Hi friends! I made you bread! Hooray for carbohydrates!
You want to know my biggest problem as of lately? I have way too much food in my house. No matter how hard I try (and no matter how delicious the food) there is no way this single gal can consume all this food! So I’m always passing it off to neighbors and friends.
Case in point: this focaccia. I gave some to my neighbors on the dock. And then – because I had an appointment the day after I baked this bread – I brought the rest to the lovely folks who work at my dentist office. Which I was worried would make me seem like a weirdo. Should you bring food to a place where it’s their job to remove food from your teeth? I don’t know. How can one be prepared to navigate all these complex social interactions and relationships?
These are the things that keep me up at night…..
But I did it anyway. Because this beautiful Blueberry-Blackberry Herbed Focaccia should not go to waste! And they loved it. Obviously.
The bread is incredibly tender and has just the right amount of fresh rosemary and thyme leaves to keep things interesting. And the smattering of fresh fruit on top adds the perfect touch of sweetness. This bread goes effortlessly from breakfast to brunch to dinner to snack time. It’s just one of those foods that goes with everything and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. And it feeds a crowd. All that equals a WIN in my book!
Recipe adapted from Sunset Magazine
One year ago: Tomato-Shallot Jam
I’ve had several people ask me if I’m a vegetarian. Nope. Definitely not. A really good burger is probably one of my most favorite things in the world to eat. But it’s not something that I indulge in often. And I don’t cook a lot of meat or seafood at home. And since this little corner of the internet that I call “mine” is a direct reflection of what I’m making (and eating) day in and day out, meat and seafood dishes only make occasional appearances.
Soooo….now that we’ve cleared the air on that issue, I bring you grilled LAMB. Beautiful, succulent, flavorful lamb. Drool.
This recipe is so easy. You only need 7 ingredients. And that’s a legit count. None of this “oh you only need blah number of ingredients, but that doesn’t count salt, pepper, olive oil and blah blah blah”. No way. I would not lie to you people. You literally only need 7 ingredients and a hot grill. Hallelujah! And everything comes together in a snap. You can make the marinade while the grill is pre-heating and the lamb only take about 5 minutes to cook. It’s so easy. I love it for a casual weekday dinner. But trust me when I say people will be impressed if you served this at a weekend barbecue with friends and family.
Since there are so few ingredients here, I definitely recommend splurging at the butcher shop on the best lamb you can buy. I like to buy a small frenched rack of lamb and then cut it into chops when I get home (you can always ask your butcher to cut it for you, if you prefer). Happy Grilling!
One year ago: Potato and Green Bean Curry