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Capital District NY Eat Drink Blog

by Courtney on July 18, 2010

Fresh Fruit Salsa! (see recipe below)

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

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…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!

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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.

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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! :-P

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

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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 8-)

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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.

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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!

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

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More fun blog decor!

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Me…being goofy :-P

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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! :)

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1 ellaroo88 July 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

Looks like so much fun! I love all the different blog decor-so cute

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2 Rosey Rebecca July 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

Had so much fun yesterday!! And yay for having your own domain now!

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3 Emily @ Beyond The TextBook July 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

I have already made fruit salsa w/ cinnamon sugar pita chips twice this summer to bring to different gatherings and it is always a huge hit!! People love that stuff! Yours looks great! :)

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4 healthyappletite July 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

that looks amazing fun! i wish i had blogger meet ups! x

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5 Shanna, like Banana July 18, 2010 at 11:50 am

Oh such fun! And beautiful spread — great way to spend a Saturday, I’d say ;)

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6 Lizzy @ LBBakes July 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

That looks like so much fun! I’m in Central NY but would totally drive the couple hours east to join you guys!

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7 thenheathersaid July 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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!!

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8 Autumn @ Good Eats Girl July 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Looks like so much fun!!! Great eats!

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9 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm

How fun! Love the picture of everyone taking pictures LOL.

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10 missyrayn July 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I’m loving all these recaps. Makes me so sad I had to work. I’ll be there for the next one :-)

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11 christina July 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm

omg best blogger meet up ever! i am soooooo jealous!!

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12 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm

How fun! I’ve yet to attend a blogger meet-up, but I guess HLS will be a giant one! Love your summer dress =)

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13 Megan July 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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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14 Lisa @ I'm an Okie July 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm

SOO fun! That’s a blogger meet up if I’ve ever seen one. I love how everyone brought their specialties.

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15 Holly July 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Looks like SO much fun!!!!
I wish I lived in NY :D

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16 Tamara July 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Please share your fruit salsa recipe. It looks great!

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17 Courtney August 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

Hi Tamara! I just added the fruit salsa recipe to my recipe page. Enjoy! :)

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