Coq au Vin and the Chocolate Secret – Weekend Herb Blogging

Chocolate doesn't really qualify as an herb: green, leafy part of a plant or shrub; but I do think it would qualify as a spice: dried seed, fruit or bark, usually ground.  If nothing else it's definitely a vegetable: cocoa beans.  On the basis of 2 out of 3 I think Kalyn (of Kalyn's Kitchen) … Continue reading…

Lamb with Lentils, Weekend Herb Blogging

This weeks Weekend Herb Blogging is being hosted by Pookah at What's Cooking in Carolina?  Check out her tapas party – looks yummy! Why does rosemary go so well with lamb?  Is it a cultural thing?  Long habit?  Or because they graze on the wild rosemary that grows everywhere on the hillsides?  Whatever the cause … Continue reading…

Roast Chicken with Herbs; Weekend Herb Blogging

Weekend Herb Blogging is back home at Kalyn's Kitchen this week.  Check out her recipe for Turkey Lasagne, a definite for me after I make our Christmas Turkey. My entry this weekend is Chicken with Herbs.  I made this for my mother once – she asked why I put all that green stuff on it….Didn't … Continue reading…

Resting on my Laurels

This is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging.  It's being hosted this week by Haalo at Cook (almost) Anything at least once.  I had an epiphany the other day: bay (laurel) leaves have flavor!  Lots of it!  With cinnamon undertones, it's really a very interesting herb!  As I have a tree large enough to supply … Continue reading…

Warm Chevre Toasts, Weekend Herb Blogging

Thanks to Nandita of Saffron Trail for hosting this week.  She has a wonderful 3-Pepper Pasta on her site;  food for the eyes as well as the soul….plus the weekly recap! If you are buying dried herbs at the supermarkets here in France, you will find the usual, little glass jars (green cap for herbs, … Continue reading…

A Pair of Winter Herbs; Weekend Herb Blogging

It's Weekend Herb Blogging again!  This week's host is Meeta at What's for Lunch, Honey?  Her 'Fried Fish Provencal Style looks absolutely wonderful….check it out! I'm slowly switching from my summer herbs: fresh basil, tarragon and chives, to my winter herbs: thyme, sage and winter savory; rosemary and parsley are around all year.  What I … Continue reading…