the blend and check out some recipes here.

Dill Inspired Taters

I love herbed potatoes! Chives, rosemary, parsley or other mixes of several herbs. I usually keep it simple and cut up whatever potatoes we have into bite size pieces (scrubbed, but not peeled … get all those vitamins in the peels!) and then toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper and throw them in…

Overlap of Seasons … Yum!

Today was fun. We had a new zucchini, (white Lebanon) and asparagus … and no, I’m not sick of it yet … it is so yummy! And we had the very last of our red onions, plus some growing tops and a dried red cayenne pepper. What an overlap of seasons! I added an orange…

Galettes … Our First!

Ed made some sour dough starter and it all began there. It seems I can eat this stuff! This galette uses Einkorn flour and we did a savory version with fresh asparagus and a sweet version with our frozen plums. Both were delicious!

A True Winter Soup

Today it snowed… again. I thought spring had taken hold, but alas, no. Well, maybe! Weather predictions show 70 degree days on our near horizon. So for tonight’s dinner we really ate from our stores. I made a soup out of dried leeks, dried red onions, a cache of potatoes I found while planting this…