Category Archives for Vegetarian

Peach Frangipane Tart

There is nothing I don’t love about a summer fruit galette: the sugared and golden crust, crisp and flaky throughout; the delicate ratio of fruit to pastry; the rustic look of dough enveloping fruit. At the height of stone-fruit season, … Continue reading

02. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Holidays, Vegetarian | 29 comments

Tabbouleh

I find myself living in a Potemkin village, my cookbooks — clutter! — hidden away, my stand mixer — clutter! — stashed in the hutch, my pots, pans, utensils, teapot — clutter! — boxed up in the garage. Staged by … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 32 comments

Ricotta with Thyme, Olive Oil & Grilled Bread

Last week, while packing away a few cookbooks, an old newspaper clipping tucked between two books slipped off the shelf and swooped into my lap, opening as it landed to reveal a photograph of a mouth-watering spread: a bowl filled … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Cheese, Vegetarian | 18 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

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

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

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake • Mother’s Day • Handmade Accordion Book

On one Mother’s Day many years ago, my sister and I ordered our mother a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Although unoriginal and basically thoughtless, the idea might have been somewhat good had we not used mom’s credit card to pay … Continue reading

07. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, craft, Desserts, Holidays, Mother's Day, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 62 comments

Even Chewier Granola Bars

During the week of Passover, I received an email from one of the many food websites I subscribe to featuring the most beautiful macaroons I had ever seen. I immediately clicked on the link to read the post, examine the … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Vegan, Vegetarian | 32 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

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