Sunday, October 29, 2006

Weekend Herb Blogging Roundup

I am honored to be hosting this week's Weekend Herb Blogging Roundup. We've got plenty of excellent recipes this week, and I'm sure you'll be adding a few of these to your "Must Try" list, as I have.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances such as moving my parents into their new home, and coming down with some sort of virus, I didn't get the chance to get into the kitchen to make my own herb recipe! However, I think you'll find plenty of good recipes in this recap. So without further ado, let's begin!

Absolute Green starts us off with a lovely recipe for a Broccoli and Green Tea Soup, which I simply must try. The combination of flavors must be absolutely insane!

The Chocolate Lady posted a lovely article about Lavender, and a suggestion for lavender tea, which sounds positively lovely.

Looking for some great food pictures? Head over to The Serendipitous Chef's site for a chock-full-o-photos posting with a recipe for Mustard Spinach Frittata. I must admit I've never tried mustard spinach, but this recipe definitely sounds like a good one to start with.

Before I introduce the next recipe, let me first say as of late, I have been completely obsessed with truffles and truffle oil. So this next recipe from Thyme for Cooking, Caramelized Onion Crespeu with Parsley and Truffle Oil, definitely piqued my interest. This is definitely on the "Must Make" list.

Ulrike from Germany gives us some great information on broad beans and provides us with a lovely recipe for Broad Beans, Pasta, and Bacon, which sounds simply tasty. It's also super simple, so you could whip this up in no time!

Who doesn't love garlic? Haalo provides us with a lovely recipe for a garlic anchovy dip, Bagna Calda, which I'm sure would be absolutely insane with fresh bread.

Nothing says "Fall's here!" like the taste and flavors of biting into a fresh apple. Veggie Gardening Tips has a great article on Heirloom Apples. It's chock full of information, so you won't want to miss this one.

Almost Turkish has a great recipe for Pub Style Bulgur Pilaf, which also went directly to the "Must Make" list. It's a great one-pot main or side dish.

There's so many great posts this week that are loaded with great information. Calendula and Concrete's post on Cranberries and how they are harvested is no exception. There's also some great pictures.

Sugar Delirium has a great recipe for Ina's Roasted Brussel Sprouts. If you haven't liked brussel sprouts in the past, you should definitely try this recipe, because I'm sure you'll fall in love with them.

Gattina has gorgeous photos and recipe for Zucchini Boats with Corn Stuffing. My mouth is watering just looking at this post!

There's something very satisfying about making your own bread from scratch. Saffron Trail has a lovely recipe for Potato Rosemary Focaccia Pugliese, which looks incredibly amazing.

Kalyn's post this week is for a great-looking Thai Chicken Soup, and concludes her month long-postings with cilantro recipes. It looks awesome, and I think I'll have to try and veganize it.

Food Lover's Journey has such an incredible recipe for Five-Spice Tofu with Lemongrass Topping that I might have to give tofu another try. I adore lemongrass, and this recipe definitely makes good use of it.

Christine Cooks up a lovely Butternut Squash Bisque with Maple Syrup and Sage which looks absolutely divine!

Our last recipe today in the roundup comes from Ask Ruth. It's a great article entitled "Great Food Fast" which gives some excellent tips for preparing meals with maximum efficiency.

Thanks to everyone for participating this week! Next week's roundup will be back at home at Kalyn's Kitchen.


Kalyn Denny said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great. It seems like there is a lot of that going around right now. Very nice job on the recap. I was worried because Blogger was acting weird off and on all day, and I hoped it wasn't giving you fits.

I think the Thai chicken soup would be great without the chicken. I might put in red pepper, zucchini, or something like that if you don't want tofu. The flavor is more in the aromatics and coconut milk than the chicken, in my opinion. I love it and it would be great for a cold.

Anonymous said...

Great recap!

It looks like my mail must not have made it to you though for my post, but I have a Thai Pesto recipe that I'd love to add to the list.

Feel better soon!

(formerly Cookbook 411... now Cook & Eat!)

Virginie said...

I hope you feel better. Thanks a lot for this recap' which once again so many nice recipes I must try.

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Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better too. I too have been swamped and just now getting to read all this great roundup.

Really great job.

mary grimm said...

Great round-up--I bookmarked several that looked too good not to try.