Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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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My Daisy died this morning. She was my first cat. A beautiful talkative cat. I loved her so much, my frisky old girl. I already miss her dearly. She hung out with me, content and purring, my office pal, my little friend. Cuddle your cat today because you never know when you’ve poured her last …

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This week I’m offline for an at-home retreat — lots of reading, thinking, setting goals, making a visionboard, planning, and writing for pleasure. I’m digging into Patti Digh’s Creative is a Verb, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Rolf Gates’ Meditations from the Mat, Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution and a few other books, …

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