To Kalyn, thanks for letting me host weekend blogging. This has been fun getting to personally email with everyone participating. I also have a new found respect for all of you who host, especially large, blogging events. Whew! That's a lot of work. Fun, but time-consuming. So thanks to everyone in the blogging community who do go to the trouble of hosting these happy little parties.
Our herbally rife round-up for this week includes:
Y with Lemonpi tells us a lot about cranberries, more than I had a clue and it was very interesting. I’ll be more appreciative of my fresh cranberries next fall. She also makes cous cous cakes that are going on my to-to list.
Nick, from The Tracing Paper, educates us on the food beauty that is St. Georges Mushrooms and gives tips on finding them. He made me very hungry for that asparagus/mushroom omelet he mentions.
Katarina, with Daily Unadventures in Cooking channels Julia Child by way of Marcella Hazan’s book Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, and gives us an inviting zucchine gratine with the herb marjoram. She also gives a very interesting treatise on the difference between oregano and marjoram.
Charise, with More Bread and Cheese, Please! grills up some juicy looking Thai Turkey burgers with lemongrass and cilantro. She admits the lemongrass didn’t thrill her at first but from the moment she sliced into it and the scent rose up to please her nose, she was hooked.
Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook features a beautiful roasting of cipolline onions that made my mouth water. Onions have always my favorite roasted veggies. The sugars that are brought out by that cooking method compare to nothing as far as I’m concerned and Susan’s recipe just adds to the goodness.
Zorra at 1x umruehren bitte aka kochtopf roasts a chicken and veggies using pimenton (smoked chili powder) that looks so good you can practically catch the scent from the photos. I’m very jealous of her crock baker too. I just bought a new one but it’s not nearly as pretty.
Sher at What Did You Eat? cooks up a scrumptious looking dish of Thai Chicken with Basil, Mushrooms, Green Beans, and Baby Corn. Check out her memory of meeting up with baby corn as a teen.
Kalyn, at Kalyn’s Kitchen and founder of Weekend Herb Blogging chops up a gorgeous Mango Salsa with Red Bell Pepper. Seriously you have to see the colors in this. I feel healthier and happier just looking at the photo. She also gives links to info aobut mangoes and a couple of great recipes: Crockpot Chicken Fajitas and Grilled Chicken Fusion.
Helene at Neues aus der kueche (News from the Kitchen) shares pictures of her growing mint and a recipe for Bulgar with Mint. She also gives a little mint tip to help adjust the volume, so to speak for your particular tastes. Check out her post to get that tip.
Anna at Morsels & Musings features shallots in her trio of sashimi recipes before she leaves on a two week international business trip: Kingfish with lime, Olive oil, and Pink Peppercorns; Salmon with Ponzu; and Kingfish with Soy, Mustard, and Shallots. Good luck on your trip, Anna!
Myriam at Once Upon A Tart cooked with sage this week. Sage, apple, pecorino, taleggio, and honey pizza. Mmmmm…doesn’t that sound good? Way to go, Myriam!
Katie from Thyme for Cooking, also tackles the “Is it Marjoram or is it Oregano questions, complete with a short tour of her oregano/marjoram beds in her garden. She ends with a lovely pork chop dinner with white bean and both oregano and marjoram salad.
Amy at Nook and Pantry bring us green onions in Green Onion Pancake. Her recipe makes a chewy flatbread great for breakfast or snacking that reminds me a little of the Navajo fry bread we used to eat all the time when I lived out west. Can’t wait to try this one.
Chris at Mele Cotte has a wonderfully insightful conversation with her students about tomato and whether their a fruit or vegetable, gives us lots of tips about storing and using them, and bakes a delicious looking focaccia.
Emily at Superspark highlights kumquats in her Moroccan Chicken with Kumquats and Prunes this week. You have to read her entry just to see how her husband, Dylan, describes the taste of kumquats.
Cate from Sweetnicks hit the jackpot when asking for recipes while at Disneyworld and they did give/email them to her. She made their peanut satay sauce garlic and spinach artichoke dip, loving the results, and also put together a lovely salad with parsley and some interesting waffle croutons.
Haalo at Cook Almost Anything takes a thorough look at bell peppers and prepares a dish, peperonata that she’s been cooking since childhood.
Astrid of Paulchen’s Food Blog uses basil and thyme in her Tagliatelle with porcini, basil, and thyme as an easy lunch that looks very elegant and inviting.
Kate with Veggie Friendly spotlights dill this week in a creamy Hungarian dish Mushrooms Paprika served over mashed potatoes. Let’s see…mushrooms…paprika…dill…mashed potatoes…I think that’s how you spell delicious, isn’t it?
Brigitte from Küchendunst aus Singapur makes several nice recipes after putting together a lovely cress-walnut pesto from cress she grew herself.
The Chocolate Lady at In Mol Araan looks at pineapple sage, one of my personal favorites for it’s lightness in the savory category. She makes Sagacious Strawberries from the herb.
Andrea with Buy Organic steeps a warm and aroma-therapeutic cup of rosemary herb tea. With mild analgesic properties, rosemary tea is an herbal remedy for headaches and other mild body aches. (No photo)
Rinku of Cooking in Westchester serves up a delicious looking pan fried halibut with the always popular cilantro. She says fish is her go-to dinner choice for when she’s needs quick, easy, and tasty.
And my contribution to WHB this week was my Nannie’s White Cornbread with Bacon and Jalapeno.
Next weekend, Herb Blogging will be back at home in Salt Lake City, hosted by its creator Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen.
Thanks for all of your entries, everyone!