Weekend Herb Blogging #32 Recap
New York, New York, U.S.A.
New Jersey, U.S.A.
Over at Sweetnicks, Cate created Hanger Steak with Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs while she was writing up Weekend Dog Blogging last weekend. Grilled steak is always good, and it does sound delicious.
The Beach, California, U.S.A.
Lavender is an herb I’ve never cooked with, but I love the sound of Foccacia with Lavender Garlic created by Gabriella from My Life as a Reluctant Housewife. I’m going to have to look for a spot to squeeze some lavendar into my garden.
Panama, Republic of Panama
Melissa from Cooking Diva enlightens us on the fruit called Guava or Guaba, and reports that what many people call guava is actually called guayaba. Real guava is a fruit that grows on a tree, is eaten raw, and the seeds are ground into a paste, seasoned and fried. Visit Melissa’s blog to see the many names for this fruit.
We can always count on Ruth from Once Upon a Feast to be cooking something interesting, and this week she sent two posts. The first featured Ribs, Sweet Potato Wedges, and Sauteed Fiddleheads, a first for WHB! Later in the week Ruth whipped up Chile Rubbed Chicken with Mango Salsa.
Kronshagen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
At Kuchenlatein Ulrike has created something using one of my favorite ingredients, arugula (also called rocket, Rucola, or Rauke in German). Italian Ham and Rocket Rolls seem like a wonderful combination.
Pille of Nami Nami is dreaming about summer, sun, and sand and reminiscing about a time she visited the Greek island of Santorini. In memory of that trip, she created Santorini Fava or fava bean puree, which sounds great no matter where you eat it.
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
How does Ilva from Lucullian Delights come up with something interesting and beautifully photographed week after week? Raw talent I guess. This week she is treating us to Patate, Piselli e Pancetta con Alloro or Potatoes, Peas, and Smoked Pork with Bay Leaves.
Davis, California, U.S.A.
Tagliatelle with Chicken is the delightful sounding creation of Sher this week from What Did You Eat. Sher uses shredded chicken, raisins, pine nuts, pasta, and rosemary to create this yummy looking dish.
Trinidad, California, U.S.A.
Over at Christine Cooks, Christine is blogging about mint this week, and thinking of making mojitos. (Christine, I’ve never made mojitos in my life so I have no idea how these rumors get started!)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
At Saffron Trail, Nandita started with a post to see who could identify a coconut in the shell. Then it morphed into a delightful recommendation of how to freeze fresh coconut and lots of great ideas of dishes to make with coconut.
New Jersey, U.S.A.
This week Ramya has a new blog title, changing to Cascading Flavours, which I think is a wonderful title for a food blog. Ramya shares a very interesting sounding recipe for Soyabean Sprouts Salad, featuring soybean sprouts cooked in sesame oil.
I’m always excited when someone comes up with a brand new plant for Weekend Herb Blogging, and this week Tony of Anthony’s Kitchen has written a very interesting post about Yongchak, also called Parkia Roxburghii or Tree Beans. It can be an ingredient in a dish called Yongchak Eronba (mashed vegetables), but Tony shares a recipe for Yongchak with Tunghanbi or Tilapia, which sounds great.
Another very interesting post this week from Virginie of Absolute Green, written in French but you can translate to English if you need to. Virginie writes about Elderflower Syrup, made with the flowers of the Black Elder tree.
Piperita from The Kitchen Pantry is showing us her herb garden this week, which looks impressive even though she says she only has a small balcony where she can grow herbs. In her post Piperita mentions the idea of a worldwide MeMe of “Show Us Your Herb Garden.” If you love the idea as much as I do, leave a comment and encourage her.
New York, New York, U.S.A.
At The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz, Paz is celebrating Mother’s Day and showing us a photo of some beautiful tulips. She includes some interesting information about tulips, which I didn’t know was a member of the lily family.
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.
Strata from My Bay Area Kitchen shows us she can cook as well as garden with her recipe this week for Chickpeas and Greens over Pasta. She used Asian Spinach from her impressive garden for this dish, which sounds to me like it would taste great.
For my own post this week, I shared how I got my garden tilled and spent all day Saturday planting veggies and herbs. Hopefully later in the summer I can cook some yummy dishes with the produce and share it on the blog.