Friday, July 21, 2006

Weekend Herb Blogging

Nasturtiums

I love my nasturtiums. They come up every year all by their little selves, covering fence posts, climbing up walls and creating beautiful backgrounds for garden scenes around the property. I use their peppery leaves in salads and place whole flowers as a garnish on top of salads and tucked around grilled chicken or fish, to name just a few uses.
Wikipedia shows links for almost 80 varieties of nasturtiums. Check them out for your viewing and educational enjoyment. And Linda Gilbert at Sally's Place has an in-depth article on them as well as a recipe for Nasturtium Mayonnaise that I'm going to try as an accompaniment to grilled salmon.
Please forgive the lack of cooking and recipes lately; my days have been fully occupied with weeding and gardening this week. I'll be back in the kitchen soon. In the meantime, Weekend Herb Blogging is being hosted this week by Paz over at The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz. Started by Salt Lake City food blogger Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen, Weekend Herb Blogging has become a very popular event, with entries from food bloggers around the globe.
Now I'm going to get cooking!