#1,505 The Best Little Lunch.
by Erin Napier
My friends Dawn and Lily have started a little bread bakery out of their kitchens and everyone in town is falling hard for their fresh focaccia, fig and pepper bread, and cinnamon rolls. I’ve been buying a pan of focaccia once a week for about a month now and I just crave it around the clock. It comes as raw bread dough in a little pan with a generous amount of olive oil in the bottom. You let it rise for a few hours, bake it, and then… Eat it like a crazy person. It’s flaky and buttery around the sides and top, then soft and fluffy in the middle. And all those herbs on top and the olive oil baked into the bottom… It’s heaven on earth. Is your mouth watering yet?
It’s so good I just toasted a couple pieces and dipped it into a few tablespoons of my homemade roasted tomato bisque for lunch today. That’s the best kind of lunch—one that leaves you satisfied and ready to get back to work.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!