Category Archives for Bread

Rhubarb Ice Cream • Rhubarb Jam

The trouble with homemade ice cream, in my experience at least, is its half-life: what tastes smooth and creamy, light and airy on day one, becomes icy and hard, choppy and crystalized on day two. The texture after a day … Continue reading

06. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 30 comments

English Muffins with Simple Strawberry Jam • Wren • When My Mother Comes to Visit…

When my mother comes to visit… … she rouses in the wee hours of the morning, brewing coffee, making oatmeal, preparing the kitchen for the pitter patter of hungry, cranky, little (and big) bodies. … all day long she runs … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 53 comments

Three Fats on Faux Ciabatta

In addition to mascarpone sorbet, my gnudi-making debacle, which left me with pounds of semolina flour in my pantry, has led to another pleasant discovery: relatively easy and completely delicious ciabatta-like sandwich rolls. It turns out that when one cup … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 52 comments

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Toasted Bread Crumb Salsa

For years, all of my favorite cookbooks have been urging me to seek out salt-packed anchovies, that I won’t be disappointed once I find them, that their superior quality is worth the effort of soaking and filleting them, that once … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, lamb, Meat, Salsa, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 27 comments

The Best Croutons and How Best to Eat Them

Fernand came to the café where I waitressed in sunny CA every Sunday afternoon for the same meal: an omelet, a baguette, and a side of Dijon mustard. He ate his omelet methodically, spreading mustard over each slice of bread … Continue reading

08. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Eggs, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 10 comments

3 Simple Tartines: Mushroom; Radicchio & Gorgonzola; Fresh Ricotta // Plus A Few More Ideas for Oscar Night

I have a confession. By the time Valentine’s Day rolled around, we had eaten the steaks, devoured the torte and made soup out of the turnips. And then, as it turned out, Ben couldn’t even be home for Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Valentine's Day, Vegetarian | 4 comments

Toast with Hard Boiled Eggs & Bagna Cauda // Also, Walnut Bread

Over the weekend while looking to employ the half dozen loaves of walnut bread cluttering my countertops, I stumbled upon this little gem of a tartine in Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book. Silverton had apparently prepared this snack — grilled bread … Continue reading

13. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eggs, Entrees, Lunch, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

A Card, and 3 Simple Ways to Begin Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

So often, for me at least, the best part of a dinner out happens shortly after I am seated, when the server sets down a warm roll with a pat of soft butter sprinkled with sea salt or a basket … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Homemade Breadcrumbs & Infinite Ways to Use Them

Homemade breadcrumbs slipped into our dinner regimen slowly, appearing on our salads to start, the kale caesars in particular, quietly replacing croutons altogether. But shortly after their introduction, perhaps encouraged by their warm reception, they made haste, and soon began … Continue reading

18. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Pasta, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 23 comments

Paul Steindler’s Cabbage Soup and A Peasant Bread Follow-Up

When I’m home in CT visiting my parents, my favorite pastime is poking around the two basement refrigerators, the home of all sorts of treats my mother has been preparing — soups, spanakopita, Grand Marnier chocolate truffles — and stocking … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, CSA, Soup, Vegetarian | 32 comments

← Older posts

Newer posts →