Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Herb Blogging #277 - The Round-Up

Big thanks to everyone for your great food and friendship. Weekend Herb Blogging has always been a special hosting pleasure for me, and this 277th edition has been no exception. The longevity of this event is tribute to Kalyn's foundation and Haalo's carrying of the torch. Your impressive and energetic talents complete the trinity.

Rachel of The Crispy Cook is now hosting WHB #278. She will be welcoming your recipes until close of the event on Sunday, April 10.

Should there be any errors or omissions, please know I will make the corrections as soon as I'm notified.

Thanks again!


The manual labor of mortar and pestle is worth the grind for
a colorful confetti of complex spices in a vegetable toss.

Making quinoa for the first time? Make it green with
an envious mix of asparagus, peas, leeks, and mint.

Quinoa and Spring Vegetable Pilaf
Mary Katherine - MK's Kitchen
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.


A frilly fringe of leaves from a particularly popular flower
are a healthy foliage for much of what might be ailing you.

Garland Chrysanthemum
Tigerfish - Teczcape - An Escape to Food
California, U.S.A.


Bitter little gourds are less bitter pills to swallow when
they are charred and spiced and hissing in a skillet.

Sautéed Baby Bitter Gourd
Sra - When My Soup Came Alive


Tender little leggy leaves enliven a North African
grain dish balanced with spices and sweetness.

Moroccan Barley and Pea Shoot Salad
Janet - The Taste Space
Toronto, Canada


A square of juicy, fruity dessert is the plum-perfect
ending to a convivial, casual luncheon party.

Plum and Cinnamon Oat Slice
Johanna - Green Gourmet Giraffe
Melbourne, Australia


Just when you thought it was safe to yawn at yet another pesto,
along comes Thai basil and coriander to recharge the sauce.

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Glass Noodles in Thai Basil and Coriander Pesto
ShuHan - Mummy, I Can Cook
London, U.K.


A kumquat compote is the crowning golden glory
on a delicate cheesecake atop a biscuit base.

Kumquat, Vanilla and Ginger Cheesecake
Elly - Nutmegs, Seven
Oxford, U.K.


Piled-high baked potatoes with nary a drop of dairy fool and
satisfy the diner expecting cheese, butter, or cream.

Potato Boats with "Sour Cream" and Herbs
Ricki - Diet, Desserts and Dogs
Toronto Area, Canada


A sucker for spices grinds her own special blends into
powder potions that sprinkle magic flavors on many a dish.

Assorted Spice Medleys
Claudia - Honey from Rock
Hawaii, U.S.A.


Smoked-up chile peppers pair well with sugary apricots
to finish fillets swimming in good taste and nutrition.

Roast Salmon with Sweet Chipotle Glaze
Joanne - Eats Well with Others
New York


A simple stack of crepes napped in aromatic cream
makes for a serving that's a cut well above the rest.

Crepes Pie with Pancetta and Rosemary
Graziana - Erbe in Cucina


A crush of fresh corn kernels is a sweet, golden nest
for a topping of salty cheese and quick ratatouille.

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


The piquant flavor of piccata can lure away even the most
addicted from her online game of a frog and some balls.

Chicken Piccata
Annie and Nate - House of Annie
Kuching, Sarawakm, Malaysia


The joys of one's garden yield handfuls of hale and hearty
kale to chop into a casserole bubbling with good health.

Gratin di Cavolo Riccio e Orzo (Kale and Barley Gratin)
Simona - Briciole
California, U.S.A.


Hungering for something humble and homey? Buttered
griddle cakes should have you humming in no time.


  1. Everything looks fabulous--crepes, farls, crumble, my eyes always go to the carby selections first, but I'm intrigued by all the greens, too! Thanks for hosting such a great roundup, Susan.

  2. Always learning about new ingredients at WHB :)


  3. Never cease to be blown away by the notes for each of the entries. Thanks, Susan!

  4. wonderful dishes!
    so sorry I could not participate this week but had a very busy time :-(
    have a nice week!

  5. Another fabulous roundup! Everything looks so good.



  6. Thanks for hosting this delicious looking roundup! Off to chase some links...

  7. Great round-up, I enjoyed reading it all

  8. Brilliant round up! I had to go bookmark that potato boat recipe. Nummy :)

  9. I always love seeing the great variety in WHB round-ups! This one is no exception. Delicious!

  10. Always love your round-ups, Susan! So many exotic dishes in this week's sampling. Love it!

  11. A wonderful array of dishes elegantly presented: thanks, Susan!

  12. Thanks for hosting Susan - as always it's a beautiful roundup that's full of delicious dishes!

  13. What an evocative and lyrical round up - just lovely to read and look at - now I just need some time to browse the abundance of good food

  14. A wonderful array of amazing dishes from start to finish Susan!!!

  15. I've been out of touch for the past week so I'm just now reading through these...great roundup! Thanks Susan!

  16. Thanks very much, everyone!

    Sra - Thanks. I always try my best to showcase round-up recipes.

  17. Great roundup. Love learning about new herbs and plants.

  18. delicious looking roundup
    Happy spring to you too