Food Bloggers Los Angeles Celebrate Summer Fruit

by Lynne on August 3, 2013

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California is one of the fruit capitals of the world, and who better to celebrate its bounty than our Los Angeles Food Bloggers. Whether coming from a local farmers market or from their backyard, our group brought fabulous summer fruit dishes to our July meeting. Salads, chicken, quesadillas, appetizers, sangria and desserts, all with the fruits of the summer season.

Above is a wonderful Nectarine, Hazelnut and Arugula Salad from Adair at Lentil Breakdown. By the way, she just returned from Morocco and has new posts about the markets and food there. Really interesting. Check them out.

Christina from MDR Photography brought a Citrus Sangria that made everyone very happy. *wink*

You can find news and events about Food Bloggers Los Angeles on our FBLA facebook page and more deliciousness on the FBLA Pinterest board.

FBLA July Meeting 2

Tasting Page made Quinoa Salad with Strawberries, Almonds, Feta and Mint, and Ellen from Within My Means brought a Banana and Peanut Salad.

FBLA July Meeting 3

Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious made Raw Strawberry-Vanilla Chia Jam, and Judy from Two Broads Abroad brought Chicken with Curry and Plum Sauce.

FBLA July Meeting 4

Andrew of Eating Rules ran to the farmers market before the meeting to bring us this Fresh Farmers Market Salad with Tomatoes & Cucumbers, while Christina’s Cucina brought Custard Peach Pie.

FBLA July Meeting 5

Patti at Worth the Whisk whipped up Fresh Peach Poundcake, and Judy of Bumbleberry Breeze brought Roasted Peach and Goat Cheese Salad.

FBLA July Meeting 6

Lana at Bibberche made Brandied Peach Compote, and Cathy from She Paused for Thought brought Nectarine Salsa & Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta. My photo is a pale version compared to the beautiful one on her blog. Trust me.

FBLA July Meeting 7

Valentina from Cooking on the Weekends brought these Smokey Chipotle Mango Quesadillas, and Erika at In Erika’s Kitchen made Plum Five-Spice Bread Pudding.

FBLA July Meeting 8
Jennifer at Kitchy Cooking made Bourbon Tres Leches Cake, and Nancy from Adventures with Nancy Rose brought Celebration Crepes.

And Lynne, from Cook & Be Merry, brought Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Bars.

I hope you will look at every one of these websites, so you can see their own photographs of these luscious dishes.

I wish you a wonderful Summer Fruit Summer!

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake 5

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought August 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

Thanks for the great post! Everybody’s dish was wonderful and your Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Bars were killer!

Erika {In Erika's Kitchen} August 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Darn, now I’m hungry again! This was one of my favorite potluck themes of all time!

Lentil Breakdown August 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Is it too late to go back for seconds?

Nancy Rose Eisman August 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Thanks so much for the round-up and especially your great pictures.

Lana August 5, 2013 at 1:02 am

That was a fun potluck, indeed:) Thanks for gathering all the recipes together! Your photos are amazing, as always:)

Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious August 5, 2013 at 4:16 am

Loved your lemon bars! I had 3!

Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) August 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

It already feels cold up here :( I miss summer and it’s not even over yet! Also, this looks like quite the feast!

Ellen August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

Love the roundup! Thanks for including a photo of my grandma’s Banana Salad. It was fun to share one of our family’s most sacred recipes with the group.

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