Category Archives for Meat

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

A Simple, Most Delicious Sandwich

My mother recently described a sandwich an old man prepared for her at a bed and breakfast in Barcelona: toasted bread, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, moistened with a squeezed tomato and topped with jamón … Continue reading

17. July 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Lunch, Meat, Olallie Cafe recipes, Uncategorized | 27 comments

Hearst Ranch Grass-fed Steaks, Oven-Roasted Potatoes & All-time Favorite Brownies

My mother is worried. This isn’t a new sentiment, I can assure you. Worry, I’m afraid, pervades her daily existence. She’s worried about the plastic wrap in this recipe and would like me to offer you all an alternative. One … Continue reading

26. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 45 comments

Grass-fed Flank Steak, Not Local, But Tasty

Last weekend I made my first visit to a Whole Foods Market since arriving on the West Coast. After a long visit at The Getty — my dad has serious endurance when it comes to art — we drove home … Continue reading

20. March 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Lunch, Meat | 1 comment

Anxious to Purchase a Steer & Trader Joe’s Grass-Fed Ground Beef

As soon as Ben and I have space to fit one, we’re going to buy a freezer, one of those large, freestanding jobs that opens like a chest. And then we’re going to buy a steer or maybe half a … Continue reading

11. February 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 6 comments


Wanting to prepare a traditional Bavarian dish in honor of Oktoberfest, I wandered through the Italian Market in search of sausage. From Cappuccio’s Meats, I purchased a pound of apple and cinnamon pork sausages, assured by the butcher they wouldn’t … Continue reading

20. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Meat | 1 comment

Korean Flank Steak and Chilled Soba

Most people go to Morimoto for sushi. For fatty tuna rolls and tuna belly sashimi, some aficionados will pay any price. Indeed, the sushi at this Stephen Starr, Iron Chef-run restaurant is arguably the best in the city. I go … Continue reading

02. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Meat, Pasta | 1 comment

Grass-Fed Beef

When I stopped by the Fair Food Farmstand last Thursday to pick up my CSA, I picked up a package of grass-fed ground beef as well. Before reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Michael Pollan, 2006), I didn’t know that cows are … Continue reading

08. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | Leave a comment

A St. Patrick’s Day Feast

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a feast featuring three of Ireland’s most renowned products: Guinness, Cashel Blue cheese and McCann oats. While I have been familiar with Guinness and steel cut oats for years — I prepare the oatmeal recipe … Continue reading

15. March 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Desserts, Meat | 2 comments

Stir-Fried Quail with Balsamic Caramel, Basil & Wilted Frisée

I could eat this balsamic caramel with anything: fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, sliced tomatoes, or shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. I recently spotted the recipe in my new Sally Schneider cookbook, “The Improvisational Cook,” and lamented not having discovered it a … Continue reading

18. January 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Meat | 2 comments

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