Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Herb Blogging #404 Hosting


Cristina from La Cucina di Cristina is hosting both the English and Italian editions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

If you would like to join in, it couldn't be easier.

You have the week to post about any herb, vegetable, fruit, flower, nut, grain, seed in fact, if it is plant based then it's eligible. 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.

Posts can be written anytime during the week but need to be sent to the host by the appropriate deadlines:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne Time

Send your posts to cucinadicristina AT gmail.com
with WHB#404 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • A photo, 400px wide

Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Herb Blogging #403 Hosting


This week we welcome Lucia from Torta di Rose as the host of both the English and Italian editions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

While it's called Weekend Herb Blogging we don't limit ourselves to just posts dealing with herbs - we celebrate vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, grains - in fact if it is plant based, then we'll love to hear more.

Your posts can either be informative and/or include a recipe where your featured ingredient is the main ingredient of the dish. If you've found a new way to cook an old ingredient or discovered a new ingredient, you're more than welcome to share it with WHB.

Posts can be written anytime during the week but need to be sent to the host by the appropriate deadlines.

Send your entries tortadirose.blog AT gmail.com
with WHB#403 in subject line and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • A photo: 400px wide

Your entries need to be received by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne Time

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Abbecedario Culinario - Cyprus-Moussaka

Cyprus is the 13th stop on the Culinary Journey through Europe (L'Abbecedario Culinario della ComunitĂ  Europea) and I'm very pleased to announce that I will be hosting.


The history of Cyprus can be traced back to the Neolithic Period (around 10000BC) at the World Heritage Site of Khirokitia. By 1400BC Greek traders were well established, bringing their cultural influence to the island. It's said that the Goddess Aphrodite emerged from the waters off Cyprus between the towns of Limassol and Paphos.

Due to its favourable location, Cyprus has seen its share of invaders - from Alexander the Great, Cleopatra to Richard the 1st. In 1459 it was handed over to Venice and from 1571 it came under Ottoman rule. From 1878 it was placed under British administration until independence in 1960. Finally in 1974 after the Turkish invasion, the island was virtually split into two and remains divided to this day.

It is no surprise that with such a colourful history the cuisine of Cyprus shows its Greek, Syrian, Lebanese, Italian, French, Catalan and Turkish influences - so you are sure to find a dish to suit your tastes.

As part of this alphabetical culinary journey we have arrived at the letter M and the dish selected to represent Cyprus is Moussaka.

Moussaka is a layered dish of eggplant, potato and meat topped with a bĂ©chamel sauce. I always thought that Moussaka used lamb but apparently it is more traditional to use a mix of beef and pork. Since I'm a novice when it comes to Cypriot cuisine I've sought out expert advice and found the answer in the pages of Tessa Kiros' Falling Cloudberries - this recipe is the one used by Tessa's Aunt.

moussaka© by Haalo

Weekend Herb Blogging #402 Hosting


This week Elena from Zibaldone Culinario will be hosting both the English and Italian versions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

While it's called Weekend Herb Blogging we don't limit ourselves to just posts dealing with herbs - we celebrate vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, grains - in fact if it is plant based, then we'll love to hear more.

Your posts can either be informative and/or include a recipe where your featured ingredient is the main ingredient of the dish. If you've found a new way to cook an old ingredient or discovered a new ingredient, you're more than welcome to share it with WHB.

Posts can be written anytime during the week but need to be sent to the host by the appropriate deadlines.

Send your entries to zibaldone.culinario AT gmail.com
with WHB#402 in subject line and the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • A photo: 300px wide

Your entries need to be received by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne Time

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Black & White Wednesday #96 Gallery

I've had a great time hosting - thank you all for your fabulous photos. I hope you'll all join in next week when the host will be Simona from Briciole.


"Wine Barrels" by Simona from Briciole


"Spoons" by Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu


"Vintage Doggy Enamel Bowl" by Cinzia from Cindystar


"Wild Berries" by Adi from Shooting with a Camera


"Stir Fry in a Shell" by Priya from The Humpty Dumpty Kitchen


"JB's German Bakery" by Abbhi from Soulful Creations


"Working Tools" by Rosa from Rosas Yummy Yums


"Snack Time" by Sanhita from Pocketfull of Spices


"Kecap Bango Roasted Chicken" by Sefa from Negeri Dongeng


"Roasted" by Haalo

Monday, September 09, 2013

Weekend Herb Blogging #401 Hosting


It's a warm welcome to first time host Carla Emilia from Un'arbanella di Basilico who will be hosting both the English and Italian editions of Weekend Herb Blogging.

If you're new to Weekend Herb Blogging or haven't joined in for a while, here's a quick recap of the rules.

You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, seed, nut, flower - in fact if it is plant based then we'll love to hear more. 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.

Entries must be submitted by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time

Send your posts to carlaemilia AT arbanelladibasilico.it
with WHB#401 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Attach a Photo: 400px wide


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Black & White Wednesday #96 Hosting

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It's a great pleasure to be hosting Black and White Wednesday this week.

If you'd like to join in the rules are really simple - your photo needs to be of a culinary nature or show something related to food - any effect can be used as long as the image is black & white, sepia or cyanotype.

Please send your photos (500px wide, height open) to haalo AT cookalmostanything.com and include
Your name - Blog Name - Photo Post URL and Photo title

I'll be accepting entries through to midday on the 11th.

I look forward to receiving your creations!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Weekend Herb Blogging #400 Hosting


Weekend Herb Blogging has reached a milestone - its 400th edition and this week Terry from Crumpets & Co will be hosting both the Italian and English versions.

If you're new to Weekend Herb Blogging or haven't joined in for a while, here's a quick recap of the rules.

You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, seed, nut, flower - in fact if it is plant based then we'll love to hear more. 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.

Entries must be submitted by:
  • 3pm Sunday - Utah Time
  • 10pm Sunday - London Time
  • 11pm Sunday - Rome Time
  • 7am Monday - Melbourne (Aus) Time
Send your posts to abbbella74 AT gmail DOT com
with WHB#400 in the subject line and the following details:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • Attach a Photo: 400px wide


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