Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

You’ll want to eat this sauce right from the pan—an easy weeknight chicken dinner perfect for blueberry season, or whenever blueberries are in your freezer. ~~~ I’m a big fan of dishes that combine sweet and savory with a touch of salty or spicy, like poultry or pork with fruit. In the winter, I love …

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I can’t stop buying strawberries! They’re difficult to resist, especially when North Carolina strawberries are in the market. Plus, May is Strawberry Month in North Carolina so I must celebrate and support my local industry. My skin should be turning pink. I add strawberries to breakfast cereal, toast with ricotta cheese and frozen banana smoothies. …

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Are you like me? Do you have file folders full of recipe clippings from newspapers and magazines? For decades I’ve been thinking about organizing them but it hasn’t happened yet. I know there are treasures in there. One stained newspaper clipping from the Washington Post is titled Blueberry Bonanza. The Post has always had an excellent …

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I grew up in Massachusetts — land of Filene’s and Jordan Marsh department stores, both chains now long gone. The Jordan Marsh in Braintree in the South Shore Shopping Plaza had a counter where you could buy their famous blueberry muffins. I’m not sure if the muffins were baked there or at their downtown Boston …

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