Category Archives for Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads

Anchovy Tin Lamp • Anchovy Vinaigrette

When I saw this post on Apartment Therapy a few weeks ago, I knew exactly how I would repurpose the empty anchovy tin that’s been cluttering my kitchen counter for months. A quick run to Home Depot followed by a … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: craft, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 11 comments

Chicken Souvlaki

When I think of summer dinners growing up at home, I think of this meal. I think of the smell of charred garlic and basil; I think of my stepfather sweating at the grill, a slave to his stopwatch, the … Continue reading

26. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Chicken, Entrees, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 24 comments

English Muffins with Simple Strawberry Jam • Wren • When My Mother Comes to Visit…

When my mother comes to visit… … she rouses in the wee hours of the morning, brewing coffee, making oatmeal, preparing the kitchen for the pitter patter of hungry, cranky, little (and big) bodies. … all day long she runs … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 53 comments

Soba Salad with Marinated Tofu, Mint & Scallions

I have yet to hear of a tofu preparation touted for allowing tofu’s true flavor to shine, lauded for not overpowering tofu’s delicate nature. Subtlety is not the name of the game when it comes to dressing up tofu. Domination … Continue reading

15. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 11 comments

Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing

My pantry is cluttered with odd ingredients, a reflection of impulse purchases made after seeing recipes for “ultimately authentic” dishes I feel I have to make immediately. As I often don’t make these dishes immediately, I end up collecting tubs … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 38 comments

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

The Best Croutons and How Best to Eat Them

Fernand came to the café where I waitressed in sunny CA every Sunday afternoon for the same meal: an omelet, a baguette, and a side of Dijon mustard. He ate his omelet methodically, spreading mustard over each slice of bread … Continue reading

08. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Eggs, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 10 comments

Curried Lamb Burgers with Chutney Mustard & Greek Yogurt

Observing that the twice-a-week broiled-burger-topped-with-cheddar routine was leaving everyone at my dinner table a little wanting, I decided a change was in order. Lamb burgers seasoned with oregano and feta would do just the job, but when I reached for … Continue reading

05. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 25 comments

Toast with Hard Boiled Eggs & Bagna Cauda // Also, Walnut Bread

Over the weekend while looking to employ the half dozen loaves of walnut bread cluttering my countertops, I stumbled upon this little gem of a tartine in Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book. Silverton had apparently prepared this snack — grilled bread … Continue reading

13. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eggs, Entrees, Lunch, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

A Card, and 3 Simple Ways to Begin Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

So often, for me at least, the best part of a dinner out happens shortly after I am seated, when the server sets down a warm roll with a pat of soft butter sprinkled with sea salt or a basket … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 20 comments

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