Category Archives for Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads

Tartine’s Currant Scones & Lemon Cream

I’m preparing for Thanksgiving and for my sole visitor, my father, who loves a proper English scone. Unfortunately, these currant scones, I am fairly certain are not proper by any British standards, and I’m fairly certain that serving them with … Continue reading

13. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 19 comments

Eggplant Caviar on Grilled Bread

Last summer the eggplant chapter of Chez Panisse Vegetables treated me kindly, introducing me to a favorite pasta recipe as well as a most-delicious gratin with tomatoes and onions. And with this eggplant “caviar,” a mash-up of roasted eggplant, fresh … Continue reading

05. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 19 comments

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Piadines, sort of

On May 25th, I pressed the “on” button on my food processor. I haven’t turned it off since. It’s just been going going going, churning out bowlfuls of the kitchn’s magical one-ingredient ice cream, batches of Bittman’s one-minute mayonnaise, and … Continue reading

17. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 19 comments

Homemade Vanilla Extract, Moo Labels

I know it’s hard to think about the holiday gift-giving season when it’s 1000 degrees outside, but if you’re the type that likes to be prepared, I suppose it’s never too early. Here’s a fun little project to undertake the … Continue reading

20. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: craft, Gifts, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 62 comments

Maryland Crab Cakes

My only goal for my week in Virginia Beach was to eat a good crabcake. Thanks to Dockside, I did. Broiled, lightly seasoned, meaty, the Dockside crabcake embodies everything I hope for in a crabcake. Finding myself dreaming about this … Continue reading

10. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Seafood | 26 comments

Homemade Tarragon Mayonnaise + A Squeeze of Lemon = Unbelievable Lobster Rolls

With lobster rolls on my brain for weeks, it was high time to brush up on my homemade mayonnaise making. I took my mother’s advice and made Mark Bittman’s food processor mayonnaise, which, as my mother promised, was both delicious … Continue reading

03. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fish, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Seafood | 15 comments

Pesto & Pesto Pasta

You know pesto can be made with anything, right? No basil? No pine nuts? No parmesan? Pesto can still be done. All you really need is a bunch of herbs, a handful of nuts and some sort of hard salty … Continue reading

24. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 22 comments

A Second Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce + Hot Italian Sausage + Gragnano Pasta = Utter Deliciousness

It’s only February 2nd, and already I’m dreaming about Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce — you know, the one and only most delicious tomato sauce in the world. I won’t belabor my love for that sauce a sentence more, but I’d … Continue reading

02. February 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 36 comments

Cheddar Biscuits + Food52′s Holiday Survival Guide iPad App Giveway

My family is arriving in 6 days, and I cannot wait. It has been too long since we have all been together — too long since I’ve heard my mother declare her beautiful dinner both over and undercooked and in … Continue reading

19. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

Date Night at Home? Seared Duck Breast with Port Wine Reduction; Duck Hunting at Pine Island in Louisiana

Seared Duck Breast with Port Wine Reduction — it’s a dish fit for a bistro menu. Truly, the sauce tastes as if it took hours to prepare, as if pans loaded with veal bones had to be roasted, as if … Continue reading

09. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 10 comments

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