Category Archives for Bread

Honey-Buttermilk Dinner Rolls, Poached Pears & Aunt Vicki’s Salad Dressing

Oh my. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here. I know everyone is very busy preparing, so let’s keep this short and sweet, k? If you get anything out of this post, I hope it is this: 1. A yummy … Continue reading

21. November 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 31 comments

Pizza Pizza

I am resolved. I am resolved never to make another recipe for pizza dough. Seriously. This is it. My family has been making this recipe for years and it is incredibly delicious. Tried and True. Foolproof. No tweaking necessary. Caramelized … Continue reading

09. October 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Trying To Understand The Food Crisis and Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day: Corn Bread

In a May 19th New Yorker article, Bee Wilson wrote: “As of 2006, there were 800 million people on the planet who were hungry, but they were outnumbered by the billion who were overweight. Our current food predicament resembles a scenario … Continue reading

17. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally | 2 comments

Pizzeria Mozza — So Yum

Last night at 10:30 p.m., Ben and I finally dined at Pizzeria Mozza, the Nancy Silverton-Mario Batali-Joseph Bastianich pizza joint in Hollywood. To start, we shared one order of fried squash blossoms — one order of delicately battered, ricotta-filled, piping-hot … Continue reading

24. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Travel | Leave a comment

Artisan Bread Round II, Partially Whole Wheat and Cooked in A Pot

So, I thought I’d give a brief update on my Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day escapades. This batch is my third, and I experimented with using nearly 50-percent whole-wheat flour. The dough rose just as beautifully as the … Continue reading

18. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread | 6 comments

Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day, Seriously

Last week, NPR aired a brief program about rising food prices and how people are changing their behavior as a result. Listeners called in sharing their money-saving secrets: Some people had begun fishing and hunting, others had begun walking or … Continue reading

22. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread | 90 comments

Breakfast Pizza For Dinner

Oh, how I wish I could take credit for this ingenious creation. Alas, I cannot. A very good friend of mine, after observing my egg obsession, kindly directed me to this Apartment Therapy site, offering me yet another way to … Continue reading

28. May 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Pizza, Vegetarian | 4 comments

Backyard Chickens & Thin-Crust Pizza

A few months ago, I mentioned I was looking forward to the day when Ben and I have room in our place to fit a freestanding freezer, (one large enough to fit a half or quarter steer.) Well, I’ve added … Continue reading

21. April 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees | 4 comments

Poached Eggs Over Flax Bread

So, as you know, I’ve been eating a lot of eggs. I’ve been cooking them in various ways — scrambled, poached, and even baked into tortilla shells (thanks for the recipe, Ann … next Friday I’ll post my results) — … Continue reading

04. April 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Eggs, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Garlic-Cheese Butter & A San Clemente Sunset

I’m becoming a real purist. I have now renounced fake butter, a big deal in the Stafford household. I mean Ben and I practically fell in love over a tub of Brummel and Brown. Not really, but for many years, … Continue reading

27. February 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Eating Locally | 4 comments

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