Weekend Herb Blogging #35 Recap and
The Green Blog Project
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Kronshagen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
The curry plant is the herb that Ulrike from Kuchenlatein is writing about this week, something that is used as a flavoring during cooking and then removed before eating. She shows photos of this attractive plant in her lovely garden, and shares a recipe for Fruity Fragrant Rice, using dried fruit and the curry plant for special flavor.
At Once Upon a Feast Ruth has been reviewing a book about the Sonoma Diet and shares some information about what this diet calls Power Foods. But Ruth is not abandoning the South Beach Diet and shares her South Beach friendly recipe for Roasted Salmon with Asian Herb Marinade.
Sandy Hook, Connecticut, U.S.A.
AT Cucina Bella Sarah is writing about her favorite herb again, basil, and she has a healthy looking plant. Sarah features this herb in a Stuffed Basil Omelet that sounds just delicious.
New Jersey, U.S.A.
Southern California, U.S.A.
Davis, California, U.S.A.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
At Blog From Our Kitchen, EJM and her husband are making pesto, using cubes of a puree of basil, garlic and olive oil that they have in the freezer. Apparently it was the husband who came up with the idea of leaving the pine nuts whole to create Basil Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts, a twist that I think would make this pesto a cut above the regular version.
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
The interesting ingredient used by Christa from Calendula and Concrete is Chive Flowers, another new plant ingredient for a WHB submission if I’m not mistaken. Christa uses her chive flowers to make Chive Blossom Vinegar, which not only sounds delicious, but is also a lovely color.
New Jersey, U.S.A.
The next post from Gattina, who writes a blog by the same name, features a recipe for a very interesting sounding Chrysanthemum, Mint, and Tea Ice Bowl. The photos that accompany this post are really quite outstanding, especially the lovely photo of the fresh mint that Gattina uses.
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
The mother of Genie, The Inadvertent Gardener, used to serve hummus to her family when they lived in Spain. Genie recently asked and received her mother’s handwritten recipe, but being a woman after my own heart she modified it a bit when she made Hummus with Fresh Mint. In another post of interest to herb bloggers, Genie writes about growing basil, parsley and lavender in containers, and shows a photo of her lovely lavender.
Mint is also on the mind of Piperita from The Kitchen Pantry, a blog where I love trying to recapture the tiny bit of Italian that I once knew. Piperita shows us how to make Baba Ghanoush with Mint, and it looks delicious with the pine nuts as a garnish.
In Australia they are heading into winter and Ed from Tomato is lamenting the demise of his herb garden and the slim pickings at the farmer’s market. However, Ed manages to score some delicious rhubarb and shares how he prepared it.
The Beach, California, U.S.A.
Gabriella from My Life as a Reluctant Housewife always cooks something that looks good, and this week she has Rosemary Garlic Shrimp to tempt your taste buds. Gabriella is also going to be showcasing her darling twins in her new blog event, Weekend Baby Blogging, the modern equivalent of carrying those baby photos around in your wallet!
Another new plant and a great post from Tony of Anthony’s Kitchen who writes about Sougri or Bimlipatam Jute. Who knew that the plant which has stems used to make rope also has edible leaves which are considered a delicacy in India? Tony shares a recipe for Fried Fish and Sougri to show us how the leaves are prepared.
Fabulously inventive vegan cook Virginie from Absolute Green has another fascinating post, featuring sage flowers, which I think is also new for WHB! Virginie shares her recipe for Pancakes with Sage Flowers and Calendula in French, but click on the translation link to read it in English.
From Morsels and Musings comes Anna, who is coming back to blog about cabbage this week. She shares two cabbage recipes that both sound fabulous, Garlic Cabbage (why didn’t I think of that?) and a delicious sounding cabbage soup called Seupa Vapellenentse which Anna says was unphotogenic but delicious.
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
This week The Chocolate Lady from In Mol Araan grabs Mr. Chocolate Lady and heads out into the fields to pick some very fresh asparagus, good enough to nibble on raw, and amazingly delicious cooked. TCL uses every bit of the asparagus, making Dill and Asparagus Soup from the ends and scraps.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.