Monday, October 12, 2009

WEEKEND HERB BLOGGING #204 - THE ROUND-UP

If Weekend Herb Blogging was running a popularity contest, then this week's blue ribbon would have to go to the hard-shelled, shaggy-centered spaghetti squash. Three of the recipes collected here feature the unique yellow vegetable. It must have a really good PR firm. Fifteen other dishy recipes in the incredibly broad world of edible plant parts are represented here, as well. Every one of them is a winner. Do scroll down and admire the menu. Thanks very much for inviting readers into your kitchens for a peek and a taste. Please let me know if there are omissions or errors that I need to amend.

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While awaiting the first killer frost, a dedicated gardener creates
a killer recipe with a bounty of exceptionally beautiful peppers.

Baked Stuffed Busillus Frying Peppers
Rachel - The Crispy Cook
Schuylerville, New York, U.S.A.

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Fresh, fragrant dill is a novel yet natural match
for a multi-layered, multi-flavored rice dish.

Shrimp Biryani
Muneeba - An Edible Symphony
Connecticut, U.S.A.

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An early autumn harvest of Asian greens is a
filling addition to a light meal you can eat on the go.

Ham Rolls with Tatsoi
Graziana - Erbe in Cucina
Italy

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Deciding which fruit to use is only a stone's
throw away for a salad as sweet as it is savory.

Nectarine Peach Salad
Hilda - Dhanggit's Kitchen
Aix en Provence, France

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Lyrical lavender baked in biscotti adds romance
to a sweet indulgence kissed with honey.

Honey-Lavender Biscotti
Pam - Sidewalk Shoes
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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Golden-fried griddle cakes studded with golden-fresh
corn kernels are but a few simple ingredients away.

Corn Cakes
Haalo - Cook Almost Anything at Least Once
Melbourne, Australia

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Scrubbing the house to prepare for a holiday is less of a chore
when fortified with protein-rich pancakes punched up with spices.

Methi and Besan ka Cheela (Fenugreek and Gram Flour Crepes)
My Experiments and Food
India

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A captivating caper sauce holds its own with a colorful
collection of brassicas known for their strength and vigor.


A cluster of tomatoes still clinging to its vine is ripe for
the picking for a classic salad that epitomizes Italian flavors.

Caprese Salad
Soma - eCurry
Texas, U.S.A.

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Farm-fresh potatoes are shredded and fried to crispy
perfection in the famous Swiss version of hash browns.

Rösti
Anna - Morsels and Musings
Sydney, Australia

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There will be no crying over missed carbs when you're
served a hearty helping of a meal made with a pasta impostor.

Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin
Kalyn - Kalyn's Kitchen
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

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Rounds of spicy potato filling are flattened into
fragrant circles of Indian bread that are tall on flavor.

Aloo Methi Paratha (Potato Fenugreek Stuffed Bread)
Sandy - Sandhya's Kitchen
London, U.K.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas when crafting gifts
of home-preserved shallots glistening in olive oil and herbs.

Shallots in Oil
Cinzia - Cindystar Blog
Lake Garda, Italy

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No one need worry about singing for her supper with
the simplest of squash dishes that's always in tune.

Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash
Joanne - Eats Well with Others
New York, New York, U.S.A.

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Saying farewell to friends is a little less painful when
you practice kitchen therapy with the art of pickling.

Pickled Bell Peppers and Onions
Brii - Brii Blog in English
Lake Garda, Italy

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Healthy eating in technicolor just got even easier
with a lively vegetable mix of green, red, and gold.

Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans, Corn, and Kale
Katie - Eat This
Haslett, Michigan, U.S.A.

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A wholesome sourdough mattress cuddles seasoned corn
custard in an old-fashioned dish of English origins.

Sourdough Bread Pudding with Corn and Caramelized Shallots
Stash - The Spamwise Chronicles
New York, New York, U.S.A.

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All the comforts of childhood are not to be found in
an old-time nursery favorite that fools and frustrates.

Rinktum Tiddy
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook
New York, U.S.A.


Thanks to Haalo of Cook Almost Anything at Least Once for allowing me the opportunity to host this long-running event for the umpteenth time. Weekend Herb Blogging #205 is currently being hosted by Cinzia of Cindystar Blog.

16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous roudup! Great dishes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Fantastico!
    All dishes look gorgeous, I will have some Lavender Biscuits right now with my coffee ... for lunchtime I have not decided yet between Nectarine Peach Salad with Corn Cakes and patriottic Caprese Salad with Rösti ... no doubt I should have a bit of Cacio & Pepe and some
    Sourdough Bread Pudding with Corn and Caramelized Shallots for sympathy, and dinner is ready as well!
    Thanks for hostig, Susan and have a nice week!

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  3. what a lovely round up - gorgeous and inspiring dishes with wonderful prose - but please don't mention christmas yet!

    PS thanks for getting your rinktum tiddy photo up - it looks wonderful and homely

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful collection of recipes this time. And what a surprise that the humble spaghetti squash should be so popular. Thanks for hosting; you always do a beautiful job.

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  5. thanks for hosting! great job!

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  6. Lovely roundup Susan. Your couplets with each entry make it a smooth read.

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  7. Make that 18 entries, Susan! My frying pepper post is AWOL. WHBers may see some other pepper posts as we finally had our hard frost the other night and I have a passel of peppers on my kitchen counter.

    Love that lavender biscotti and the preserved shallots and peppers.

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  8. Beautiful round-up! So many lovely fall dishes...I can't decide which to take on first.

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  9. Hard to know where to start, it all looks so tasty! Thanks again for hosting!

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  10. Wonderful lineup of dishes!

    Thanks for having me. I'm looking forward to participating in future installments of WHB.

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  11. Spectacular Susan Love all the recipes. The lavender biscuits are so beautiful!

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  12. Gorgeous round-up ... those dishes make me feel warm n fuzzy inside, on this frigid fall day!

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  13. Yes spaghetti squash is a favourite especially this time of year.

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  14. Beautiful roundup. Now I think I must be missing something about spaghetti squash--never been a fan, but then again, I've never tried any of these 3 dishes. ;)

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