Alexandra's Kitchen

A cooking and recipe blog with a focus on shopping locally and cooking seasonally.


Added: Apr 29, 2014

Owner: theblogindex

Recent Posts

  • Cabbage Slaw with Miso-Carrot Dressing

    Earlier this year I read about a cabbage-salting technique in The Slanted Door cookbook. It’s a simple process: Place cabbage in a large bowl, sprinkle with a small handful of salt, and massage it into the cabbage. Let stand for 15 minutes, then rinse in cold water. Salting the cabbage draws out...

  • Almond-Sesame Soba Noodles with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

    Skip to Recipe As noted in the previous post, my friend Phoebe’s book, The Wellness Project, is not a cookbook. I am loving the two recipes I’ve made thus far, however (see Violet’s Big Blueberry Smoothie, which I’ve been making every day). This one is really fun, too, and super easy....

  • Violet’s Big Blueberry-Almond Smoothie

    Skip to Recipe Before making this blueberry-almond smoothie a little over a week ago, I hadn’t made a smoothie in over a decade, and I’m not sure why. I’m terrible about drinking water, and unless it’s peach season, I’m not the best fruit eater. A whirl of sweet hydration is just what I...

  • Jean Adamson’s Quinoa-and-Oat Porridge

    Last fall, I met a friend in Hudson for brunch at Rivertown Lodge, where I ordered their quinoa and oat porridge, devoured it in record time, and have since spent months dreaming about it. I recently learned that the dish (and Rivertown’s entire menu) was created by Jean Adamson, owner of Vinegar...

  • Skillet Pizza Friday

    If you’ve been reading Alexandra’s Kitchen for awhile now, you know I am a huge fan of the Baking Steel, a 1/4-inch thick slab of steel that creates crisp bottom crusts and airy edges on pizza and flat breads. Since seeing my first Baking Steel pizza emerge from my oven ballooned and blistered...


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