Cheryl Dishes

Grilled Peach Salsa

Posted on September 20, 2017

There is an abundance of fruit this fall, and when my friend Deb Suran needed some help processing over 50 pounds of peaches, I was happy to oblige.  Intensely fragrant, perfectly ripe, sweet and juicy,

Grilled Coconut Corn

Posted on September 06, 2017

One of our favorite summer vegetables is sweet, corn-on- the-cob, steaming hot, fresh from the kettle, golden butter melting into the crevices and lightly sprinkled with salt. Corn is at its best when freshly picked.

Bread & Butter Pickles

Posted on August 23, 2017

My garden is exploding with cucumbers! In rich, well-drained soil, with just the right amount of heat and water, cucumber plants will thrive.  The combination of well-composted rabbit manure, granite rocks and heavy morning dew

Blueberry Dirt Bomb Muffins

Posted on August 09, 2017

We just had a grand time sharing Maine summer with our teen-aged nephew visiting from Florida.   We dug clams, hiked the cove, picked peas, fished mackerel, split wood and practiced rabbit husbandry, picnicked on an

Tinker Mackerel on the Grill

Posted on July 27, 2017

The mackerel are running, and my husband heads down to fish right before high tide most every day.  We love to eat Atlantic mackerel, particularly the younger and smaller ones known as “tinkers”.  Judging from

Greek-Style Yogurt Dips

Posted on July 12, 2017

Summer is an easy time for entertaining and the eating is always good.   Fragrant, sun-ripened berries, buttery new leaf lettuces, crisp baby carrots and radishes, sweet sugar snap peas, green and yellow beans, fresh juicy

Paris Strawberry Shortcake

Posted on June 28, 2017

Maine-grown strawberries are just starting to ripen, and we can never eat too much of this luscious, juicy red fruit at the height of the season.  My husband’s favorite dish, fresh strawberries with cream sounds

Asparagus Chive Pizza

Posted on June 15, 2017

A cool, wet spring brings forth two of my favorite crops: chives and asparagus. The chives come first, their graceful, hollow stems add a zip to salads and mashed potatoes. Soups, roasted root veggies, omelets,

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Posted on May 31, 2017

Apple pie may be America’s favorite, but in our family, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie takes the prize. New Englanders have had a long love affair with rhubarb, the mouth-puckering herbaceous perennial that is actually vegetable and

Lovage Classic Meatloaf

Posted on May 17, 2017

One of my favorite meals is meatloaf with mashed potato and gravy, usually accompanied by buttered, frozen peas or green beans. Americans have had an ongoing love affair with this blue plate special since the

Carrot Coconut Soup with Fresh Ginger

Posted on May 04, 2017

If I had to select one vegetable that is popular with both young palates and more experienced eaters, it would have to be carrots. Everyone loves to crunch on the sweet, snappy carrot. Closely related

Steamed Clams with Garlic & Chives

Posted on April 26, 2017

Our family really enjoys dining on Maine clams; fried clams with sweet tartar sauce, clams fritters with cranberry ketchup, clam shells stuffed with cracker crumbs and clams, clam dip, clam cakes, clam chowder….you cook ‘em,

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