Oh sweet focaccia! You truly are a bread after my own heart. Not only can you be topped with an array of fresh produce, but you taste equally delicious when sprinkled with a bit of fresh herbs and salt. Either way, you are by far one of my favorite breads to eat, and now, make. Focaccia has actually been on my list of breads to make for quite some time now, but I promised myself that if I ever made this bread, that I would only use authentic Italian 00 flour and olive oil. Now thanks to Hamptons Lane, I have finally been able to make a delicious and authentic focaccia bread, using ingredients from a box filled with imported Italian goodies.
If you haven’t heard of Hamptons Lane yet, they are a wonderful company that curates exceptional products from around the world and ships them straight to your home. They offer various pre-boxed collections that you can choose from, and no surprise here, I choose the Coastal Italy Box the moment I saw it. This box was filled with imported Italian flour, olive oil, pasta, essence of anchovy, and $25 towards a bottle of wine. Basically, this box gave me everything I needed to make the focaccia bread of my dreams.
I especially enjoyed this box because it gave me a theme to work with, which resulted in John and I having a very nice “ode to Italy” meal. Surprisingly, this box inspired me to try and recreate more meals that John and I have enjoyed during our past trips. The only thing about doing that is now I have to hunt down quite a few special ingredients. But for now, I am thankful that Hamptons Lane was able to do the work for me.
And speaking of inspiration, I wanted to share with you some amazing links that I came across this week. I am constantly inspired by these wonderful women who’s blogs are always jammed packed with pure beauty!
So while you are getting your fill of visual beauty this week make sure to spend time…
looking through the most stunning images that one can always find on Manger
or perhaps just staring at this BEAUTIFUL funfetti cake, that Molly, from mynameisyeh just made
enjoying the reminder that going gluten free cannot be a bad choice, I mean just check out these Buck Wheat Pancakes that Kathyrn from London Bakes made,
also, this Chai Tea Ice Box Cake cannot be missed, by Melissa from the Faux Martha
I just have one word for you MOONCAKES from Two Red Bowls, go there….now
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
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