Another Friday and another FFF. I am so glad to hear all of your feedback and comments about this little weekly post. It makes me so happy that you all enjoy it as much as I do. I am still amazed at the amount of new members that we get to The Foodie Blogroll daily. We are closing reaching 2000 blogs everyone! People really like food, guys! Isn’t that great?! 🙂
I am constantly in awe of all the creativity and talent that is out there, and I am always so excited to share my finds with you. But don’t forget that you too can nominate your favorite blogs from The Foodie Blogroll too, but posting them on this thread of the Leftover Queen/ Foodie Blogroll Forum. Also be sure to tell the featured blogs how you found them if it is your first time visiting. People love to know how you heard about them.

The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll code on your blog.
If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join us, please click here.

If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here on FFF, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Here is a Foodie Blogroll update. I know it has been a really long time that we have been working on the new interface for but I want everyone to know that we are still working on it. Roberto is really committed to making it perfect. He has been working on the new sign up page this week, which means the next step is making it live so all of our older members (before March 2008) can login to the site and get the latest code and you all will be able to change your information, like blog name and URL. We really do appreciate everyone’s patience and we apologize that it has taken so much longer than we expected. But once we started working on it, we started coming up with more ideas to make it great. I will be posting more updates as things begin to be ready. Until then, we have been updating the FAQ page. So if you have any questions or concerns, please check out the FAQ.

Now for this weeks picks!

Natasha from Chokecherry Pancakes
She says the inspiration for her blog name comes from pancakes that her grandfather made served with his own special homemade chokecherry syrup. Even though the syrup was a deep burgundy, whenever you poured it on pancakes, a reaction happened that turned the pancakes green. This memory has always stayed with her. Natasha grew up in Canada and her family always had a big garden and so she is all about fresh food – it is in her blood and comes naturally. So her dishes tend to be pretty seasonal and boy do they look delicious.

Shaye from Smarter Than Pancakes
has a blog and food philosophy that is close to my heart. But I re-discovered her blog through a nomination. So see how important it is to nominate blogs you enjoy? Anyway. She says that her family’s diet has become more crunchy granola as time has gone on – and she cooks according to a lot of Michael Pollan’s food ideals. She is a girl after my own heart because she doesn’t cook with anything containing corn syrup or words she can’t pronounce. The title of her blog is a running joke about new food gadgets – how to make “the perfect” whatever – in this case pancakes. She says she learned how to make pancakes when she was 8 years old, so no matter what is going on in her life, she knows at least she is “smarter than pancakes”!

Kim from My Plate, My World
has a great trend going on in her blog these days – so many great recipes using lavender. My love and respect for seasonal eating is no secret. I believe that a little goes a long way. Even focusing on one ingredient each season can be a fun way to challenge ourselves and get to know an ingredient. This is not to say that she is only cooking seasonally with lavender, but her recipes including this lovely floral herb, really caught my attention.

Dita‘s blog Yummy! My Culina Sanctuarium
is a really tasty blog. For her, like so many of us, her kitchen is her sanctuary – her place to get away from it all and relax by beating eggs, melting the butter, and sprinkling the spices. Her photos are beautiful and her food always looks delicious. She is a very hands on blogger, telling stories of her mishaps along with her triumphs, teaching you what to do with an overabundance of egg yolks along the way!

Padmaja‘s blog Spicyandhra
is a great blog for all things spicy and delicious. She is a celebrity in our midst as she is going to be on BBC. She is very mum about what this show is going to be about, but I think it is really exciting and I just love how so many of us who have started as humble food bloggers are really making something out of their passions! Best of luck Padmaja!

So please go visit today’s picks! When you do, be sure to leave them a nice comment and if it is your first time there, let them know that you heard about them via The Foodie Blogroll Finest Foodies Friday!