Monday, October 12, 2009


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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

Anna - Morsels and Musings
Sydney, Australia


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


  1. What a gorgeous roudup! Great dishes!



  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!

  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

  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.

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

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. Wonderful lineup of dishes!

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

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

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

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

  13. 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. ;)