Welcome to Zaatar Gardens

Welcome to Zaatar Gardens.

Ezov
Close up of Ezov.

The following is a list of key points about this website:

  • Growing all of the different type of Zaatar Herbs
  • Selling Fresh Zaatar Herbs Locally
  • World History of Zaatar
  • Cooking with Zaatar Herbs
  • Videos of Zaatar
  • Images of Zaatar
  • Recipes with Zaatar and Zaatar Herbs
  • And More

Zaatar Salad from the Garden

One of my favorite ways to use my Zaatar herbs from my garden is by making fresh Zaatar Salad.

Son Juicing Lemons for Zaatar Salad
Son helping me juice fresh lemons from the garden to add to the Zaatar Salad Dressing.

A recipe that is so simple, but so tasty and healthy:

  • 1-2 Bunches of Zaatar Herbs (Thymbra Spicata, Summer Savory, etc.)
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • 1 tsp. sumac
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar (Apple Cider is my favorite)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1-2 Chopped Onions
  • 1 Bunch of Parsley (Optional)
Thymbra Spicata Zaatar plant
Great Zaatar Variety for making Zaatar Salad, Thymbra Spicata.

 

Thymbra Spicata Zaatar Cuttings
Freshly cut Zaatar to make Zaatar Salad.

 

Thymbra Spicata Zaata Salad Prep
Mincing freshly picked Zaatar to make Zaatar Salad.

 

Cut Onion for Zaatar Salad
Chopping freshly picked onions from the garden.

 

Salad Dressing Zaatar Salad
Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Sumac to add a fresh dressing to a Zaatar Salad.

 

Fresh Zaatar Salad
Freshly Made Zaatar Salad, Yum!

 

Fresh Zaatar Salad and Zaatar Mix
Freshly made Zaatar Salad with freshly made Zaatar mix.

Tasty Homemade Zaatar Herb Mix

The following is a link of a quick video of this Zaatar Herb Tea Mix.

I love going through my herb garden and looking for different herbs to make tea mixes.  Recently our family went through a bit of a chest and head cold.

To help elevate the discomfort of having a head and chest cold, I went out and gathered fresh herbs to create an herbal tea.

Zaatar Herb Tea Mix 1
Keeping Zaatar Herbs moist and cleaning with cool water.

A hint with collecting herbs for immediate use is while collecting herbs you place the freshly cut herbs into a bowl of cool water.  This helps the herbs stay fresh longer and retain a healthy level of essential oils within the leaves and stems.

Zaatar Herb Tea Mix 2
My own Special Combination of Zaatar Herb Tea Mix.

The image above is the Special Zaatar Herb Tea Mix that I gathered.

List of the herbs and spices starting from the bottom corner working clockwise:

Herbs (grown from home garden)

Spices (in the center of the plate – bought from store)

  • Star of Anise
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon Stick
Zaatar Herb Tea Mix 3
Zaatar Herb Tea Mix Brewing.

I added all of the herbs and spices into my tea kettle, added about 1 tablespoon of raw honey and let it boil for about 5 minutes.

Drinking the tea definitely help sooth my throat, lessen my cough and made me feel calm.

**These are only my observation of myself, please consult your physician if you feel or are ill.

Mexicola Avocado Tree

Out of all the avocado trees, one of the most hardiest is the Mexicola Avocado Tree.  The Mexicola Avocado is one of my most prized fruit-bearing trees in my backyard garden.

I love making guacamole and adding just a little bit of my homemade Zaatar mix directly from the garden.

Mexicola Avocado Tree
One of the hardiest avocado trees – Mexicola.

The taste of the Mexicola Avocado is extremely good, nutty and creamy.  It also has a very thin (almost paper-thin) glossy black skin that is also edible.  It is very fast growing and like all other avocados, it is evergreen.

Mexicola Avocado Tree Flower
Mexicola Avocado Flower Clusters.

My Mexicola Avocado flowers twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.

The skin and leaves have a anise-like flavor and smell.  The leaves can be used to make a great tea.

The frost does absolutely nothing to these tough trees, even down to 18 degrees F.

Mexicola Avocado is a Type A avocado tree.