Category Archives for Hors d’oeuvres

Corn Fritters

Oh, where to begin, where to begin. I saw this recipe in last weekend’s WSJ’s food section and began foaming at the mouth. Look at this picture. Do those corn cakes not look perfect to you? Golden brown, loaded with … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Hors d'oeuvres, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki

I think I’m the last person on the planet to make zucchini fritters. Why it has taken me so long to give them a go I do not know. Maybe it’s that I have a general pancake-making phobia? Or that … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 99 comments

Champagne & Oysters + Solvang, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Los Angeles Get Away

Our great eating adventure 2010 began at home with champagne and oysters. Oh champagne and oysters! Is anything more celebratory? I suppose you have to like oysters. Champagne is a given. The last time Ben and I had champagne and … Continue reading

12. May 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Salads, Seafood, Travel | 13 comments

Oven-dried Tomato Bruschetta

I must give credit to the Fair Food Farmstand again for providing another excellent recipe in their weekly email. A few weeks ago, after receiving eight Roma tomatoes (among many other treats) in my CSA, I opened my email to … Continue reading

09. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | Leave a 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

Stuffed-Squash Blossoms Tempura

Every year I look forward to the arrival of squash blossoms at the farmers’ markets. There seems to be only one way to prepare this seasonal delicacy: Stuff them; batter them; fry them. As the Barefoot Contessa says, “How bad … Continue reading

17. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Peach Bruschetta

For the past year, I have been listening to two of my most reliable sources rave about an Italian restaurant in Northern Liberties. My friends, Meredith, a Jeff med student and native Philadelphian, and her fiancé Matt, a private chef … Continue reading

12. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Wild American Shrimp

From tainted pet food to lead paint-coated toys, China is taking heat for a numer of its potentially dangerous products. Most recently, activists warn consumers to be wary of China’s farm-raised fish and specifically its farm-raised shrimp. While America currently … Continue reading

05. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Fish, Hors d'oeuvres, Seafood | Leave a comment

Grilled Flatbread

The second Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA box again abounded with beautiful produce: baby lettuces, French breakfast radishes, bok choy, pea tendrils, cremini mushrooms, mustard greens, scallions and, most intriguing, fleur de choy. Fleur de choy, the edible flower of the … Continue reading

01. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, CSA, Entrees, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Mango Pico de Gallo

Before the summer tomatoes reach the farm stands, ripe for fresh pico de gallo, try making one with mangoes, which are currently in season. From now until September, bright yellow champagne mangoes are at the market, and from May until … Continue reading

27. April 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Mexican, Salsa, Vegetarian | 2 comments

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