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I’m in big troubleee! I forgot to ask anyone to be my co-hosts this week! I forgot Friday comes once a week! Ay ay ay, I’m losing my mind. So, let’s do something new and different this week. All of you can help me select favorite posts from this round by voting.

As soon as linking is closed on Wednesday at noon, you have to come back to vote. Visit the InLinkz page where Fiesta Friday #57 is housed, and there will be a clickable voting prompt on each thumbnail photo. According to InLinkz, each person is allowed to vote only once on each photo and supposedly, you will be prevented from voting on your own link.

Obviously, you should only give your vote to your most favorite links. I would say your most favorite five would be sufficient.

Voting will end on Thursday at 6 pm EST. I know, there isn’t a big window of voting time, but I need to prepare for the next Fiesta Friday.

We’ll see how it goes. This is a new exercise for Fiesta Friday. If everything works out, we’ll have participants’ Fave Five by next week.

All of you are my co-hosts this week, hurray! Incidentally, if any of you would like to co-host in the future, like next week and beyond, please leave me a comment. I will make a list to make it easier for myself!

Now thanks to last week’s co-hosts, Tina @Mademoiselle Gourmande and Juju @cookingwithauntjuju, we are able to present to you the following FF56 features:

Black Garlic Harissa from Elaine @foodbod

“Black garlic! Is this possible? Where can I buy some? Can I grow it? Recipes…? Elaine introduced us to this amazing new product. She has posted a source in the UK where you can get a discount and free shipping. For me, living in the States, it was better to order from a source here. I certainly will be looking for it in the many specialty stores in my area. Unfortunately, I cannot grow it as it needs to be aged and fermented and apparently only a few places do this. As a cook and a gardener I am looking forward to following Elaine as she gives us recipes such as black harissa and a spicy garlic cauliflower. Yes, my garlic is on the way – you can actually buy it peeled or in whole cloves. Thanks Elaine as I am so excited and I know many others will be too!!!”

“You know how exciting this is?! I’m totally with Juju on this one!! If I could grow these, I would. But turns out black garlic starts out as regular garlic, then becomes black following a slooow and looong roast. So highly intriguing! I know roasted garlic to be one amazing ingredient, so black garlic has got to be super-duper amazing, right? I need to source this! Like today!” — Angie

Chocolate, Chia Seeds & Dry Fruits Pudding from Naina @Spice in the City

“I love this pudding, it sounds absolutely delicious with all those different kinds of nuts and dried fruits. It’s such a natural dessert without any artificial sugar yet it must be perfectly sweet with the dates. What a healthy dessert without any artificial sugar added.
Moreover, I loved Naina’s story about the memories she associates with this pudding. Having a perfect time out with her mother when she was younger. I immediately texted my Mum after I read this. Thank you for reminding me how precious the relationship with one’s Mum is.” — Tina

“I have chia seeds languishing in my pantry. My mom made me buy them in bulk the last time she came to visit, she being a health-food addict. Me? Not so much a health-food addict, but a dutiful daughter. With too much chia on her hands and not know what to do with it! Thanks for this idea, Naina! Now I can finally clear that space in my pantry!” — Angie

Crispy Potatoes with Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Bacon from Michaela @the lodge on haydon.

“What’s not to like about it as it sounds absolutely delicious. Love the use of potato slices as a base instead of bread or a pizza crust. Great appetizer which I am anxious to try!” — Juju

“Me, too! Me, too! I want to try this, too! Good thing I already have caramelized onions ready and what do you know… I bought goat cheese yesterday! It’s just meant to be!” — Angie

Chinese New Year from Johanne @French Gardener Dishes

“We’ve had three holidays recently; Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year. Johanne did a wonderful post on Chinese New Year. She begins with a parade where a dragon is the prominent character, followed by her garlic-ginger meatballs for her Asian noodle bowls – yum! There are lots of add-ins to personalize each diner’s soup. She tops it off with a lovely Asian-inspired table setting which includes orchids from her own plants. Too bad there is not a Chinatown very close to me, Johanne says the nearest is Toronto.” — Juju

“I missed celebrating Chinese New Year this year. I usually take my family to Chinatown to see the lion dance and have a phenomenal Chinese dinner. But we just didn’t feel like braving the cold this year, so no Chinese New Year dinner for us. So sad… Thankfully, there were many of you who linked Chinese New Year posts to make me feel like I was celebrating along. Johanne’s post definitely got my attention. Look at that beautiful table setting!” — Angie

Fiesta Friday #57 is officially open, with every one of you as my co-host! What kind of a party would that make? A one-of-a-kind, only-at-Fiesta-Friday kind! πŸ˜„ Click on the button below to join the party. If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.

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