Category Archives for Pizza

What To Do with Those Preserved Lemons? Pizza, Orzo

A little over a year ago, I made Kesté’s lemon pizza, whose beguiling combination of smoked mozzarella, sliced lemon and fresh basil defied all conventions and challenged my ideal of pizza. When I first began experimenting with preserved lemons, this … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pasta, Pizza, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 35 comments

A Few Gift Ideas

1. Something homemade: Toasted Muesli Since discovering toasted muesli this past summer, I can’t get enough of it — seriously, we make double batches of it twice a week. Its virtues are countless — healthy, whole grain, full of fiber, … Continue reading

06. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, craft, Gifts, Holidays, Pizza | 77 comments

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts & Walnuts

Friends, I opened the mailbox this morning and found a hand-written note from a dear old friend. I had to transcribe it and share it with you. Dear Ali, I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian | 36 comments

Pizza with Lemon, Smoked Mozzarella & Basil

As much as I love lemons, the thought of placing them atop pizza never would have crossed my mind. Squeezing a wedge of lemon over a slice of white clam pizza — that’s natural; biting into whole slices of lemon, … Continue reading

25. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Pizza, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Tipo 00 Flour — Worth Paying For Shipping

A series of fortuitous events in the past few months have led to a number of wonderful discoveries: an ingredient — Tipo 00 flour; a technique — minimal handling of dough; and a reward — the best pizza I have … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pizza, Vegetarian | 115 comments

Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage Pizza, Five-Minutes-a-Day Style

I have a pizza dough recipe I adore. I swore in fact I would never attempt another recipe. But then I saw this. Yes, the Hertzberg-Francois team has released another book: Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. … Continue reading

21. October 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fall, Pizza, Vegetarian | 25 comments

Pizza Margherita, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Homemade Ricotta

Oh my gosh, I have so much deliciousness to report to you all, I don’t know where to begin. I suppose it all started last week after Food 52 reminded me of Marcella Hazan’s widely adored tomato sauce recipe and … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Pizza, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 49 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

Pizza Pizza

I am resolved. I am resolved never to make another recipe for pizza dough. Seriously. This is it. My family has been making this recipe for years and it is incredibly delicious. Tried and True. Foolproof. No tweaking necessary. Caramelized … Continue reading

09. October 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | 38 comments

Squash Blossom Obsession

A friend recently reminded me of my several-months-long fixation with quince. I couldn’t experiment enough with the exotic fruit. I bought cases and cases and peeled and poached, making jams and pastes and tarts and cakes. And then, I went … Continue reading

12. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Pizza, Vegetarian | 4 comments

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