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$150 Gift Certificate Giveaway from Minted by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I received my first minted card in the mail three years ago just before Christmas. Upon opening it, I remember holding the card in my hands, rubbing my fingers ... Read on »
"Alta" Brussels Sprouts by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Last night my husband and I traveled to New York to meet a group of friends for an impromptu dinner at Alta, a tapas restaurant in the West Village. Between the seven of us ... Read on »
101 Gift Ideas And Maybe Many More by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yikes! It's December 5th and I have yet to purchase A single Christmas gift. I seriously need to get cracking. Fortunately I have a few ideas, which I've listed below. ... Read on »
101 Gift Ideas And Maybe Many More by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yikes! It’s December 5th and I have yet to purchase A single Christmas gift. I seriously need to get cracking. Fortunately I have a few ideas, which I’ve listed below ... Read on »
3 Simple Tartines: Mushroom; Radicchio & Gorgonzola; Fresh Ricotta // Plus A Few More Ideas for... by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have a confession. By the time Valentine’s Day rolled around, we had eaten the steaks , devoured the torte and made soup out of the turnips. And t ... Read on »
A Card, and 3 Simple Ways to Begin Your Valentine’s Day Dinner by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 so ... Read on »
A Few Gift Ideas From Food52’s Provisions // Plus A Giveaway: Hedley & Bennett Apron by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hi Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I write today with a few gift ideas from the beautiful kitchen and home shop, Provisions ... Read on »
A More Prudent Farmers' Market Pasta by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I mentioned on Monday, I have a new Sunday dinner tradition: Delaney’s Culinary Fresh pasta mixed with anything I find that morning at the farmers’ market. Last week, I ... Read on »
A Second Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce + Hot Italian Sausage + Gragnano Pasta = Utter Deliciousness by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 b ... Read on »
A Simple, Most Delicious Sandwich by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My mother recently described a sandwich an old man prepared for her at a bed in breakfast in Barcelona: toasted bread, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, sprin ... Read on »
A Sprouted Kitchen Feast by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I couldn’t make a decision. And my attempts to organize my thoughts — adhering cute page flags to particularly tempting recipes — proved futile. In the midst of this ... Read on »
A St. Patrick's Day Feast by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a feast featuring three of Ireland's most renowned products: Guinness, Cashel Blue cheese and McCann oats. While I have been familiar with G ... Read on »
A Super Summery Pasta by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am obsessed with roasted red peppers at the moment. I have been preparing them by the half dozen and using them all week chopped up in salads or left whole in san ... Read on »
Acrobatic Granola Bars by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating At batch 25, I discovered what I wanted a granola bar to be able to do for me: a backbend. No, no — it’s not just that I’m overcome with Olympic spirit and am countin ... Read on »
Addictive Kale Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have a question for all of you mortar and pestle users out there: Do you find us knife-wielding, blender-pulsing, whisk-twirling folk offensive? You probably do. I ... Read on »
AK Cookies by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I need a cookie. You? Read on »
Almond Scones with Strawberry Jam by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking So many goodies arrived today in my CSA basket, but most notably, a jar of homemade strawberry jam from Countryside Produce in Paradise, PA. Last week we received a quart o ... Read on »
Almond-Buttermilk Scones by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My many intentions to bake lots of holiday treats this season have amounted, uncreatively, to the sole production of these scones. In an attempt, truthfully, to avoid leavi ... Read on »