Category Archives for CSA

Quinoa with Walnuts, Radishes & Spring Onions • How to Cook Quinoa Properly • Fair Trade Quinoa

A few weeks ago I discovered that for all the years I have been cooking quinoa I have been doing it wrong. The quinoa I have made, as a result, while edible and receptive to countless seasonings and additions, has … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Gluten-free, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 40 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

Big Apple Pancake

I posted this recipe to Facebook over the weekend, so I’ll keep this brief. I have made this big apple pancake two weekends in a row now, and I have a feeling the run will continue for the remainder of … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, CSA, Fall, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Super Fast Pasta Dish: Rotini with Butternut-Sage Sauce

Every so often all of my recipe hoarding proves worthwhile. A couple of nights ago, while fishing through my pasta file, pulling out every gnocchi recipe I have saved over the past decade, I found a recipe — penne with … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Dinner in 30 minutes: Whole Grilled Trout, Steamed Green Beans, Brown Butter Orzo “Risotto”

All I want when I’m old and gray is to live steps from a bakery like Tartine, a short drive from some good ethnic food, and a bike ride, perhaps, from a good fish market. Presently, I’m striking out on … Continue reading

03. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees | 13 comments

Getting the Most From Your CSA + Two Favorite Potato Recipes

There was a time in my life when subscribing to a CSA had little appeal. I wanted to buy what I wanted to buy when I wanted to buy it. Today, I am happy to have somebody else make the … Continue reading

24. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Eggplant Caviar on Grilled Bread

Last summer the eggplant chapter of Chez Panisse Vegetables treated me kindly, introducing me to a favorite pasta recipe as well as a most-delicious gratin with tomatoes and onions. And with this eggplant “caviar,” a mash-up of roasted eggplant, fresh … Continue reading

05. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 19 comments

Fries with Lemon Salt & Rosemary

Lemon sugar revolutionized baking for me. Lemon salt promises to do the same for everything else. Though my use of this flavored salt extends to this single recipe — “straw potatoes” seasoned with lemon salt (thanks to April Bloomfield) and … Continue reading

27. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Orecchiette Carbonara with Asparagus — 2nd Easiest Weeknight Dinner

Hello there. Just a quick midweek post here. Thought I’d share with you all how I’ve made my favorite easy weeknight dinner both more and less involved. Let me explain. Adding asparagus to pasta carbonara adds about a minute more … Continue reading

24. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta | 21 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 | 37 comments

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