1st of the month featured blogger: july

Mom’s still here and we’re busy enjoying the fabulous weather and company, but I haven’t forgotten about you!

There won’t be a What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe from me today, but I am combining two regular Bleeding Espresso features, keeping your potential WCW cravings in mind. Remember you can always find all my recipes here and be sure to check out everyone else’s WCW recipes at Shan’s place.

So, July’s 1st of the Month Featured Blogger (a day late, sorry) is

Jenn DiPiazza, The Leftover Queen!

Jenn and RobertoLook at that gorgeous, smiling face!

If you can’t tell from the photo, Jenn recently got married (check out her and Roberto‘s wedding story here) and she is truly the foodie of all foodies–as well she should be as creator and keeper of The Foodie Blogroll.

Jenn is one of the very first blogging buddies I made, our bond based on Calabrian heritage, loving Italian men (only one each, of course!), bites from the travel bug and food of all kinds, from all cultures.

As a professional food and travel writer, Jenn describes all of the above topics lyrically and beautifully at both The Leftover Queen and Jenn’s Travel Close Up–and lucky her (and us!), hubby Roberto takes fabulous photos to boot!

Aside from keeping up The Foodie Blogroll and sharing fabulous recipes and travel reviews, Jenn also runs a monthly Royal Foodie Joust competition through her site’s forum. Participants are given just a few ingredients to work with, and wow, the things they come up with. I haven’t played along yet, but one of these months I’ll be there Jenn, I promise!

So please do go say hello to Jenn at The Leftover Queen
and Jenn’s Travel Close Up
and also?

The Foodie Blogroll

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7 Beans of Wisdom to “1st of the month featured blogger: july”
  1. I am a foodie. I will check out that blog roll.

    Glad to hear the weather is fab by you. Rome is boiling hot.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..My first paid writing job…file under ironic.

    It’s pretty hot here too, but the water in the sea does wonders to cut it down ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Wow Michelle! What a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks so much for the dazzling review, which means even more because it was written by you, one of my favorite bloggers, evah! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bacione, mi amica!

    JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen’s last blog post..Speaking of Baked Goodsโ€ฆBread Rant!

    I didn’t even have a chance to email you to let you know! You’re one of my most favoritest bloggers too…but I suppose I already gave that impression in the post ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 07.02.2008

    Wow! I was just carried away by her post about making Danish — she’s very tempting! Now if I only only had refrigerator space for that puff pastry dough…

    annoa2’s last blog post..Finding My Crazy Bone

    I know. That Danish is sinful ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 07.02.2008

    What a perfect choice! I adore Jenn and all that she does and works towards. She is truly a wonderful force in the blogging world. I am doing WCW, supposedly, but I have to use my lunch, and I haven’t had it yet… so my post is late. I’m doing a summer vegetable soup. It’s finished, but the pic isn’t ready. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..Good Reasons to Have a Bunch of Friends Over for Book Club

    Well I just saw your summer veggie soup…YUM!

  5. 07.02.2008

    I am not much of a cook myself…I can cook…just don’t enjoy it much. Probably because as young teens my sister and I made dinner every week night and washed all the dishes, which can be many with a family of six. I will take a look at Jenn’s blogs though.

    I do love to bake, so I am sure I will get something out of them.

    thotlady’s last blog post..foto friday

    Be sure to check out Jenn’s Daring Bakers Challenges–fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 07.03.2008

    (only one each, of course!)

    I love how you had to make clear that it wasn’t, like, a hobby you both shared…

    Paolaccio’s last blog post..Mile 1038: Land of Roadside Attractions

    It’s the lawyer in me. Everything must be qualified, for the most part ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Joanne at frutto della passione

    I envy how close to the sea you are right now. Taking the subway to and from work every day is becoming an exercise in endurance. I mostly love living in Milano, but when the weather gets like this I would give anything to live by the sea, or on the very tippy top of Monte Rosa!

    Joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..Happy Canada Day!

    I’ve done the subway thing (in America) and I have to say–I don’t envy you at all. But I will think of you when I’m at the beach ๐Ÿ˜‰

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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