Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #235 Recap


It's been a pleasure to host Weekend Herb Blogging and as always, it is a true celebration of the seasons. Whether we're growing it in our yards or sourcing them from local markets, you'll find an eclectic mix of well known and new ingredients for you to explore.

As always I've sorted the entries by their featured ingredient.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #235 Hosting


This week it's my pleasure to be hosting Weekend Herb Blogging.

If you are new to the concept or aren't quite sure what Weekend Herb Blogging is about, then here are few details to help you.

While it is called Weekend Herb Blogging, it isn't just confined to posts dealing with herbs - you can write about vegetables, fruit, flowers, nuts, seeds, grains, in fact, if it is plant based, then it's eligible.

Further details can be found in the rules.

Entries should be submitted by the following times:

* 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
* 10pm Sunday - London Time
* 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
* 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time

You can also find the corresponding time in your area at this site.

Send your posts to whb AT cookalmostanything DOT com
with WHB#235 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • A photo: 300px wide

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seaweed Butter

While I do love to cook with butter, I'm not that big on eating it straight. There's been one exception to this - truffle butter but now I've found another and if you've been to the new Maze restaurant in Melbourne, you'll now exactly what it is.

Yes, I'm taking Seaweed Butter.

During our first visit to Maze we were offered a tour of the premises and the kitchen - which is something they offered to all first-timers. We were taken into the kitchen and met the chef Josh Emmett, who turned out to be a very friendly guy as well as a fantastic cook. It's here that we got to ask about the butter and he very kindly showed us what it was made with. Armed with that information, it was then just a matter of finding the right seaweed product.

In a way I've hesitated in making it since it's just so good I fear becoming a butter addict but eventually I got around to visiting my local Japanese Store and very quickly found what I needed in this jar of Shimanoka Iwa Nori.

laver© by Haalo

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chorizo and Piquillo Muffins

Savoury muffins are a great item for your lunchbox and in this version, I'm taking those typical Spanish ingredients, Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers and Manchego and presenting them in a neat muffin package.

chorizo and piquillo pepper muffins© by Haalo


Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #234 Hosting


This week it's great to welcome back Astrid from Paulchen's Foodblog as our host.

To participate:

Post about any herb, plant, fruit, seed, nut, vegetable or flower - the complete rules can be found here.

Send your email to foodblog AT paulchens DOT org with WHB#234 in the subject and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • A photo: 400px wide

Entries must be received by
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time
You can find the corresponding time in your area here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Triple Chocolate and Tazziberry Brownies

It's been a while since I've made brownies and as I've had a bit of a chocolate craving I thought it would be a good time to make another batch. I've continued my experiment with dark chocolate, this time I'll be using a blend of three, the first of which is this

michel cluizel 99% chocolate© by Haalo

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #233 Hosting


This week Marija from Palachinka returns to host.

If you're new to WHB or you haven't taken part in a while, here's a quick summary of the rules.

You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, grain, nut, seed, spice, flower or plant. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.

Post should include the phrase Weekend Herb Blogging and a link to the rules and to your host.

You can post anytime during the week but remember to email your host by the deadline which is:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time
You can find the corresponding time in your area here

Send your entries to
palachinkablog AT gmail DOT com
with WHB#233 in the subject and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Your Location
  • A photo:250px wide

Friday, May 07, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Crema Pasticcera

Crema Pasticcera - just saying it makes me smile. It's a dish that I can't ever remember not knowing what it was and along with b├ęchamel, these are the sauces I've seem to have made all my life. What surprises me, is that I've not ever written the recipe for it on this blog.

Crema Pasticcera© by Haalo

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging #232 Hosting


This week we welcome back as host Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu.

The rules are simple - post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, grain, nut, seed, spice, flower or plant.

Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe.


Send your posts to lynnylu AT gmail DOT com
with WHB#232 in the subject line and the following details:
Your Name
Your Blog Name/URL
Your Post URL
Your Location
A photo: 400px wide

You can post anytime during the week but remember to email your host by the deadline which is:

3pm Sunday - Utah Time
10pm Sunday - London Time
11pm Sunday - Rome Time
7am Monday - Melbourne
You can find the corresponding time in your area here
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