Weekend Herb Blogging # 130 – The Round-up

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First of all, thank you Everyone for all those wonderful entries for this week’s edition of Weekend Herb Blogging. It was a real pleasure to host this event.

And here are all 35 amazing entires in order how they were arriving:

Red Snapper and Greek Potatoes
by Elizabeth of Blog From OUR Kitchen from Toronto, Canada

Delicious full of flavours potatoes and fish with lemon, capers, oregano… and my favourite garlic.

Bitter is The Mighty Melon
by Rita of Mochachocolata-Rita from Hong Kong

Very interesting post on bitter melon, known for its anti infection properties, improves digestion and it is also a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin B.

Chicken Fry with Pepper
by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all Seasons from India

Did you know that black pepper berries are cooked prior to drying? If not you should read Srivalli’s post about peppercorns.

Chicken Thighs with Herbs, White Wine and Lemon
by Katerina of Daily Unadventures in Cooking from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Simple and inexpensive dish but very delectable!

Orange Fig Buttermilk Bran Muffins
by Erin of The Skinny Gourmet from Chicago, IL, USA

Healthy muffins and interesting post on figs and their ancient history.

Spanakopita with Eggs
by Marija of Palachinka from Belgrade, Serbia

Fantastic recipe for spanakopita with the whole eggs inside.

Swiss Chard Gratin
by Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp! from Alton, Illinois, USA

Yummy dish prepared from Swiss chard that is one of the healthiest of leaf greens.

Roasted Tilapia with Black Bean, Mango, Lime and Cilantro Salsa
by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Astonishing looking fish dish with addition of awesome salsa.

Salted Vegetables & Tofu Soup
Wiffy of Noob Cook from Singapore

Unusual and very beautiful dish full of surprises: prawns, sour plums, squid, pork… and tofu.

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
by Kevin of Closet Cooking from Toronto, Canada

And another spanakopita, this time made from feta cheese… it looks so crunchy and cheesy!

Roasted Red Peppers
by Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi from North-western U.S.

My favourite way to prepare red peppers, perfect in sauces, soups, salads, dips, spreads, pizza toppings or eaten itself!

Seafood, Fennel Salad
by KC of Kits Chow from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Mouth-watering recipe full of shrimps, scallops and squid.

Cannellini Bean Dip with Herbed Pita
by Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes from Northern Virginia, USA

Recipe for very scrumptious, easy and healthy appetizer.

Rice cakes with Fennel Seeds
by Virginie of Absolutely Green from Nantes, France

Smashing cakes made from wholemeal rice flour, you can eat as many of them as you without guilt ;)

Swiss Scalloped Potatoes
by Georgetta of Weak Weary Mom from Southwest USA

Comforting dish prepared in this stunning rice cooker.

Candlenuts Coriander Grilled Grouper
by Pepy of The Art and Science of Food from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Gorgeous pictures, perfect recipe and very educative post on ingredients.

Chinese Herbs (Radix Astragali, Gojiberry, Jujube)
by Tigerfish of Teczcape – An Escape To Food from California, USA

Marvelous post on herbs and their properties.

Twice Fried Rice
by Siri of Siri’s Corner from North Carolina, USA

Very flexible dish where you can use any seasonal vegetables.

Ricotta Gnocchi with Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce
by Patricia of Technicolor Kitchen from Brazil

Warm, creamy and flavorful dish that you have to try yourself.

Greek Rose Ice Cream
by Moriah of Where I’m Cooking From from Astoria, New York, USA

Lovely dessert for upcoming warmer days, made with rose petals jam, vanilla sugar and rose water.

Grape & Spice Nut Salad
by Anna of Morsels & Musings from Sydney, Australia

Colourful and rich in flavours salad, extraordinary combination of nuts, fruits, smoked paprika, coriander and many other interesting ingredietns.

African Inspired Almond Collard Stew
by Cheryl of Gluten Free Goodness from Alexandria

Impressive dish inspired by Guinean peanut-chicken stew!

Asian Infused Tilapia with Baby Bok Choy
by Pam of Sidewalk Shoes from USA

Great and comforting way to prepare tilapia, delicate dish with healthy baby bok choy cabbage.

Miso Salmon with Pa Muchim (Korean Scallion Salad)
by Amy and Jonny of We Are Never Full from USA

Beautiful dish and tempting pictures that will make you hungry instantly!

Rice Paper Rolls
by Pam of The Backyard Pizzeria from Victoria, Australia

Simple and soo beautiful dish made with crab meat and coriander.

Quinoa Cakes with Snow Peas and Tilapia
by Chris of Mele Cotte from Atlanta, Georgia, USA

It looks like Tilapia is now in season! Chris prepared it with quinoa that looks like any other grain but in reality is relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach.

Basil-Sumac Scallops
by Rinku of Cooking in Westchester from Westchester County, USA

Banana and Honey Jam
by Y of Lemonpi from Sydney, Australia

Very sweet entry and interesting post on banana trees being giant herbs.

Leek and Potato Soup with Lemon Balm
by Scrumptious of In My Box from San Francisco, USA

Unique soup with hint of lemon, perfect for colder summer evenings.

by DK of Culinary Bazaar from USA

American classic version… splendid dessert for any occasion!

New Potatoes with Rosemary and Olives
by Katie of Thyme for Cooking, the Blog from Vendee, France

Such a delicious way to prepare you potatoes, with fragrant fresh rosemary and olives.

Lemon-glazed Zucchini Quick Bread
by Jerry of Jerry’s Thoughts, Musings, and Rants! from Canada

Really scrumptious recipe for zucchini bread loaf topped with lemon glaze.

Chestnut Soup
by Haalo of Cook Almost Anything At Least Once from Melbourne, Australia

Innovative recipe for unusual soup, beautiful pictures and info on chestnuts.

Cucumber and Cilantro Raita
by Jennifer of Like to Cook from Cesseras, France

Aromatic, fresh side dish to complete many meals.

Halibut and Red Pepper Souvlaki with Herby Green Sauce
by Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska from Alaska, USA

Exciting dish, beautifully presented on skewers, topped with herbal green sauce… perfect for dinner or lunch especially this time of the year.

Your thoughts…

  1. Margot..thats one lovely roundup!..thanks for hosting this!

  2. There are several recipes I will be bookmarking from this fabulous round up. Thanks for putting it together!

  3. There are several recipes I will be bookmarking from this fabulous round up. Thanks for putting it together!

  4. Thanks for this enormous round’up. I was wondering when it would end, so many entries there are. Joli !

  5. Great roundup Margot!

  6. What a brilliant round up Margot :D

    My apologies for missing this one!

    Rosie x

  7. What a lovely round up and such variety! Thanks so much for hosting this month!

  8. I just had dinner and I’m hungry again after this round up! :O
    Thanks, Margot :)

  9. wow Margot…. great round up! Thanks for letting me know by email

  10. Delicious Roundup Margot. Lovely Roundup..:)


  11. What a gorgeous collection of dishes. I can see I have a lot of reading to do, but (sigh) it will have to wait until I get home from school. Thanks again for hosting!

  12. Thank you for hosting and whipping up this delicious round up! :)

  13. What an amazing job, Margot – the dishes look so delicious!
    Great round up!

  14. thanks for hosting, dear margot.

  15. Oh, well done!
    So much food, so little time! And we’ve been without electricity for the afternoon…. Drat!
    Back to the reading..

  16. Thanks for hosting and giving us a wonderful round up Margot :)

  17. This is such a deliciously varied round-up this week! Thanks to all the entrants and to you Margot for the beautiful round-up.

  18. Thank you Everyone for such a nice words ;)

  19. Thanks, Margot, for putting together such a huge and beautiful round-up! My mouth is watering…

  20. Thanks for the roundup. There are quite a few gorgeous and unusual dishes in this lineup.

  21. This is an awesome roundup with a lot of really impressive dishes to explore. I should be busy for a while now…

  22. What a tasty looking roundup!

  23. I got about half way done, but now I must go to bed. I’ll be back tomorrow to read the rest.

  24. Great, great job with this. Love the synopsis of each dish. Wonderful roundup.

  25. A lovely roundup Margot.. Great work lady!!

  26. Lots of neat dishes! Great roundup!!!

  27. This is a good version of this dish. I am changing two things to this recipe. Drop the salt (soy sauce and salted black beans gives it enough saltiness), and add more chicken broth to 1/2 cup. I had black bean paste and it worked just fine in place of the salted black beans

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