Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Weekend Herb Blogging #110

As I dash between hemispheres it is such a delight to host Weekend Herb Blogging and discover the best seasonal produce in both parts of the world. My apologies for the lateness of this roundup due to a 30 hour flight and lack of internet access but enough with the excuses and onto the food. This weekend bloggers from across the globe have shared everything from cooling ice cream to warming Thanksgiving fare. For more information about this incredible blogging event created by Kalyn please visit Kalyn's Kitchen.

Lucy from Nourish Me has the perfect solution for those of us battling the Australian summer. Her lemon yoghurt ice is a feast for the eyes and senses. Head over to experience her beautiful words and photos as she works wonders with citrus.

Our creator Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen has the perfect accompaniment to any Thanksgiving meal. Her Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan and Pinenuts are deceptively healthy and sound absolutely sensational.

Mike of Mike's Table reminds us of the joy of simple things with his Herb Butter Roast Chicken. There are few greater pleasures in life than a perfectly roasted chicken and Mike's sounds simply wonderful.

Anh from Food Lover's Journey reminds us that mother's do know best with her Freshwater Fish, Choy Sum & Ginger Soup (Canh ca nau cai). This Vietnamese summer meal is both delicious and healthy. What more could you want during the warmer months?

Laurie from Tastes Like Home turns the humble onion into something special with her Pan-Friend Scallops and Caramelized Onions and Spinach. She certainly knows how to get the best out of her produce and I can easily see how this could become a regular meal.

Jennifer from Like to Cook offers a curried cauliflower soup. Another fabulous warming meal.

Annemarie at Ambrosia and Nectar offers a quick sabzi, the perfect way to spice up vegetables for those of us attempting to be a little more health conscious or just those who love tasty dishes. This Indian dish with Persian influences is certainty an exotic twist on the standard vegetable offerings.

Kalva from Curry in Kadai has another spicy offering, a grated squash curry. The vibrant colour alone is enough to jazz up any meal.

Gay from A Scientist in the Kitchen brings us a mango, cucumber and lettuce salad. A new way to utilise this fabulous summer fruit.

Rosa from Rosa Jackson has created a Kamut Flour Pizza. This gourmet delight sounds absolutely sensational.

Patricia from Technicolor Kitchen brings us a refreshing and flavour packed Lemon Pasta. It sounds heavenly on a summer evening.

Kevin from Closet Cooking brings us Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup with Dill. It looks wonderfully hearty and the perfect winter warmer on chilly evenings.

Jeanne from CookSister! has used some of my favourite flavours to make a wonderfully exotic winter warmer. Her Harira (Moroccan soup) is something I can't wait to try out.

Helene has also created something I'd love to add to my soup repertoire with her Multi Veggie Soup. I love the addition of susage for a hearty winter meal.

Anna from Anna's Cool Finds engages in some Mushroom Madness. She has chosen to grow her own so head over for a fascinating insight into the process of cultivating shitake mushrooms.

Genie from the Inadvertent Gardener has created the perfect Thanksgiving dish; Pear Salad with honey-cranberry drizzle. It sounds flavour packed and delicious.

Peter from Kalfogas has brought us a beautiful zucchini linguine. It sounds as lovely as it looks!

Emily from Superspark has made a mouthwatering cornbread and brocolli rabe strata. The photo alone has me desperate for a taste.

Anna from Morsels and Musings has brought us pickled nectarines with ricotta and proscuitto. These bite sized delights are a fantastic addition to any menu.

Gretchen from Canela and Comino has made a pumpkin pie porridge that sounds almost too delicious to be healthy.

Pam from Sidewalk Shoes has made me wish we celebrated Thanksgivng with her Turkey with herbs de provence and citrus. Now that is one beautiful bird!

Jerry has brought us one of my favourite winter meals, braised lamb shanks with white beans. I can't think of anything more comforting!

Katie from Thyme for Cooking brings us a salad of chevre, dates and nuts. The ingredients alone are enough to make me know this is a recipe I have to try!

Pam from the Backyard Pizzeria has created the most colourful dish of stuffed baby capsicums. Cute and delicious!

Haalo from Cook Almost Anything has used the most sensational Italian produce in her Bresaola con Rucola. Enough to make me want to go to Italy right now!

Gwen from Intoxicated Zodiac has submitted our first liquid entry- Chestnut Chocolate Alexanders. I think they have my name on them!

From Almost Turkish we have Bulgar Risotto with Beet and Beer. So hearty but exciting exotic!

Syrie from Tastebuddies has made roast chicken prepared with a lemon herbed butter consisting of fresh thyme, rosemary, lemon zest and parsley. Sounds like the perfect Sunday Roast to me!

Sher from What Did you Eat has made the perfect party pleaser with her Herb Pita Crisps, with a Sun-Dried Tomato Dip. Can't wait to try this at my next gathering.

Elizabeth from Blog from our Kitchen has made Penne with Oven Roasted Sweet Potato, Pecans and Goat's Cheese. Comfort in a pasta bowl!

Susan from the Well-Seasoned Cook brings us a pudding that is bound to spice things up with her licorice pudding. This sensational dessert is definitely one to check out!

Rinku from Cooking with Rinku has the perfect way to use left-over turkey in her Turkey with Makhani Sauce. It sounds too delicious to be made of leftovers!

Strata from My Bay Area Kitchen has a flavour and colour packed contribution with her Fall Snack Plate. Check out the gorgeous produce!

Finally my own entry of Summer Trifle of Stone Fruit and Raspberries. A light dessert of luscious fruit and rosewater scented yoghurt and a final tribute to summer before I head to the northern hemisphere.

If I've missed anyone please leave a message. Most importantly, next weekend Weekend Herb Blogging will be back at the home of its creator, Kalyn so please send your entries to kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net.


Susan said...

Truffle, my post is not in the round-up. Please check your email spam filter. I will send it to you again. Thx.

Laurie Constantino said...

Excellent round-up Truffle, thanks! I just finished reading all the posts, with a food break in the middle as reading about so much good food makes me hungry. Lots of good recipes, including yours. I thought I had finished, but when I went back to your page to add my thanks, I noticed you had posted even more! Thanks again for a great job.

katiez said...

You're right - a very international collection!
Lovely round-up!
30 hours???? I must say, AARRRGGHHH!
How awful!

Kalyn said...

Thanks for doing such a great job. I'm just settling in now to read all the ones I might have missed.

30 hour flight! I don't even think I would be able to type at all!

Jeanne said...

Phew - you must be exhausted! Thanks for hosting & doing such a great job on the roundup :)

A scientist in the kitchen said...

Wonderful harvest of herbs and veggies we have this week! Thanks.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Thanks so much Truffle, these look like some excellent finds this week. It is time to get healthy after all the Thanksgiving madness!

Johanna said...

great roundup - and great effort in the midst of your travels which always drain the energy - I enjoyed reading the range of recipes - thanks!

ejm said...

What a great roundup, Truffle. And most impressive that you did this after a 30 hour flight!!


gwen sutherland kaiser said...

thanks for doing a fine job hosting : ) cheers to many more liquid entries!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Great TP Bread and what a wonderful round up for Weekend Herb Blogging. Hope you're enjoying the great weather we're having in the UK. xx