Category Archives for Salads

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

Prosciutto, Endive & Shaved Manchego Salad with Tarragon-Shallot Vinaigrette

I am anxious to share with you my aunt Marcy’s blueberry muffins, my mother’s rosemary shortbread and my stepfather’s glug — a high-octane, blood-warming winter punch. Those treats are going to have to wait, however. My eyes and mind need … Continue reading

04. January 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes | 42 comments

Honey-Buttermilk Dinner Rolls, Poached Pears & Aunt Vicki’s Salad Dressing

Oh my. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here. I know everyone is very busy preparing, so let’s keep this short and sweet, k? If you get anything out of this post, I hope it is this: 1. A yummy … Continue reading

21. November 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 31 comments

The Best Candied Pecans & A Thanksgiving Day Salad

So, you see my vision. It’s nothing earth-shattering. A classic combination, really. But a timeless one, and one I think will be festive for Thanksgiving Day. So, to execute this salad, all I need to finish tweaking is my recipe … Continue reading

13. November 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella

It has been done to death. Caprese salad that is. But there’s a reason it appears on nearly every restaurant menu come summertime: It’s so unbelievably good. I promise I’m not trying to bore you. I just have have a … Continue reading

05. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 8 comments

Melon & Cucumber Salad with Mint Vinaigrette


So, I sort of have this habit. I tend to add cheese to every salad I make. In large quantities. And often nuts, too. And maybe dried fruit if I don’t have any fresh on hand. I tend to turn … Continue reading

03. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Salads, Salsa, Vegetarian | 3 comments

Favorite Summer Salad: Shaved Zucchini & Pecorino

There’s something about the combination of raw (or briefly blanched) and young (or thinly shaved) vegetables with Pecorino Romano cheese that I find irresistible. Which vegetables meet this criteria? I can name only a few — asparagus (shaved), fennel (shaved), … Continue reading

15. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 3 comments

Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad

I cook fava beans once a year. When I spot the first of the season at the market, I fill up a bag, take them home and set to work, peeling, blanching and then peeling again. I open Alice Waters’ … Continue reading

01. May 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Blood Oranges and Ettinger Avocados

OK, I know, my consumption of oranges and avocados is getting out of hand. What’s pictured below is just my mid-morning snack. Ben drew the line last night before dinner. He told me he was starting to get “freaked out.” … Continue reading

03. March 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Roots of Change Meeting & More Arugula

Before I moved out to California, Bob Pierson, director of Farm-To-City, told me my new state would be decades ahead — agriculturally speaking — of the East Coast. While I have been amazed at the number of farmers’ markets out … Continue reading

20. February 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

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