2018 ZA’ATAR BLEND

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Hi friends! 

Some of you are familiar with za’atar, the quintessential Middle Eastern spice mixture that can be used in a million and one ways! It’s dreamy and adds so much flavour to your recipes- I use it in salads, rubbed on baked potato wedges, sprinkled on top of home made hummus, crackers, breads, and in savoury pancakes too! There’s also a popular belief in the Levant that za’atar makes the mind alert and the body strong- that’s why so many school kids are given an extra serving of za’atar before exams or important events 🙂

However did you know that there are over 20 variations of za’atar all across the Middle East?  They vary in colour and in flavour- although you’ll always recognize some thyme in the mix. With all the shades of za’atar out there- there is something for everyone 🙂

And there’s a special tradition in my family… 

Every year, my mother and I make a batch of za’atar from scratch. We hand pick different herbs & spices to create a magical flavour profile. My mother is the za’atar expert- so I know I’m working with the best 🙂

This year, we put together different spices, herbs and seeds for our 2018 blend. Prepared with so much thought & care- it’s something we’re happy to share! 

There are 6 different ingredients we put together PLUS flaxseed- for an extra health kick (we got a little creative this year!) Cumin, coriander, sumac (which is that special tang in za’atar), ground thyme, nigella seeds, sesame seeds and flax seeds came together for this year’s blend.

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We always toast the herbs & spices and some of the seeds in the oven to release all their aromas- which intensifies the overall flavour profile of our za’atar. It’s a very important step!

With that said, our Za’atar 2018 blend is now for sale ONLY through Nana’s Kitchen 🙂 As usual, I only sell via my blog to keep quality & costs under control.

$550 JMD for 80gr/2.8oz. Available in Jamaica only. 

If you’d like to place an order, all you have to do is send me a message by clicking HERE . I promise to respond to each and every message with an update and further info. It’s really that simple. 

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It’s so delicious- you may want to enjoy in the most simplest (and traditional way): just with some olive oil & bread!

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