Category Archives for Salads

Figs & Fennel

Several weeks ago, just before my friend Meredith (fourth year medical student, see previous entry) departed for a grueling one-month surgical rotation in Pittsburg, Ben and I had the pleasure of dining with her and her fiancé, Matt (private chef … Continue reading

21. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Black Prince Tomatoes & Chocolate Chip Cookies

I never thought I would say that I have a favorite tomato, but as of this past Saturday I do. As I passed through Reading Terminal Market on my way to the Fair Food Farmstand, I stopped at the Livengood … Continue reading

14. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Eating Locally, Salads, Vegetarian | 9 comments

Watermelon Gazpacho & Watermelon Salad

Last month for two weeks in a row, I received watermelons in my CSA. Though they were small, I hesitated from cracking into them, fearing I wouldn’t finish them on my own. So I let them sit for a few … Continue reading

06. September 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Salads, Side dishes, Soup, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Peach and Beet Salad

I can’t promise this will be my last peach post, but I’m definitely reaching my peach limit. Thanks to my literary mother who located this poem by Li-Young Lee, I can finally post some eloquent words in the name of … Continue reading

19. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Stuffed-Squash Blossoms Tempura

Every year I look forward to the arrival of squash blossoms at the farmers’ markets. There seems to be only one way to prepare this seasonal delicacy: Stuff them; batter them; fry them. As the Barefoot Contessa says, “How bad … Continue reading

17. August 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Three Summer Salads

Before I received my first CSA produce box this spring, I resolved to document each delivery. Alas, now in week nine, I’ve only recorded the contents of three boxes, and have not posted nearly as many recipes as I had … Continue reading

13. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Tomato, Watercress and Mozzarella Salad

Last Sunday on our way to Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop in the Italian Market, my aunt and I stopped by Claudio’s. While we had intended only to briefly visit the store, we ended up in line, waiting patiently with many … Continue reading

19. June 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Salad From My CSA Basket

This past March I signed up for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). I had just read Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and felt inspired to start buying locally produced foods as often as possible. I visited Maysie’s … Continue reading

24. May 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Salads, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Barely Wilted Spinach Salad

Although my kitchen shelves are filled edge to edge with various cookbooks, I always find myself referring back to a select few. One happens to be Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Vegetables. The other day I was looking for a sautéed … Continue reading

03. December 2006 by Alexandra Stafford
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