Category Archives for Eating Locally

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: , , , , , | 52 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 | 15 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 | 42 comments

Hamburger Buns, My Favorite Way to Eat a Burger, and J&J Grassfed Beef

About a month ago, a hankering for homemade hamburger buns led me to a wonderful discovery: Belles Hamburger Buns. You see, I wanted to find the perfect vehicle to hold the burgers I have been savoring every week since stocking up … Continue reading

20. November 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 36 comments

Balzano Apple Cake, Revisited

I have blogged about this cake before. It is one of my favorites, and I want it to be one of yours, too. The roots of Balzano apple cake lie in the Alto Adige region of Italy, where Scott Carsberg … Continue reading

06. November 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes | 60 comments

Dinner for One with Bittman’s ‘Polenta without Fear’ + A Huge Thank You

I never thought the day would come when I would consider sautéed greens over polenta topped with a fried egg as the idea of the most delicious dinner. Well, the day is here (has been for a little while now), … Continue reading

23. October 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Eggs, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 34 comments

Tomato, Corn & Cheese Galette — A Favorite Summer Meal — With A Chocolate Chip Cookie for Dessert

The August 2000 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine was fantastic. I can’t believe that two of my all-time favorite recipes came from that issue — from one article in fact — and that I have now been making these recipes … Continue reading

21. September 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 48 comments

In Honor of Top Chef: Padma’s Salad with Rancho Gordo Beans & Bäco Flatbreads

Early last Wednesday morning, before the premier of Top Chef Las Vegas, Padma Lakshmi made a delectable looking salad on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. She chopped up fresh spinach, mixed it with chickpeas, bell peppers and chives, and … Continue reading

25. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Vegetarian | 22 comments

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