By conservative estimates, I’ve lived at one camp or another for more than 200 weeks of my life. From the time I was five weeks old, I spent my summers at Boy Scout camp, where my dad was the camp director. When I got older, I took a few weeks off of scout camp every summer – so that I could attend Camp Fire camp. Even now, at my “mature” age, I still return for camp reunions every year. I love everything about camp.
So guess what?! Next month, I’m going again… to FOOD BLOGGER CAMP!!!
Isn’t that just about the coolest thing you’ve read all day!?!
Yeah, I know. I get a little over-zealous sometimes. But really – I’m going to food blogger camp!! Woot!! Woot!!
Camp Blogaway is a small-scale food blogger conference that takes place in the hills just a few hours east of Los Angeles. According to the official literature, the location of Camp Blogaway is so remote there isn’t even any wifi. (WHAT!?) That’s right, no wifi – for a demographic that lives and dies online. And yet, the testimonials about this intimate gathering of foodies are nothing but raves.
I’m really looking forward to the learning sessions, of course: topics this year cover everything from photography and food styling to Pinterest strategies and the future of Google+ to the benefits and pitfalls when blogging gets personal. But syllabus outlines aren’t what drew me to this conference: it was the promise of connecting with my tribe. There is just nothing like a group of like-minded, innovative writers gathered around a table of delicious food to get your creative juices flowing.
I could not be more excited about going, but like most camps, Camp Blogaway comes at a price, and today I want to extend a great big Thank You to my conference sponsor, Nest Fresh Eggs, for making it all possible.
Last July, I introduced you to one of my favorite companies: Nest Fresh Eggs. As I may have mentioned, I used to be a small-scale farm wife. Our little bevy of chickens was privileged and spoiled, having the run of our mini-orchard and the pick of our table scraps. It was during this farm-wife time that I learned about the correlation between happy, healthy, cage-free chickens and better tasting eggs with stronger shells.
Nest Fresh Eggs, based out of Colorado, is committed to providing eggs that are cage free, sustainable and humanely produced. They offer organic, free range, pasture raised eggs, as well as the first Non-GMO Project Verified Eggs. They use regional, family owned farms to produce and supply farm fresh eggs in a local, sustainable system. Each family farm is specially chosen because of their demonstrated commitment to animal welfare, stewardship of the land, and local production.
In the simplest terms, Nest Fresh makes good eggs.
As a mixed-table family, eggs are a major protein source in our household. Nest Fresh Eggs’ sustainable, local, humane practices are essential to me, both in terms of animal welfare and nutritional outcomes for my family. Moreover, as a food blogger, it is imperative to my credibility with you that I represent only companies that I really, honestly believe in; and I am extremely proud to represent Nest Fresh Eggs at Camp Blogaway. (Read more about Nest Fresh here or on their website.)
I just had to share this delicious celebration of Spring from the Nest Fresh Blog. (Needless to say, you may be seeing a lot more “egg-centric recipes” popping up in the coming month or two, so stay tuned!)
Mini Lemon Ricotta Cakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light ricotta cheese
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large NestFresh Egg whites
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Visit Nest Fresh For complete directions on how to make these delicious little wonders.
Where to Buy: To find NestFresh Eggs near you, please visit their Store Locator.