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!
We also grabbed some Manchego and Soppresata for a quick antipasti platter.
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.
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!
And who doesn’t love chocolate covered fruit? Lizzy spoke to the group’s sweet tooth with these juicy, decadent bites.
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.
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.
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?