Weekend Herb Blogging #17 Recap:
More New Herb Bloggers
Once again it’s the weekend and time to Recap herb bloggers posting about herbs, plants, veggies and flowers. A few minutes ago I suddenly had a sign from the universe: after nearly two hours spent typing, the entire recap suddenly disappeared from my computer, never to be seen again. “Shorter!”, the universe said to me. “Shorter is better.” So this may be the first of shorter recaps every week. Seems like an idea whose time has come.
Toronto, Canada Last week I declared that herb blogging is not just for the weekend as long as you send the link by Sunday, and Ruth from Once Upon a Feast took me up on it. On Thursday she posted about a wonderful Mediterranean Omelet with dill and fennel as well as a delicious sounding ginger and black mushroom soup.
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy At the beautiful Italian blog Lucullian Delights, Ilva was making Salad with Fish, Rucola, Pine Nuts and Herb Vinaigrette. Arugula is one of my favorite tastes, and this salad looks divine.
Bangalore, Karnataka, India Lera from Myriad Tastes has been a long time reader of WHB, but Rice Dish Flavoured with Dill Leaves is her first WHB entry, and it looks delicious. Besides the dill, Lera uses masala powder, coconut and cashews to make this rice really special.
Singapore From the great blog Mana Makan – The Feast Crusade, Stephanie is celebrating the Chinese New Year with an interesting soup called Hou Xi Fatt Choy. Metaphorically the soup’s name means “To Wish That Everything Will Prosper” and Stephanie shows us amazing photos of ingredients like black sea moss and Tientsin cabbage.
Melbourne, Australia It’s a Weekend Zucchini Emergency at the home of master photographer Ed Charles from the blog Tomato. Ed has three zucchini plants which are going wild producing zucchini and he’s running out of recipes!
New York City, New York, U.S.A. Another great photo shows up on the blog of Paz from The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz, this time of carrots. Paz’ cousin used the carrots combined with chicken, red and green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, onion, and garlic to make a tasty stew called Calderada de Galinha.
Cambridge, England, U.K. From the well-written blog Gastronomy Domine, Squeezeweasel has been exploring Angelesey Abbey Gardens where she found plants that flower all winter such as witchhazel and viburnum. She also reports about making beer using the sap of the beautiful silver birch trees.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Another new herb blogger was Felicia from The Web Sorceress Cooks, who brings us two great recipes using ginger. To see her great photos of Chile Chicken with Cashews and Scallion Ginger Rice, be sure to click on the links.
Jersey, Channel Islands, U.K. From the beautifully designed blog Rice and Noodles, Mae brings us holy basil and an amazing photo of Pork Holy Basil. Although it’s from Thailand, holy basil (also called bai gkaprow, sacred basil or hot basil) is different from what is commonly called Thai basil.
Texas, U.S.A. From Heather’s Space, Heather is thinking about a garden space for next year so she can grow more things like the beautiful red rose she shows off this week. Heather reports that egg shell water on blooming plants will produce more blooms, an idea I hadn’t heard before.
New York City, New York, U.S.A. We’re glad to have the Chocolate Lady from the fascinating blog In Mol Araan join us again this week. She spotlights Cilantro, used in Avocados with Cilantro, a wonderful sounding dish not to be confused with guacamole.
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. On my own blog this weekend, I wrote about how to cook fresh artichokes and Mom’s Artichoke Dipping Sauce, a great memory for me from childhood. I also included a little artichoke research for those who are interested, but forgot to mention that artichokes are an Anti-Oxidant Rich Food!
The weekend is nearly over, but you still have time to visit Sweetnicks to check out Weekend Dog Blogging and Eat Stuff to check out Weekend Cat Blogging. Also, don’t forget to visit Weekend Cookbook Challenge after February 3 to see the great things people have whipped up from neglected cookbooks.