Sunday, June 07, 2009

Weekend Herb Blogging #186 Recap

This week's dishes are a celebration of the season - things to warm you up, things to cool you down - things to share and things to spoil yourself with.

Before I move onto the recap, next week our host will be Katie from Eat This.

Please send your email to knorthc AT gmail DOT com with WHB#187 in the subject line and the following details:
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You can find more WHB information here along with the rules and who's hosting in the future.

Now, onto the recap....

Bagna Cauda (Garlic Dip)
by Graziana from Erbe in Cucina (Cooking With Herbs)

A classic dish from Piedmont - a heady of mix of garlic, milk, anchovies, olive oil and butter it makes a perfect partner to raw vegetables.

Squash Gratin
by Katie from Eat This

I think we would all very happily "Eat This" - a celebration of seasonal produce - yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, baked with garlic, Tabasco, basil and Parmesan.

Pea and Broad Bean Soup
Juliette from A Little Foodie

Juliette may well be asking "Where did summer go?" but I for one will gladly forsake the heat and welcome this delightful bowl of pea and broad bean soup. In fact with the drizzly conditions I could do with a bowl or two of this.

Roast Pork Fillet with Cider and Pistachios

Anna from Morsels and Musings

The prevailing weather conditions has also inspired Anna to make this dish of roasted pork fillet flavoured with cider, pistachios and lemon thyme.

Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic, Thyme and Balsamic Vinegar
by Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen

Kalyn has much to celebrate - the house renovations are almost finished and she has just retired from teaching. This dish of roasted mushrooms flavoured with thyme, garlic and balsamic vinegar are also a celebration in themselves.

Elderflower and Lemon Jam with Gin
by Brii from Briiblog

Brii offers us very useful tips on the collection and use of elderberries but also makes this fabulous Jam. Brii also shares with us views from beautiful Lake Garda where she lives - I know I could happily gaze at those views forever.

Fruit Basil Cocktail
by Cinzia from Cindystar

Cinzia celebrates her son's eleventh birthday with a lovely cocktail, full of fresh fruit like peaches, cherries and berries - it's made more special with the addition of fresh basil. For those wanting a more adult taste, Cinzia recommends adding a little Prosecco. Let's all raise a glass and toast Mamo's birthday.

Almond and Nashi Cakes

Almond and Nashi CakesĀ© by Haalo

My offering for this week are these simple Almond and Nashi Cakes.

As always, thanks to all that take part.


  1. Thanks for hosting! Always so many interesting dishes. When my life calms down a little I'll take a turn again, but that won't be for a few more months.

  2. Thanks Anna!

    Thanks Kalyn - look forward to it!


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