Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Ribbonfish puttanesca is a quick, boldly-flavored dish of tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, black olives, capers, anchovies and herbs. You can substitute cod, snapper or bass for the ribbonfish. ~~~ I had never heard of ribbonfish before buying it at Locals Seafoods. It’s a popular fish in Asian markets but you don’t often see it elsewhere. …

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A comforting Italian recipe featuring dogfish with a sauce of tomato, fennel, onion, carrot, pancetta and white wine, and topped with a gremolata of parsley, pine nuts and lemon. You could substitute cod, monkfish, shark or swordfish for dogfish. ~~~ In addition to our winter CSA share from In Good Heart Farm, we’re also getting a …

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This spaghetti squash, sausage and spinach lasagna recipe may cause you to never go back to regular lasagna again. It’s that good. ~~~ The gluten-free and paleo movements have brought a welcome burst of creativity into our kitchens. I follow neither diet but I love how GF or paleo recipe developers have found ways to substitute …

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Blue cheese is one of those love it or hate it ingredients. I’m in the love camp. If I’m having a salad before dinner, most likely it’s topped with some crumbled blue cheese. The Salemville brand has been on sale lately at Lowes Foods so I’ve been enjoying their Gorgonzola. So creamy with just the …

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Last weekend, the temperature dipped into the 20s overnight and this weekend hovered near the 70s. North Carolina weather is never predictable. But Chicken Cacciatore is. And this deep-flavored, comforting dish is always welcome on our table. It hadn’t even occurred to me that it’s called Hunters’ Chicken, yet how appropriate. Jim returned last week from a …

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