Wow! When I said I would be stealing (hosting) Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging for a week, I didn’t expect this many great entries!
I’m impressed to see so many fabulous recipes collected in one place. Of course, in tune with the topic, each of these recipes is based around a herb (or vegetable) of the writers choice. I’m sure you find something you like in among this lot.
A great big thank you to everyone who submitted recipes, they’re all included here and each and every one of them is absolutely brilliant, with some fantastic information about herbs included in the write ups.
The recipes below are in no particular order, so no fighting for positions. I’ve put myself at the top of the list because, well, I can :p Hope you enjoy the round-up!
I’ve prepared a simple Beetroot, Apple and Stilton salad. The Stilton comes in the form of a not so healthy sauce. Oh well – I knew something like that would happen!
Pat from Up A Creek Without A PatL gives us Serendipity Soup – a thin lentil soup flavoured with tomatoes, onions, Italian sausage and cream. It sounds great, and totally different from the very thick lentil soups we usually see.
Brilynn from Jumbo Empanadas never disappoints, and this week serves up Tater Timbales – which looks delicious in the photographs.
Sher from What Did You Eat delivers some delicious looking Baby Snow Peas With Garlic, Mint, and Croutons. I’m happy to admit that I absolutely love peas in the pod like this, and the step by step photos are great.
Next we have Burcu from Almost Turkish Recipes with Herby Black-Eyed Peas. This recipe caught my attention for using Pomegranate Syrup – something I’d never heard of before, but sounds delicious.
Neil from At My Table gives us Chicken or The Eggplant . I’ve loved aubergine dips since I went to Greece, where we would sit in a restaurant overlooking the sea with nothing but aubergine salad, nice dense bread and a glass of chilled wine.
Marce from Pip In The City has cooked up some Sage Gnocci. The photographs of the “in progress” Gnocci are great and really inspire me to try out this recipe.
Anh from Anh’s Food Blog is lucky to still have some herbs alive, and cooks Tangy Chicken for us. The recipe also uses Plantains, something I haven’t eaten in years.
Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen (you should know that site?) with a Cucumber, Onion and Parsley Salad. Of course I can’t say anything bad about Kalyn, she certainly knows her stuff when creating healthy options such as this!
Vanessa from What Geeks Eat with a delicious Winter Salad. I’m in the mood for salad right now – all this heavy winter food needs some relief, after all. The information provided on herbs in this article deserves serious praise, too.
Cate from Sweetnicks cooks us a Smarter Fettuccine Alfredo. The “smarter” part is the healthier sauce, which you’ll read about if you visit her site – after you finish reading the rest of this round up, of course!
Katie from Thyme For Cooking gives us her Lamb Chops on White Beans With Sage. Lamb works well with earthy scented herbs such as rosemary and sage, an is one of my favourite meats all round.
Next up, we have Sue from Coffee and Cornbread with Risotto With Asparagus . This one features parsley, and she’s done a great job of including some interesting tips about it. It’s particularly interesting to me, because my risottos never turn out quite right!
Another salad coming up next in the form of a Puy Lentil Salad with Feta from Gluten-Free By The Bay. I’m always learning new things, and here’s something – how to use lentils succesfully in a salad – an idea that never struck me before.
Ramya from Culinary Gems is up next with an original dish, Bittermelon in Spiced Coconut Gravy. I’m learning so many new things in this edition of WHB!
Our culinary tour certainly seems to be taking us all around the world today. Our next entrant is Ulrike from Kuchenlatein in Germany, who has cooked a great looking dish with a classic combination, Cheesy Leeks and Ham. This looks like great winter food.
Gattina from Kitchen Unplugged is possibly the shining star of this weeks WHB. Her Coconut Cardamom Burfi look delicious – truly, truly delicious.
Astrid from Paulchens Foodblog in Austria has contributed Tray-baked Chicken with Mint. This sounds a great way to use a herb which will grow well in almost any garden – mine is still growing well now, in the middle of Winter.
Sra from When My Soup Came Alive brings us some really original looking Oaty Tomatoes with coriander – a really original combination that I’d never have thought to try, but looks delicious.
Ruth from Once Upon A Feast has showed she certainly lives up to the website’s name with her article Another Day of Nourishing Meals – serving up everything from sandwiches, to soups, patties, and more! Well worth a read.
Ros from Living To Eat has an educational post, introducing Rampeh Leaf to any of us that didn’t know about it before – which includes me!
Revathi from En ulagam (which means Tamil) is next up, and serves us a Drumstick Leaves Stirfry. I’d never heard of drumstick leaves – which is why there is such an excellent write up about them included with the recipe.
Simcooks has written an excellent post all about Red Dates, including their traditional uses and some recipe suggestions. This edition of Weekend Herb Blogging is all about education, baby.
Rinku from Cooking in Westchester has cooked up the interesting combination of Mint Chilli Salmon. Salmon is one of my favourite fish to eat, and serving it up with the fresh tastes of chilli and mint is sure to be a taste explosion in every way.
I love lamb, and the Maltese Parakeet (great name, by the way) has cooked a Rosemary Garlic Rack of Lamb. How could it fail? A classic combination.
Rachel from Rachel’s Bite has prepared an Eggplant Ricotta Bake featuring Oregano. I have oregano growing in my herb garden and this classic Italian dish looks like an excellent use for it.
Haalo from the excellent Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once has made a Sorrel and Pea Soup for us. I’m lost for words on this one – the photographs, and the recipe idea are just fantastic.
Zorra from the blog 1x umruehren bitte aka kochtopf has thoughtfully provided us with a side dish to this massive feast – some Lemon Potatoes with Parsley and Chives. These sound refreshingly light and a perfect side to almost any dish.
Ed Charles from The Tomato Blog is the host of Weekend Herb Blogging next week – so make sure you all go there! He’s cooked for us the interestingly named Tuned down green papaya salad for tourists. Don’t ask me for the explanation – head on over there!
Anna from Morsels and Musings has prepared Loubia b’Dersa – that’s Algerian Chilli to you and me. I’m interested in learning more about Algerian food, and it’s in an excellent location to combine many different styles into something very fresh and exciting. This recipe is no exception!
Hey, look – it’s that Ruth from Once Upon A Feast again. This time up, we have a Herb and Goats Cheese Scramble. I love scrambled eggs – so very simple yet so delicious.
Can you speak French? Virginie from Absolutely Green has cooked Pithiviers King Cake with Rose Jam and Tonka Feva. There’s still a recipe translation at the bottom of her page, and from what I can tell, this is a very refreshing taste combination well worth checking out.
Claudia from Food for Food in Germany has the only bread recipe this time around and as such deserves praise. Her Walnut Scallion Bread looks delicious.
Meeta from the beautiful looking What’s For Lunch Honey? Has created a Turkey Caprese. It looks so Italian it’s unbelievable – even the colours match the Italian flag – the photographs are great.
Genie from Inadvertent Gardener is a fellow 9rules member along with myself, and has a funny story about When a Parsnip isn’t a Parsnip. Worth a read for comedy value if nothing else – but the rest of the site is well worth checking out, too.
And last but by no means least is a Prawn, Parsley and Prosciutto Tostada from Freya at Writing at The Kitchen Table. She title’s this one A Summery Supper, which is exactly what I need as light relief from all these gray skies!