Category Archives for Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads

Broiled Lamb Chops with Nigella’s Mint Sauce

Nigella Lawson’s mint sauce first appeared on our Easter table in 2003, the same year the Easter Egg Nest Cake made its debut, both recipes having appeared in the New York Times earlier that week. Unlike the Easter Egg Nest … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Easter, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 24 comments

Vermont | Homemade Cultured Butter

I just spent a week eating cheese, making butter, growing sprouts, baking bread, snuggling with Golden Retrievers, visiting farms, driving through covered bridges, admiring snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes, and sampling microbrews while eating wood-fired pizzas. Could I have been … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Condiments, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

I left Tara Kitchen on Saturday afternoon, my belly filled with chicken and preserved lemons, my bag with jars of harissa, tomato jam, and ras-el-hanout. I had just spent two hours learning about Moroccan cooking, scribbling notes while sipping on … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 42 comments

Sheet Pan Pasta Gratin with Kale

Can we agree that there never is enough crispy topping on the baked pasta gratin? Didn’t we just discuss this? Yes. I’ll keep this brief. Without a bread crumb topping, this sheet pan pasta gratin comes together even faster than … Continue reading

18. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 53 comments

Skirt or Flap Steak with Shallots | Also, Chocolate Bread

You know how sometimes a day — a year — can rip by in an instant? But somehow the ten minutes while the steak is resting feel interminable? Without gainful employment, that steak will draw you in, those crispy bits … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Holidays, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Valentine's Day | 23 comments

Orange, Grapefruit & Green Grape Compote

This is the post I meant to write back on January 7th, when I was eating croque monsieur and thought you should, too. I still feel bad about that one. Is it too late to make things right? I hope … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Condiments, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 19 comments

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki Two Ways

My senior year of college, a Chinese restaurant opened half a block from my apartment, and when I discovered that they used thighs to make their chicken teriyaki, I ran home to tell my roommate. As you might imagine, my … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Chicken, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 37 comments

Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola

Most often, when I see recipes with quantity-ingredient combos such as one cup heavy cream, two sticks butter, a quarter pound cheese, I don’t give them a second look. It just never seems necessary — comfort food can succeed at … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Burnt Eggplant with Za’atar Flatbread

Last summer I discovered eggplant caviar, a dish made from peeled eggplant roasted in a foil-covered pan, a preparation that, with minimal oil, produces the creamiest lightest flesh imaginable. Seasoned with fresh herbs and macerated shallots, spooned over grilled bread, … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Rhubarb Ice Cream • Rhubarb Jam

The trouble with homemade ice cream, in my experience at least, is its half-life: what tastes smooth and creamy, light and airy on day one, becomes icy and hard, choppy and crystalized on day two. The texture after a day … Continue reading

06. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Desserts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 30 comments

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