Cheryl Dishes

Cheryl Wixson's Grilled Asparagus Sandwich

Grilled Asparagus & Proscuitto Sandwich

Posted on June 06, 2018

Our asparagus bed here at Rabbit Hill is in full production with purple, hooded heads poking through the rich, black, soil and tall, stately purple and green spears. Purple Passion is one variety my husband

Cheryl Wixson's Maine Clam Chowder

Maine Clam Chowder

Posted on May 23, 2018

Our extended family recently congregated in Boston for a long weekend holiday. We dined at the Isabelle Stewart Gardiner Museum, toured Boston in a duck boat, and cheered on the Red Sox at a night

Green Goddess Dressing

Spring Herbs & Green Goddess Dressing

Posted on May 09, 2018

Green is the color of spring. On my morning walk of Crockett Cove I watch the winter greys and browns recede as bright shades of spring green burst forth; prickly green mounds of moss, chartreuse

plated meatballs

Spicy Lamb Meatballs

Posted on April 25, 2018

One of the delights of working in the food business is the wide variety of folks you meet; dedicated farmers, steadfast fishers, enthusiastic foragers, and adventuresome eaters.  When I had a restaurant and catering company

Salad with Meatloaf and Mashed potato

Spinach and Warm Mushroom Salad

Posted on April 11, 2018

A recent field trip down the western side on Penobscot Bay to Portland convinced me that although the weather outside has been frightful, the longer days of spring mean more Maine produced food.  Chickens and

Spicy sweet potato sandwich plated

The Art of a Sandwich: Spicy Sweet Potato

Posted on March 21, 2018

The March issue of Bon Appetit magazine features several pages of finely crafted details from A to Z how to build a great sandwich. The architecture of a great sandwich makes it sing… the balance

Sweet Potato Muffins

Posted on March 07, 2018

I have an affinity for freshly baked muffins.  At the very inkling of dawn, I love to turn on the oven, assemble ingredients, and mix up a batch of muffins.   The kind of muffin varies,

Bolognese Meat Sauce

Posted on February 07, 2018

Every cuisine has its signature sauce, and the staple of northern Italy’s Bologna is a thick, full-bodied meat sauce.  Ragu, as the Bolognese call their celebrated sauce, is characterized by a mellow, gentle, comfortable flavor

This Super Bowl Go Wild!: with Maine wild blueberries

Posted on January 24, 2018

Maine wild blueberries are a superfood, and our family enjoys over 100 pounds of these tiny, intensely flavored, berries every year.  Packed with antioxidants, this blue food relieves the body from the oxidative stress of

Veggie Noodle Salad Bowl

Posted on January 10, 2018

In the depths of winter when we just don’t feel much like cooking, our household eating strategy is quite simple: Cook once.  Eat twice! When the inspiration to cook a meal strikes, I’m sure to

Curried Tomato & Lentil Soup

Posted on December 27, 2017

A whirlwind visit to Hong Kong and the rush of the holidays had me yearning for the comforts of food.  It had to be soup: simple, hot, fragrant, bone-building, spicy and creamy… a cup that

Baked Scallops in Mornay Sauce

Posted on December 13, 2017

There are dozens of delicious scallop casserole recipes, and Baked Scallops in Mornay Sauce is a family favorite.  Perfect for entertaining, this dish maybe assembled as early as a day in advance, and then cooked

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