In the 2+ years I’ve been blogging, I’ve been aware of an event called Weekend Herb Blogging. I’ve admired the posts I’ve seen because, by edict, they include any herb, fruit, plant, flower, or vegetable. “I can do that”, I often thought. And then the moment passed.
This week, the WHB host is Cinzia of Cindystar who is also one of my constant companions on our Culinary Tour Around the World. How could I not support her? Plus I made a delicious lunch for myself this week that fit the criteria perfectly.
As often happens in the FOODalogue kitchen, the meal planning starts the moment I flip on the kitchen light and check the inventory. This day I had mushrooms and a leek..hmm, how can I make this interesting?
It helps to have a nicely-stocked pantry…or to have friends in the right places. The truffles were a recent gift from my son (still unopened) and the oil and salt were gifts from Marx Foods. So I decided to make something truffle-icious.
Note: I think this would make a great appetizer for a party, perhaps on crostini-sized bread rounds and blended more to create the consistency of a spread.
I hope you like this, Cinzia.
The Back Story of WHB. It was created in October 2005 by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen; history here. The event has become popular over the years thanks to all bloggers participating with recipes and informative posts about new ways of cooking with herbs or unusual plant ingredients. Since November 2008 Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once has been managing this weekly event; all recaps here. Rules of participation here.