BlogHer Food with Harry & David’s Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

This past weekend I was in sunny Miami at the BlogHer Food conference. Harry & David sponsored my trip, which today I’m sharing a delicious Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta recipe, made with their Fruit of the Month Club strawberries. Strawberries + Sunshine always turns into something tasty, comforting, and sweet. Right?

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Fruit of the Month Club.

A few weeks ago I received Harry & David’s Fruit of the Month Club, which comes in the mail, and happened to be giant beautiful red strawberries straight from the field. If you’re ever looking for a gift to give, you can send the FOTMC as a gift to arrive every month! It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. And let me warn you – they are gigantic berries! (Above gals – have all been to Medford, OR to H&D’s headquarters and orchards – Rebecca, Foodie with Family; me; Cassie, Bake Your Day; Sommer, A Spicy Perspective; Aggie, Aggie’s Kitchen.)

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Here are some fun tidbits about strawberries, the delicious sweet berries with nutritional value and culinary versatility. (Ps. those chives are from our garden, too!)

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

What’s the strawberry?

Strawberries are a member of the rose family. They are the only fruit with seeds on the outside – 200 on the average berry! They have been valued throughout history as symbols of purity, longevity, perfection, and love.

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Where do they grow?

Strawberries grow in every state in the USA!

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More BlogHer Food.

I’m sharing some fun random pictures from BHF that I took with my iPhone. Enjoy – you may recognize some of these bloggers! We learned about Superfoods (McCormick’s let us make our own spices and hosted a fabulous party!), Pinterest, Facebook, monetizing blogs and working with brands, business strategy, and lots more.

We ate lots of good food, enjoyed the sunshine, plenty of cab rides, late night chats and snacks in our rooms. BlogHer did a fabulous job with this event! Good job, BHF!

BHF and Harry & David’s Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

BHF and Harry & David’s Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta
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BHF and Harry & David’s Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

BHF and Harry & David’s Strawberry and Blue Cheese BruschettaAmanda and Jenny hosted a CliqueMe party. Click on the link to read more … :)

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

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Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

What’s your favorite way to use strawberries in an appetizer?

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry and Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A quick way to slice strawberries is to use an egg slicer.

Ingredients:

  • 12 medium strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped
  • 12 slices whole-grain baguette, toasted
  • Sea salt

Directions:

Slice the strawberries and set aside. Chop the chives and set aside.

Mix the honey, blue cheese, and ricotta together.

Toast the baguette slices on either HI on the broiler, or in a toaster oven.

Spread about 1 tsp. of cheese mixture on each baguette slice. Top with sliced strawberries and sprinkle with fresh chives.

Salt lightly with sea salt.

Harry & David sponsored a portion of my trip to BlogHer Food. Thanks H&D!

9 comments

  1. What a fun trip! I loved seeing all these photos and am hoping next year is my year to meet you all!!

  2. Love you lady! So good to see you and laugh with you this weekend!

  3. This looks like a complete fun fest! Your bruschetta is gorgeous!

  4. What a refreshing recipe! It was so good to see you again.

  5. I’m so sad I missed having fun with all of you girls! This bruschetta looks SO good!

  6. This looks fantastic!! It was so good to see you, Sandy!!

  7. Totally in LOVE with this bruschetta! Miami was so much fun and it looked like you had a blast too! It was SO great to meet you! :)

  8. It looks like you had an amazing time! I was sad to have missed it, and the bruschetta is simply divine.

  9. Oh how I LOVE the strawberries with the savoury chives! This looks so outstanding, Sandy! It was such fun to see you in Miami. I hope we get to do that again soon!

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