Homemade Za’atar, A Middle-Eastern Spice Mix

Za'atar - Middle Eastern Spice Mix Recipe | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Several years ago, back in my mid-twenties, I happened upon an indescribably delicious morsel at one of Portland’s most longstanding and well-appreciated Lebanese restaurants. A simple herbed flatbread swept me off my feet. Yes it was perfectly baked and boasted a fragrant, gentle olive oil, but most notably, it featured an herb mix that exceeded… 

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Homemade Ranch Mix

Edible Gift Idea: Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Looking for a simple, easy, delicious, no fuss, no muss, any-time-of-year gift? I’ve got just the thing for you: a homemade ranch dip herb mix. It’s as simple as visiting a grocery store, grabbing a few dried herbs, mixing them together in a bowl, funneling them into charming little receptacles and slapping on a sweet… 

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Funfetti Donuts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Funfetti Donuts | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I homeschool my two oldest kids, Grace and Eden, and I love it, though it does mean I don’t get much of an opportunity to do the typical “thank you” teacher gift. My husband and I (he acts as the principle and does most of the test grading) do, however, purchase something special for each… 

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Saturday Sips: Easy Iced Coffee

Saturday Sips: Iced Coffee | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Iced coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you prefer to cold brew your coffee overnight, or refrigerate a batch of freshly brewed hot coffee until it’s nice and cold, this recipe for Easy Iced Coffee is super simple and versatile, and makes for a delicious, eye-opening pick-me-up. You can make the components of your… 

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Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings with Cookie Crumble “Dirt”

Potted Mint Chocolate Pudding | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com #earthday

I know a lot of people start their gardening projects in March, but I think Earth Day (which happens to be April 22nd) is the perfect day to celebrate the start of the gardening season. The weather is usually a little bit less rainy, and there is more sunshine to go around to help all… 

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Homemade Spicy Margarita Salt Gifts

Homemade Spicy Margarita Salt Gifts | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

This time of year really begs for a sun salutation of some sort, doesn’t it? A few local taquerias here in Portland have figured out how to do it right in liquid form—the ever elegant and bright margarita, of course. Probably the best part of these stellar Margaritas is the spicy rim salt. The good… 

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