Last year at this time I was signing myself up for my first food blogger conference - Eat Write Retreat. I didn't know anyone else going, but I was sold on the combination of location, workshops, hotel, and the promise of a fabulous weekend. Leading up to the conference I kept checking the attendee list and adding new people to my twitter list and 'meeting' my fellow conference attendees. May arrived and I boarded the plan with fellow Boston food-blogger Kimmy. We met up with Mike at the baggage claim and started our weekend adventure! A quick stop at the hotel and we were off to lunch with Meghan, Ethan, Isabelle, and more. It was like meeting up with old friends!
We spent the weekend building friendships, knowledge, skills and connections. Connections with like minded passionate bloggers, connections with experts, and connections with brands, and more.
Through the connections made at Eat Write Retreat, this month I was invited to participate in an online celebration to help introduce Jarlsberg's new cheese dip. To prepare for the post I picked up both the dip and a few wedges of classic Jarlsberg cheese. Being home on maternity leave, I had plenty of nap-time opportunities to create Jarlsberg inspired meals. Everything from breakfast...
|Cheesy spinach omelet|
|Roast beef melt with Jarlsberg and spicy mustard|
to snack time.
|Jarlsberg slices with crackers|
Plus the delicious dishes I created for the event "29 Ways to Leap into Jarlsberg Dip".
Thanks to Jarlsberg I will have tasty memories of beign home with my little guy in my new kitchen. As I head back to work and leave my little one at daycare, I hope that sneaking Jarlsberg into my lunchbag will remind me of the fun three months spent with the little guy, and the fun with friends that I had at Eat Write Retreat. Here's hoping that I'll be lucky enough to win a trip to Eat Write Retreat to create even more wonderful memories!