Category Archives for Appetizers

Three Summer Salads

Before I received my first CSA produce box this spring, I resolved to document each delivery. Alas, now in week nine, I’ve only recorded the contents of three boxes, and have not posted nearly as many recipes as I had … Continue reading

13. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Wild American Shrimp

From tainted pet food to lead paint-coated toys, China is taking heat for a numer of its potentially dangerous products. Most recently, activists warn consumers to be wary of China’s farm-raised fish and specifically its farm-raised shrimp. While America currently … Continue reading

05. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Fish, Hors d'oeuvres, Seafood | Leave a comment

Tomato, Watercress and Mozzarella Salad

Last Sunday on our way to Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop in the Italian Market, my aunt and I stopped by Claudio’s. While we had intended only to briefly visit the store, we ended up in line, waiting patiently with many … Continue reading

19. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Grilled Flatbread

The second Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA box again abounded with beautiful produce: baby lettuces, French breakfast radishes, bok choy, pea tendrils, cremini mushrooms, mustard greens, scallions and, most intriguing, fleur de choy. Fleur de choy, the edible flower of the … Continue reading

01. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, CSA, Entrees, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Salad From My CSA Basket

This past March I signed up for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). I had just read Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and felt inspired to start buying locally produced foods as often as possible. I visited Maysie’s … Continue reading

24. May 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Salads, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Mango Pico de Gallo

Before the summer tomatoes reach the farm stands, ripe for fresh pico de gallo, try making one with mangoes, which are currently in season. From now until September, bright yellow champagne mangoes are at the market, and from May until … Continue reading

27. April 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Mexican, Salsa, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Crispy Baby Artichokes

Artichokes originated in the Mediterranean and have been grown for over two thousand years. Edible, immature flowers of a cultivated thistle, artichokes produce crops twice a year — from March through May and August through October. As Sicily is believed … Continue reading

20. April 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Traditional Dumplings for the Chinese New Year

This past weekend celebrators of the Chinese New Year welcomed the Year of the Pig while consuming crescent-shaped steamed dumplings. The dumplings, or jiaozi, resemble ancient Chinese gold ingots and symbolize prosperity and good fortune. By eating the jiaozi at … Continue reading

16. February 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Hors d'oeuvres | 2 comments

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