Weekend Herb Blogging #134

by Cate on May 26, 2008

Ok folks, grab a drink, pull up a chair and get comfy.  This weekend, I get to play host to Weekend Herb Blogging, a fun event from Kalyn’s Kitchen.  Lots of participants, serving up nothing but pure food inspiration for your viewing pleasure.  Let’s dig in. 

Paulchen’s Food Blog serves the unusual Kohlrabi, Radish and Sorrel Cream Soup, which sounds perfect for slightly warm weather.  Such a beautiful presentation!

Organically Cooked encompasses zucchini flowers and fennel in her Green Onion Spiral Pie:

Ning from Heart and Hearth in the Philippines joins us with her Seaweed and Watercress Soup:

Cheryl from Gluten Free Goddess enjoys some garden-fresh green onions with her Turkey Garden Burgers:

Wandering Chopsticks takes scallions another way with her entry, Vietnamese Roasted Catfish with Scallion Oil:

Next we’re off to LA and Living in the Kitchen with Puppies for a quick refreshing Lemon Balm Iced Tea:

Feeding Maybelle takes arugula in a whole ‘nother direction with her Arugula Flower Rotis:

Ahaar Pleasure and Sustenance serves up a gorgeous chicken curry, featuring green peppers, ginger, garlic, bay leaves and many more flavorful components:

Lemonpi takes a trip down memory lane with Cavolo Nero Gratin.  You can’t go wrong with a gratin:

Where I’m Cooking From has the perfect solution for hot summer days … homemade Lime Frozen Yogurt:

Sidewalk Shoes celebrates the Memorial Day holiday by hitting the grill with Thai Grilled Beef Salad:

From across the pond, Joanna’s Food makes something I bet you don’t hear about too often … Nettle Beer:

Kevin from Closet Cooking shares a halibut recipe with us.  With its capers, lemon and dill, I know this will be a delicious dish, since it’s so similar to one of our favorite fish recipes.  I love the idea of serving it over pasta:

Thyme for Cooking goes Winter Savory with her recipes this week, offering us a two-fer: Roast Potatoes with Savory and Green Beans with Savory and Garlic Chives:

Canada checks in by way of Taste Buddies’ Vegetarian Cottage Pie recipe featuring lentils, parsley and cilantro:

Ruth from Once Upon a Feast worked up an appetite for her Kitchen Sink Scramble, combining fennel fronds, oregano and baby spinach:

Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once puts parsley root to work with her soup recipe this week:

Play With Food conquers Spain with her inspired Green Gazpacho:

A battle against snails is ensuing over at Do You Like to Cook, but the victory is in the Swiss Chard, Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup:

Cherry Rosemary Marmalade pops up in Spain at 1x umruehren aka kochtopf:

Almost Turkish Recipes celebrates summer right with Fried Eggplant:

Lia from Swirling Notions uses fresh-picked crop for her Fava Bean Crostini – sounds like a perfect starter for a warm weather meal!

My French Kitchen was also thinking fava beans this roundup, and dishes up her Fava and Petit Pois Salad:

Laurie from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska is all over something I’ve never heard of before … Devil’s Club Shoots, which she sauteed with onions:

Last weeks WHB host is back with a bejeweled Mango and Poppy Salad:

Dil Se from Los Angeles is up next, with our first cauliflower entry this week … Cauliflower & Peas Poriyal:

Daily Unadventures in Cooking gets her bake on with her contribution of Olive Fougasse:

Sage pops up in this Veal Scallopini entry from The Backyard Pizzeria:

Fun and Food has a great tutorial on everything you wanted to know about asparagus:

Delectable Victuals enjoys juicy rhubarb, fresh from the garden, with her scones:

Asparagus is back again, this time in a salad with raspberry almond vinaigrette from Gluten-Free Mommy:

Australia is in the house!  Morsels and Musings takes a turn with her Pickled Grapes this week:

We’re in store for another sweet treat, this one from Tasty Palettes … low-fat cupcakes, featuring both lemon juice and zest:

The Kitchen Playground takes lunch to a new level with Asian-Inspired Mini Meatloves with Rainbow Noodle Salad:

There is great satisfaction in eating something you’ve grown yourself, and Anna enjoys her hard work with a fresh salad:

Kit’s Chow keeps it easy with her Watercress Soup:

This gorgeous Cherry Clafoutis comes direct from France and Dhanggit’s Kitchen – beautiful!

Andrea’s Recipes enjoys one of her favorite comfort foods, along with a little bay, thyme and parsley, with New England Clam Chowder:

Spanish Recipes makes up for an otherwise gloomy day with her Butifarra’s Omelette:

Cooking for All Seasons digs deep into her archives to tempt us with a delicious Andhra stir-fry:

Newcomer Wheat-Free, Meat-Free joins WHB for the first time, enjoying some favorite colors and a garden’s bounty with her Pasta with Creamy Asparagus Herb Sauce:

Now although I, of course, played along this week, I don’t have a picture worthy of viewing … While we were down the shore this weekend, I made a favorite salad in our house, Chopped BLT Salad.  A ridiculously simple salad to make, I cut down on the fat by using reduced-fat mayo (always) and baking the bacon in the oven on a wire rack, set on top of a cookie sheet, letting the grease drip down.  Unfortunately, I always struggle with taking pictures of white food, so you’re just going to have to close your eyes and imagine … crisp iceberg lettuce, red plump juicy tomatoes and ultra-crispy bacon.  Pure yum.

And last, but certainly not least, the woman behind the whole Weekend Herb Blogging extravaganza, Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen dishes up Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Mustard Pan Sauce … mmm!

OK folks, I’m done for tonight.  Tomorrow?  It’s our weekly ARF/5-A-Day roundup … ’till then!

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Anna May 26, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Wonderful job of creatively presenting all the delicious entries this week!

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Kelly May 26, 2008 at 11:59 pm

These all look fabulous! Any suggestions regarding what to do with pineapple sage? I couldn’t resist it at the nursery this weekend.
Thanks!

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Mansi May 27, 2008 at 12:01 am

A fabulous roundup indeed Cate! thanks for hosting:)

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Gay May 27, 2008 at 12:36 am

It is really amazing to see the variety of herbs we come with each week. It’s another great round-up this week!

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Wandering Chopsticks May 27, 2008 at 12:55 am

Everything looks great. Thanks for organizing this week!

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katie May 27, 2008 at 3:49 am

Everything looks wonderful! Great job…And I have a perfect vision of your BLT salad….Summer on a plate!

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Joanna May 27, 2008 at 4:07 am

Fabulous round up – so many good things to try

Thanks
Joanna

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myfrenchkitchen May 27, 2008 at 5:44 am

Thank you for a well presented round up! So many interesting links to browse.
Ronell

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Ruth May 27, 2008 at 6:28 am

Great roundup. Thanks for putting it together. So many great choices….so many NEW options…white grapes, Buddha’s hand citrus, arugula flowers…

I’ll be busy!

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Anna May 27, 2008 at 7:48 am

thanks for hosting!

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Kalyn May 27, 2008 at 8:49 am

Thanks again for hosting. Great job describing all the entries. I’m off to school now, but when I get a chance I’ll be back to check the entries I missed.

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Syrie May 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Looks great Cate! Thanks again for hosting!

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Suganya May 27, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Thank you for the roundup, Cate.

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Srivalli May 28, 2008 at 1:05 am

Cate..I sent in my entry!..its missing here!..do let me know abt it

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Mrs Ergül May 28, 2008 at 2:41 am

love this post! Thanks!

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Deborah Dowd May 28, 2008 at 8:06 am

What a great round-up! Can’t wait to leisurely sit and make my way through all these delicious posts!

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Cate May 28, 2008 at 9:09 am

Srivalli – never received it, but will add now.

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KC May 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

That’s a fabulous roundup! What a lot of wonderful dishes to try! Thanks for hosting WHB!

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Ivy May 31, 2008 at 8:35 am

I do not see my entry

http://kopiaste.blogspot.com/2008/05/cardamom-and-rocket-pesto.html

I am sure I sent an e-mail. Did you check the spam mail, maybe it went in there.

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