Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

It’s citrus season. Get your Meyer lemons—I got a dozen yesterday—and blood oranges while they’re still around. Sweet potatoes should be plentiful in your market—they’re on sale here in the state which produces more sweet potatoes than any other. And what goes with sweet potatoes? Collards! If you see a sign for frost-kissed collards, grab …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading