Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend Herb Blogging Round-up: WHB # 115 many delicious dishes from all over the world...I'm so glad that I've requested Kalyn(the brain and a wonderful person behind Weekend Herb Blogging.) to be the host of WHB. I feel as if all these dishes were brought to my dining table, and I invite all of you to savour these lovely, delicious dishes sent by many cooks from all over the globe.... bon appétit!

P.S: I've categorized all the dishes by the featured herb/plant/vegetable just like dear Kalyn does.

Padma of Padma's Kitchen from New Jersey, US sent aromatic Koi Thotakura Fry (Amaranth Stir-fry).

Rachel of Rachel's bite from Chicago, US sent us this warm, delicious Baby Arugula, Orange and Fennel Salad with Grilled Shrimp and White Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Baby Peas:
Jennifer of Like to Cook from Southern France sent this creamy Pasta with Baby Peas, Ham and Cream.

Anna of Morsels and Musings from Australia sent her healthy Zucchini & Basil Salad w Verjuice & Currant Dressing and her post alerts us the forgotten acidifiers.

Andrea of Andreas Recipes sent this scrumptious Spinach and Basil Lasagna.

Bitter Melon:
Anna of Anna's Cool Finds from Mill Valley, California, sent a healthy, flavorful Tofu and Bitter Melon Stir-Fry. I can not pass this as it features my favorite vegetable.

Minti of A Suitable Spice (I love the name :-) ) from Massachusetts, US sent us this aromatic Curried Carrot and Apple Soup.

Our lovely Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen sent a salad with a dressing that involves her favorite herb, the Cilantro. Her Red Cabbage and Chicken Asian Salad with Tangy Cilantro Dressing is welcomed warmly at this dining table.

Sher of What did you eat sent this tasty and tangy Nigella Lawson Fishcakes With Tomatillo-Cilantro Salsa.

Cilantro and Spices:
Ruth of Once upon a Feast has sent Indian inspired dinner. What's more? She tells, this dinner is South Beach Diet friendly.

Ulrike aka ostwestwind of Küchenlatein from Northern Germany has sent this delicious and warm Gratin of white cabbage & lentils in a Provençal sauce.

Lalaine of The Cook Mobile sent a flavorful, creamy, tasty appetizer, Shallot Toasts with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon.

This fragrant Oven Baked Zucchini Fritters from Burcu of Almost Turkish Recipes has a special appeal, a combination of Zucchini and Dill.

Fava Beans:
Gretchen Noelle Jones of Canela & Comino from Lima, Peru sent this very refreshing Fresh Fava Bean Salad.

Fennel (Seeds):
Peter of Kalofagas from Toronto, Canada sent this fragrant and hearty Roast Loin of Pork With a Fennel Seed Crust.

A blogger, who named her blog aptly after a herb, Katie of Thyme for Cooking from Vendée, France, sent this comforting and beautiful looking Pulled Pork Stew with Olives and Chickpeas that has appeased a vegetarian like me.

Kale: (Cavalo Nero or Tuscan Kale or Black Cabbage)
Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything from Australia send healthy and tasty Baked Eggs with Cavalo Nero and information about this variety of Kale.

Kaykat of Cooking from A to Z sent this fabulous and yummy Kohlrabi Caponata

Pam of The Backyard Pizzeria sent this delicious and succulent Pomegranate, feta, cucumber and mint salad.

Nectarines & Strawberries:
Arfi of HomeMadeS from New Zealand has sent the only dessert on the table, Sugar-Grilled Nectarines and Strawberries. And, of course, she has sent some summer to this corner of the world.

Pam of Sidewalk Shoes sent these mouth-watering Savory Herb Black Pepper and Parmesan Shortbreads. A great snack for kids and adults.

This warm Chicken Tortilla Soup from Kevin of Closet Cooking from Toronto lifts up any soul.

Papaya, Mango:
Mike of Mike's Table from Florida, who loves Mahi-Mahi, has sent some sunshine and flavor through his Poached Mahi Mahi with Papaya Mango Salsa.

Patricia of Technicolor Kitchen sent this warm Autumn Spicy Rice, which can be enjoyed anytime during the year.

Helene of News from the kitchen from Landau, Southwestern Germany has sent this colorful, nourishing Vitaminsalad. Although she has prepared this to brighten the grey and muddy weather, this salad gets invitation anytime.

Laurie Constantino of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska sent us these cute, yummy Palestinian Spinach Pies.

Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi from Northwestern US has not only sent a delicious and healthy Citrusy Sprout Salad, but also loads of information on sprouts.

Sugandhi Flower: (White butterfly ginger lily or ginger lily):
Maya of beautiful KonkanWorld has sent us valuable information about this beautiful and fragrant flower.

Sweet Potato:
Desie of Maybahay from Sydney, Australia, who loves to host, has sent these sweet and warm Sweet Potato and Raisin muffins.

Sweet Potato Tops:
Gay, who is A Scientist in the kitchen from Philippines has sent this mouthwatering citrusy Sweet potato (kamote) tops Salad.

Swiss Chard:
Suganya of Tasty Palettes sent wonderful Mashed Greens using western greens (Swiss Chard) in Indian style.

Vegetables: (Carrots, spring onions, dill)
Priya of Food and Laughter has sent us delicious Veggie Twists (roasted vegetables) that are well-seasoned.

Vegetables and Tofu:
Nora of Life's Smörgåsbord from Sydney, Australia, sent us this flavorful Fried Tofu with Sweet Soy Dressing.

There. The table is ready with flavorful dishes from around the world. Dig in and enjoy!


Helene said...

Thanks for the fabulous round up! I´ll have to come back later to read all the entries! :)

Nora B. said...

Hi Vani,
I sent you an e-mail with my perma-link for WHB #115, but it seems that you did not receive it.

I guess I'll re-post it for another week.


Padma said...

Hi Vani,
I sent you by email my WHB entry and URL, but I am not seeing my entry here. didn't you receive it?

My Entry

Vani said...

Nora, Padma, my sincere Apologiies...somehow your emails and some other WHB entries ended up in my spam folder and I did not see them. Adding them to the round-up right away.

Vani said...
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Padma said...

Thank you!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Great round up!

Nora B. said...

Hi Vani,
thanks :-) My entry is actually about kalamansi, a type of lime.


Laurie Constantino said...

Thank you, Vani, for all your hard work in putting the round-up together, and for organizing it so well. What a feast we would have if we all could bring our dishes to the same table!!

bee said...

thank you for this roundup, dear vani.

Kalyn said...

Once again so many delicious looking and interesting entries. I'm just home from work now and starting to read them all. Thanks for all your work; great job.

Kalyn said...

Hi, me again. It looks like the link on Gretchen's entry is broken, it's missing the ending I think.

Andrea said...

Thanks for hosting, Vani! What a great selection of dishes!

Suganya said...

Thats a neat roundup. Thank you Vani.

ostwestwind said...

Great work, thanks for hosting. So many great dishes.

rachel said...

Thanks for the roundup! So many good dishes!