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Welcome to my blog. Front Range Fed is a blog about eating fresh, local food in and around Colorado's Front Range. Each week, I try new recipes, using as many local ingredients as possible. Join me as I discover the amazing things our local farms have to offer, and the delicious ways to enjoy them...one meal at a time. 

Cheese, Fruit, and Honey Bruschetta

Cheese, Fruit, and Honey Bruschetta

Cheese, Fruit and Honey Bruschetta | Front Range Fed

As we ease into the first few days of summer here in Colorado, we’ve been all about eating simply at our house. Easy salads, chicken on the grill, and effortless pastas have been gracing our alfresco table this week, and I couldn’t be happier.

Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors – definitely not a time to be slaving away in the kitchen.  So, when I came across this raw whipped honey from Lazy Bee Ranch recently, I knew it would make a great addition to our summer table. 

Cheese, Fruit and Honey Bruschetta | Front Range Fed

Have you tried Lazy Bee Ranch Honey? It’s delicious and is made right here in Colorado. Lazy Bee Ranch is a family owned business and uses only natural and organic methods to treat their bees. Their goal is “to produce, extract, and supply the most unadulterated, local, raw, unfiltered, natural and straight from the hive honey out there.”  Can’t really get much better than that.

I decided to try out our new jar of whipped honey at an alfresco brunch last weekend. True to form these days, I wanted something quick and easy to prepare, that didn’t have me standing over a stove for hours. I picked up some bread, fresh fruit, and chevre (I imagine brie or any other soft mild cheese would work well), and whipped these babies up in about 15 minutes. Not only were they super yummy, they looked great on the table and were a perfect sweet addition to eggs and bacon.

We experimented with several different fruits – apple, blackberries and strawberries – but I also can’t wait to try fresh figs, blueberries, and pears too. These toasts would also make a great appetizer or dessert in the evening – don’t limit them to breakfast! If you’re looking for an easy, impressive looking dish this summer, look no further – these are a winner!

Cheese, Fruit and Honey Bruschetta | Front Range Fed

Cheese, Fruit, and Honey Bruschetta

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf of crusty bread

  • Fruit of your choice – the sky is really the limit here, so just pick what’s in season that you love

  • 2 oz chevre cheese (or any other soft mild cheese)

  • Raw whipped honey

  • Cut the bread into slices and toast lightly

Directions:

  1. Spread the cheese onto the toast slices

  2. Cut up the fruit and add it atop the cheesy toasts

  3. Drizzle the honey over the toasts and serve

 

That’s it!  Now get outside and enjoy the summer!

You can buy Lazy Bee Ranch Honey in many grocery stores throughout Colorado, or at the Boulder Co Farmers Markets, located throughout the area. I bought mine from Isabelle Farm, in Lafayette, CO.  

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