It is Weekend Herb Blogging recap time and aren’t we all glad?
All those great recipes, tips, and household uses of plants and herbs to digest.
I had a great time hosting this week and I hope you enjoy the results.
With all these great entries what is not to enjoy?
Just to let you all know I tried to comment on every post but some would not let me.
My slow connection is a real drag.
I also tried to link to pictures, but if your pics won’t allow the direct outside link,
( I find many don’t, or maybe it is my slow connection ) you will have to look at the xbox until you visit the site.
First up is Glenna to the rescue with a wonderful soup using dill.
All the coughing we food bloggers are doing has inspired Glenna at A Fridge Full Of Food to make a soothing
Matzo Ball Soup with Fresh Dill.
It looks so good, and if that doesn’t heal us I don’t know what will.
Then came Sra with fenugreek greens from When My Soup Came Alive .
A submission for Eggs Over Greens, Bread looks fab. Sra also tells us a great story about a restaurant visit in Bombay, and gives such a great description of “eggs pooling into the depressions” of her dish.
I want some now!
The stars of “grandma” Ruth’s of Once Upon A Feast post are dill and fennel. What great information for me when I read that dill and fennel stimulate a mothers milk, as I too look forward to being called “grandma” in June.!
Ruth wows us with two great looking recipes, Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls, and a Roasted Salmon with Dill,
and the true star that will catch your eye is the picture of Boaz, her new handsome grandson.
Then in came Sher’s soup post from What Did You Eat.
Parsley was that special ingredient and “workhorse” that made it perfect for WHB…I laughed because I never thought in terms of parsley being a “workhorse” but leave it to Sher to make me laugh, which I love to do.
Spanish Cod Soup with Spinach, Chickpeas and Parsley is low calorie fare which is right up my alley at this time, and the pictures are out of this world.
It makes me almost swoon, and is on my soon to be tried list!
Then in, Gattina from Kitchen Unplugged. Anyone that is food blogging should know about Gattina, her awesome photos and ideas. She has revamped and changed her blog name but it is the same creative Gattina.
Cumin Flat Bread is her WHB of the week. You must see this flat bread made from a recipe, courtesy of Creative Pooja.
It looks like you could pick it up and smell it right from your computer. Who doesn’t love cumin, and when mixed with flat bread it has to be a winning combination. She gives all first time paratha makers a lot of great advice and encouragement.
Next up is Helene from Neues aus der Kuche, News from the Kitchen who uses sage, twigs of olive herb, mushrooms, red onions, and tomato sauce to make a starter with bread, or meal with pasta or rice that looks so inviting! .
Olivenkraut is a must try. I had never heard of twigs of olive herb before.
I hope I can find some. That is part of the lure of WHB.
Then in we have Katerina from Daily Unadventures in Cooking. Using mint and cilantro in a recipe adaptation from one of Vancouver’s best restaurants should make us all rush to try a hand at it.
Mint-Cilantro Chicken Curry looks like an adventure I want to take! I love cilantro.
Then in is WHB founder Kalyn, of Kalyn’s Kitchen with more great cilantro. She could blog cilantro all 2007 and it wouldn’t bother me. I want to thank her for WHB as I am sure we all do, and she was voted Best Food Blog 2006 – Theme !. How exciting!
Her Southwest Chicken Salad sure looks good, and while she is wearing so many hats too!
My hat off to you Kalyn.
Then we have Anh from Food Lover’s Journey. You don’t want to miss these photos or the great information and recipe. Beautiful, informative and tasty! The photo’s are beyond description.
Japanese-inspired Green Tea Soba Noodle Salad is a “heat fighter”, as summer reigns there!
Next up is Angie at My Kitchen : My Laboratory with Passion Fruits.
Buying fruit can be intimidating to me when I am not familiar with it, but Angie jumps right in there.
What better way to get familiar with it?
In her Chiffon Cake she informs us she didn’t buy enough fruit. The cake turned out fluffy though and looks wonderful.
Next up is Becky from Key Lime & Coconut. She informs us that with she is venturing into phase one of South Beach and she is through with fall exams. Thyme is the herb and she gives some great information about it.
Bon Appetit inspiration with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp with Creole Mustard Sauce is a must try for sure!
Then we have Sara from i like to cook. She tells us that K is for Kaffir Lime Leaf and gives wonderful information about something I personally know nothing about.
She uses these leaves in three great looking recipes,Thai Crab and Shrimp Cakes, Thai Flavored Broth, and Green Chicken Curry .
I just made a green chicken curry the other day, but it probably was not as “Thai” as Sara’s. I’ll try it again later using her recipe but I’ll still have to sub lime peel. Some people have all the great ingredients. 😉
Then in is Lynne at Cafe Lynnylu who gives us a wealth of ginger information.
The photo of Ginger Mint Tisane is beautiful, and looks like much more than healing medicine to me.
You must take a look and then try out the health benefits yourself!
Next we have sandeepa from Bong Mom’s CookBook with oranges and such a great recipe with information.
Home being India to sandeepa,Kamla Lebur Kheer or Orange Kheer was made with the clementine as it more closely resembles what in India is known as the Kamlalebu. It all makes me sun and orange wishful.
My, what I learn and experience through these WHB entries!
Then in is Ulriike from Küchenlatein . Ulrike takes some inspiration from chef Gary Rhodes and the use of Parsley.
Prawns with a Leek and Mozzarella Risotto What an awesome combination! The photo is mouth watering!
The WHB here is written in English but if you wish to read any other entry on this great blog in English, just click the little flag on the side panel. That is way cool!
Next up is Haalo at Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once. I love oregano and Haalo’s memories of this herb while shopping is so detail you will feel like you went too.
You have to view this Mediterranean Salad. It looks like it could jump off the page at you. Simple, fresh, and beautiful. I will be trying soon as I also love feta cheese.
Then we have Rinku at Cooking in Westchester with some great information about the Granny Smith Apple with wonderful salad to match.
Apple-Spinach Salad with Red Onions, is a mouth watering salad, and I love apples. I will be trying it.
Next up is Claudia at Fool for Food using my own favorite herb rosemary, and taking inspiration from chef Gordon Ramsay.
A beautiful Scallops with Rosemary in Prosciutto is lovely! This is Claudia’s first WHB entry and it is certainly one I wish to try.
Rolling in next is Zorra from 1x umruehren bitte aka kochtopf with my personal favorite herb again, Rosemary. My delight doubled since pizza is also my favorite food!
Rosemary-Zucchini Pizza looks and sounds like heaven to me! The photo looks warm from the oven! The bloom on the rosemary adds even more appeal. You have to go see this!
Then in is kitchenMage of kitchenMage with candied ginger and fresh cinnamon.
kitchenMage’s Ginger Applesauce cake looks
like a winter haven on a cold snowy day. We are also reminded to send our troops in the US, and not just overseas, goodies too. Good advice.
Next Anna of Anna’s Cool Finds takes us on a soybean journey!
Her For The Love of Soy post is a must read for any of us who have ever considered making our own soy milk or tofu. The trip is fascinating with great photography of the whole process!
Then my own entry with Collard Greens.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Ham and Collards was simple and a way for me to utilize leftovers.
So sorry to Anna of Morsels & Musings. I received her link of a wonderful Black Summer Truffle Penne after the event was posted. I have edited it in. Sorry Anna
I hope you enjoyed the roundup.
Before you leave try playing a little WHB game with me. Below are some herb and plant names I hope we are all familar with. On your left hand side are the Botanical terms. See how many you can match up properly because they are all mixed up.
I got all of them! (but I had a cheat sheet).
The answers will be in the comment section. If you don’t feel like playing go check out Kalyn’s site to see who will be hosting next week.
Also check out the WHB rules.
Until then, foodie peace, foodie love, and happy foodie blogging!
Sue, aka coffeepot
Match the Botanicals 1-7 with their proper common names
1)Zingiber officinale ——————–Dill ——-
2)Petroselinum crispum —————-Ginger —–
3)Medicago sativa ———————-Fennel —-
4)Brassica oleracea ——————–Parsley —-
5)Foeniculum vulgare ——————-Alfalfa —–
6)Allium sativum ————————-Cabbage —
7)Anethum graveolens —————–Garlic ——-