Category Archives for Olallie Cafe recipes

David Lebovitz’ Chocolate Biscotti — Great Recipe

Several months ago a dear friend casually mentioned in an email her disappointment with a batch of chocolate biscotti she had just baked. I have been obsessed with finding a good chocolate biscotti recipe ever since, testing recipes, fiddling with … Continue reading

05. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 13 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

Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Sandwiches

Next time you are invited to a potluck picnic, volunteer to make sandwiches. And then make these. You will be loved forever. I promise. Roasted red peppers, arugula and an herbed goat cheese* is a particularly nice combination at the … Continue reading

28. June 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Lunch, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 16 comments

Shower Desserts: Lemon Bars & Brownies

Last week, for about point five seconds, I entertained the idea of making petits fours for a baby shower. I’m so glad I came to my senses. In fact I’m so glad I tossed out all of my  grand ideas: … Continue reading

26. March 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 23 comments

Balzano Apple Cake, Revisited | (Bolzano Apple Cake)

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 | 62 comments

The Best Bread Pudding, So Much Love for Tartine

I never expected to receive a return phone call. I had been agonizing over how I was going to make my bread pudding … with fruit baked in it or without? Did Tartine really not add any fruit to the … Continue reading

13. October 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes, Travel | 40 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

Tartine’s Quiche, Homemade Crème Fraîche & A Little Trip to Napa & Bouchon

The weekend would begin with quiche. That was a given. My friend would pick me up at the San Francisco airport and before beginning our journey north, we would stop for breakfast. For quiche, that is. I have been dreaming … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 32 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

Carrot Cake & Soup, Anniversary Dinner at Izza

Last week I found a stockpile of carrots in the bottom left-hand drawer of my fridge. So, I set to work slicing and dicing, staining my cutting board, dulling my knife, tearing up my uncalloused little hands. Sike. I did … Continue reading

09. July 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, CSA, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes, Soup, Vegetarian | 26 comments

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