Capital District NY Eat Drink Blog

Fresh Fruit Salsa! (see recipe below)


Yesterday, I was lucky enough to start off my morning with this delicious spread…


…and had the pleasure of enjoying it all with these lovely ladies!

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Yes Yes, a “Blogger Brunch” it was! Our fantastic group of 8 was able to coordinate a local healthy living bloggers meet up, and I was totally stoked to meet all of these gals: Jen, Amy, Rebecca, Marcie, Lauren, Julie, & Heather. We did everything pot luck style, putting all of our healthy culinary skills to work. I’ve gotta say, it was quite neat to be in a room full of girls all attempting to capture their food through photos. The blogger action began rather quickly, since I think we were all experiencing some rumbly tummies!



I decided to bring along a fruit salsa with whole wheat cinnamon-sugar pita chips, as well as a batch of my beloved Granola Blondies.


Fresh Fruit Salsa Recipe

2 kiwis, peeled & diced

2 golden delicious apples, cored & diced

1 cup raspberries

1lb. strawberries

1 cup blackberries

1 tbsp brown sugar

3-4 tbsp fruit preserves (I use Polaner Strawberry All-Fruit)

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all fruit, preserves, and sugar. Cover and chill for 15 minutes. ENJOY! 😛

*You could probably get creative here and really use any berries that you like.*


It was total foodie heaven with all of the delicious treats that were up for grabs.

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I started things off with a citrus spritzer (aka, mimosa). Nice and refreshing on a warm summer day 😎


It was a little overwhelming to try to decide what foods to start with, since I pretty much wanted to load my plate up mountain-style with everything I could fit from the table. However, I tried to take things easy and pace myself.

Plate #1: Strawberry & Feta salad, fresh bread with local scallion hommus, a mini frittata, & some fruit salsa.



Eventually, it was time to make my back for some sweet treats. Ahhh sweets, how I love you so!

Julie’s Savvy Scones were totally rockin’ my world. They were incredible!


My Plate #2: Superfood Cookie by Jen, & 2 savvy scones (trying a little all of 3 kinds, because really, how can you choose?) 😉



More fun blog decor!



Me…being goofy 😛


Heather was nice enough to host the gathering at her apartment (thanks again, Heather!), so we spent a good few hours chatting away about lots of “bloggy” things. By the time we left, I felt like I had just left a blogger tutorial session; I learned so much! Now let’s just hope I can retain it all. 😉

Each and every one of these girls was amazing, and I am so excited to know that they are all so close to little ‘ol me. I’m definitely looking forward to our next gathering – hopefully with a few more friends added to the list!

Surprisingly enough, this was only a sliver of the fun I had yesterday! I’ll have the rest of my Saturday recap coming soon – but for now, I’m thinking it’s time for a little pool break. I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! :)


    • says

      Lizzy – Julie and Dan were actually in visiting from Ithaca! We are hoping to continue our CDNY Eat Drink Blog meet ups monthly – and eventually hope to road trip out towards Ithaca, as well :) I am going to add you to the list of people for invitations! and let us know if you know of any other bloggers near you that may be interested as well!!

  1. says

    Umm this looks AMAZING! Cutedress! And I would feel so at home at a place where everyone is collectively photographing the food spread :)


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