Category Archives for Easter

Campanelle with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Capers & Watercress

The union of egg and noodle has long been celebrated: beaten eggs form the base of a creamy sauce in pasta carbonara; eggs scrambled with rice noodles are essential in Pad Thai; and poached or fried eggs cracked atop fresh … Continue reading

23. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Eggs, Pasta | Leave a comment


Bon Appetit began running a column this month called The Project, in which they detail how to make involved dishes, ones that require ambition, energy, thought, dishes such as cassoulet or ramen or their debut project: kouign-amann, a buttery pastry … Continue reading

17. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Easter, Holidays | 26 comments

Lemon-Ricotta Cheesecake

Before making my mother’s lemon-ricotta cheesecake earlier this month, I hadn’t made a cheesecake in years. And I’m not sure why — it is the easiest dessert to make; it can be made a day in advance; it feeds many … Continue reading

15. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Cheese, Desserts, Easter, Holidays | 24 comments

Broiled Lamb Chops with Nigella’s Mint Sauce

Nigella Lawson’s mint sauce first appeared on our Easter table in 2003, the same year the Easter Egg Nest Cake made its debut, both recipes having appeared in the New York Times earlier that week. Unlike the Easter Egg Nest … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 20 comments

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

About this time last year, I learned how to properly cook quinoa, a revelation that not only gave the ancient grain a permanent spot in my pantry, but also inspired a number of grain salads I made all summer long. … Continue reading

04. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Easter, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 27 comments

Happy Easter, Passover & Weekend

On Easter Sunday 2003, my sister made Nigella Lawson’s Easter Egg Nest cake, a cake that had been featured in The New York Times the Wednesday prior. Studded with flecked pastel eggs, this cake could only suit my sister better … Continue reading

30. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Easter, Holidays, lamb | 7 comments