Friday Favorites #371

Welcome to the (almost) weekend! This has been a noisy and busy week! Sometimes I long for days in the past when it was easy to find the quiet moments in my day to pray and listen to God’s voice.  These days, life seems to be in the way more often than not. I enjoyed the helpful tips and advice in my featured post from Joyfully serving!   

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Some new old stuff!

I love the thrill of the hunt…and the excitement when you spot the thing you didn’t even know you needed. There have been times when my Hero needed a bit of convincing and coaxing to see my vision, however once these treasures come home even he admits they are the perfect decorating touch. Let’s see if you agree! Let me show off a little with my most recent finds.


Antique Apothecary bottles with original labels add interest to my sideboard.

Who could resist this adorable mid century advertising sign? Still have not found the perfect spot, but it does put me in the mood for a little toast and jam!


My love of baking often influences my purchases…English tea biscuits anyone?


How about this 9 foot tall drink of water? I could not resist his charm! For now, he will live in the basement.  Hopefully he will have his time in the sun one of these days!


Look what else I found not so long ago…a very tired little Princess after one too many egg hunts!

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Friday Favorites #370

My blog this week was all about this yummy bread!One of these weeks it will be about the fabulous sounding chocolate cake I featured this week! Enjoy your weekend.  photo Friday Favorites Banner 2.jpg

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Have you met Rosemary Focaccia?

To say this week was busy would be an understatement…I am not sure I had the time to draw a breath between days…until today. With church the only commitment in the planner today, I am spending a totally chilled afternoon AT HOME! Also, I am planning to enjoy the most wonderful comfort food…Have you ever experienced Rosemary Focaccia? I mean at home, not in your favorite fancy Italian restaurant. Super easy to make and a delight to the tastebuds. You can seriously finish reading my blog, head for the kitchen and have the deliciousness on your plate in a few wee hours!

Ingredients

1. 1 envelope dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast

2. 1 3/4 cups lukewarm water

3. 4 cups bread flour plus 3 tablespoons

4. 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil

5. 2 1/2 teaspoons salt

6. 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon chopped Rosemary

7. 1 teaspoon sea salt

8. 2 tablespoons Dough enhancer ( a magical ingredient I just recently discovered. So far I have had rave reviews on my experiments with it. You can pay a fortune for it from a famous baking company or order it from Walmart. You won’t be sorry)

The Easy Peasy Steps:

1. Dissolve yeast in wam water in the bowl

2. Add 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup oil, and salt to the mixer.  Beat until smooth. Add teaspoon of Rosemary and dough enhancer and beat about 4 minutes. The dough will be sticky.

3. Remove dough. Sprinkle with remaining flour and knead until smooth.  Place dough in a lightly oiled pan, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour. Basically until this


Turns to this.

4. Coat 15×10 inch baking pan with oil. Press the dough into the pan.  Cover with a towel and let rise about an hour

5. Preheat oven to 475 degrees

6. Drizzle the top of the bread with olive oil. Make shallow indentations in the dough in rows using your finger tips.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining rosemary and salt.


7. Bake until the top is lightly browned, 12-14 minutes.

8. Remove the bread from the pan and cool before slicing.


9. Best enjoyed with family and friends!


One event this week was the Princess’ school fund raising Gala.  The Princess decided to model my dress for me. She looks way cuter in it than I did.

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