Happy May Day to everyone out in the Blogosphere! Hope you all have a good one! In the spirit of this time of the year, Roberto and I have added two new additions to our porch garden – a Celestial Fig tree, which is a white fig (can’t wait to see them!) that already has several figs starting to emerge and a Blueberry bush that is heavy with berries! We are seeing our first crop of ruby red strawberries, and banana peppers, and our tomato plants are getting loaded with tomatoes. We are also enjoying our mini herb garden – basil, oregano, cilantro, lemon balm, mint and chives. So I hope everyone enjoys a beautiful weekend!

Also as a reminder, this month’s Royal Foodie Joust is coming to an end, in terms of entries, however, the voting will begin today, so please don’t forget to come on over the The Foodie Blogroll/Leftover Queen Forum to cast the vote for your favorite entry (we have 3 categories to win in now!).

Now, the reason we are all here! Finest Foodies Friday!


As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday! FFF is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! We do this so we can share in the rich diversity of what The Foodie Blogroll has to offer by featuring some of our favorites and yours!
What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the first and fastest growing free membership blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related. With a membership of almost 4000 food blogs, I am sure you can find much inspiration and new friends! 🙂

The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll widget 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.

Chef Tess Bakeresse
As many of you who read my blog know, over my years of blogging, I have developed a passion for baking bread. I love learning new recipes for quick and easy breads that don’t require a lot of kneading. However recently I have kind of grown to not even mind that too much. So when I come across a blog that focuses on bread, I always have to browse. But it is rare that I come across a blog with such beautiful bread – and trust me, you have to visit to see what I am talking about.

Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
This is a blog that is dedicated to mostly Italian American comfort foods! Now that is my kind of blog! Reeni blogs and cooks alongside her trusty assistant, Moon, the original Kitchen Cat. I am currently drooling over Dreamy Creamy Tuscan Soup and her Tomato and Onion White Pizza !

My Halal Kitchen
I must admit that I don’t know much about Halal. I have seen the word often when shopping in large outdoor markets like Boston and New York City. But I have learned quite a bit about it on this blog. I was attracted to this blog mainly because the dishes on it mostly focus on fresh ingredients, cooking from scratch and avoiding processed foods. So I would say that if you enjoy food s based on these principles, you will enjoy the recipes on this blog, whether you eat Halal or not.

Dairy Free Tried and True
A lot of us have some kind of food allergies or intolerance to deal with. I always marvel at food bloggers who are parents to children that have severe food allergies. For some of them, this is what spurred their interests in the culinary arts, for others, a new challenge to overcome in the kitchen. Either way, I find that over and over again, you can eat good and tasty food even when someone in your household deals with this issue. If you need some dairy free recipes, or just plain ‘ol kid friendly food, this is a great blog to check out.

The Cocoa Factor
Well two of my favorite things to read about are obviously food and dogs. So when I stumbled upon The Cocoa Factor, which is named after the author, Kerry’s dog Cocoa, I knew I wanted to read more. She has lots of nice recipes that feature mains, desserts and everything in between.

That’s it for this week! I hope you enjoyed this week’s FFF. Remember, if you would like to see a blog featured here, who is part of the FBR please visit the forum and nominate them.
I know we all have our favorite blogs that we read everyday, and I would love to know about them. We have a very diverse food community, and I would love to see more of the blogs you love featured. We also have a lot of humanitarians out in the Foodie Blogosphere. If you think there is a food blogger out there that deserves a little recognition for their culinary skills, or what they are doing to help the world through the lens of food, please tell us about them!!! Please post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Also we all love to know how people came to find our blogs, so please visit all of our featured bloggers today and don’t forget to tell them that you found them via Finest Foodies Friday! They would love to have your feedback.