Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, summer southern succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet.

Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, southern summer succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet. ~~~ Eggplant Caponata About a month ago, eggplants of all kinds and shapes appeared at the farmers market. When I first saw a display of them, …

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Spaghetti squash tossed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan and other goodness – it’s like a pasta and a vegetable combined in one. ~~~ We’re CSA-less this summer. Ben and Patricia of In Good Heart Farm, our longtime CSA, had been leasing land for their farm only ten minutes away from our house. But, …

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This is our last CSA share from In Good Heart Farm until the New Year. I’ll have to get myself out to a farmers market when our produce cupboard starts going bare. Here’s what I’m thinking about doing with my bounty. Rainbow chard I already used the bag of baby rainbow chard by simply sautéing …

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One pot is all you need to make this chicken and mushrooms recipe for dinner. The creamy sauce is enhanced with onion, garlic, basil, thyme, Parmesan and chicken broth. So good. ~~~ Don’t you love it when you find a recipe that you know will become part of your regular repertoire? This chicken and mushroom dish …

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