Bloggers Eat Well!

TGIF! Are you ready for the weekend? That’s probably a very silly question. What have you got planned? In addition to getting in some sun and end-of-season boat time, I am also hoping to check out the Boston Local Food Festival and to do some baking and cooking and sleeping. And maybe a workout or two in there. Have I mentioned how much I am loving my spinning bike?

To get you in the mood for a weekend of food and fun, I thought I would share some pics from a blogger get together that Elina had on Tuesday night. When Boston food bloggers get together, there is always a lot of fun, and not surprisingly, a lot of really good food. If you’re planning a party any time soon, I suggest checking out some of the blogs mentioned in this post for appetizer inspiration!

Megan and I met up at Whole Foods before the party to grab a bunch of snacks to bring. She had the brilliant idea to make baguette slices topped with Maplebrook Farm ricotta cheese and sour cherry preserves. It was absolutely delicious, pretty to look at, and so easy!

ricotta and sour cherry

 

sour cherry preserves

We also grabbed some Manchego and Soppresata for a quick antipasti platter.

cheese and meat

And we got to help Elina making an absolutely amazing pizza bread, each little dough ball filled with meat and cheese and baked until soft, golden, and puffy. You’ll want to make this one, trust me.

pizza dough

Cara made these zucchini roll ups, grilled and filled with goat cheese, raisins, and pine nuts. I will be making these in the very near future and devouring them all by myself. Talk about a fun and scrumptious way to get veggies in!

zucchini roll ups

And who doesn’t love chocolate covered fruit? Lizzy spoke to the group’s sweet tooth with these juicy, decadent bites.

chocolate covered fruit

Olives make a quick and easy crowd pleaser; these lemony ones from Whole Foods are an addictive favorite. You definitely can’t eat just one.

olives with lemon

Our wonderful hostess also made cheesecake pops with farmer’s cheese. cheesecake pops

And finally, though not a good photo at all, this incredible savory cheesecake with tomato jam was made by Shannon and revisited many times. All I can say is yum.

savory cheesecake

There was lots of other great, unphotographed food like Bridget‘s feta and red pepper dip, a spicy eggplant and pepper dip, vegan pumpkin mac and cheese and more. Yum.

I love catching up with Boston bloggers, and I equally love eating lots of cocktail party foods in a beautiful outdoor setting like Elina’s patio. It was a great night that provided some tasty recipe inspiration!

Have you been to a restaurant, read a blog, or been to an event recently that inspired you to make a new recipe?

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  1. Daisy’s avatar

    all these dishes look amazing, i would expect nothing less! PS I know we chatted about meeting up Saturday, but I am actually headed to the cape now with my sis to take our mom out to dinner for her bday. (I missed it while I was away.)

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    I’m still hoping to find my blogging inspiration but these pictures are definitely inspiring!

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  3. Megan’s avatar

    This was such a fun evening. I’m so surprised everyone liked our simple appetizer so much. I think right now I’m inspired to make truffled ketchup and perhaps some truffle mac and cheese too.

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  4. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Looks like such a fun evening – the zucchini rolls ups look delicious!

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  5. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    The zucchini roll ups sound delicious. It sounds like a fun night!

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  6. Alaina’s avatar

    That looks like such an amazing evening! I’m going to have to plan one of those for all the Boston bloggers. ;-)

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  7. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Looks like a great time! I love a simple manchego with some cured meat!

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  8. shannon’s avatar

    Ah, a good night indeed! hopefully we’ll get to catch up a bit more next time :)

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  9. Elina (Healthy and Sane)’s avatar

    Fun stuff. So glad you came and we definitely need to do a double date with Eric and Adam sometime soon!! :)

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