Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

“We could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer, and it being now the 19th of December.” Those words from the diary of a Mayflower passenger are attributed to William Bradford who later became the governor of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The Mayflower’s original destination …

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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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Chicken Parmesan or Parmigiana is a classic, comfort food recipe that’s easy and quick enough to make for a weeknight dinner. Serve with spaghetti or linguine marinara on the side. Garlic bread would be nice too. And red wine. ~~ Time flew away from me the other night and all of a sudden it was 7:00 …

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