Za’tar, also known as thyme, is harvested and dried by women in rural communities in the Jenin District in Northern Palestine. Dried thyme is grounded, then sumac, roasted sesame seeds and salt are added. It is believed that this particular spice mixture makes the mind alert and the body strong. Traditionally, Palestinian children are encouraged to eat a Za’tar sandwich for breakfast before an exam. Ideas for using Thyme “Za’tar: za’tar and olive oil, za’tar and Labneh, Za’tar Bread, and Za’tar Pizza are only a few ways to use this versatile ingredient.