Cheryl Dishes

CARROT GINGER SOUP

Posted on December 12, 2016

  This velvety soup is a snap to make, and can be served either cold or hot. I have also substituted orange juice for the stock for the extra Vitamin […]

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill […]

Cheryl Wisxon's Christmas Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Coffee Cake

Posted on November 30, 2016

Every year, right after the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of joining the hustle and bustle of crowds at the shopping malls, I spend quality time with my cookbooks. As a chef […]

Winter Luxury pumpkins

Thai Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on November 23, 2016

We have a few crops that are abundant here at Rabbit Hill, and pumpkin, specifically the variety Winter Luxury, is one. By late summer, the vines are growing over mossy […]

Gougeres: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Posted on November 16, 2016

We Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the harvest. In France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Nouveau is not to be confused […]

COUNTRY – FRIED VENISON HEART

Country-Fried Venison Heart

Posted on November 09, 2016

It was an exciting day in our household when my husband bagged a small buck. Since entertaining a hundred wedding guests this summer, our meat supply had dwindled. So the […]

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Posted on November 02, 2016

When I first started housekeeping and entertaining, Martha Stewart was the considered one of America’s most “creative hostesses.” I spent hours poring over her books; glossy photographs of beautifully presented […]

Autumn Pear Salad

Posted on October 26, 2016

On the days when I’m not playing in the kitchen, a large part of my work is helping Maine farmers increase their sales and profitability. Connecting farms to additional wholesale […]

Carrot – Applesauce Bread

Posted on October 19, 2016

When it’s chilly in the morning, I like to bake. Spicy aromas wafting from the kitchen and the promise of cozy heat from a hot oven encourages even the sleepiest […]

Maine Lobster Pot Pie

Posted on October 12, 2016

This fall my husband has been fishing once a week aboard the F/V Hey Jude. Thursday mornings he rises at 3 to pack his lunch. Around 5:00, he and Captain […]

Squash & Apple Gratin

Posted on October 05, 2016

After apple picking in a neighborhood orchard, a group of Deer-Isle home-schooled children and their families visited me one morning at Rabbit Hill. The energetic bunch, whose ages ranged from […]

Turkey tortilla soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Posted on September 28, 2016

Whenever I read a food magazine or surf the web, there are always recipes that intrigue me. A glossy photo of a perfectly proportioned vegetable, an unusual spice, or a […]

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

Apple Crumb Pie – It’s apple pickin time!

Posted on September 21, 2016

As the days grow shorter, we’re spending most of our time getting ready for the winter season; harvesting vegetables from the garden, cleaning rabbit pens, scouting the woods for signs […]

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

Posted on September 14, 2016

Who doesn’t love a perfectly ripe, fresh tomato?  Smell the earthy fresh aroma, see the evenly distributed color: bright red, orange or yellow.  Squeeze your tomatoes and feel the flesh […]

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Posted on September 07, 2016

As the brilliant blue-skies of summer become the golden days of fall, the seasonal march of fruit continues: rhubarb and strawberries become luscious red raspberries, tiny wild Maine blueberries, green […]

Deviled Clams

Posted on August 31, 2016

It was a sad day in the dining world when the Howard Johnson’s Restaurant and Lounge in Bangor announced they were closing. While this may seem a small and unimportant […]

Potato and Leek Gratin

Posted on August 24, 2016

What inspires you to cook?  Is it the aroma of freshly baking bread, the smell of onions sizzling in bacon fat or the earthy fragrance of chopped rosemary and garlic?  […]

Lemon Curd for Glorious Treats

Posted on August 17, 2016

This spell of hot weather and a surplus of limes inspired me to whip up a batch of lime curd. If you’ve never tasted a curd before, silky smooth on […]

Dilly Beans!

Posted on August 10, 2016

My friend Abner called looking for a Dilly Bean recipe. Seems that his garden had exploded with bushels of yellow and green beans. There were too many to eat, and […]

Ruby Margarita

Posted on August 03, 2016

Just like most Maine families, we’ve been entertaining visitors quite a bit this summer.  In June, we hosted the Deer Isle Garden Club for a farm tour.  Then in July […]

Open-Faced Grilled Sandwiches

Posted on July 27, 2016

With this spell of glorious hot, summer weather, we’ve been firing up the grill and cooking like crazy…summer squash, zucchini, carrots, sliced red onions, fennel, and even potatoes. Grilled vegetables […]

A plesant surprise... chantrelles in the woods

Chanterelles in Cream

Posted on July 20, 2016

This is the time of year when sharp eyes in the woods can discover great treasures, like chanterelle mushrooms. A trumpet shaped wild mushroom with a bright orange-yellow color, the […]

Pickled Sugar Snap Peas

Posted on July 13, 2016

Fortunately for us, the combination of heat and rain has created a prolific crop of sugar snap peas in the garden. The vines are covered with dozens of bright green […]

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