Mixed Berry Press-In Tarts

Mixed Berry Press-In Tarts | www.80twenty.caGooey, fragrant thyme-scented triple berry jam and oaty, nutty, shortbread-like crusts. It’s a perfect combination for quick press-in tart perfection.

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Dutch Baby with Honey Thyme Roasted Fruit & Coconut Whip

Dutch Baby with Honey Thyme Roasted Fruit | via @Baked-TheBlogEver since we sprung ahead with daylight savings, I’ve been a little off my game. So I’m looking forward to the long weekend that’s headed our way soon so I can re-calibrate with rest and some soul-feeding food, yoga, and people. Long weekends are prime time for sleeping in, having a great workout, brunching, coffeeing, hanging with your peeps, and doing the things you love. I’ll be making this dutch baby, topped with sweet roasted strawberries and bananas, and hanging with the people who make me laugh and give me light. I hope you will be, too.
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Whole Wheat Montreal-Style Za’atar Bagels

Whole Wheat Za'atar BagelsThe first time I bit into a warm manouche was with my best friend Amanda. Though the circumstance is fuzzy in my head, I remember the toasty pita was covered in blend of spices so fragrant you could taste them with a hearty inhale. Za’atar, I later learned, was that deep, herbal spice blend that made the manouche so aromatic and irresistable. I haven’t been able to get enough since that fateful day.

Za’atar is generic name for a blend of spices native to the middle east. The mixture varies by region but the base of spices is typically the same; thyme, oregano, sumac and toasted sesame seeds. Sometimes with savory, sometimes with marjoram. I prefer mine made the way my best friend’s mom makes it (or at least how I think she makes it based on the many times I’ve eaten it) with the occasional addition of some fennel pollen which really pops with the earthy spices.
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