Sunday, August 13, 2006

More and More Intriguing Recipes: Weekend Herb Blogging #45 Recap


I have to admit, I can hardly believe it's really Weekend Herb Blogging #45. Has it really been 45 weeks since I joked to Cate that I would have to start blogging about my veggies since I was NOT planning to get a dog or a cat? I love the way this event has evolved, with more places around the world represented. And just wait until you see where we're traveling next week. (More at the end.)



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fresh thyme is really one of my favorite herbs, and it's also a favorite of Katerina from Daily Unadventures in Cooking. This week she uses it in her dish of Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Taglietelle with Fresh Thyme, which looks and sounds like it would hit the spot.

Missouri, U.S.A.

It's very hot in the midwest part of the United States, but Glenna Marie from A Fridge Full of Food knows how to cool off. She whips up some Lavender and Lemon Verbena Limeade and pours herself a big glass. (By the way, if you're into adventurous cooking, check out WOBAT, the new event A Fridge Full of Food is sponsoring.)

Toronto, Canada
Ruth at Once Upon a Feast has been sharing some delicious-sounding South Beach Diet friendly recipes the last little while, and this week she gives us South Beach Diet Friendly Canneloni. It's all the fresh basil that goes into the filling of this dish that makes it a herb blogging recipe.

Farmgirl's Farm, Missouri, U.S.A.

Farmgirl Susan has been growing some amazing looking Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes, which she shows off on In My Kitchen Garden, her kitchen garden blog. Susan uses those tomatoes and a lot of other summer goodness from her garden to create Farmgirl's Colors of Summer Salad, which sounds fabulous. You also might want to check out the Savory Tomato Pesto Pie on Susan's main blog, Farmgirl Fare, where Susan is nice enough to put a reminder for WHB every weekend.


Davis, California, U.S.A.

Every week I see something delicious come out of the kitchen of Sher from What Did You Eat? and this week is no exception. I really love the sound of Sher's Black Cod in Tomato-Saffron and Fennel Stew, and her photo is great.

Melbourne, Australia
When you see the lovely photo that Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once took of the much maligned brussels sprouts, you won't believe anyone could say anything bad about this vegetable. Even if you're not sure you're a brussels sprouts fan, don't miss the recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Kaiserfleisch and Red Onion (which can also be made with cabbage, if you insist.)

Trinidad, California, U.S.A.
Another great photo of some scrumptious looking fish awaits you at Christi
ne Cooks, where Christine has a great cooking tool to share too. She uses the fish lifter to make Herb Encrusted Pacific Snapper, which looks outstanding.

New Jersey, U.S.A.

Next comes another stunning photo from Gattina and the blog with the same name. She shares Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Marscapone, which looks like it would taste heavenly. (Thanks Gattina, for the link to my post on how to make slow-roasted tomatoes! I'm making my second batch as I write this.)

Kronshagen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Speaking of roasted tomatoes, Ulrike of Kuchenlatein has a little tomato roasting action going on too. Her dish of Garlic and Thyme Roasted Tomatoes sounds like a really great tasting summer side dish.

Longview, Washington, U.S.A.

Chile Peppers are the topic being discussed by Chrispy of Experimentation of Taste, after she got some in her farm share produce delivery. Chrispy used them to make Fresh Salsa, which sound wonderful to me since it contains cilantro!

New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Paz, from The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz is a woman after my own heart with her love of feta cheese (or fetta, depending on where you live) and sage. Paz uses these two other ingredients, plus an assortment of Mediterranean herbs to make Marinated Feta which sounds like it would taste wonderfully good. While you're visiting Paz, be sure to check out the article on food blogging she links to, which mentions Paz and a lot of our other food blogging friends.

Weimar, Germany

Another fabulous looking dish from talented cook Meeta at What's For Lunch Honey? who focuses on sage as her herb this week. Meeta says this recipe for Gnocchi in Sage Garlic Butter is easier than others she's tried, and her results are quite impressive.

Southern California, U.S.A.
Nearly every week Surfindaave from The Serendipitous Chef amazes me by discovering another new ingredient I haven't seen before, and this week he does it again. Dave is experimenting with Shishito Peppers which he uses in Shishito and Corn Salsa, served over burgers that TeenBoy has spiced up quite a bit as well.

Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
Genie, The Inadvertent Gardener, has inspired me again with another way to use some of my tomatoes. Genie's version of Yellow Gazpacho looks so fi
ne, I'm embarassed to admit I've never even made gazpacho of any color. (Have added Genie's recipe to del.icio.us cookbook and I'll get right on it.)

South of France Near the Border of Spain
Riana of Garlic Breath brings us another ingredient I haven't heard of, gariguettes, a type of very sweet, baby strawberry. Riana adds them to bananas to make Naner (and strawberry) Clafoutis, which sound like they would taste exquisite.

Sydney, Australia

Another new plant ingredient! I'm beyond excited of course. This time the lovely Anna of Morsels and Musings is blogging about Sahlep, also called Salep or Sahlab. If you've never heard of this, like me, it's a type of Turkish winter drink, made from the dried powdered roots of a mountain orchid. Anna fell in love with it, and it certainly sounds delicious.

Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
Even though I've been in a bit of a tomato frenzy lately, my own post for WHB was about wild rice, and I made Brown and Wild Rice Salad with Snow Peas and Peppers. I served this for a dinner for three good friends, and everyone like it a lot.

Now, I promised you that were going to an exotic location next weekend, so how does Mumbai, India sound for an exciting location for Weekend Herb Blogging. Next week the host will be Tony of Anthony's Kitchen. You can send him your entries at anthonysmirror AT gmail DOT com. Because the time in India is actually 12 hours earlier than California, where a number of WHB regulars live, Tony and I decided to keep the deadline as 3:00, Utah time, and he will publish the recap sometime on Monday. (In fact, I'm thinking that always having the deadline be 3:00 Utah time on Sunday might be a good plan, since then every participant only has to figure out what time that is where they live. I know I'm a bit time-zone challenged myself. What do people think about that idea?)





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7 comments:

  1. More and more - that's amazing!

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  2. Only half way done reading.

    I will have to come back. What great posts and recap!

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  3. i deal in time zones at work, but i do think keeping the deadline to Sun 3pm Utah time no matter who hosts just makes it easier on everyone.

    i know i'll regret saying this if i ever host WHB and i spend my Monday lunch time frantically posting the recap!!!

    but it's so much easier to keep one time zone.

    thanks for another great round up. you always capture other people's posts so well.

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  4. Great lineup as usual! I look forward to visiting each individual blogs.

    Keeping the deadline down to one time zone sounds great. I only have to figure out, though, what Utah time is. *sigh*

    Is Utah time central or pacific time zone? I know: I'll go look it up.

    Thanks for the brilliant recap!

    Paz (time-zone challenged!)

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  5. Another great round-up Kalyn. And a bonus for me is that I've discovered new bloggers! I'm off to check them out.

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  6. Once again, another great roundup. Awesome entries!

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  7. Thanks for the WOBAT plug, Kalyn! Tomorrow I'll be doing the round up and there are some fun recipes included.

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