Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #259 - The Round-Up

Thanks to everyone who makes Weekend Herb Blogging special every week. The fifteen recipes highlighted below are a testament to the enduring good taste, culinary ingenuity, and endless generosity of the food blogging community. It's always a pleasure when my hosting week comes up every few months. I encourage others who have not yet enjoyed being a host to contact Haalo of Cook Almost Anything at Least Once in order to give it a try. It's an easy, manageable, low-pressure gig. You will thank her for it, as I always do. Haalo herself is organizing the current week's round-up #260, The Fifth Anniversary. I am planning to prepare something to help her celebrate. I hope you can, too.


Stirring a pot of rice and musky mushrooms stirs the
decades-old memories of a cook for her friend and teacher.

Risotto with Porcini and Morels
Katherina - Culinary Flavors
Athens, Greece


Go ahead and pile your plate high with parathas. You will
have little guilt with a fruit-filled recipe free from most fat.

Raw Papaya Parathas
Megha - Live to Eat!!!
Mumbai, India


Sweet onion and savory sage mellow the bitter bite of
a bullet of radicchio mixed in a classic rice recipe.

Medallions of rare fish glow on the plate when trimmed
with the golden crunch of autumn's favorite seed.

Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Tuna
Yasmeen - Heathnut
Ohio, U.S.A.


Though the recipe's name escapes her, a minimalist cook
picks up a fancy trick for a memorably spicy dish.

Apple-like Asian pears pair well with a fall-favorite squash
in a golden bowl of soup strewn with toasted walnuts.

Zuppa di Zucca e Pere Arrosto (Roasted Pumpkin-Pear Soup)
Simona - Briciole
Northern California, U.S.A.


Small and sugar-sweet, seckel pears drizzled with
syrupy, spicy cider are a sexy still life of a dessert.

Cider-Baked Seckel Pears with Rice Pudding
Lynne - Cafe Lynnylu
Georgia, U.S.A.


Meat-rich Spanish cuisine is a challenge for vegetarians, but you can
make everyone happy when you make your own animal-free links.

Mexican Oregano Vegan Chorizo Sausages
Saveur - The Taste Space
Toronto, Canada


Black Forest flavors deepen and darken when a
bottle of brew is blended into a fruitcake batter.

Cherry Chocolate and Stout Loaf
Haalo - Cook Almost Anything at Least Once
Melbourne, Australia


Giant coins of semolina are a savory and sensational departure
from a more familiar recipe for Italian artisan dumplings.

Butternut Squash Gnocchi alla Romana
Val - More than Burnt Toast
British Columbia, Canada


A medley of colorful vegetables tossed with cheeses and
crumbs makes a tasty argument for a meat-free meal.

Veggie Balls
Brii - Brii Blog in English
Lake Garda, Italy


A scooped-out squash is the perfect edible vessel for a
spicy stew that pays homage to a land a world away.

Indian-Spiced Chili in a Winter Squash "Bread" Bowl
Joanne - Eats Well with Others
New York, U.S.A.


A mélange of glistening, creamy vegetables tops toast
rounds for an elegant platter to pass around with cocktails.

Autumn Crostini
Cinzia - Cindystar
Garda Lake, Italy


A handful of home-harvested herbs enchants a simple
pitcher of water with its citrus and woodsy touch.

Tisane of Thyme
Christine - Kits Chow
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Savory, starchy disks of unripe banana spark and
satiate the appetite when twice fried up to a crisp.

Tostones with Mojo Sauce
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook
New York, U.S.A.

As always, please let me know of any errors or omissions. I will correct them as soon as I am notified. Best wishes for a wonderful week!


  1. It is definitely a testament to our support of each other that this event has endured over the years. Another fantastic lineup of dishes Susan!!

  2. I have to keep going back and looking at the recipes again - they are absolutely fantastic. Brilliant job - thanks so much for hosting Susan!

  3. I always love your round-ups. You make everything sound delicious! Thanks for hosting WHB. :)

  4. Is it weird that I want to inhale all of these recipes. They sound so delicious! Great round up. And I love that you made tostones. They are one of my most favorite things!

  5. Lovely round the tag lines :)

  6. Thanks for the lovely round-up!

  7. Gorgeous recap, Susan!
    Intriguing recipes such as the Soup, the Chocolate Loaf, the new-stylished Gnocchi alla Romana and your Tostones are so tempting ... it's always a great inspiration to drop at WHB!

  8. I love those dishes! A beautiful roundup.



  9. Awesome round-up.
    Delicious and good looking dishes.
    The Potato whatchamacallit and the butternut squash gnocchi alla Romana caught my eye ♥

  10. Thanks for a fabulous job of hosting WHB and superbly written. All the dishes look delicious!

  11. A great variety of ingredients and a very nice set of recipes, as usual with WHB. Thanks for hosting and for the lovely roundup.

  12. Cheers to the food blogging community!
    15 must-try recipes, amazing!
    I would like to taste that Tisane of Thyme using that very same pitcher and glass! I'm sure kids will love Veggie balls, Potato Whatchamacallit, and Cherry Chocolate & Stout Loaf!