Monday, March 8, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #223 - The Round-Up

This is getting to be a habit. I have hosted Weekend Herb Blogging several times over the last few years and have re-upped again. It's always been one of my favorite food blogging events, a pleasure to participate in and host. Thanks to Haalo for her leadership, Kalyn for her brainchild, and all of you for your wonderful contributions every week. If there's anything I need to correct or add, please let me know so that I can make amends right away. See you soon!


A few sprigs of curry leaves are all you need for a scent
you can smell around the world as well as the kitchen.

Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets
Maninas - Maninas: Food Matters


A splash of lemon makes its own splash in a recipe
known for its spices as well as its key ingredient.

Bhendi Masala (Okra with Spices)
Kiran - Sumadhura
Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Beet tops are the leaf to beat for super nutrition
that reads like a bottle of multivitamins.

Carrot-Beet Greens Fry/Sauté
Preeti - Relishing Recipes
Arkansas, U.S.A.


A careful method and scant ingredients ensure that
the most delicate greens don't tough it out on your tongue.

Sweet Pea Shoots
Tigerfish - Teczcape
California, U.S.A.


Sicilian simplicity shines with a handful of herb-spiked
breadcrumbs to cover thin cutlets of pork.

Cotolette Alla Palermitana (Aromatic Tenderloin)
Graziana - Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs)


A classic American writer knows the difference between
cabbage and cauliflower. You "Mark" his words.

Curried Cauliflower Stalks
Sra - When My Soup Came Alive
Chennai, India


When you live on the girdle of the Earth, let your long,
cold glasses of infused ice tea do the sweating for you.

Lemongrass Ice Tea
Aqua - Served with Love


Leaving the peel on tomatoes for a slow-roasted passata
makes the resulting flavor that much more appealing.

Cooking with Fruit: Tomatoes
Ozoz - Kitchen Butterfly
The Netherlands


Thick coins of sweet potatoes are worth their weight in health
gold when roasted for maximum flavor with minimal fat.

Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
Katie - Eat This
Michigan, U.S.A.


The luck of Chinese New Year lasts a little longer
when leftover fruit becomes a tray of fresh muffins.

Mandarin Orange Muffins with Walnuts
Huan - Eat.Live.Recipes


An invitation to a potluck picnic invites a baker to
innovate a dessert recipe for vegan, gluten-free eaters.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
Johanna - Green Gourmet Giraffe
Melbourne, Australia


A Mexican fruit travels far south of its borders in a hot
and lively crushed sauce prepared Down Under.
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Haalo - Cook Almost Anything at Least Once
Melbourne, Australia


Grains and greens get dressed up for the camera
when tossed with a mix of glistening ingredients.

Wheat Berry Salad with Almonds & Spinach in a Citrus Dressing
Janet (Saveur) - The Taste Space
Toronto, Canada


A bumper crop of allium rewards a casual gardener
with a loaf of fragrant bread baked for a busy day.

Erba Cipollina (Chives)
Simona - Briciole
California, U.S.A.


Natural disasters may slow the Earth's rotation, but
it shouldn't take more than a millionth of a second
to decide to bake a batch of buttery bar cookies.

Cinnamon Butterscotch Bars
Joanne - Eats Well with Others
New York, U.S.A.


Hastily gathered greens quickly dipped in boiling water
make for a broth worth savoring very slowly.

Wet Vegetables
Christine - Kit's Chow
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Gently fried fennel enriches the simplest stock into a
stand-alone soup to enrich the blood on cold winter days.

Creamy Fennel Soup
Cinzia - Cindystar
Lake Garda, Italy


If at first you don't succeed, bake, bake again.

Please join Huan of Cook.Eat.Live who is hosting the current edition of Weekend Herb Blogging #224.


  1. great round up, a real goal!
    wonderful dishes and pics.
    thanks for hosting, Susan, have a nice week!

  2. Very eclectic collection of recipes. Strung together so well as usual, thanks, Susan!

  3. Susan, your round-ups are always such a treat to read!

  4. Thanks for the round-up! Very informative.

  5. amazing round-up, you did a great job!

  6. A lovely roundup! There are so many yummy dishes!



  7. may you host many more whb rounds as your round up is always a joy to read - and I am pleased to finally see your cake - it looks beautiful - just shows that your perseverance was rewarded

  8. Nice job hosting and it looks like such an interesting collection of dishes. I've turned into kind of a WHB dropout lately, but it's nice to see that the event goes on just as well without me.

  9. Gorgeous roundup--sorry I missed this one, again! The sauteed cauliflower stems are intriguing. The blondies look divine (though I'm still not quite sure how they got into this roundup!).

  10. What a lovely round-up! Thanks for hosting, Susan. :)

  11. A delicious round-up Susan!!!!Weekend Herb Blogging has been around for quite some time:D

  12. Beautiful round-up! There's so much variety here...I love it!

  13. A nice read to start the week: thanks Susan! Every edition of WHB is a treat.

  14. Delicious round-up.............Well done!

  15. What a wonderful round-up. This is my first visit to your blog. I stopped by to say hello and stayed much longer than I planned. You have a wonderful blog. I'll be back often to see what's cookin'.

  16. Thank you very much, everyone! It is always a pleasure to serve you a WHB round-up!

    Welcome, Mary! Thank you very much!

  17. Very lovely roundup. Really yummy.

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