July Cooking with Herbs Round-Up
Welcome to another herbal round-up for July and Cooking with Herbs (formally known as Herbs on Saturday) – and what a brilliant month it has been again, you have all participated with herby gusto and there are some amazing entries! As you may remember, there was a small prize for the recipe that attracted my or a mystery guest’s attention and I will reveal that at the end of the round-up. So, here we are, a lovely, fragrant and very tasty herbal round-up for July! THANKS so much for all of your entries, Karen
July Cooking with Herbs Round-Up:
yotam ottolenghi’s baharat-spiced beef and lamb meatballs with lemony broad beans by Rachel of Marmaduke Scarlet: Rachel makes some tasty little morsels packed with herbs and spices – perfect summer al fresco dining!
Hot Chilli Puff Pastry Tarte by Chris of Cooking around the World: Chris cooks up some hot stuff with style and with a bit of HEAT!
Tuna with a warm herb vinaigrette by Katharine of Leeks and Limoni: Katharine has made her tuna steaks sing with a zingy herbal vinaigrette!
Camping Meatloaf with red pepper and tomato salsa by Sally of Recipe Junkie and the Attack of the Custard Creams: Cold meatloaf sandwiches, tents and camping – what joy Sally has dished up for us!
Calendula & Lemon Biscuits by Sarah of The Garden Deli: Pretty as a picture, these marigold cooks bring sunshine to the table.
Shropshire Blue Burgers, Halloumi Rosemary Skewers and Aubergine Tricolore Parcels by Fromage Homage: Rosemary skewers for a BIG cheesy barbecue!
Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers by Karen of Lavender and Lovage: My floral and herb offering on a salad plate!
Roasted Tomato and Feta Risotto by Louisa of Chez Foti: Creamy risotto with fresh thyme and lots of seasonal veggies.
Asparagus Frittata with Feta and Thyme by Bintu of Recipes from a Pantry: Thyme to enjoy eggs with asparagus with Bintu!
French Lavender Salt by Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe: Sprinkle some French fragrance on your plate with this floral salt.
Raw Sour Cream & Onion Kale Chips by Janet of The Taste Space: A brilliant and healthy idea for vegetable crisps aka chips!
Orange and Fennel Tuiles by Caroline of Caroline Makes: Herbal little sweet treats that have fennel seeds in them as well as orange for a citrus kick.
roasted butternut squash, caramelized lemon and berbere houmous by Chip Butties and Noodle Soup: No chip butties here, but a fragrant and tasty houmous with Berbere spices.
Fennel & Broad Bean Risotto by Sally of Recipe Junkie and the Attack of the Custard Creams: Skinned broad beans add a bit of summer pizzaz to this creamy risotto!
Fennel and pistachio cookies b y Ros of The Motre than Occasional Baker: Healthy and yet tasty little cookies with honey, fennel, spelt flour and olive oil.
Cucumber salad with tahini mayonnaise dressing by Sarah of The Garden Deli: Sarah makes this lovely salad in the best month of the year she says!
Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Rosemary and Garlic by Tina of The Spicy Pear: A magical combination of fish with herbs and garlic – perfect for high summer.
Pineapple Sage Fruit Salad by wildcraft diva of Wildcraft Vita: Pineapple sage marries with fresh fruit salad for an herbal symphony.
POLPETTE DI MELANZANE E SPAGHETTI by Rita of Rita Cooks Italian: Veggie meatballs made with aubergines, such a NEAT idea from Rita and her Italian kitchen.
frozen vodka, raspberry and mint cocktail by Chip Butties and Noodle Soup: Make mine a double, shaken and not stirred! A lush cocktail for summer.
The Big Summer Salad by Chip Butties and Noodle Soup: Another FAB entry from chip butties…..a BIG salad for summer with roast peppers, Ole!
Lavender & Chocolate Semifreddo by Chris of Cooking Around the World: Chris gets my attention with his DIVINE lavender ice cream, like an apple for the teacher!
An English Garden in a Jar – Bath Soft Cheese Preserved in Oil by Fromage Homage: A garden in a jar, filled with lovely ingredients like CHEESE, herbs and peppers = DIVINE!
Rhubarb and Rose Polenta Cake by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog: Heavenly cake with chocolate and roses….Midsummer magic on a plate.
Green Tea & Shetland Seaweed Ice Cream by Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary: I kid you not! Elizabeth serves up an ice cream from the sea – pop over to see how she did it now!
Salmon Tikka Chapati with Mint and Coriander Raita by Jacqueline of How to be a Gourmand: Forget chicken tikka, salmon tikka is the happening dish this summer!
Lemon Curd Ripple Ice Cream with Lemon and Basil Syrup by Something Missing: A lemon ice cream with a delightful herbal syrup – it’s what summers are made for!
Green bean dip with sage + lime by Julie of Life and Chai: A fabulous bean dip with sage and lime – perfect for any summer gathering and al fresco dining.
Minty pea falafels by Julie of Life and Chai: Serve these with flat breads or cool, minty raita for a fabulous snack, which the children will like too!
raw beetroot, caraway, lemon balm and mint salad by Chip Butties and Noodle Soup: Raw does classy with this elegant salad with lemon balm and mint.
Butter Basil & Pesto & Tips To Deal with Basil by Solange of Pebble Soup: Two beautiful recipes using one of summer’s most fragrant and tasty of herbs, Basil, and Solange also shares growing tips!
And the winner of the book, Foraging: The Essential Guide to Free Wild Food is:
………with his MAGICAL Lavender Ice Cream, it’s Chris from Cooking around the World! Well Done Chris, your recipe was beautiful and really resonated of summer and the fragrance of lavender! E-mail me please, with your postal address! THANKS to everyone else, it is always SO hard to pick a winner, as you are all winners!