Category Archives for Eating Locally

Summer Squash Gratin

This is the recipe that broke the streak. A two-month-long, five-meal-rotation streak consisting of burgers, meatloaf, roast chicken, burgers and quiche. It was time. It was time to put some effort into dinner; to try something new; to open up … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 comments

Crispy Kale Chips

They’re sort of one of those things you have to try to believe. When a friend proclaimed she and her husband (who has been known to drive 40 minutes for his favorite burger) preferred kale chips to potato chips and … Continue reading

17. March 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Tags: , | 19 comments

Homemade Applesauce

You all know it takes no time to whip up homemade applesauce, right? And you know how good it is, too, right? Just a quick little post here to make sure. I’ve been enlisted to make applesauce for this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

23. November 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Fall, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 10 comments

Fresh Corn Polenta — Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fresh corn polenta — oh fresh corn polenta! How could I have forgotten about you? I discovered you this time last year. I was out to eat. You were in my bowl. It was love at first bite. You were … Continue reading

18. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eating Locally, Entrees, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 21 comments

Sautéed Corn + an End of Summer Salad

I’m spoiled. Really spoiled. I live in a place where even tomatoes still taste good this time of year. I’m not trying to rub it in, just expressing my gratitude. I do realize, however, we are approaching mid-October and already … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 11 comments

Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic

I ate this whole pizza tonight. All of it. By myself. Not one slice remains for me for my breakfast tomorrow. I tried to refrain. No dice. So, if you’re still in summer-bathing-suit mode, avert your eyes. This combination is … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , | 53 comments

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

I had signed up to make a “super summery dessert” for a Fourth of July party. I contemplated trifle, pie and tres leches cake. And then I thought, “What could be more summery than a pan of bubbling peaches and … Continue reading

05. July 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme, Crispy or Not

I learned how to cook potatoes by the caseload. By the caseload of salt, too. Seriously. I was working in a restaurant in Philadelphia and gasped the first time I saw the chef unload a box — literally one 3-lb. … Continue reading

20. June 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 18 comments

Moules Marinière, So Easy A …

Dipping crusty bread into the broth of a pot of steaming mussels has to be one of my favorite eating experiences. You? And when a restaurant offers mussels, I’m inclined to order them because, one, I rarely make them at … Continue reading

23. May 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Entrees, Fish | 21 comments

Bean & Cheese Burritos, Beef Tacos & Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have a confession. I eat at Taco Bell about once a month. And I love it. More than love it. Look forward to it even. I know, I know. You hypocrite, you say. Well, let me explain. You see, … Continue reading

29. January 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Vegetarian | 46 comments

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