Category Archives for Cheese

The Secret To Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

Before I mislead you any further, I’m going to come clean. I don’t know the secret to making lemon-ricotta pancakes. In fact, what I flipped around the griddle on Saturday morning was nothing short of a disaster. Breakfast was saved … Continue reading

28. September 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese | 30 comments

Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

I found corn masa! Real corn masa. Like freshly made every day corn masa. El Toro Rojo (in my town, San Clemente) receives a delivery of this tortilla base every day precisely because real corn masa perishes that quickly. Tonight, … Continue reading

11. September 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Eating Locally, Entrees, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Round 2: Low-Carb Cottage Cheese Muffins with Cheddar & Scallions

These are fun. Unlike any muffin I’ve ever tasted. Textured like a cross between a souffle and a quiche. Savory. Can be flavored in any way: with ham, bacon, herbs, peppers, spinach, whatever. A nice, portable breakfast especially for those … Continue reading

13. May 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Eggs | 11 comments

My Cheese Book Arrived, And I Made Cheese!

I can hardly contain my excitement about my new book. Soon after it arrived on Friday, I drove to Henry’s Market in Laguna Niguel to buy a gallon of raw milk (Aunt Vicki, don’t be mad … and don’t tell … Continue reading

10. March 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Green Tea Madeleines & Birchrun Hills Farm Blue

I realized I forgot to report a few other details from my little gathering last weekend. On Sunday morning, my friends and I slowly recovered from the late-night festivities with the help of coffee for some, tea for others, and … Continue reading

16. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Cookies, Desserts | 1 comment

Peaches with Ricotta and Honey

See, I lied. I thought I had finished posting about peaches this season, but it seems I’ve found one more way to savor this delectable fruit. This dish couldn’t be simpler to prepare: Slice a peach, top it with a … Continue reading

04. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Tinto-Style Cheese Plate

A month ago, my friend and I enjoyed a delectable cheese plate at Tinto, Jose Garces’ Basque region tapas restaurant. Drizzled with Acacia honey and sprinkled with bee pollen and espelette, a wedge of Petit Basque paired with a sliver … Continue reading

28. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Eating Locally | Leave a comment

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