Category Archives for Lunch

Croque Monsieur with Poached Eggs

Soooo, I know it’s January 7th, and I should be eating kale and tofu and sipping on homemade kombucha, and I probably should not be interrupting your New Years’-resolution-dining regimen with visions of béchamel-slicked toast layered with black forest ham, … Continue reading

07. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 44 comments

Cucumber & Green Grape Gazpacho | Quinoa Salad with Mango, Lime & Ginger

I arrived at the Albany airport to find my auntie Marcy waiting at baggage claim ready to snatch Wren from my arms and to feed me, as always, immediately. She led me to her car, and before I could even … Continue reading

18. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Pissaladière/Focaccia: What to Do With Past-Prime Lahey Pizza Dough

Happily Ever After: or so ends the tale of so many kitchen accidents, this story of a batch of past-prime Jim Lahey pizza dough being no exception. Once upon a time, an avid admirer of the Lahey pizza recipe opened … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Lunch | 15 comments

Three Fats on Faux Ciabatta

In addition to mascarpone sorbet, my gnudi-making debacle, which left me with pounds of semolina flour in my pantry, has led to another pleasant discovery: relatively easy and completely delicious ciabatta-like sandwich rolls. It turns out that when one cup … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 52 comments

Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing

My pantry is cluttered with odd ingredients, a reflection of impulse purchases made after seeing recipes for “ultimately authentic” dishes I feel I have to make immediately. As I often don’t make these dishes immediately, I end up collecting tubs … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Quinoa with Walnuts, Radishes & Spring Onions • How to Cook Quinoa Properly • Fair Trade Quinoa

A few weeks ago I discovered that for all the years I have been cooking quinoa I have been doing it wrong. The quinoa I have made, as a result, while edible and receptive to countless seasonings and additions, has … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Gluten-free, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Prosciutto & Gruyère Croissants

Last summer, my sister and I escaped to NYC for 36 hours. We packed in a show, some good shopping, and a lot of good eating including breakfast at Eataly and dinner at Momofuku. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this … Continue reading

26. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 68 comments

What to do with those Radishes …

On Wednesday we welcomed spring, the arrival of a new season’s CSA, and the first of many many many many many radishes. Can you sense my enthusiasm? Look, I love radishes — honest, I do — and I don’t want … Continue reading

23. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 21 comments

Toast with Hard Boiled Eggs & Bagna Cauda // Also, Walnut Bread

Over the weekend while looking to employ the half dozen loaves of walnut bread cluttering my countertops, I stumbled upon this little gem of a tartine in Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book. Silverton had apparently prepared this snack — grilled bread … Continue reading

13. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eggs, Entrees, Lunch, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

The Best Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese, like pancakes, has always troubled me in the kitchen. Without fail, the bread burns before the cheese melts. Various techniques employed over the years have improved the final product slightly, but not so much as to leave me … Continue reading

11. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fall, Lunch, Vegetarian | 31 comments

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