What is YOUR spice??



I would love to hear from YOU. What are some of your favorite mediterranean spices?? I have listed some below.

1. Basil
2. Bay Leaves
3. Caraway Seeds
4. Cardamom
5. Chervil
6. Chili Peppers
7. Chives
8. Cilantro
9. Cinnamon
10. Cloves
11. Coriander
12. Cumin
13. Fennel
14. Fenugreek
15. Garlic
16. Ginger
17. Juniper Berries
18. Mace
19. Majoram
20. Mint
21. Nutmeg
22. Onion
23. Oregano
24. Paprika
25. Parsley
26. Pepper
27. Rosemary
28. Saffron
29. Sage
30. Sea Salt
31. Savory
32. Tarragon
33. Thyme
34. Tumeric


3 Responses to “What is YOUR spice??”

  1. ellenNo Gravatar Says:

    My favorites:
    Garlic – I put garlic in almost everything.
    Tumeric (excellent on Zahur N Lebon)


  2. suzyrabiNo Gravatar Says:

    I agree. I love garlic. I will definitely be discussing it this week.


  3. MomNo Gravatar Says:

    here is a recipe for Thyme ( Manaeesh Zaatar):

    This is a quick recipe for the basic and simple bread dough. it is easy, fun to make and quick, you just have to treat it with TLC. After many years of cooking and making pastries (Fatayer, with Meat or Vegetables filling) this is the best dough that works out for me. It is very basic and easy:
    2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 to 115 F) OR it depends on the softness of your dough, add more water to make it softer but not to the point where the dough is runny, or less water to make it harder. My dough is usually a bit soft.
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    A little bit of oil
    -Put yeast in 1/4 cup of the water; add sugar and let stand for 10 minutes until it starts to over flow. This means that the yeast is becoming active.
    -Put half of your flour and salt in a bowl or a pan with wide edge. Form a well in the center; pour in yeast mixture and add the water little by little so you get a feel of the dough.
    -Begin to mix with hand, I never use a mixer or a machine, it is more fun to use your own hands to do it, relaxing too,beats any stress therapy!!
    -Add remaining flour as needed. Knead for few minutes more until you feel that the consistency is what you are looking for in the dough. Even if the dough is sticky, its ok, it will be great when it rises.
    -Oil a large bowl; place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil.
    -Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
    -Dough should be doubled in bulk. But you can use it once it has risen to your liking.
    -Flatten the dough in an oiled pan. I usually use my hands in flattening the dough using a little bit of cooking oil to do so.
    -Mix the Za3tar (Thyme) and Olive oil together, you might add some fresh diced tomatoes to it to give it a kick. Spread on the dough evenly.
    -Make sure that your oven is preheated to around 450 degrees F. Bake your Manaeesh till they are golden brown on the edges.


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