Hip-hip-hooray! You may have noticed the upper portion of my little corner of world wide web paradise changed last night! Say hello to the new even keeled logo!This little beauty has been in the works for a while now and was one of my 101 in 1001 days goals! I am so lucky that my beautiful, crafty friend Samantha designed this for the page. Here’s to boats, babes, brews, and bros- it’s summer in Connecticut!
You may remember I found a discounted membership to Hamptons Lane a few months back (yes, I know- I’m the worst for posting this so late!). Since that time I’ve received two boxes from Hamptons Lane- Spanish Tapas and Summer Picnic.
The Spanish Tapas box was the first box I received. In the kit there was a Steel Paella Pan, a jar of Arbequina olives, sweet smoked paprika, imperial Spanish chorizo, and organic piquillo peppers. Three recipes were included- chorizo stuffed prosciutto wrapped dates, green olive tapenade, and paella mixta. I absolutely love paella and since I now have my own paella pan- we decided to try this recipe first. The pan fit an enormous amount of food in it! It seriously made paella for a large family- not a couple. Needless to say we had quite a few leftover meals that week.
The second box I received was the Summer Picnic box. I am actually pretty excited about this box since the weather is finally warm and I plan on spending as much time as possible outside this summer. Included in this box were Bee’s wrap, Honeypax raw honey to-go, Jan’s Farmhouse cranberry pistachio crisps, an olivewood & stainless steel knife, a genuine leather picnic knife sheath, and garlic dill mustard. Looks like the perfect start to a cheese board if I do say so myself! This curated kit came with 7 recipes- honey mint citrus salad, spicy honey hummus, egg salad tartine, turkey & brie sandwich, vegan veggie sandwich, tupelo honey mint lemonade, and kale & brussel sprout salad with mustard vinaigrette. I haven’t had the opportunity to make any of these yet but the tupelo honey mint lemonade sounds absolutely delicious!
Overall I have enjoyed receiving new kitchen additions from Hamptons Lane. The kit’s well organized and all follow their theme. I have to say my favorite additions have been the knife and paella pan. At around $50 per kit though I think I will be putting this subscription on hold and trying some new ones this summer. I felt that I could have found each of the food items in the box on my own and not have left over items Brian and I don’t really like (I’m looking at you, Olives).
Have you tried Hamptons Lane? What item in my kit are you looking forward to trying?