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Another Friday, another 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 some of yours! What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related.

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Now on to this week’s picks!

One of my new favorite blogs is Cherie from Cherie Picked
She describes her blog as Ethical Recipes Reviews Resources Eating. When I review blogs for The Foodie Blogroll, I always read the about pages. I find it is a good way for me to get to know some of the people in the community and even if we never form a really personal relationship, at least I know what kind of people we have in the community. I was really struck by Cherie’s about page and it made me really like her right away. Maybe it was also because she has one of my favorite quotes on her blog as well, a Cree Indian prophecy: ” Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten”. Not only this but she gave her opinions on everything from her favorite foods, nature and politics. Her site features simple and delicious fare with flair – I am noticing a lot of the Northwesterners I have met via food blogging share this kind of flair, and it is in moments like this that I wished I lived there. I think I would find many like minded people.

Next pick of the week is Old Timey Dave from Old Time Cider
Now Cider is one of those beverages that I really love, but I know that I have only hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what it is really all about. Cider brewing is a very old tradition and I really enjoyed it whilst traveling in Scotland and Ireland – I could order cider on tap, right next to the Guinness. It was dry, crisp and more refreshing than ciders I have tried here in the states. I always wondered who were the people who actually brewed this golden elixir? Well Dave, for one – his focus is on brewing traditional American style hard ciders. He has a lot of links on his site to educate us all about cider. Something I know I am going to enjoy knowing more about. So go over there and wish Dave good luck when he goes to Cider Academy.

Here is an oldie but goodie – Nina from My Easy Cooking
Nina is a blogger from South Africa and I swear she has the yummiest dishes featured on her blog and she makes them look beautiful always for her photos. Her presentation is inspired and I know that every time I get to head over to her blog (not often enough these days) that I am going to drool. With two children, I can tell that she is a very industrious person – she has some of the most aesthetically beautiful dishes in the blogosphere, and manages to do that while caring for her family. I really admire her efforts. I know that many of you are already familiar with Nina’s blog, but for those of you who are not, you definitely need to pay her and her fabulous creations a visit.

Another new to me blog is Tommi or “Rainbow Brown” from Brown Interior
She is a student who enjoys cooking, baking and everything to do with food. She started her own blog so that she could participate in all the great foodie events that are always being hosted all over the internet. I think it is time she join up with the Royal Foodie Joust! :)
I am drawn to her blog for the same reason I am drawn to so many others – simple food, that looks delicious and appealing and has some unique touches to it and a blogger who adds a bit of their personality to their posts. This is a very down to earth blog full of yummy goodness!

Last but certainly not least is a blog called Diva:Flava by Lynne.
She describes herself as “Not a writer, but an accountant who loves to cook and tell. I prefer crunching recipes in lieu of numbers” – did I mention she really has a way with words? She begun blogging in 1999, before it was even known as blogging, and as her posts began to focus more on food, rather than daily life, she purchased her own domain name and began this food inspired blog. Her blog is a chronicle and outlet of and for her creative and delicious food. Not only does he enjoy cooking, but she is also a dabbler in graphic design, this is apparent from her website design. She loves spicy and uncommon recipes and foods and her recipes really speak to that passion. It is certainly a blog to check out, if not just for the food, the design and the great writing!


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!

In Royal Foodie Joust News: The new ingredients have been chosen and they are as follows:

Apricot
Butter
Ginger

Make sure to get those entries in by 10 PM Eastern Standard USA Time on July 1st!