Category Archives for Bread

No-Knead Oatmeal Toasting Bread

Before heading to the beach last week for a little vacation with the family, I spent some time in the kitchen preparing a few items to pack along: granola, granola bars (which, unfortunately, were inedible) and this no-knead oatmeal toasting … Continue reading

07. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Olallie Cafe recipes | 92 comments

Tipo 00 Flour — Worth Paying For Shipping

A series of fortuitous events in the past few months have led to a number of wonderful discoveries: an ingredient — Tipo 00 flour; a technique — minimal handling of dough; and a reward — the best pizza I have … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pizza, Vegetarian | 115 comments

Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA, Light Brioche Burger Buns, and Preparing for Memorial Day

A couple of friends of ours take beer drinking very seriously. Never is their freezer not stocked with frosted pint glasses, nor their fridge with craft beers. If you drink beer at their house, they insist it be in a … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Drinks | 25 comments

Dead Easy Steak Marinade

It’s always nice when dead easy produces damn delicious. This little marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of … Continue reading

16. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 24 comments

Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur

Yesterday morning, a little self-intervention led to a most-delicious discovery. This is what happened. After finding myself once again scouring the internet for Tartine’s croque monsieur recipe, clicking on fruitless links I had clicked on before, and seeing myself heading … Continue reading

13. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, CSA, Eating Locally, Lunch, Vegetarian | 39 comments

Tiropitas

The trouble with working with fillo dough, for me at least, is that right when I’ve found my rhythm — right when the brushing-spooning-folding-sealing process becomes one fluid motion — the filling runs out. And because making dozens of tiropitas, … Continue reading

06. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Hors d'oeuvres | 13 comments

Mrs. Myers’ Banana Bread

It likely comes as no surprise that many fond memories of childhood sports center around food. From the orange slices at half time, to the post game treats, to the end-of-season celebrations, food visions rival the victories, the losses, the … Continue reading

08. March 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | 76 comments

Turnip & Apple Purée, Venison Backstrap, A Jean-Georges Chocolate Tart & A Valentine’s Day Recap

Am I becoming too predictable? Are you sick of seeing vegetables puréed with apples? Do you think I should perhaps explore a cookbook other than this one and this one? I hope not, because I’m really loving this latest variation … Continue reading

17. February 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, craft, Eating Locally, Entrees, Meat | 9 comments

Rosemary Semolina Bread with Sea Salt from Seattle’s Macrina Bakery

Last Saturday I spotted a sample table in the wine section of Wegmans and made a beeline for it. When I arrived, a nice man asked me if I’d like to try a couple of wines with a slice of … Continue reading

10. February 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Olallie Cafe recipes | 33 comments

Cheddar Biscuits + Food52′s Holiday Survival Guide iPad App Giveway

My family is arriving in 6 days, and I cannot wait. It has been too long since we have all been together — too long since I’ve heard my mother declare her beautiful dinner both over and undercooked and in … Continue reading

19. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

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