Weekend Herb Blogging #360 Roundup

Why not add one of these comfort food dishes to your Thanksgiving or winter holiday celebration meal.  I present  four tantalizing savory dishes for your perusal.Welcome everyone to Weekend Herb Blogging #360, the roundup. In this post, I share with you a brief description of the dish and author specifics, such as name, blog title and link to the dish described. Also, as other hosts of WHB have done, I will include a quote from the actual post which I hope will entice you to read more regarding the dish.

Blogging at  The Taste Space, Janet prepares Warm Balsamic Rosemary Cabbage Salad, but also entertains us with her answers to “You know you are a food blogger if-“, list. 

“Onions and garlic are pan-fried along with cabbage that is gently cooked to remove some of its bite. Granny Smith apples add  tartness and sweetness along with raisins. Tossed with rosemary and balsamic vinegar, you have a simple salad that is more than the sum of its parts.”

Haalo from Cook (Almost) Anything Once prepares Leek and Zucchini Risotto with a Vialone Nano rice variety aged 22 months and  regarded to be the best rice for risotto. 

“The theory behind aging the rice is that it retards the development of starches which means that the grains will absorb more liquid without losing texture. The end result is a perfectly creamy risotto.”

Cinzia  from Cindy Star Blog prepares a warming Chestnut Soup utilizing her leftover chestnuts from her St. Martin’s Dinner. “You can use any sort of chestnut you like: fresh, dried, frozen and of course even roasted leftover–The soup is also nice if served cold. If sweetened with sugar, it becomes a dessert     (but I haven’t time to try, not a spoon left :-).”

As host of WHB  #360, I prepared a very easy appetizer,  Avocado with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

“–this simple avocado appetizer decorated with ribbons of an ancho chile roasted red pepper sauce has loads of flavor. The contrast between the slightly spicy sauce and the buttery smooth avocado was a delight to my palate.”

I would like to thank Haalo for her expert management of Weekend Herb Blogging and a special thanks to its creator, Kalyn. Enjoy!


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  1. Cindystar
    November 19, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Any space left for the big turkey? :-)A great collection, suppose I will try with your fresh avocado :-)Thanks for hosting, dear Lynne, and happy Thanksgiving!

  2. janet @ the taste space
    November 20, 2012 / 1:23 am

    Colourful round-up! Tasty as always. Thanks for hosting this week. 🙂

  3. Simona
    November 21, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Sorry I missed the event this week. Traveling always gets in the way of cooking and writing. Very nice set of dishes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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