Category Archives for Salads

Benriner Mandoline & Turning Slicer, Kevlar Gloves

Shortly after posting the summer squash spaghetti entry, I received a message on Facebook from a reader. It said: “I just ordered the mandoline! My husband is shaking his head. Just wait!” Shortly after reading the comment, a few images … Continue reading

26. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Side dishes, techniques | 25 comments

Addictive Kale Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons

I have a question for all of you mortar and pestle users out there: Do you find us knife-wielding, blender-pulsing, whisk-twirling folk offensive? You probably do. I suspect Tartine’s Chad Robertson would not approve of my adaptation of his caesar … Continue reading

22. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 13 comments

Lunch: Tomatoes, Ricotta, Grilled Bread

Oh, hi there. Just a quick little post here. I couldn’t resist sharing my lunch with all of you. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty happy with it. And it took all of about 5 minutes to throw together. … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 7 comments

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ben’s friend Aaron is a very good cook, a master of tacos, chicken parmesan and steak frites, in fact. Unfortunately for all of us, he’s a little possessive over his recipes. And he’s a tease, too. Often he’ll email me … Continue reading

23. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 8 comments

Sautéed Corn + an End of Summer Salad

I’m spoiled. Really spoiled. I live in a place where even tomatoes still taste good this time of year. I’m not trying to rub it in, just expressing my gratitude. I do realize, however, we are approaching mid-October and already … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 11 comments

Champagne & Oysters + Solvang, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Los Angeles Get Away

Our great eating adventure 2010 began at home with champagne and oysters. Oh champagne and oysters! Is anything more celebratory? I suppose you have to like oysters. Champagne is a given. The last time Ben and I had champagne and … Continue reading

12. May 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Salads, Seafood, Travel | 13 comments

Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

I’m not sure why I’m so excited about this salad. There is nothing novel about the combination. Beets, goat cheese, walnuts. They’ve been married to death. Like tomatoes and basil and mozzarella. Like prosciutto and figs and blue cheese. Like … Continue reading

29. April 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 20 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

Alice Waters’ Baked Goat Cheese Salad & Morning Song Farm CSA

It’s hard to find fault in a warm round of herb-marinated, breadcrumb-encrusted goat cheese. But seriously my friends, the goat cheese was not the star of this salad. See those greens up there? The tender green leaves and the baby … Continue reading

13. May 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, CSA, Eating Locally, Salads, Vegetarian | 31 comments

Zuni Cafe’s Fried Eggs In Bread Crumbs

I wish I were a hen; I wouldn’t have much to do. I’d lay an egg most every day, And Sundays sometimes two. — German nursery rhyme Just a little jingle I thought you all might like. I found it … Continue reading

06. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 28 comments

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