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Weekend Herb Blogging #249 – Round-up

Posted in Events/Round-Ups by janet @ the taste space on September 7, 2010


I was fortunate to host Weekend Herb Blogging this week, in which food bloggers share their recipes featuring any herb, fruit, vegetable, nut, grain, seed, flower or plant. It was initially created by Kalyn but now hosted by Haalo.  Here are the tasty dishes from this week:

Our lovely host for WHB this week, Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with herbs) in Italy brought us a yellow gaspazho with yellow tomatoes.

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Claire from Chez Cayenne in Houston, Texas, celebrated her wedding anniversary by eating a melitzanosalata, a Greek roasted eggplant dip, and then recreated and savoured it at home.

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Jen from Tastes of Home, who hails from both San Diego and Malaysia, brings us a Malaysian specialty with stinky beans (petai) and shrimp in a chili paste. Thank goodness stinky beans don’t smell bad!

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Next, Chris at Mele Cotte, introduces me to heart of palms with a Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad. It looks really delicious for the summer.

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Johanna, a Food Junkie from Athens, brings us a Greek Potato Pie (Patatopita), which she described as a very succulent Mediterranean version of rösti.

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Megha from Live to Eat! turns a Mushroom and Corn dish Indian-style with a host of spices: turmeric, coriander, chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, cumin, cinnamon, clove, pepper corns, and cardamom.

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Pam from Sidewalk Shoes also brings us a quick, easy and tasty, Greek dish of Chicken and Dill Souvlaki.

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Next, we have ScentedLeaf from Vancouver, BC, who baking up delicious desserts with flowers from his backyard: Banana fruit bread with rose-scented pelargonium.

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The lovely Joanne from Eats Well With Others also went Indian-style with a beautiful coconut curried tofu, eggplant and kohlrabi with green jasmine rice.

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Peggy from The Blog That Ate Manhattan teaches us all about capers, the immature buds from the caper bush, and shows us how to incorporate them into a Chicken Salad with Capers and Lemon. She has also compiled a list of other tasty dishes with capers. bring on the caper love!

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Esra from New York with her lovely blog Carte du Jour, brings us a tasty and beautiful dish that uses end of summer zucchinis, sliced into thin ribbons:  Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ribbons with Daikon, Oregano, and Basil.

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Anna from Australia, with her blog Morsels & Musings, has a great post about acidic sumac which she uses in her Palestinian Chicken with Sumac, Zaatar and Lemon.

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Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once always has interesting foods to highlight during WHB. This week is no exception with her Roasted Tamarillo Fool. What is  tamarillo? Who have to ask the Kiwis! It certainly looks delicious!

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And while I have been cooking up a lot of great Middle eastern and Mediterranean dishes, my contribution to this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging was an All-Natural Chocolate Brownie Power Nibble made with dates and cocoa.

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Please pop over for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking with Herbs).

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  1. Jen said, on September 7, 2010 at 7:51 AM

    thanks for doing such a lovely round-up! everything looks yummy :)

  2. ScentedLeaf said, on September 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    I am glad that my recipe with scented pelargonium flowers was mentioned on your list. All the recipes looks great and seems to be tasteful.

  3. Joanne said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Excellent roundup Janet! The herbs and veggies and fruits of summer are so vibrant in this list of great recipes!

  4. Haalo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Thanks so much for hosting Janet – so many delicious dishes I don’t know where to start!

  5. Peggy Polaneczky said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Gorgeous recipes ! I am inspired.

    Thanks for hosting.

    Peggy

  6. Graziana said, on September 8, 2010 at 3:35 AM

    Great round-up, how many interesting and colourful recipes to try!

  7. pam said, on September 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    Wonderful round up! It all looks so good!


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