Cheryl Dishes

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 […]

canned mackeral

Canned Mackerel

Posted on July 06, 2016

The mackerel have started to run, and we have been enjoying a nice catch of these beautiful fish with iridescent blue-green bodies, silvery white underbelly and black bars across the […]

Strawberry Poppy Seed Bread

Posted on June 29, 2016

The strawberries are here! We love the first berries of the summer season: plump, sweet, red morsels of fruit with tiny seeds dotting their exterior. Strawberries right off the plant […]

Asian Noodle Salad

Posted on June 22, 2016

The bright green shades of spring are becoming summer, and we are enjoying a surplus culinary greens; bok choy, spinach, arugula, leafy red and green lettuce, scallions, lovage, chives, Swiss […]

Golden Rice

Posted on June 15, 2016

“Try turmeric”, encouraged my friend Mary. “It will help with those gardening aches and pains.” Intrigued, I set you to do some culinary research. Turmeric, pronounced TER-muh-rikh, is the root […]

Maine SuperFood Smoothie

Posted on June 09, 2016

Each time you sit down to eat a meal; you are making a life-and-death decision. Does that sound scary to you? This is how Steven Pratt and Kathy Mathews introduce […]

Pizza on the Grill

Posted on May 27, 2016

The June Bon Appetit magazine is the grilling issue, and one quick read is enough to get your mouth watering. The beautiful photographs of grilled pizza enticed me, and when […]

Maple Rhubarb Muffins

Posted on May 25, 2016

We have a bountiful crop of rhubarb this year; lush, ruby red stalks with huge, green leaves. An herbaceous perennial, rhubarb likes well-drained soil that is rich in organic material. […]

Lemon Chive Vinaigrette

Posted on May 18, 2016

One of my most favorite spring herbs is chives. An herbaceous perennial, the cheerful, slender green and hollow shoots of “grass” start to appear once the soil in the ground […]

Just for the Halibut

Posted on May 06, 2016

The halibut season opened on May 1, and several fishing vessels, including that of our friend Captain Joe, have rigged their boats with lines to fish for this delicious flatfish […]

Perfect Popovers

Posted on May 04, 2016

My mother loves popovers; crisp, light and golden brown, with a delicate puffed center, hot from the oven, dripping with butter and jam.  A sublime combination of eggs, milk and […]

Beef satay over rice

Beef Satays with Peanut Sauce

Posted on April 27, 2016

Satays with a peanut dipping sauce are one of our favorite snacking and party foods. Originally from Indonesia, this dish is seasoned, skewered and grilled meat like beef, chicken, goat, […]

chocolate pudding

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Posted on April 20, 2016

Visions of warm, summer days relaxing at the beach have me counting calories these days. As a nutritionist, I understand that when input (food in my mouth) is more than […]

Black Bean Cakes

Black Bean Cakes & Taco Seasoning

Posted on April 15, 2016

I love cooking with black beans, particularly the variety Midnight Black Turtle Soup, grown by Horsepower Farm in Penobscot. The black bean is a native of South America, and is […]

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