Category Archives for Salsa

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Toasted Bread Crumb Salsa

For years, all of my favorite cookbooks have been urging me to seek out salt-packed anchovies, that I won’t be disappointed once I find them, that their superior quality is worth the effort of soaking and filleting them, that once … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, lamb, Meat, Salsa, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 27 comments

Green Olive, Walnut & Pomegranate Salad; Thanksgiving Day Recap

Tired of cooking? Me too. But I have one more teensy tiny recipe to share with you before I disappear into I-don’t-feel-like-cooking-anything mode. And it’s a good one. You HAVE to make this. Not immediately, but soon and definitely before … Continue reading

24. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Salsa, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 23 comments

Before Winter Ends, A Yummy Salsa + A Bebeka

Bebeka, you ask? Well, Bebeka means baby in Greek, and about a month ago I had one. For as long as I can remember, my mother addressed me and my siblings as “bebeka” or “bebeka mou” (my baby), and today … Continue reading

17. March 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salsa | 23 comments

Grilled Corn and Cherry Tomato Salsa

I haven’t quite nailed down this whole gardening thing yet. My cherry tomato plant grew so tall that most of its branches, weighed down by the bundles of fruit at the ends, ended up snapping in two. In an effort … Continue reading

21. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Fish, Salsa | 11 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

Fish Tacos, Whisk n’ Ladle, Mango-Jicama Slaw, MSC-Certified Halibut & Reamers

I’m feeling sort of overwhelmed by everything I want to fit into this post. Bullet points, I hope, will help my cause. • So, after a week of feasting, I considered, for the first time ever, making tofu for dinner. … Continue reading

31. July 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Fish, Mexican, Salsa | 1 comment

Pica Peppers

It began with a dare. Challenged by a friend to make a sauce “too hot to handle,” James Jean-Louis set to work. Before heading to the kitchen to toast and roast habaneros, however, he hit the books, researching peppers and … Continue reading

05. October 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salsa, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 6 comments

Food Blogging Class In NYC

I just returned from a short trip to New York City where I attended a two-hour food blogging class in the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market. Matt Armendariz, the teacher and author of the amazing blog mattbites, guided … Continue reading

15. July 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salsa, Travel | Leave a comment

Mango Pico de Gallo

Before the summer tomatoes reach the farm stands, ripe for fresh pico de gallo, try making one with mangoes, which are currently in season. From now until September, bright yellow champagne mangoes are at the market, and from May until … Continue reading

27. April 2007 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, Mexican, Salsa, Vegetarian | 2 comments