September’s Hamptons Lane box is all about French cuisine — more specifically, “French Kitchen Essentials”.
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Let’s see what’s in the September 2015 Hamptons Lane “French Kitchen Essentials” box!
The big blue box! As usual, it was pretty dang heavy.
A peek inside.
The box featured a nice full-color information booklet filled with recipes, product information, and an additional list of French kitchen essentials.
The Original Paris U Select Chocolate Peppermill from Peugeot ($37.00) – I’ve never owned (or used) a peppermill in my life, so it’s cool that I get to start with the original. Peugeot has been making peppermills since 1850! This one is crafted from certified sustainable beechwood and colored with a chocolate-brown walnut stain. It has a patented “u’Select” feature that allows you to choose from six different grinding settings — from ultra fine to coarse. The mill comes pre-filled with 4 grams of peppercorns.
Moutarde de Dijon from La Moutarderie Fallot ($6) – This award-winning mustard is made by a family owned business in Beaune, France. They use high quality seeds which are ground in a traditional stone mill and combined with a grape juice sourced from the Burgundy region. I don’t use mustard too often, but the recipe for French Vinaigrette that was included in the info book sounds very tasty.
Fleur de Sel aux Herbes de Provence from Sel Magique ($15) – Two vials of this versatile herb blend were included in the box. They contain a traditional mix of Fleur de Sel and herbs including lavender, thyme, savory, and marjoram.
Vintage Style French Torchons (Tea Towels) from Hamptons Lane ($15) – I love the vintage look of these “torchons” (aka tea towels) and the inclusion of the little hanging loop on the corner. These are my favorite items in the box, because they’re the things I’ll actually get the most use out of. New kitchen towels are always welcomed in this house.
Organic French Green Lentils from North Bay Trading Co. ($10) – When I think lentils, I think Middle East, so I was kind of surprised to see them in this box. I didn’t realize that “French lentils” were a thing. Either way, I’m happy to see ’em. These are GMO-free, kosher, and will be perfect for making lentil soup in the coming cooler weeks.
I think Hamptons Lane did a great job curating this month’s “French Essentials” box. The peppermill is beautifully made and I love the vintage-inspired tea towels. The overall value was great too — $83 in products! Niiiice!
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September 2015 Hamptons Lane
I enjoyed this box a LOT more than last month’s grilling-themed one (for obvious reasons!). The peppermill would make a great edition to anyone’s kitchen, as would the classic tea towels. The food items were basic (and vegan-friendly), which I definitely appreciate!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.