I'm so grateful that I grew up with a mom who encouraged me to write everything down. Let me clarify - I'm grateful for my mother's persistence, NOW. When I was a kid - I resented the fact that my mom would force me to sit down and write a thank you note for every single birthday and Christmas gift that I ever received. ✍🏻(Sorry about all my grumbling and complaining, mom.) 😬
I eventually found my own motivation for writing. In a word --- LOVE. I met my soul mate when I was 10 and by the time we were 16 - we were exchanging letters of affection across our high school desks. We dated for 5 years before we got married and a lot of that time we were separated because of college, boot camp and military trainings so there were a lot of love letters mailed back and forth. Even during our first 5 years of marriage, there were deployments and forced separations due to moving circumstances (#militarylife) so we resorted to letters as our primary form of communication again. No cell phones, face time, internet or zoom calls - just good old fashioned letters that were sent through the mail. (Gosh, that makes me sound old. ) 😅
Now that I'm an adult, (with a terrible memory) I'm especially thankful for the fact that my mom ingrained in me the importance of writing things down. All of that writing practice has served me well, mom. Who would have guessed that that stubborn girl who begrudgingly wrote letters to her grandparents, would be writing her own blog one day? #thanksmom
I don't write nearly as many letters as I used to these days. Sharing my recipes and stories on this blog is my preferred method of expression lately. It's not the same as having 3x5" recipe cards written in my own handwriting but it's far less messy and way easier to organize and keep track of my recipes here. 😆 I hope that you will enjoy this newest recipe for Grilled Flatbread. It's simple and super tasty.
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Flip and cook until golden brown.
Dress this flatbread up with a sprinkle of salt and fresh herbs or just enjoy it plain. I like it warm - with just a sprinkle of parmesan. It's really a perfect compliment to any meal.
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