Category Archives for Eating Locally

Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate, Walnuts & Jalapeno

About this time last year I discovered a most-delicious salad, a Greg and Lucy Malouf creation, a mixture of green olives, walnuts and pomegranate seeds tossed in a spicy, sweet, salty dressing, a combination I find irresistible. It’s light. It’s … Continue reading

12. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 25 comments

Ina Garten’s Balsamic Brussels Sprouts // Philadelphia Fish House Punch

I woke up Sunday morning with one mission in mind: buy a punch bowl. We had had friends over on Saturday night, and the Fish House Punch had been a wild success, adored by the men and women alike, the … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Eating Locally, Holidays, Side dishes | 17 comments

“Homemade” Yogurt // Saratoga Apple // Argyle Cheese Farmer

We passed Saratoga Apple en route to Argyle, but the stand’s happening scene — hordes of people, cider in hands, pouring in and out; live music; wood-fired pizza; alpaca petting — lured us back on our way home. We soon … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eating Locally, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Super Easy Summer Squash Gratin

This time of year I suspect few of you are thinking about summer squash. Many of you are more likely celebrating the last prune plums of the season or refusing to eat anything but tomatoes before they disappear for too … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 comments

Burnt Eggplant with Za’atar Flatbread

Last summer I discovered eggplant caviar, a dish made from peeled eggplant roasted in a foil-covered pan, a preparation that, with minimal oil, produces the creamiest lightest flesh imaginable. Seasoned with fresh herbs and macerated shallots, spooned over grilled bread, … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Lifefactory Glass Bottle Giveaway // Watermelon Agua Fresca

Remember last week when I brattily exclaimed, “I want one!” after seeing my auntie Marcy’s Lifefactory glass bottle? Well, guess what? I got one. And guess what else? I have one for one of you, too, and I couldn’t be … Continue reading

23. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Eating Locally, Vegan, Vegetarian | 266 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

Summer Squash Spaghetti

Several years ago I bought a Benriner turning slicer. It is a ridiculous (but fun) tool that sits in my cupboard 364 days a year. To justify hanging on to it, I pull it out every year, just once, at … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 20 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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