Demonstrating how I prune my All-in-One Almond nut tree in my garden.
Great video showing all of the fruit trees, plants, herbs, zaatar plants and berries that I grow in the garden.
One of my favorite ways to use my Zaatar herbs from my garden is by making fresh Zaatar Salad.
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)
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.
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.
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
- Cinnamon Stick
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.
A video of my Homemade Zaatar Herb Tea Mix.
Mexicola Avocado Blooming in October.
Pink Savory, Satureja Thymbra Video.
Origanum Syriacum, Zaatar Video.
My favorite Zaatar plant is Thymbra Spicata.
One of the reasons why this is my favorite Zaatar plant, other than being delicious, is that it blooms nearly year round. Providing food and nutrition to pollinated insects, like bees.
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.
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.
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.