Spices

Za’atar (زعتر)

Za’atar (زعتر)

Za’atar is a spice popular in the Middle East. It is made from ground thyme mixed with salt, sumac and sesame seeds. “Manakeesh Za’atar”  is one of the very popular Levantine Arabic food that uses […]

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Anise (ينسون)

Anise (ينسون)

Anise is a type of herb also known as aniseed. Because it has a sweet taste and aromatic smell, I like to use anise in some desserts and different types of bread. Throughout history anise […]

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Fennel (شمار)

Fennel (شمار)

Fennel seeds are a type of herb that has similar uses to aniseeds because they are also flavorful and aromatic. I like to use it in different types of desserts and breads. Sometimes I use […]

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Black Lime (ليمون أسود)

Black Lime (ليمون أسود)

Black Lime is also known as Dried Lime, Loomi, Lumi and by many other names. It is made from limes that are dried until the inside and outside is black or brown. It is used […]

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Black Seeds (حبة السوداء)

Black Seeds (حبة السوداء)

Black Seeds are also known as Nigella sativa, fennel flower or black coriander. It also has different names in Arabic, such as habbat al-barakah (حبة البركة). However, the name I used (Black seeds) is the […]

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