WHB #97:  The Roundup - Part 1

August 29th, 2007

Just finished an extended bank holiday weekend (at least if you’re in the UK - and probably the only one this year with half decent weather) and it’s time to draw another Weekend Herb Blogging to a close. Hasn’t this year gone by fast? Before we know it, it’ll be all pumpkins, apples and mushrooms - but that’s no bad thing.

I’ve split this round-up into 2 halves, of which part 2 will be coming along tomorrow (depending upon when you read this one). Congratulations to all entries, there are some fantastic late summer dishes in amongst this lot all of which are equally delicious!

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First up is all the way from South Africa - Di-Di Hoffman’s guide to making your own bouquet garni. This is a great little article which anyone with an interest in herbs will find useful.

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Number two, the interesting garlic scape and pumpkin seed pesto from Gluten-Free Bay. It’s gluten free, soy free, dairy free, meat free and vegetable free. Maybe I exaggerated - but I’m sure it’s good for you ;)

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And now another pesto, made with the rather more traditional basil this time, from Anna at Anna’s Cool Finds. Anna posted this one while on a cruise somewhere near Alaska. Some people always show off (joke!).

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And now the super-sexy sounding mushroom rolls from Raaga in India. Depending on where you’re from mushroom hunting season is just about to begin. Hope to see you all foraging in the local forests!

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Next we have the naughty sounding Hemp Seed Chile from “The Chocolate Lady” - a fantastic blog in both Yiddish and English.

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This one’s from a lady called Kalyn with a Lamb Curry Recipe. Apparently she keeps entering these Weekend Herb Blogging events for some reason! She also commented on how it always seems to be raining in England recently - and she’s not wrong. At this rate the UK will be underwater in a few years…

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Number 7 is from another regular, Zorra from Kochtopf, bringing us “Panzanella my way“. The photo makes me so hungry; so fresh and inviting!

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Moving on, we have a Ricotta Cannelloni all the way from Patricia in Brazil. The last time I had Cannelloni was in a very touristy looking restaurant in mainland Spain - it tastes like dog food and gave me food poisoning for days. Oh, enjoy the recipe :p

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Number 9 is surely the most appetising of the bunch. A simple enough Beetroot and Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Dandelion Leaves. Erin gives us a full run down on this most ignored of leaves, which is delicious served raw when young. And with it growing almost everywhere, who would say no to some for free?

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Our tenth entry comes in the form of a Mint Pulao from Namratha at Finger Licking Food. I’d never heard of it, but looks surprisingly simple (but with a whole host of interesting ingredients). It’s one I might try out myself!

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Kevin from Closet Cooking has presented us with the “experimental” Buta Kimchi Donburi. You’ll have to head on over there to learn all about it!

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Next one up is delicious. If there’s two things I love in this world then they’re seafood, and Greek food, with no particular favourite. This great recipe for Greek Style Seafood Soup from What’s on My Plate has it all.

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I’m going to go with the author’s second description for this dish: “What to do with an overgrown squash”, otherwise known as Roasted Marrow with Garlic and Dried Herbs. This one comes courtesy of Pille in Estonia at the great Nami Nami.

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Hey look, someone famous entered with the article “So many FIGS so little time”! It’s Riana from Garlic Breath, who wrote the song “Umbrella” that has been at the top of the UK single charts all summer. There is of course, the slight possibility that it’s just someone with the same name, though. But that wouldn’t be so interesting, would it?

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Drumroll please for entry number 15 - the classic Mini Cherry and Basil Pesto Galettes from Margaret at Kitchen Delights. the combination of basil and tomato has yet to be beaten - two foods that go excellently together.

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Sarah at “What Smells So Good?” is today’s final entrant with the simple but oh so delicious saffron potatoes. Like me, learn something new and head over there to find out why the picture above is connected. I honestly didn’t know it - and I’m sure that many of you wont, either!

That’s all for today. Make sure to check back tomorrow for part 2 of this round-up - hope to see you all there!

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8 Responses to “WHB #97: The Roundup - Part 1”

  1. Mansi Says:

    Wow, all these look so great!! btw, I guessed the flower connection with Saffron on the saffron potatoes!! yipppee!!

  2. Namratha Says:

    Hii Scott, this is a great round up! :) Do try the pulao..I’m sure you will enjoy it. Can’t wait to try some of the other recipes, they all look so delicious!

  3. Riana Says:

    WHo knew the Riana had garlic breath as she belted out those songs? huh? I’ll be signing autographs later…lol, when the UK becomes part of the ocean.

    Beautiful round up Scott, you are so clever! I will compare mushroom notes with you. I am really looking forward to the season, with all the rain there is bound to be a be harvest this year.

  4. Pille Says:

    Thank you, Scott!

  5. Sue (coffeepot) Says:

    Great roundup and it will take me a while to read all of part 1.

  6. Margaret Says:

    Thank you Scott. They all look wonderful. I will be back again tomorrow for roundup 2.

  7. scott Says:

    Mansi: Ah, you did better than me then. Still, it’s always good to learn something new!

    Namratha: I’m sure I will, too. I can’t get enough of that type of food!

    Riana: I’m expecting (or just hoping) for a load of big, fat mushrooms growing all over the local forest. It’s not a great one for mushrooms, but we’ll see what this year brings!

    Pille: Don’t mention it. It’s my pleasure!

    Sue (coffeepot): It’ll take you even longer to cook your way through it all. Shame we don’t all get to taste it!

    Margaret: I’ll hope to see you there, then.

  8. Virginie Says:

    Great and beautiful job. See you tomorrow for the part 2 and “Bon courage” for this extra-work !

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