Alexandra's Kitchen

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


Added: Apr 29, 2014

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Recent Posts

  • Melissa Clark’s Creamy (No-Cream!) Corn Pasta with Basil

    Skip to Recipe   Nothing beats corn on the cob for its ease and simplicity, but if I had my way, it would be corn off the cob ALL the time. Grated into the freshest polenta, simmered into a curried coconut soup, dressed with lime, olive oil, and herbs, sautéed with onions and garlic into... The...

  • Summer Squash Gratin

    My brother-in-law Tim arrived Friday evening with his four children, a case of beer, and a bag of vegetables—the fruits of his, as he described, “backyard CSA”: a half dozen plump, weighty Cherokee Purple tomatoes, two dirt-shrouded onions with straggly greens intact, and four one-pound-plus...

  • Roasted Eggplant Salad with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes

    Earlier this week while flipping through magazines at my parents’ house, I came across a striking photo in the June Bon Appétit: a yogurt-smeared platter piled with vegetables. For its unlikely assembly of ingredients—fresh tomatoes with caramelized eggplant and crispy kale chips all atop a...

  • Mark Bittman’s Raw Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, Basil & Mint

    Last week, as a side dish for dinner, I made Mark Bittman’s raw corn salad with tomatoes, feta, and mint. My husband took one bite and said, “It’s good,” adding as he put down his spoon: “But too much corn.” Too much corn in the corn salad?! Oh for Pete’s sake. If he weren’t...

  • Simple Grilled Hanger Steak with Worcestershire, Garlic, and Thyme

    A few weeks ago, I taught a grilling class at the Hillsdale General Store. We made garlic-basil chicken skewers (similar to this souvlaki), cedar plank salmon, and the hanger steak pictured here marinated with Worcestershire, garlic, and thyme. It was all quick grilling, which afforded us time to...


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