In Memory of Selma

Many of you may already know, but recently, Selma from Selma’s Table passed away after losing her battle with cancer. She was a big part of the food blogging community, especially in the Fiesta Friday community. Selma was such a positive and friendly person, always finding the time to reach out to fellow bloggers and make them feel welcomed into the community.

It’s hard to believe that someone like Selma whom I’ve talked to so many times over the course of the last year or so is no longer with us. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were commenting on each other’s latest food posts. It’s a reminder to all of us to live life to its fullest and to appreciate the life that we have.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, Selma’s Table, yet, I really encourage you to do so. She has some of the most amazing recipes posted, many of which are unique in flavor.

Some of the recipes I loved are linked below.

This Smoky Spicy Roasted Corn Soup.

This Feta Sundried Tomato and Thyme Scones.

This Lemon and Saffron Semolina Cake.

This wholemeal Sourdough Bread.

This Peach and Amaretti Crisp.


If you’ve met Selma, and would like to write a tribute or dedicate a post to her, you can participate at Fiesta Friday, foodbod, The Not So Creative Cook, and birgerbird.

Selma will be missed by all of us.


  1. Angie says:

    Thank you for your heartfelt tribute, Andrea. I have my eye on that saffron semolina cake as well. It sounds so wonderful, doesn’t it?

  2. Sue says:

    This post is great, I love that you directed folks right to her blog and specific recipes. I was looking at the ones you chose, too, and realize that it’s the perfect time to make that corn soup. Also I like the amaretti crisp recipe because peaches are still in season and what’s easier than crumbling cookies on top? Thank you for joining the tribute!

  3. cote8050 says:

    This is my first visit to your blog and I look forward to reading much more. Obviously, I do not know you or the lovely lady above who has passed away, but i send you my heart felt condolences as I too have lost loved ones and special friends. I look forward to reading the amazing sounding recipes on her blog as well. Michelle

  4. Anna says:

    Being very new to the blogging community, I never had the privilege of corresponding with Selma. I have noticed many bloggers commenting on her and know she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Thank you for posting this tribute — I look forward to visiting her blog.

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