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pizza with beets, arugula, pesto and goat cheese

I always did – and always will – love the rhythm of life in Spain. Getting up late, staying up even later, eating very late – no problem for me. So when my husband decided to go back to coaching soccer and I was faced with the fact that at least twice a week he would not be home for dinner before the time some folks already hit the sack, I was, let’s say, pleasantly motivated.

This meant that I would have to come up with late night meals for just the two of us, suppers that could be prepped ahead of time and finished off at the last minute. Dinners that taste wonderful, that make one feel welcomed, that remind one how good life is. What a wonderful little challenge to throw myself into!

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Past Supper #15 – Focaccia

simple focaccia

When life gives you rosemary – bake Focaccias and plan the meal around them!

We fixed a salad of mixed baby lettuces, little gold nugget tomatoes, cucumber and garlic, dressed with olive oil, pink grapefruit juice,  just enough Sriracha and a dash of honey. We put healthy pork chops on the grill, rubbed with just a bit of mustard, red chili paste and Sel Gris. Simple, but very tasty.

Then the Focaccia: Yeasty dough, basted with olive oil, sprinkled with flaky Maldon salt and garnished with whole twigs of rosemary. Simple again. The result was crusty and soft, oily and salty and sweet. A lovely cloud of rosemary on the nose and palate. – Dream. Heaven. Perfection.

Focaccia ready to go into the oven