Well, here it is: My very first Roundup of any kind. It was quite a bit of fun, but of course I had a technical problem. I ALWAYS have technical problems when I do anything. You'll notice that the spacing is a tad inconsistant in this post. Try as I may, I couldn't get it to do what I wanted. But, you'll learn more about that later.
For this week we had 22 submissions from around the world. (I hope I didn't leave anyone out.) As always, the recipes were wonderful and show again that Weekend Herb Bloggers are quite a talented lot.
Next weekend hosting duties will be handled by Patl at Up A Creek Without A Patl. Send the e-mail to pat DOT langille AT gmail DOT com.
That said, let's look at them.
Glenna, at A Fridge Full Of Food And Nothing To Eat forgets to put baking powder in her rosemary flavored biscuits, but they still manage to look great. Isn't it nice when that happens? Besides adding flavor, the moist sweet potatoes replaced most of the fat in the biscuits.
Alanna Kellogg of A Veggie Venture, fresh from organizing a fabulous seminar for bloggers, has done it again with Braised Cauliflower with Curry & Yogurt. This delicious heart healthy dish also features Weekend Herb Blogging's Favorite herb, cilantro.
Anna from Morsels & Musings writes an informative post that settles any questions about the long standing belief that poppy seeds affect drug tests results. She also prepared a marvelous cake made from these colorful and delicious seeds. Just don't eat it before you have a drug test!
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
Ilva at Lucullian Delights once again features gorgeous photos of eggplant, transforming them into works of art. Her delightful recipe of eggplant and potatoes features basil, which was the runner-up in the WHB favorite herb contest.
Our fearless leader, the indefatigable Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen has just returned from the seminar in St Louis and is full of stories and pictures. But, she did have time to prepare a beautiful Tomato & Cilantro Soup. Of course, we all know about the romance Kalyn has with cilantro! It's one for the ages.
Central Pennsylvania, USA
Visit Kenny at Veggie Gardening Tips and you'll see the vegetables and herbs of your dreams. In particular, I noticed one of my favorite ornamental herbs, Mexican sage. I'm certainly inspired to go work in my garden soon.
Roasted Tilapia, Tomato Wings & Asparagus
Ruth at Once Upon A Feast--Every Kitchen Tells A Story offers us a delicious meal full of herbs. Ruth's family always eats well, and here they feasted on Roasted Tilapia dusted with coriander, cumin and fresh oregano. That was paired with Tomato Wings, coated with lots of basil and parsley.
A deliciously different take on chicken salad can be found over at Coffee & Cornbread. Coffeepot uses many of the traditional ingredients and then adds rosemary to the mix. Since I love chicken salad and rosemary, I intend to make this
I have oregano growing in my garden and thanks to Haalo at Cook (almost) Everything At Least Once, I now have a wonderful recipe for it. She shows how Salmoriglio can be easily prepared to give a fabulous taste to meat and fish. I also learned that oregano is a member of the mint family, which makes perfect sense if you notice the similar appearance and tenacious growing habit of mint and oregano.
Ulrike at Küchenlatein has the perfect recipe if you're in the need for something divinely sweet. Her Walnut Decorated Mini Coffee Cakes will satisfy your need. And she was lucky enough to have freshly picked walnuts, a taste treat to be sure.
North Carolina, USA
JMom at In Our Kitchen shares her recipe for Pinakbet Tagalog, a vegetable stew with pork. This charmingly named dish melds together a rich mix of veggies including eggplant and okra with ginger and garlic. I always look for new eggplant recipes, so this is a keeper for me.
At What's Cooking In Carolina, Swank Catering features a food near and dear to my heart, Muscadine grapes. My grandparents had these delicous fruits growing on their land and they put other grapes to shame. I'm glad to see the word being spread about Muscadines
The Inadvertent Gardener features a recipe with succulent pork and apples, flavored with sage and garlic. You'll swear you can smell the wonderful aroma of this dish as you gaze at the pictures. And it's easily made in a slow cooker!
Almost Turkish Recipes features parsley in one of the prettiest potato salads I've ever seen. It also contains lots of dill and mint, so it's sure to be full of good flavors. Serve this and say goodbye to bland looking potato salad!
Virginie at Absolutely Green prepares delicious and healthy vegan recipes. Here she stuffs sweet potatoes with pecans, dried apricots, and rose petals. One can only imagine how lovely that smells!
Strata Chalup at My Bay Area Garden is back with arm loads of herbs and helpful information on harvesting, pruning and drying them. I'm amazed at the amount of herbs that Strata grows and harvests. Her yard must smell like heaven.
Over at In My Kitchen Garden the hard working Farmgirl discovers that purple kohlrabi is darn near impossible to kill! Neither frost, weeds nor Cary can discourage this admirable and beautiful plant.
Surfindave at Serendipitous Chef roasts some pumpkin, couples it with rye flour pasta dough, sage butter sauce, and invents rye ravioli!. Since we adore rye bread in our house, I think this is pure genius!
Brace yourself, fried green tomato fans. Cucina Bella has made a big plate of these, so enticing they will make you weep in frustration, particularly since tomato season is almost over.
Katerina at Daily Adventures In Cooking features a refreshing salad made with oranges and basil. I wish I had this while I was sick with my cold. But, I certainly don't need to be sick to enjoy it!
And here are my sandwiches from What Did You Eat? I highly recommend the tomato chutney, which is full of fresh ginger root, even if you don't make the sandwiches. It can transform many things into something special.
Now, there is one last entry--from the wonderful Gattina. No matter what I tried, Typepad would not allow me to properly include a picture of her dish along with the other entrants. When I did, her picture was displayed askew from the others. I'm pretty sure it's due to my limited abilities with a computer--but I prefer to blame Typepad. I finally decided to give up and give Gattina her own special spot. Scroll down and you will see Gattina's picture in all it's glory. So there, Typepad!
New Jersey, USA
Gattina has done it again. Here she shows a delicious dish of parsley and swiss chard stuffed into mussels and cooked to perfection. I always feel that the food in Gattina's beautiful photos is right in front of me, ready to enjoy.