I'm delighted to be hosting Weekend Herb Blogging for this week at Anna's Cool Finds. Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once has been organizing this event started by Kalyn at Kalyn's Kitchen.
Name: Mike Ahmadi
Location: Livermore, CA
Blog Name: Mike Ahmadi's Gastronomic Musings
WHB Entry Post: Nature's Way to Health
Herb: Fresh Medicinal Herbs
Summary: Mike differentiates for us herbs vs. spices and writes a very informative post highlighting the medicinal properties of several herbs easily grown fresh in California, and ends with how to make a healing herbal infusion.
Blog Name: Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once
WHB Entry Post: Fesenjen - Chicken in Pomegranate and Walnut Sauce
Herb: Bay Leaf
Summary: Haalo accents the Bay Leaf in this luscious Persian recipe for Fesenjen. She puts a twist on it by cooking it in a slow cooker, and highlights the debate over fresh vs. dried bay leaves.
Location: Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, USA
Blog Name: Sidewalk Shoes
WHB Entry Post: Grilled Lemongrass Beef
Summary: When you have LOTS of one thing, and need to find inventive ways to use it, herbs definitely come to the rescue as Pam shows us with this delicious looking dish.
Location: London, UK
Blog Name: CookSister!
WHB Entry Post: Curly Kale Risotto for Winter's Last Gasp
Summary: As winter blows back at you, which it seems to be doing in many locations of the northern hemisphere, make some comfort food! And Jeanne finds that kale risotto is just the nutritious pick-me-up for that unexpected spot of cold weather.
Location: Athens, Greece
Blog Name: Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality
WHB Entry Post: Kremmydia Gemista
Summary: There are many more herbs than just onions in this recipe for 'stuffed onions', and lots of step by step photos. Everything you need for success is written here. And they look delicious!
Blog Name: Kalyn's Kitchen
WHB Entry Post: Sauteed Escarole with Parmesan and Pine Nuts
Summary: The originator of this event, and also an author at Blogher, Kalyn participates in this Weekend Herb Blogging with a post not just highlighting, but cataloging several sources of information on the bitter herb, escarole.
Name: TS and JS
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Blog Name: [eating club] vancouver
WHB Entry Post: Atsara (Green Papaya Pickle)
Herb: Green Papaya
Summary: TS and JS give us a great pictoral demonstration of how to make these simple, yet exotic pickles. Included are great ideas of what to serve Atsara with.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Blog Name: Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants
WHB Entry Post: Roast Lemon and Pepper Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan
Herb: Brussels Sprouts
Summary: Jerry gives us NO EXCUSE not to love Brussels sprouts. Cook them right (and he tells you how) and these will soon be on your short list.
Name: Nate and Annie
Location: San Jose, CA
Blog Name: House of Annie
WHB Entry Post: Easy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Herb: Brussels Sprouts
Summary: Nate describes Annie's cooking technique for Brussels Sprouts and how to avoid that nasty sulfur smell. The description and photos will have you making these very simply and avoiding all the pitfalls of this nutritious vegetable.
Name: Bird's Eye View
Blog Name: Food and Laughter
WHB Entry Post: Stuffed Mushrooms
Summary: In this post a very creative person with a basket full of mushrooms, creates a dish out of an herb she's never liked! And it becomes her new favorite appetizer!
Location: Sydney, Australia
Blog Name: Morsels & Musings
WHB Entry Post: Blackberry Breakfast Cake
Summary: Anna (the other one) gives us a lovely story in introduction of a healthy blackberry treat, and gives us no excuse not to have it for breakfast!
Location: Chicago, IL
Blog Name: Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté
WHB Entry Post: Cremini Mushroom Toast
Herb: Cremini Mushrooms
Summary: A simple, yet delicious use of a flavorful mushroom, and use up some stale bread. Just what is needed in these recessionary times.
Location: Haslett, Michigan USA
Blog Name: Eat This.
WHB Entry Post: Kookoo Sabzi (Perisan Herb Frittata)
Summary: Persian is a popular cusine this week, and I agree with Katie, it may be related to the fact that Persian New Year so recently started. She describes her relationship with parsley, and how it was overcome by this dish.
Blog Name: Food For Tots
WHB Entry Post: Steamed Lady Fingers with Chili Shrimp Sauce
Summary: Wow, does LK make a case for eating more okra! And she meticulously instructs us on how to make it so even those who don't like this healing herb will venture to eat it, and like it!
Location: Bardolino, Lake of Garda, Italy
Blog Name: Cindystar
WHB Entry Post: Pate Gustoso
Herb: Borlotti beans
Summary: Cinzia uses several herbs to make this a dish where all are guessing about the main ingredient. I know what I'll be making for my next party.
Location: Valsorda, Lake of Garda, Italy
Blog Name: Brii's Blog in English
WHB Entry Post: Pickled Red Beets
Herb: Red Beets
Summary: These pickled red beets look so easy to make, and delicious with a special spice adding to the flavor. Check this cheerful and informative post out!
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Blog Name: Kits Chow
WHB Entry Post: Ginger Milk
Summary: There is an ingredient in this lovely pudding which just cannot be substituted. Look to the post for details and ethnicity of this lovely entry.
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Blog Name: Anna's Cool Finds
WHB Entry Post: Timing is Everything!
Herb: Broccoli Flowers
Summary: And I almost forgot to post mine in the summary! It's about turning a near gardening disaster into something delicious!
Well that's it for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging. Be sure to visit Ivy's site Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality for next week's round up! Many thanks to those who participated this week.